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Dull and Dusty
Let me begin by stating that I am no pastel expert, and quite frankly I have not used a set in years. With that being said, this set was purchased today and will be returned today.
The plus side is that there is a good selection of, seemingly, vibrant colors, and the box that they are in keeps then nice and separated, with enough padding so that they will not easily break while being stored or transported. However, when I tested these pastels out I found that although the pastels look bright and vibrant, on paper they are dull and faded. These pastels do not actually adhere to the paper so they leave a, literal, pile of dust with every stroke. If you are working on a flat surface you will end up with a pool of colored dust that will need to be shaken off and then subsequently muddy other portions of your drawing after doing so (maybe if you used a vacuum after ever stroke the dust won't be a problem for you.)
Contrary to what another reviewer wrote, these do not lay down color nicely, they do not blend well, nor do they work smoothly, additionally, they do not layer nicely either.
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