Hello, I used the new paste and the colour is great, it stays on for a very long time. There are only a few down sides but it is all things that can be rectified. For one the tube tends to split, but with a bit of tape it works enough to get a pattern. The stencils do not work with this paste as it is very runny, so it slides under the stencils leaving just one big circle. You only get two nibs instead of three like the leaflet says, and like I said above it is runny so this makes delicate designs hard, but big bold patterns are good to do with it. I think that if you wanted to do some intricate designs with it you could just bulk it out with some henna paste to thicken it a bit. A nice product that does not take too long to dry, leaves a nice colour and is hard wearing.