I received these brushes at a discounted price for review. Click the link here for the brushes
Pros: This has a beautiful off-white soft roll up leather case. The bigger brushes have their own nice sleeves to protect the brushes. These are soft and fluffy synthetic, pony hair bristles. The big fluffy brush is better for powders. I liked the flat brush for concealer blending, though I had to use more concealer than usual to get the coverage as the concealer got into the brush more than on the skin. The angled contour brush is nicely angled, great for contouring. I liked the fan shaped brush for highlighting. This brush set comes with other brushes not normally found in the brush sets like the spoolie brush for eyebrows or to brush eyelashes, and the finer brush for liquid liners, and the sponge eye shadow brush, great for adding the darker eye shadow on the crease. The silver colored wood handles are good and sturdy and love the color combination of silver and gold aluminum ferrule.
Cons: The brushes and case emits a very strong chemical smell. Definitely had to wash them before using. The blusher/powder brushes while soft and fluffy are not as dense. They are good for powders, blushes and bronzers, but not really good for liquid foundation. It took a lot of work to blend liquid foundation. The eye shadow brushes sheds a lot. Way too much for blending, which I was disappointed in because it was really good for blending. The brush handle for the sponge eye shadow brush is slightly crooked. There was also excess glue on the handle of one of the brushes.
Based on the quality of the brushes and some of the defects on the handles, overall, I’m rating this brush set 3 out of 5 stars.