Honestly, I wasn't expecting much from these brushes when I purchased them. Imagine my shock when I got my brushes! The handles are easy for me to hold. The bristles are nice and soft. They pick up and apply product beautifully. They don't shed when I use them, especially when blending my base. But the biggest win for me is the company itself. It feels really good for me to support a local business seeing as I live in Indiana as well.
I HIGHLY recommend these brushes and look to purchase more.