Starter Sets by PanPastel offer a revolutionary new medium for artists. These inter-mixable artist pastels achieve a more painterly effect than ever before and are mixed media friendly. Apply PanPastels with the 4 included sponge applicators called Soft Tools. Block in large areas of color in seconds or apply ultra-thin glazing layers. All of the PanPastel professional-quality colors are highly pigmented and lightfast. The special formulation of PanPastel colors delivers an amazingly soft pastel with virtually no dust, and the clever packaging allows them to be stacked together for easy storage and portability. The Shades Starter Set includes 5 dark colors, 1 Soft Mini Applicator, 2 Soft Knife Covers, 1 Soft Sponge Bar, and a storage jar.