Their color is true to the color displayed. The purple is a bit bright and the blue and brown have slightly grey tones.
I ordered them because I was looking for some softer colors and I'm happy with them. I would personally prefer that they be slightly more sheer.
They did not arrive dried out. Hopefully they'll last.
In pictured color order, 2cm lines (1cm doubled, 1cm one stroke) under
1. Direct LED lighting 2. Natural Lighting 3. Fluorescent room lighting
4. Sharpie highlighter samples for comparison under direct LED lighting
Bonus: they arrived (at least) 8 days ahead of their earliest projected arrival date!