I finally decided to splurge and get a good, very complete set of make-up brushes. After reading the reviews here, I decided on Japonesque. I went crazy and purchased 14 brushes: foundation, touch-up, powder, bronzer, fan, eyebrow/eyelash, smudger, various eye brushes and two cheek - one flat, one angled. And then I crossed my fingers and waited for them to come in. I almost fell on the floor after using them the first time. These brushes are fantastic, and are softer and work better than the various brushes I have had over the years. I had some old brushes that I "thought" were soft... they now are like sandpaper compared to my new Japonesque set!
I have never owned an angled contour blush brush - boy what I was missing! I love every brush - they are so soft and provide for excellent, smooth application. The only brush I am not 100% sold on is the foundation brush, but I do use it on certain areas of my face after regular foundation application. The brushes themselves are very well made, the brush hairs don't end up on your face, and the styling of the brush itself is nice.
I am even happier because I also felt these brushes are very well priced for what you get. Instead of spending a ton of money on more expensive brushes, I was able to purchase more brushes. As a side note, I also use every brush now with my make-up routine.