I gotta admit, I was pretty excited to recieve these because I am a mermaid fanatic, and I needed new makeup brushes.
Each brush was individually packed and neatly kept. At first glance, the handles look aluminum, but they are a sturdy plastic with a nice multi coloured design. The scales on the brush are 3d and comfortable to hold.
The brushes are lightweight and comfortable to use, the bristles are soft with a tint of blue and do not shed (The fanbrush had a few loose hairs but it seemed more like a manufacturing error and it was one or two, it wasn't constantly shedding)!! I can't tell you how happy I was to have a make up brush set that finally didn't shed and leave hairs all over my face. I'll admit I even tried to pull at them, and they are sturdy.
The aluminum tube that holds the handle seems a bit wiggly on some brushes, but I tried to pull that too, despite it seeming wiggly, it is secure!
Overall I adore these brushes and reccomend giving them a chance! They are soft, pick up powdered makeup with ease, and do not shed or leave tiny hair all over your face! Also did I mention they have mermaid themed handles and are absolutely adorable?!