I have never before in my life own brushes that were this nice. They are so soft and thick and the bristles are secure. they arent cheaply made, the spots where everything connect isn't done with some cheap piece of metal, everything is saftley and securely put together in a very classy and luxurious way. They have some weight to them too which tells me the material they were made from is high quality. the brushes came with this little booklet that tells u what each brush is a description of the brush and suggestions on how to use each brush. a really helpful thing to have. the brushes work so well. I feel like because the bristles are high quality they work better then the cheaper plastic ones.