This was the first brush set I ever owned! I got it at the first time I went to IMATS in LA for the very first time. I was given $100 as a high school gradation present from my parents, and this was what I chose to buy. (It now has a very special place in my heart,a s that was when I was just starting out in makeup). This set is the reason why I am such a huge fan of Royal brushes. I go to IMATS every year now, just to get more! The powder brush in this set is my favorite. I have since bought two more, as well as the eye shadow brushes. I love the roll it comes in! It is great for traveling! The quality of these brushes are top notch. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a quality starter brush set.