Sigma is one of my favorite brands of makeup brushes next to Luxie. Because I have 3 monthly beauty boxes, ALL my brushes from Eyeshadow to powder, Blush etc. Are all Signs and Luxie. I really like the Sigma brushes for my eyeshadow. The bristles are soft, densely packed when should be and ensure a smooth even application of shadow. They make it easy to apply each color where you want it to be and then blend it out seamlessly to make it look flawless. Also, I wash my brushes at least once a week, some get washed more because of the frequency of use or what kind of product it's used on. Even the ones I've had for a couple years still come out looking BRAND new. The bristles don't shed during washing, they come completely clean and still maintain their shape and effectiveness.