These brushes were surprinsingly soft. They looked like they would be rough but they're not at all! I love the concealer brush for my jar concealers & also to blend out the edges of my concealers! I love the fluffy brush for highlighting. I love the contour brush to really chisel out my cheekbones. I love the face brush for setting my face with powder. Although it's supposed to be for foundation, I prefer it for powder Bc the foundation ends up looking streaky. & the last brush is the tapered one which I don't really use. Maybe cream contour but haven't gotten into that yet. Great brush set if you're looking for a good contour, highlight, concealer brush.