I am very pleased with the make-up brushes that I received. They came in a box and also wrapped in bubble wrap. When I opened it a big smiled came across my face because I was excited for 32 MAKEUP BRUSHES!!!!! Anyway the top of the brushes were covered with a protective plastic that I think I will keep. The handle part is regular size that professionals use. I have posted a picture showing the length.
The pouch also has a lip that comes down, to protect the brushes when they are not in use. Brushes are soft. They pickup makeup very well, and apply it very well. I always heard synthetic makeup brushes do not hold powder makeup\up or eye shadow well, so I was a little worried but these did just fine! I have 2 kids and I am trying to pay for my own wedding so I do not have money to waste... This was money well spent!