I am SO happy with this set of brushes! They are very soft and feel like high quality brushes-not to mention they are gorgeous and easy to hold/use. I work in the makeup industry and it's so difficult to find good quality brushes at an affordable price. These brushes have not shed (I've used them a few times already) and the only issue I've found is that a couple of the hairs on each of them are longer than the others, but all I did was take a small pair of scissors and trimmed them down. I love the bigger brush for setting my undereye powder, the angled brush for applying my brow gel, and the others are great as well! Highly recommend for both beginners and established makeup artists alike!