This is a beautiful set of brushes. The brushes have a look and feel of quality tools, which were specifically designed for professional use. Their design is perfect for either make up artists or grown ups who don't want their brushes to scream "pink unicorns." The brushes are incredibly soft. Thanks to the Natrafil technology they pick up, hold and blend powders beautifully. [R]evolution brushes definitely pick up and hold more powder than other popular synthetic brushes, and have the ideal density. The flat top kabuki (BX-20) blended my foundation beautifully, and did they job really fast. I also loved that after I was done, miraculously, the brush looked clean. I used Angle Kabuki (BX-25) for blush, and was a little concerned that it picked up way too much product. I was very impressed, however, that it blended all that product to a perfect level of color very quickly and easily. The Highlight color (BX-35) is the ideal highlight and contour brush. The Small Foundation brush (BX-45) was a pleasant surprise. In the picture on the website it looks like a smaller version of the large foundation brush. In reality it is a fluff brush, and I can think of a million ways to use it. I used it to buff consealer under my eyes, and it blended product easily, without tugging. Finally, these brushes feel great in hand, perfectly balanced and featuring non-slip handles, and dry much faster than all my other brushes. I would highly recommend this set.