I bought the real technique's brushes off Amazon a couple of weeks ago for £16.74. They sadly have now gone up really quickly! I'm so lucky I managed to buy them when they were on special offer! Sometimes amazon is amazing! Anyway I think I would have bought these full price because of all the great reviews I've heard about them. They have lived up to the hype I must say! The brushes are so, so , soft! They are so lovely and gentle on your skin! I haven't seen any fibres come out either. I've used the buffing brush and the small detailer brush the most. Perfect for my foundation and concealer! The contour brush is also really nice for powder highlighter! I haven't used the pointed foundation much but I might try to use it more. I haven't used the case, I usually put my makeup brushes in a mug! Haha. The brushes however make my foundation look so good, I've only used my fingers before as I preferred the control but it is nice and I wash the brushes regularly as to avoid infection spreading in my skin.