These brushes are amazing! I have been using the Real Techniques large foundation brush, and while I have really enjoyed that product, this one by far has beaten it in so many ways. My RT brush has to be cleaned at least once a week, as it clumps and collects the liquid foundation. (It is a generally good brush) I didn't know what I was missing on though, until I noticed the rising popularity in the oval brushes. I decided to try them out and found this affordable alternative on Amazon. I ordered just the large foundation brush, and wow! It is so much better. It takes about half the time to apply my liquid foundation using the KINGMAS brush, it spreads the foundation in a much smoothr and softer way, and it reaches every crevice of my face, despite its size, very easily. I have a feeling it won't collect the foundation in its bristles as much, either, because it is very thick, and they are much softer and finer than the RT brushes, which is saying a lot. I am so pleased with this product, and even if it is a cheaper alternative (it remains to be seen if the product itself is cheap) I really don't mind spending $3 on the foundation brush, or $20 for the whole set. It is extremely worth it.