I love this makeup brush set! I will definitely be back to get another set! Definitely worth the buy. This is my first actual makeup brush set and I am obsessed. I have always wanted to but a set, but I did not want to have to pay an arm and a leg, for a set. Just for a name brand. I have used a few of the brushes in this set already and I love it. I can't wait to use them all. They even come with a guide telling you which one is for what. Which I found that extremely helpful. They are wicked soft. I had washed mine before I used them. They had a plastic smell from them (I am assuming from production and the bag) which is normal. No biggie here! I let mine sit in a warm water and baby wash solution. They no longer have the plastic smell from them. Even after I washed them, they were still amazingly soft. If you're looking for a set that doesn't have to cost you your paycheck, you've found it! When I got some washing them and rinsing them, none of the bristles fell off. Even the small one, none of the bristles came off! I love my set. Thank you Jojo!