I have found them all to be of superb quality, shed-free, and very durable.
They all have the same type of handle, which I could not capture well individually. They all have a silver ferrule and are natural fiber bristles.
Brush # 5 Brow Shader Brush
This brush is perfect!! It is the right size, shape, and texture. It is firm and stiff, and picks up brow powder without spreading too much. It is definitely my favourite brow brush, and actually the only one I have now.
Brush # 12 Small Domed Eye
This is an excellent crease brush.
Brush # 13 Large Domed Eye
I use this brush for blending. However, the MAC 217 is my favourite blender. This one is not as dense or flat as the 217.
Brush # 15 Smudge
This is an excellent brush, but I found a Sonia Kashuk dupe- it feels and performs identically. I use it for eyeliner and for black eyeshadow on my upper lash line.
Brush # 4 Angled Eye Shader
For definition or crease. It is a little wide for me, and honestly, I don't use this brush- forgot I even had it.
Brush # 14 Eye Contour
This is a small contour brush, I've used it to pack colour in the crease and I tried to use it for the cut crease application. It wasn't the brush's fault I failed at that attempt.
I found it is similar in shape to the Smashbox #30 brush (Top), but the NARS one is more durable and the bristles retain their shape better.
Brush # 3 Eye Shader
When I got this brush, I did not think I would use it at all. But, I have used it for a quick one or two shadow look. It is super soft and feels luxurious. It is also ridiculously expensive. When the NARS representative told me it was pony hair I was a little shocked. They take the underbelly hair from the pony.
It is similar in shape and density to this Sonia Kashuk one I have with a bamboo handle, which is also quite soft. The NARS one is bigger and a little fuller.
I've had the NARS brushes for a while, and I like them a lot. They are excellent quality and very durable. I like that none of them have white bristles! But for practical purposes, I think many of them, you can find in other brands as well.