The beauty of highlighting and concealer pens

A highlighting pen does more than its name suggests – yes, it adds some shine and can illuminate areas you want to draw attention to, but it’s also key in minimising the appearance of imperfections, dark circles around the eye area and fine lines.

Plus, if you opt for one with extra benefits, you could find hydrating properties, an SPF and colour correction functions. Apply it to your under-eye area, on the top part of your cheekbones, along the middle of your nose, or anywhere you feel needs a bit of cover or shine.


Here, the six highlighting and concealer pens we’ve currently got our eye on:

Garnier BB Cream Eye Roll-On Miracle Skin Perfector, R69.95

ck one 3-in-1 concealer, R305

Shiseido Sheer Eye Zone Corrector, R395

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes, R295

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Correcting and Highlighting Perfector, R245

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Eye CreamR109,95

Have you tried any of these?

Other articles you may be interested in:
What’s the deal with concealer?
Highlighters and illuminators
Conceal the Bobbi way!
Contouring with Elizabeth Arden
Your eye make-up questions answered


15 Responses

  1. I tried the Essence one for dark circles but it didn’t help much. I will try the Garnier one.

  2. I prefer the Smashbox cream but how does the Revlon Colorstay concealer compare?

  3. Might try the Bourjois. Maybelline also does good highlighters. They really help to brighten my under eyes and make it look like I’ve actually gotten some sleep when I haven’t. :)

  4. The Bobbi Brown tinted eye brightener is great but gives a very natural finish. I prefer using a concealer that is a shade lighter to highlight. However, I am tempted to to out the Smashbox one now.

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