Good hands. The smell is, but is very weak. Shedding Is not noticed, but as long as they used. Only, as it turned out, they are quite easy to remove with handles, and I once they got bit apart stones, but quickly put back and all hold. Beautiful, pleasant to the touch, pile synthetic, but not very bad. Soft, comfortable handle. The Pebbles are poured. Do Not fold, state as came-great. However did not understand, what the brush should be cut for blush, but it's the little things in life. Go for a long time.