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Very affordable for everyday use, but not very metallic.
on November 18, 2016
At this low price, these are pretty good gold markers. They're not EXTREMELY metallic, like the higher end metallic paint pens from Japan, but they're a noticeably matte yellow-y gold color that stands out best on dark paper. On white, they still read well, but the gold looks more like brown ink with only a very slight metallic sheen.
Also, after seeing hundreds of Pinterest articles on using gold Sharpies for nail art, I finally tried it myself, since I was about to take my polish off anyway. As promised, it *does* make it very easy to give yourself gold tips, and you can quickly doodle some stripes and patterns in a flash. HOWEVER, it smears off quickly and completely unless you seal it with a topcoat, and the gold still looks more like a matte yellow-y bronze. (See photos.)
For basic holiday stuff, like wrapping paper and gift tags, they're still pretty good, and the price is easy to swallow. If you need special-occasion quality, these may not be for you, simply because they're not very metallic. However, I'm still happy with them for everyday marking and doodling.