I'm a newbie when it comes to brushes so I was looking for a great, inexpensive starter kit that wasn't some free gift or a drug store brand so I took a chance and ordered these mostly because I wanted the foundation and contour brushes.
I was a little hesitant to order but I'm glad I did. The brushes have nice, mid-weight pearl handles and a few come with plastic covers for extra protection. The bristles are extremely soft and feel high quality.
So far I have used the powder, contour and foundation brushes with great results - my face looks smoother and more polished.
I do not use eyeshadow so I haven't tried half of the rest of the brushes but I will be testing out the liner brush to see how it works - it looks thin, great for a cat eye.