Caran d'Ache Neopastel Oil Pastels have a soft, velvety texture and a matte finish. They are available in a range of 96 colours both as singles and in a variety of sets. Both card box sets and a wooden box set are available. Each pastel is made with artist quality pigments that deliver exceptional coverage. Most colours in the range are rated very good for lightfastness - with the majority rated excellent with three stars. Their firm texture makes them suitable for all kinds of applications. Mix them easily with your fingers or a blending stump, dilute with turpentine to create glazes or create batik effects on paper.