The bristles on the largest brush are okay, but the rest are definitely not soft! They might be good for travelling or emergency backups, but I would definitely not use them on a normal basis. Honestly, I'd rather use my fingers or those cheap disposable dual-ended applicators than these. I think the largest one in there is supposed to be a blush brush, but at that size, it's impossible to get an even looking application with it. These are cheap, so if you're in dire need of brushes for a short period of time, they wouldn't be a total waste.