Skin tones can be very illusive, from the palest opalescent to the deepest umber. This skin tone set will start you off to any corner of the world. Soft, yet rich and clean, Roche pastels are ideal for portraiture because of the incredible selection of pigments and value range. The sticks are soft enough for “massing in” and firm enough for the finest of details. We are frequently asked why Henri Roche pastels are so expensive. Its pretty simple, Henri Roche pastel sticks are virtually pure pigment sticks. You will find that Henri Roche pastels are very unique in color, texture and feel. Henri Roche pastels are formulated with a greater concentration of pigment then most pastels. Roche pastels will feel like painting with pure, unadulterated, saturated pigments.