They are very soft and many uses for each brush, but the hairs come out a lot, also the handles on two of my brushes have cracked, I'm not sure if its just the paint, or the actual wood. I read amazing reviews and they were so cheap so i just had to buy them. I got them from Karity, through Amazon, and then came in 2 days. Over all, they are good brushes, super soft, decent quality, but could be a lot better. Good steal for the price though.