Each pencil has a bare wood barrel with a glossy dipped tip that denotes the lead colour. The tips and lead mostly match but there is some instances when they are quite different- particularly a medium brown which has a green-gold look when marked on paper. For the most part though, the colours and the tips match well. The pencils are numbered from 1-48 but are not ordered by shade; white is o1 and black is 10 for example. They have an even thicker lead than Raffines at 3.7mm, so are strong and durable.
These pencils come in sets of 24, 36, 48 & 72, ranging in price from around £16 to £25. Each set is presented in a professional looking tin decorated with fine art that has been coloured with Renoir. These are fulfilled by Amazon so you don't have to wait for delivery from China.
If you want something about as creamy as Prismacolor for a lower price tag, try out the Renoir first- they perform very similarly and have a decent starter range of colours. Those who like Raffine but find them too hard will likely prefer Renoir, as will those who struggle to colour with too much hand pressure.
I was given these pencils in exchange for an honest review. You can find them on Amazon here: