So let me start off by saying that this product is GREAT! I use high end makeup brushes/products and though this brush is extremely cheap, it works amazingly! My only complaints are that the packaging was horrible (came to me in an OPEN plastic bag with no padding/protection) however luckily, my brush was not damaged in any way possible but other customers seem to have had issues with the brush being damaged. Also, the chemical smell is strong at first but once you start using it, it loses the intensity. Despite it all, this brush is great and is worth at least $20 so trust me, if you buy this you're getting a steal!