These brushes are great quality. I have been looking to purchase a new set of professional brushes (I am a makeup artist) and really wanted a set my friend had bought for $160.....which is still a good deal for quality brushes. When I came across these and all the reviews, I though I would try them out and I firgured if I didn't like them I could send them back. I really wasn't expecting them to be this good. They are virtually identical to the brush set my friend has but for half the price. I couldn't be happier!