Conté pencils by French brand BiC are a budget offering for beginner colourists that come in a maximum 24 pack for just over £8.
The round barrels have a glossy black coating that make them look very unusual and the colours of the leads really pop.The brand is printed in silver along with the words 'coloured pencil' but no colour numbers or names whatsoever. This is a major issue with the pencils as you have no idea what order they go in or any way to identify them at a glance. I recommend you make a colour chart and some swatch stickers to put on the pencil ends, as some of these colours are very similar.
At just shy of £9 for a pack of 24 and £5.99 for 12 the pencils are reasonably priced, but taking into account the lack of blending capabilities and the hardness of the leads you have to think carefully about what you want to achieve with your colouring before buying.
I was given these pencils in exchange for an honest review. You can find them on Amazon here: