I tried all three synthetic PAA brushes and didn't care for them. Are these representative of synthetic brushes in general? I bowl lather, and they do well creating a lather. My issue is that when applying the lather I feel as if I am using a spatula rather than a brush. There is no brush action to speak of and they are only semi-useful for the painting strokes side to side. I gave the unused Atomic Rocket to my wife to use as a make up brush and she loves it. I was wondering if I could put badger or horse hair knots in the Green Ray and the Blue one, as I really like the handles on these a lot. Not really sure how to go about that or what size to order. I love my two jayaruh horsehair brushes. Would like something like that in these handles. I forget what brand knots he used. Thanks for any suggestions. Otherwise my wife will have 2 more make up brushes.