Ok, I am a little picky about my brushes for starters, but these were well worth the money. I felt that they have a good amount of hair so that they are sturdy, but not so stiff that they are bothersome. They pick up product well and apply it well. When I first received them, a few hairs came out but that has happened with every brush I have ever bought. I haven't noticed any more after the first use and that I am proud of. They cleaned and dryed well and there really isn't anything that I can say bad about them.