Monday, 13 May 2013

Review: The Body Shop Lightening Touch Pen in Shade 01

I bought The Body Shop Lightening Touch Pen after Evelyn from We Were Raised by Werewolves described it as a dupe for YSL Touche Eclat (yes I do buy a lot of things after seeing them on her blog - she does fab, honest reviews!). I've never tried YSL Touche Eclat - I would love to, but I just can't bring myself to spend the money on it. The Body Shop definitely have the high end looking packaging down pat - the chunky silver tube is very YSL inspired. (But also unfortunately very hard to photograph!)


The Body Shop say, "This light-diffusing liquid concealer works brilliantly on undereye shadows and imperfections"

The Lightening Touch Pen is available in three shades and I use the lightest, called 01. This is definitely more of a highlighter than a concealer; the formula is a lot thinner than a typical concealer (such as Collection Lasting Perfection) and it definitely doesn't provide as much coverage. I have quite bad under eye circles and so I use Lightening Touch over my concealer, just to give some radiance where some darkness still shows through. The difference is subtle, but my eyes definitely look brighter. The formula doesn't go cakey and blends easily, plus as the formula is so light it's great for touching up without having to trowel it on!

The only thing that stops me really loving Lightening Touch is the price - £14.00. I just wish it was a little bit cheaper! I bought this when I had a gift card so didn't pay full price. I think it's because it seems a lot compared to similar highlighting pens you can get in Boots, such as Bourjois and Maybelline.

The Verdict
The Body Shop Lightening Touch Pen is a fab highlighting product to provide radiance under the eyes. The formula is lovely and light and so easy to blend. There are only three shades to choose from though, so they may not suit everyone. I will definitely re-purchase, but I think I'll wait until The Body Shop have an offer on, which seems to be quite often!

To view the product on The Body Shop's website, please click here.

What's your favourite highlighting product for under the eyes?

Beauty Bird xx



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16 comments

  1. That looks really good I might check it out! :)

    http://those-material-things.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Let me know what you think if you do! xx

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  2. This looks pretty good xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's a lovely product, definitely recommend if you can get it with money off! xx

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  3. Ooh I like the look of this- don't like the look of the price tag though :( might have to keep an eye out for the cheaper ones!
    Xx

    http://sarah-nunn.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The Body Shop always seem to have offers/discounts on :-) xx

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  4. I'd like to try this out Sasha - definitely need some radiance! Also want to try the Liz Earle brightening concealer xx

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    1. I've never tried any Liz Earle makeup - anything brightening sounds good to me! xx

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  5. This looks nice, will have to look out for it but agree with you, maybe wait till there is a discount - ps I WILL POST YOUR PRIZE TOMORROW - sorry sorry sorry.. L xxx A Scottish Lass ❤

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    1. Good plan!
      No worries Hun, excited to receive it! xx

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  6. I hate trying to photograph shiny things haha! This does sound lovely, though :)

    Jess xo

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    1. Haha it was a bit of a nightmare! Go give it a swatch :-) xx

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  7. I looove highlighting pens! This one sounds fab but the price would put me off too, there's so many good versions in Boots/superdrug. Even collection do an amazing one! xx

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    1. I know there's so many in Boots/Superdrug that I haven't tried - the Collection one and there's a Bourjois and L'Oreal one that look good too! xx

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  8. Looks alright. Something I need to look into, See if they have the colour for me.

    Pipp x
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah I'd definitely recommend going into store to have a swatch!xx

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