I purchased these for my mom who is a newbie when it comes to doing make up. This brush set is a great starter set for her to get a feel for the makeup and how she should apply it. I love that it came with everything a newbie would need in order to get a decent application. She really likes the bag that it comes in to keep them all together so she doesn't use them. The brushes are good quality and haven't shed. They're soft and easy to clean. She loves the soft pink color and is excited to have a decent set of brushes to get her going. I (and she) would recommend them to anyone needed a new set of brushes.