I love these brushes more than my MAC set. I have the entire set of MAC brushes which I use in my kit and this Kevyn Aucoin set that I save for myself. The shape on these brushes is wonderful. The texture of the hair is perfect, holds color nicely, and makes blending easy. I've had this set for about 2 1/2 years and the bristles still look brand new. The only reason I had to give it 4 lippies instead of 5 was the fact that several of the brush heads/ferule have seperated from the handle. It appears that the ferule was glued to the handle using hot glue. This was an easy fix, I just took some super glue and stuck them back together. I kind of feel like I shouldn't have had to glue them together myself for the price I paid but I love the shape and quality of the hair so much I couldn't bring myself to return them. They may have since improved this design but I was one of the first purchasers of this set and actually placed a pre-order for them before they were even released. *** UPDATE*** It has been confirmed that the Kevyn Aucoin Beauty people changed the way the ferrules and handles were attached to solve the problem. The brushes now should easily last you a lifetime as long as you care for them well. Yay! Love these!
Some of the best brushes in the industry other than MAC, The quality of these brushes justify the price, really lays the product nice on the face and are pretty user friendly. My fav is the liner brush I am able to get right in the corner of the models eyes without smudging on the side of the nose Pricey investment but worth it if you are in the industry