For their 2009 Summer Makeup Collection, Lunasol released the Shining Pencil in EX01 Gold and EX02 Silver. I purchased the pencil in EX01 gold which is a light gold shade packed with gold pearls. The Shining Pencil is not a traditional eyeliner and is in fact, more like a highlighter for the eyes. The pencil crayon itself is sheer but the gold pearls gives the skin a super sparkly and glossy appearance when applied. You can use it to line the eyes or wear it over an eyeshadow to make it twinkle. Although the shimmer is incredibly beautiful, it is so sparkly that it may be too sparkly in some circumstances. The pencil is not a substitute for eyeliner and should only be used if you want to add more shimmer to your eye makeup. The pearls do stay in place, so they will not fall into your eyes or get stuck in your eyelashes, but they are difficult to remove if you do not use proper eye makeup remover. The pencil itself is short and thick but so smooth that it just glides over the skin.
Most will probably find the Shining Pencil in gold too light and sparkly. Although it is a wonderful product quality-wise, it is not a must-have makeup item and definitely not something you would use very often. The Shining Pencils are in limited supply and were released in May but you may still able to purchase them from Lunsaol counters in your area. 2,415 yen with tax, sharpener included.