These pencils arrived quickly and as described. They are a christmas gift so I can't quite say yet how they perform however other reviews on these were very high. I would have given them 5 stars if they had come in some sort of case rather than a cardboard box similar to what crayola map pencils are sold in. I think my daughter will love these pencils though and I can probably locate a decent case for them to be kept in.
Meh. These aren't doing it for me. :( I feel like I'm working *so hard* to get those rich colors others are raving about. Perhaps my expectations were set too high based on other reviews?
UPDATE: I think my paper is the culprit. Tried different paper and these definitely work better so I've upgraded my review to 4 stars. Need to experiment more with these other papers before I can give 5 stars. :)
The pigments are high quality. Coverage is even and they blend and shade nicely. The color selection seems to be heavy on greens and browns and there are a few notable missing shades, like a good blood red and a burnt ochre type yellow. However, these tones are achievable with creative blending, so not really a major ding. I would suggest getting a pencil box or organizer to go with these because they are almost impossible to get back into the box in order if you take more than one or two out at a time.
Good smooth leads for the most part, but one, at least (the blue one), was too soft and kept disintegrating and required constant sharpening to be usable. Otherwise, this is a good product.
These colored pencils are great quality. There are a good assortment of colors to use. The pencils blend easily and don't break. They are also come out pretty bright.
Sometimes the colors don't exactly match the color on the end of the pencils, so I try it out before hand. The lead is really soft too, so it doesn't take long to use up a color. You also have to press hard against the paper to get a strong color result.
Overall I am happy with the pencils. They work well for my adult coloring books. The price was also great!
I love these pencils. They write beautifully and leave vibrant colors. The low rating is due to the fact that when the pencils arrived there were several with broken tips. None of the pencils were actually broken. I am just miffed that the packaging wasn't good enough to protect the pencil tips.
Good set of colored pencils. Serves the purpose. I would recommend this product.
Colored pencils are smooth and easy to use the only complaint I have are that the colors don't blend easily or well. Other than that the color pencils are great!
A little hard to get a crisp color, have to really push hard/which I can't do with out being in pain quick.... will use them though
I had some beloved colored pencils that were just about at the end of their usefulness when i got these. These are very similar. They work well, soft without being too soft. Nice. Excellent price too. Lots of color options.