Alcone brushes rival Trish McEvoy, Shu Uemura, MAC and Valerie of Beverly Hills in terms of quality and performance. And, they’re super inexpensive! These are such a find. A makeup artist on a film turned me onto them. The blush brush works beautifully, and doesn’t shed hair on your face. They also make wonderful lip, concealer and eye shadow brushes. They last forever. If you need brushes and don’t want to spend a fortune – Alcone is it.