I purchased this set based on the reviews. If you would like to experiment with brushes, this is a good starter set. It has a good number of different kinds of brushes for a low price. It has been a useful tool for me in expanding my makeup application techniques and knowledge. However, the brushes are made somewhat flimsily. While the tops of the brushes seem to be pretty good quality, they are not attached well to the handle. I had one brush head fall off the handle a few days after getting it. I had to glue it back on. Also, there is not a retractable lip brush included in the set (even though the description says there is one), which was a disappointment for me, as that was one of the brushes that I really needed. Finally, there isn't a clear description of what each brush is for, so if you are getting this as a introductory set, you'll probably have to do some online searches to figure out what each brush is intended to do. All in all, I am happy with my purchase--the cost was low and I do use all the brushes on a daily basis. But there may be better options out there.