Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen Review, Pictures & Swatches

Hello everyone, It’s my first review here and I am so excited to start my journey with this wonderful blog “Beauty and Fashion Freaks.” I am Neha, an engineering student but I’m a makeup addict by heart. I love trying new makeup products as it makes me happy and keeps my mind fresh:D. Okay, so let’s move to my first review. 🙂 I hope you guys like it, do comment below :-).

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Face highlighters are the easiest way to create a youthful and dewy complexion. I was not aware of highlighters before but last month I had to attend marriage so I booked a parlor lady for my makeup. She used highlighter on my cheekbones, underneath eye brows, bridge of nose and on my chin too. I really liked the pearly effect the highlighter added to my skin and my face looked brighter. So, the very next day I ordered Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen online. I am using it every single day and today I will be reviewing it.

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Price: Rs. 525 for 2.2 ml

Shelf Life: 3 years

Product Description:

This face highlighter gives the complexion a vibrant and perky look. The Radiant Glow Face Illuminator enhances makeup and brightens the complexion, giving the face a natural glow instantly. It is designed to give the skin a glowing complexion and a wonderfully smooth, oil-free finish.


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My Experience with Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen:

Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen comes in a silver pen-like packaging which looks quite classy and expensive. The packaging is travel friendly as you can carry the pen along easily. The product comes in opaque pen so you don’t know how much quantity is left which is a con for me. You have to press the button at the end of the pen to get the highlighter on the brush at the top of the pen. Dot your face (desired areas) with the highlighter and then blend using fingers.  Sometimes you have to press the bottom 6-7 times to get the product on brush tip and suddenly a huge blob comes which leads to product wastage. I wish the pen mechanism was a bit better but its okay as the quality is great.

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The texture is neither too liquid not too creamy, it spreads easily on face. It doesn’t settle in fine lines and it gets absorbed into skin immediately. You can use fingers or highlighter brush for application but I find that fingers work best. It instantly imparts a healthy glow on my cheeks which looks completely natural. The Illuminating particles are not very glittery and they look subtle after application.  I think its a magical product; it instantly makes me look as if I have had a “good-night-sleep” by making me look fresh and glowing. The staying power is also impressive and it stays for 6-7 hours with creasing. Even after that it doesn’t completely disappear, this is great. I have oily skin and I have never experienced any breakout while using it so I think it will suit all skin types easily. I think it’s perfect for marriages and one can also use it daily as it’s not very glittery.

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  • Champagne gold color
  • Gives glowy cheeks
  • Not very glittery
  • Travel friendly and classy packaging
  • Non sticky
  • Imparts natural glow
  • Suits my oily skin
  • Stays for 5-6 hours


  • The packaging is opaque
  • The pen packaging is not very good as sometimes you have to click it 6-7 times to take out the product

Rating: Despite the cons, I will give this a 5/5.

Will I Repurchase? Yes, I will definitely repurchase it when mine is finished.

Final Recommendation: Other than the packaging, I liked the pen highlighter from Colorbar a lot. It imparts a nice healthy and natural glow to skin. The glitters are not very chunky and it looks subtle after bending. It suits my oily skin and stays for more than 5 hours which is commendable. I am very happy with it and highly recommend it to all :-).

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27 thoughts on “Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen Review, Pictures & Swatches


    (April 10, 2014 - 9:13 am)

    It looks amazing. Reminds me of the Touce Eclat! I haven’t heard of this brand before 😀

    xx Mira


      (April 10, 2014 - 1:59 pm)

      Oh.. colorbar is a very famous indian brand and yea it is amazing.


    (April 10, 2014 - 9:38 am)

    Nice Review Neha 🙂 ..Glad to see you here at beauty and fashion freaks. welcome to our blog 🙂 This seems to be an amazing product, 5/5 makes it a drool worthy product 🙂 I think I should try my hands on it now 😉 🙂 Thanks sweetie <3


      (April 10, 2014 - 2:00 pm)

      Thanks a lot jyoti and i’m so glad to be a part of this family. 😀
      N you should definitely get it for amazing glow it gives 😉


    (April 10, 2014 - 10:14 am)

    Hey Neha! A very warm welcome to our blog…:-) :-)…this is a lovely review…very well written…I generally do not use face illuminator and that too on daily basis but after reading your review I am surly going to grab this one pretty soon…it sounds super impressive…:-) 🙂


      (April 10, 2014 - 2:02 pm)

      Thank You so much rashmi for making me a part of this wonderful blog… 🙂
      N yea face illuminators are not must have but after using this I’m addicted to it as the glow it gives is very natural. 😀 I think you should definitely try it. 🙂


    (April 10, 2014 - 10:41 am)

    WoW full marks! Sounds like a winner. I loved the pen style packing 😀


      (April 10, 2014 - 2:03 pm)

      Thank You laks… the packaging is very convenient. 🙂

    Beauty Follower

    (April 10, 2014 - 10:44 am)

    Looks like a very good product!


      (April 10, 2014 - 2:04 pm)

      Do give it a try 🙂


    (April 10, 2014 - 12:46 pm)

    It sure looks really nice.


      (April 10, 2014 - 2:04 pm)

      Thanks simera… 🙂 u have a lovely name. :*

    sunaina mittal

    (April 10, 2014 - 5:22 pm)

    hey !! nice review .. was searching for a good illuminator for myself … would definitely give it a try


      (April 12, 2014 - 1:50 pm)

      I hope u like it <3


    (April 10, 2014 - 7:12 pm)

    very nicely reviewd….seems to be a e product 🙂


      (April 12, 2014 - 1:50 pm)

      thanku so much nausheen 🙂

    Francesca Romana Capizzi

    (April 10, 2014 - 8:38 pm)

    D's Mom

    (April 11, 2014 - 4:13 am)

    Nice review Neha. It seems like an interesting product 🙂


    (April 11, 2014 - 7:12 am)

    Is a nice product…Nice review dear!!


      (April 12, 2014 - 1:54 pm)

      thanku manasi 🙂


    (April 11, 2014 - 7:54 am)

    This is a great , and not in ones face highlighter..

    Richa Saxena

    (April 11, 2014 - 8:55 am)

    I have heard a lot about this one…it looks quite simila to the one in revlon..would loev to try this one 🙂


      (April 12, 2014 - 1:52 pm)

      it’s really good richa… haven’t tried the revlon one yet.


    (April 11, 2014 - 7:34 pm)

    Sounds a very interesting product.


      (April 12, 2014 - 1:53 pm)

      yes it is.. i really love it 🙂


    (April 12, 2014 - 6:37 am)

    Seems like a good product. Nice review! And buying makes me happy too 😉


      (April 12, 2014 - 1:52 pm)

      same pinch fiona :* Glad u like it :*

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