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Lovely velvety texture and great pigment BUT...
Reviewed in Australia on 7 June 2019
Had them barely 2 months when the wood surrounds of the pencils cracked and split the entire length OF EACH AND EVERY PENCIL.
Given that I had not used them that much and some of them had not even been used, it was a kick in the head when AMAZON generously acknowledged that they were faulty and that I was in line for a refund IF I paid the postage back to the USA from Australia.
Oh, come on Amazon, you are in Australia. So whats with the double dipping?