This is a decent brush set... The handles are nice and thick. They're bamboo and all the ferrules are tight. The ends are tapered. I like the powder brush, the concealer brush is good for contouring along your nose because the bristles are so tight and dense, the eyeshadow brush is okay-ish, not good for blending in my opinion. I despise the slanted brush. The bristles on mine are uneven lengths randomly throughout and it did not keep its shape. The bristles on these brushes are pretty scratchy...not the worst tho and you can make them work but after having nicer brushes then I don't pick these up much, or a couple of them ever.