This set is gorgeous. It was bigger than I thought it would be and I LOVE that the larger brushes come with sleeves. I love the weight and sleekness of the brushes and can not wait to test them out. I am by no means a professional, but I feel like these brushes will help me create the looks that I am going for. I would have given all fives, but I have yet to use them so I am leaving room for error, but I don't imagine there will be much. It's already better than my last set I bought at [retailer] for [$] with only half the amount of brushes. #learnedmylesson
For a starter or extra set of brushes, this is a great deal. The handles do have a tendancy to come loose or even detach. That being said, it has happened to my more expensive brushes, so take out the super glue and put it back together. Some may feel this is too much effort, but they are unlikely to detach soon again, and why repurchase if the brush works? Still a cheap deal for the usefulness of the brush.
Synthetic bristles, so do not use any type of conditioning shampoo, it may leave a residue behind that will effect how it picks up product.
Don't restrict yourself to the brush's description. A smal eye brush could be used for concealer, powder brush to buff makeup after application. All brushes can be used wet or dry where useful. So if you like cream makeup, like blush, eye shadow, etc., then this set will work well.
I am new to using makeup brushes and this set came highly recommended. I love them and they are quality brushes. They come through washing well too. Definitely worth it. ELF brand really shines on these.