These Amurgo Makeup Brushes are soft to the touch. The handles are made of wood and the bristles are synthetic fiber. The bristles stayed in the brush very well when I wash them. There was very little shedding when I did a tug test. This makeup brush kit has 12 different brushes for all my makeup needs. It came in a Pink PU leather carrying case. This keeps them neat and clean when I travel. This makes a good second set to keep in my suitcase for when I travel. The case could use some improvements by using real leather and a snap closer. However overall this is a nice set.