I just came back from my smashbox make over. They're so great at what they do, and so friendly! I decided to buy the holiday brushes that they had because they retail for about $180 and were on sale for $84.. BUT they were synthetic (super nice quality though) theyre other brush set was almost $200 made from boar hair (except for one brush, it was syntheic) do you think it makes a difference with natrual hair vs. good syntheic hair?? does one apply better?? because if theres a huge difference, i might just return my brushes and get the other set. thanks for taking the time to read this!