They're quite pigmented and vibrant. Only two or three shades leave behind some weird residue. They're nicer than student water colours but not quite as high quality as artist grade paints. The quantity is great, would last very long. The shade variety is brilliant! I'd recommend the 300 gsm brustro watercolor papers as well, as they're durable
Seriously. If you're a beginner then you should go for this palette. It's affordable and pigments are awesome. Like other watercolors, they don't fade after drying. Perfect for all watercolor techniques.