Glitter Gel Pens Product Review
Are Doodle Art Pro Gel Pens the Fix for Your Glitter Craving?
I own several sets of gel pens, but I always end up using the glitter ones first and tossing the remaining colors aside. When Sue invited me to test out Doodle Art Pro’s set of 40 glitter gel pens, I was ecstatic. For someone who loves everything that sparkles, there’s nothing more exciting than the idea of a rainbow of glitter pens!
One often overlooked aspect of gel pen sets is the packaging. This is where Doodle Art Pro stands out. The pens arrive in a sturdy plastic case with a snap closure. The inside has 20 pens in each of two clear pouches, which makes this set ideal for tossing into a bag to color on the go.
This set contains 40 unique colors, including regular and neon glitter gel pens. I’m not a fan of neon glitter myself, but I love the variety of reds, blues, and purples in this set. The colors really pop against black backgrounds, which makes them perfect for coloring pages from Lights Out.
The only thing I’m not thrilled about is the difficulty in telling the colors apart just by looking at the barrel. The neon colors are indistinguishable from the regular glitter pens at first glance.
I really wish gel pen manufacturers would label their colors like the manufacturers of colored pencils and markers do. To solve this problem, I made myself a color chart using one of the bonus pages from OrnaMENTALs Lights Out. I numbered each color swatch, then used round white label stickers to add the same number to the base of the pens.
Doodle Art Pro advertises that they use wider barrels, so the pens contain 25% more ink than other brands. This is a hard claim to judge as a colorist, but I will say that the colors I’ve used the most from this set appear to hardly have any ink missing from them.
I experienced a small amount of skipping with two of the neon glitter gel pens, but no issues with any of the other colors.
Ease of Use
The plastic barrels feel substantial and well made, unlike some of the pens I currently own that have broken caps and cracked barrels due to substandard construction. The rubber grips make the pens comfortable to use even during long coloring sessions and the 1.0 mm tips are small enough to be useful in pages with lots of tiny details.
I also think Doodle Art Pro’s ink dries faster than normal, which is a plus if you tend to smear your pages when you’re working with gel pens. I colored three different pictures the first night I received these pens with no smearing. I also ended up with much less glitter on my hands than I typically have after coloring with glitter gel pens.
I have high hopes for Doodle Art Pro. This appears to be a quality set of all glitter gel pens for use with your favorite adult coloring books. Assuming I don’t have any further problems with skipping, I can see the set becoming a new favorite.
Visit the Doodle Art Pro website to learn more about the company and its line of gel pens.