According to my wife these are great brushes. They don't shred any bristles, the heads are attached tightly to the handles, and they provide a nice, even, smooth coat when applying her makeup.
She has been doing modeling for a number of years including acting in major moion pictures and television shows, and has sat in the makeup chairs of many makeup artist. According to her these brushes seem just as high quality as the ones the professionals use on set.
These brushes are an excellent value and any woman would be happy to add these to her makeup collection.