Sometimes you really get exactly what you pay for. With that in mind I shouldn't complain about the quality of these two Morphé crease brushes- the Round Tapered Crease and the Bullet Crease. I bough them at IMATS because their shapes looked great and I was already at the Morphé Brushes booth to check out the Jumbo Fan brush. I always need another small smudge/pencil brush and the price was so ridiculously low that I just added them to my purchase. I should have been more observant.
Italian Badger is probably not the best choice for the eye area. Yes, it picks a lot of product and in theory can create a good smoky eye, but ouch! The hair is too coarse for detail work and the brushes should not be used if you're going to apply any pressure.
The Round Tapered Crease brush is the bigger of the two and you can see that it's comparable in size (only!) to Hourglass #9 and NARS #14. The second one, the Bullet Crease is more of a smudge brush. Again, not quite on par with other brushes in this category, but the shape and size are good. I ended up using these two Morphé brushes for blending concealer on less sensitive areas of my face, especially with heavy duty products like Kevyn Aucoin SSE, that require the lightest application and touch so the brushes don't get to exfoliate the skin. Again- the shape is really good, so I'm glad I found some use to these brushes.
Bottom Line: at least they don't shed.
Morphé Brushes- Round Tapered Crease ($2.89) and Bullet Crease ($2.25) are available from morphebrushes.com.