Elizabeth Arden Sheer Lights illuminating Pen Review

3:31:00 PM

First of all, I would like to give a shout out to Charles of wickeRmoss for generously sending me fabulous products last year and one of them is the Elizabeth Arden Sheer Lights illuminating Pen in Warm.

Product Info from Elizabeth Arden
Ideal for all skin types, this Elizabeth Arden illuminating pen highlights and contours eyes, brow bones and cheekbones for a look that’s refreshed and radiant.

Sheer Light Illuminating Pen instantly brightens skin with optical diffusers that blur fine lines and imperfections, plus it diminishes the appearance of dark circles and signs of fatigue.

First application requires several full turns to dispense products. Apply with brush and blend with fingertips. Skin looks instantly refreshed and radiant.

comes with a box

comes with a soft brush tip and twist design

Elizabeth Arden Sheer Lights illuminating Pen in Warm Swatch

What I like about it...
* not overly priced, I've seen this retails for $10 - $15 at Amazon.com
* has a mild scent
* convenient packaging because of the twist and brush tip design
* sturdy and sleek packaging, made from thicker plastic
* not drying at all, feels almost like a tinted moisturizer
* does not sit on fine lines
* I usually apply this to lighten my mildly dark circles and it does the trick
* did not irritate my eyes

What I don't like...
* might be a little too sheer, so I usually let it dry just a bit before I start blending
* it does not cover blemishes, but it can lighten dark circles
* product has been discontinued

My rating: 3 / 5

This illuminating pen really does what it claims to be. It does not function as a concealer but more like a highlighter. It really brightens up my face. As you can see in photo above, it made my eyes look less tired and made it appear brighter. I would recommend this to those that have mild dark circles, since this only gives light coverage.

Until next time.


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  1. Wow, definitely sounds like ysl's touche eclat! I'm using l'oreal's lucent magique foundation, and I'm getting the highlighting pen soon, as elizabeth arden and ysl are too expensive for me. Great review, hollie!


  2. Big difference. I like the effect. I've only used a few items from Elizabeth Arden, but they have all been great. I might give it a try.
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  3. I clearly see the difference, I like the effect.. Unfortunately we do not have the brand here in Netherlands.

  4. love this product :)


  5. Is it any better than Bobbi Brown's corrector? :)


    1. I think the Bobbi Brown correct is way better since it has really good coverage ^_^

  6. I think the illuminator would really elevate your look if you had concealer underneath

  7. Could you please tell me the color difference between the "02 natural" and "03 warm" shades? I'm ordering online and it doesn't show the difference in color. Thank you!

    1. Hi Tabitha, I thinkg 03 warm a tad bit more pink undertone than the 02 natural.


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