I have been a fan of Royal & Langnickel brushes but for painting (acrylic). I subscribed to Makeup Artist Magazine and in one issue they gave out two Revolution series brushes from RAL. I loved them! I ordered these and love the color. I did notice, however, that they seemed stained after first use. I use Cinema Secrets brush cleaner and was trying my darnedest to get the foundation or any colored product off any brush I used. I'm very particular about clean brushes so I know I was cleaning them properly. I finally got it off but after much persistence. That being said, they worked and functioned as normal brushes, except the foundation brush. That one was very stiff and I had to use my softer foundation brush (not from this set) to finish the job and make a better application. I agree with Lyda (other reviewer) that the powder brush is nice and soft and the brow brush is fantastic! The brow brush is short and stiff and allowed me to do fine brush strokes to imitate hair. My favorite out of the whole collection. I would actually buy another set but with darker hair.