Great purchase - My wife was telling me that she needed new makeup brushes so I thought this would be a perfect gift to give her. I looked at several before purchaseing these because they are universal brushes that they cover all needs of application,such as foundations, contouring the forehead and cheekbones, concealer, eyeshadow, sculpting eyebrows, lips. Perfect, exactly what she might need. When she opened the package she found that each of the brushes have a solid wood handle, the appearance uses the paint technology to paint, the color is shiny that feels comfortable and effectively prevent slippery ,and it can be used forlong-life without fade. She has begun the testing phase of these new brushes and we hope to give an update after some good use to them. Good buy if you are looking for some new makeup brushes.