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Eye-Brightening Makeup Pens

Eye brighteners are sort of in a makeup genre of their own. While they may provide minimal coverage, they are not heavy and dense as a concealer yet they are lighter than a highlighter. These brighteners are for the makeup-advanced, as many makeup artists and professionals swear by them to give eyes an instantaneous "awake" and youthful look. However, it appears that all levels of makeup lovers are catching on, since YSL's Touche Eclat Eye Brightener Pen has reached cult status.

Here are three eye brightening makeup pens (and if these aren't enough for you, LilSugar's got a few more!) Here's a helpful tip: choose the shade closest to your skin tone, as going too light will create a halo effect around your eyes. Be sure to blend well, so that the product doesn't get caught in the tiny lines around your eyes.

Laura Mercier Secret Brightener ($30) is a sheer color-correcting highlighter pen that brightens dark circles and minimizes discolorations. It works to open up the eye area and smooth out the skin. Use either alone or under your concealer.

For two more eye brightening makeup pens,

Trish McEvoy Correct and Brighten Pen ($32) is a simple way to fake signs of fatigue. This pen is available in two sheer shades to brighten the areas around your eyes are well as even out any redness or dark circles.

Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen ($33) is a lightweight eye brightening pen that helps to decrease the look of shadows, dark circles and eye discoloration. It has a slight glow and shimmer and can be worn alone or under your concealer or foundation.

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ChristineLW ChristineLW 8 years
i have been a fan of the YSL Touche Eclat since it came out, and i'll use it until they take it off the market. love this stuff!
Eddie601 Eddie601 8 years
two and a half weeks, sorry.
Eddie601 Eddie601 8 years
I had been searching high and low for an eye brightner and finally bought the Laura Mercier one. While it is amazing and I got so many compliments while I used it, it only lasted me about 2 and a half weeks and that was with conservative use. I can't afford to buy a $33 product every two and a half months! None-the-less, it is the best eye brightner I have found.
pipeepoodle pipeepoodle 8 years
I know I work there...but Clinique's Airbrush concealers are fantastic at brightening - my customers are always shocked by how we get rid of their undereye circles with them (plus they are under 20 bones!).
queencessjosie queencessjosie 8 years
MAC's new collection has some pens for undereye/highlight. Check them out.
Rachel419 Rachel419 8 years
These sound cool. I should try one...
htiduj htiduj 8 years
people also use the dior skin flash around the lips to prevent bleeding. i personally use the tarte brightening wand...
facecandyblog facecandyblog 8 years
My pick would be the Borghese Colore Luminoso Illuminating Wand.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
You should have included the Boots highlighter stick! It's inexpensive and works wonders.
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 8 years
I've been wanting to try the Dior Skinflash... everytime I pass the counter I try some on my hand and think it looks like it'd be great... maybe I'll buy some this time!
carm123 carm123 8 years
I've tried the dior skinflash and it is pretty good
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I've heard lots of raves about this stuff...
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