These brushes are exactly as described. I think I preferred using the all-over shadow brush because it blended a little easier. The smudge brush is simply great at smudging. This set is perfect for on the go simple looks. The handles are pretty short, so they would be easy to travel with. For me that's a downside because it makes precision blending more difficult.
The bristles are A++ though, especially for synthetic brushes. They are very soft yet sturdy, and do NOT shed!!