I have this pencil in colour rose. It is a beautiful **** shade with a lovely soft texture. I own the refill only and used another lid (plastic). I have one metal lid from another pencil. Am pleased I did not purchase many pencils with the lid. Kjaer Weis needs to reconsider the metal top, as it makes the product unbalanced (as the pencil is light, while the lid is heavy). Perhaps would be best to replace the metal top with the "red" edition lid instead?