I have decided to risk and order this kabuki brush set from Ebay which reminds me of Sigma brushes. I really like them so far. They don't shed much, are very soft and apply makeup well. They are made of synthetic bristles. This kit contains 10 brushes. The only negative aspect is that they come from China, therefore it takes a while before they get to you. I can provide a link to this particular seller if any of you are interested.