I bought these brushes at IMATS LA in 2010, and have used them every single day since. They are durable, versatile, and have provided the perfect tool for a smooth finish in every different texture of foundation I have used. The only downside is that the brushes to shed quite a bit, and there are times when I'm pulling stray fibers from my face. Even with that, I recommend these brushes to EVERYONE I know! Definitely a must have!