These are some of the best brushes I've ever used and I do a lot of makeup and effects on my models. I love how well these are built. They clean up well and hold their shape. I love the handles, they are a soft rubberized texture. I love Royal Langnickel brushes for my painting, and when I found they were making all these amazing makeup brushes too, I had to get a set. I've since bought several complete sets for my kit, and replaced all my cheaper ones. The case they come with is pretty useless if you need to store more than the 6 brushes included in this kit but is a nice touch if you only add a few others to it. Royal Langnickel also makes a series of large brush sets with more components in designer colors and I bought a few of those as well. I'm very happy with all of them.