I bought these brushes to use exclusively as a travel/makeup bag set and have been enjoying them for two months, now. They're visually gorgeous, and feel good and balanced in your hand. I fell in love with the way these brushes look, but their performance surpassed expectations. All the brushes have performed well, but there were two standouts worth mentioning. I really can't say enough about the complexion brush. It's now the only one I use for applying cream blush, and it works just as well for foundation, too. The crease brush is in constant use, and really applies shadow perfectly. These would make a great starter set for a teens or anyone who appreciates beautiful brushes. I'd also recommend these to anyone for a travel set, but they perform so well you may want to replace your current vanity set with these beauties.