Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen shade # Glamour 001 Review, Swatch, FOTD

Posted on Mar 5 2014 - 10:00am by poonam

Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen Review

I started with Powder Highlighter last year and was highly impressed with the results. The highlighter added a beautiful glow to my face and I was decided to explore more of these highlighting options available in Indian Market. I have Revlon Illuminator on my list but watching out to grab it under some good discount/offer but till the time I lay my hands on that found one from Colorbar the Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen in shade # Glamour 001″.

Colorbar Illuminator Glamour Look

Product Claims: Banish the dull and tired look forever with the Radiant Glow Face Illuminator. A one of a kind product in India, 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.

Price:- Rs.475 for 2.2ml
Shelf Life:- 3 years from the Mfg date.
Packaging:- As it can be made out from the name that this highlighter comes in a Click Pen type packaging (Remember using those Rs.2 ball pens which we used to tick-tock whole day, so much that mum’s had to finally take them off our hands or pester Teachers in college… the moment they land in hands, thumb automatically starts playing with click-tick ;). The click mechanism is similar but they have superior packaging with shiny silver metallic body and super soft bristles for application. Also once the product comes out, there is no way to put it back, so hold you hands :). The packaging has a opulence feel to it which is also sturdy and travel friendly. The cap shuts nicely and wouldn’t open on its own so the pen can be tossed right away into the make up bag without worrying about leaking. The brush applicator is easy to use but not hygienic as residual product will remain on the bristles. Also. see-through packaging would have been better as I could make out the amount left inside.

Colorbar Radiant Glow Pen - Glamour #001 Illuminator

My Experience with Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen:-

Shade: Colorbar Face Illuminator is a beautiful peachy gold coloured highlighter with subtle orange undertones. The formula is infused with finely milled highlighting particles that give it a gorgeous pearly sheen and never looks glittery/shimmery at all. Think of pearl finish eye shadows where you just can’t see the shimmer specks but the pearly shine is imparted on application. Similarly, the microscopic illuminating particles are super-fine and blended extremely well into the formula. As it has shimmer-free formula, it will be liked by everyone and can gracefully work for beauties with open pores too.

Colorbar Radiant Glow Glamour #001 Illuminator

Texture: It has thin creamy texture almost runny which gets applied with utter ease. It just melts into the skin and doesn’t feel heavy or creamy. Pen requires multiple clicks for first time usage as it takes time for the liquid to come down to bristles but after that 2-3 clicks (or more depending on the amount required) will be enough for single application When directly applied with the brush it looks slightly streaky so either follow with a brush or finger tips to smoothen out the application. The super light texture blends effortlessly and leaves behind gorgeous pearlescent glistening shine which brightens up the whole look by adding the much needed radiant glow.

Staying: It stays almost whole day on me and doesn’t transfer or enhance pores as it is devoid of any shimmers. It doesn’t look super shiny and can never make one look like a disco ball even if applied in excess mistakenly though the glow can also be balanced out by dabbing some loose powder or compact.

Swatch: Without Flash

Colorbar Radiant Glow Illuminator Pen Swatch

Swatch: With Flash

Colorbar Radiant Glow Glamour #001 Illuminator Swatch

Application: Apply it to upper cheek bones, under the eyes (post concealer application), nose bridge, Cupid’s bow, chin and center of forehead for bringing out all the high points and bring definition to your look. If you want to achieve a naturally dewy/glowy skin with a subtle sheen mix it up with your foundation or BB/CC creams and you will get that naturally glowing skin without much effort.

Colorbar Radiant Glow Glamour #001 Illuminator Look

I had a choice between this and the Maybelline Dream Touch Lumi Concealer but had read mixed reviews about the Maybelline one so went ahead with Colorbar. I am super-duper happy with teh results but for the sake of comparison I might get Maybelline next!

Pros of Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen shade # Glamour 001:-

  1. Fine illuminating particles
  2. Smooth texture
  3. Light creamy texture
  4. Sits comfortably on skin
  5. Blends like a dream
  6. Imparts natural radiant glow (not shimmery types)
  7. Doesn’t enhance pores
  8. Stays put whole day
  9. Transfer-proof formula
  10. Suits all skin types
  11. Easy to use Brush Pen Applicator
  12. Comes handy during travel

Cons of Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen shade # Glamour 001:-

  1. Available in only 1 shade
  2. Bit pricey for the quantity
  3. You wouldn’t get to know when you are done with the product.
  4. Pen style might lead to wastage if excess of product is dispensed..

Recommendation:- Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen in # Glamour 001 is a pretty peachy gold highlighter that will be a perfect pick if you like to flaunt luminous skin especially in winters. The quality is amazing with light weight texture that goes on smoothly and finely milled shimmer particles which imparts healthy glow and never looks glittery or shimmery. The formula refuses to budge and stays in place throughout the day. The shade will work wonderfully for all skin tones (darker skin tones might need to test it at counters). It can be used by oily skinned girls and those who suffer from open pores without any doubt as it is non-greasy and doesn’t enhance pores . The packaging is sleek and classy just a bit tricky to use, would have preferred a pump dispenser.
It makes my skin look visibly radiant which beams with natural glow and enhances the overall look! Highlighting and contouring adds definition to face and you must have at least one highlighter in your kit and this could be that! Highly Recommended!

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 Rating:- 4.5/5

Have you tried Colorbar Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Pen? Which is your favorite Illuminator/highlighter?

PS: Only in the first pic you can makeout how it works when applied on high points. 🙁 .. I tried hard but without lights I was not able to show you the difference it made to the whole look as I clicked pictures in natural light.

The secret behind this look will  be revealed next.. stay tuned!! 🙂

38 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. SimeraMarch 5, 2014 at 9:12 PM - Reply

    I really love the sleek packaging. Thanks for sharing.

    • poonamMarch 6, 2014 at 10:23 PM - Reply

      Its is so convenient to use.. and metallic touch made it even more awesum!! 😀

  2. laksMarch 5, 2014 at 10:55 PM - Reply

    Awesome finish! Lovely pics, stunning eye make up 🙂

    • poonamMarch 6, 2014 at 10:25 PM - Reply

      Thnk u thnkk u thank uuu.. <3

  3. SwatiMarch 6, 2014 at 1:47 AM - Reply

    I love the packaging! I use the revlon skinlights one which is bulky compared to this one.. but I love that one too.. very similar.

    • poonamMarch 6, 2014 at 10:33 PM - Reply

      Revlon skin lights is pretty Awesum highlighetr too.. wanted to try it!!
      yess the pakcgaing is fab n easy peasy to t=use n travle with!! 😀

  4. Richa SaxenaMarch 6, 2014 at 10:44 AM - Reply

    This is really beautiful! I loved the packaging Nd i Love how colorbar is acing its game 🙂
    Would love to give this a try….You look smashing here 🙂

    • poonamMarch 6, 2014 at 10:26 PM - Reply

      Thanks a tonn Richuuu.. <3 yess I am highly impressed with teh quality !! <3
      u should totally try it out!! 😀

  5. pragyaMarch 6, 2014 at 12:46 PM - Reply

    I am so lured to try this out!! Lovely EOTD POO..I am so waiting for ur tut!!!… and I really truely mean this ” You are one of the finest wriiters I have seen here in our blogging world..I can never surpas ur reviews without reading every word!! I so love and relate to the way you write!!”….. this sweet n senti comment was made in relation to line u wrote abt Rs 2pen and anoying mum with TIC TOK!! 😀

    • poonamMarch 6, 2014 at 10:35 PM - Reply

      ^_^ ^_^ .. u jst made me so emotional with ur comment sweetiee.. **Huggss**

      thaks a lott for your love and I am so glad that u liking these.. <3
      Will surely buckle up to put the Tut this week!! 😀

      hhahaha.. it was fun.. i can do it for hours even now.. 😉

  6. AnshulMarch 6, 2014 at 1:04 PM - Reply

    It looks like such a promising product!! And you look absolutely stunning babe!!!

    • poonamMarch 7, 2014 at 7:33 AM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Anshull.. <3

  7. Saniya@beautynbuzzMarch 6, 2014 at 2:33 PM - Reply

    Seems like an awesome highlighter…Loved the detailed review Poo 🙂 <3

    • poonamMarch 6, 2014 at 10:21 PM - Reply

      Yess it is indeed a fab one!!

      U gotta try it babess.. 🙂

  8. Natasha (Nats)March 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM - Reply

    A bit pricey bt the effect is clearly visible,,. nice review dear 🙂

    • poonamMarch 6, 2014 at 10:20 PM - Reply

      Yess for the first time I feel its totally worth the hype.. <3 😀 :D..
      Thanks Nats.. 🙂

  9. sahanaMarch 6, 2014 at 3:53 PM - Reply

    You look very radiant indeed!

    • poonamMarch 6, 2014 at 10:17 PM - Reply

      heheh.. thanks to the illuminator.. <3 <3 😀 😀

  10. Preeti KaurMarch 6, 2014 at 4:58 PM - Reply

    It looks amazing on you Poo 🙂

    • poonamMarch 6, 2014 at 10:17 PM - Reply

      😀 :D.. thanks Preetii.. the highlighetr is awesum on its own!! <3

  11. ManasiMarch 6, 2014 at 5:13 PM - Reply

    Pretty girl…. Nice review, good product and beautiful pictures….. 🙂

    • poonamMarch 6, 2014 at 10:17 PM - Reply

      Thank u so much Manasi..<3

  12. Shivi@COSMOCHICSMarch 6, 2014 at 6:15 PM - Reply

    The secret got me even more excited! Looking forward to it!
    Nice review and the pen looks quite nice and a must try! 🙂
    I might give this a try:)

    • poonamMarch 6, 2014 at 10:13 PM - Reply

      hhehehe.. 😀 :D.. the post will be up soon!! 😀

      Yes it is.. super easy to use and applyy.. <3 <3

  13. TinyMarch 6, 2014 at 7:56 PM - Reply

    You have totally convinced me to get this one,here 🙂
    I might figure out how to use it later though but will get it this weekend itself ! You have a great way of writing Poo…I am totally sold out on that !!

    • poonamMarch 7, 2014 at 7:31 AM - Reply

      You must surely try this for not so good skin days.. jst a little dab of this and you will see urself glowingg!! 😀
      usage is super easy jst swipe on high points like cheeck, nosebridge, forehead n blend…
      Aww.. thanksss a tonn sweetiiee.. <3 <3 Glad u liked it!! :-* **Kisses**

  14. MayuriMarch 6, 2014 at 11:50 PM - Reply

    you look absolutely gorgeous in the pics.. the illuminator looks amazing.. you are glowing like a Goddess 🙂 <3

    • poonamMarch 7, 2014 at 7:27 AM - Reply

      Thanks a tonn Mayurii.. it is my first liquid illuminator and it does a fab job!! 😀

      Ohh myy .. ^_^ ^_^… u made me blushh!!

  15. MakeupmirrornmeMarch 7, 2014 at 12:29 AM - Reply

    Seems like a good buy and very affordable.. I can see you glowing 🙂

    • poonamMarch 7, 2014 at 7:26 AM - Reply

      It just adds that much needed radiance.. I love its effect on my skin.. !! 😀 😀

  16. krithiMarch 7, 2014 at 8:13 AM - Reply

    You look super radiant

    • poonamMarch 7, 2014 at 9:43 AM - Reply

      😀 :D.. all thanks to the Illuminator… <3

  17. ManishaMarch 7, 2014 at 8:48 AM - Reply

    Nice detailed review. Love the packing and pen style of this product. You look pretty

    • poonamMarch 7, 2014 at 10:19 AM - Reply

      Thanks Mani.. <3
      Pen style made it quite easy to carry and use.. 😀

  18. HarineMarch 7, 2014 at 5:59 PM - Reply

    This is great poo.. MAybelline one isnt all that good, it is a concealer, it doesn highlight yr face as promised. EOTD is just great 🙂 I noticed that first before the review 🙂 HeHe

    • poonamMarch 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM - Reply

      Thanks for the feedback sweetiee.. I will skip the Maybelline one.. Colorbar is far better.. 🙂

      ahhhaa.. ^_^ ^_^ .. thnnkkkuu..:D

  19. rachnaMarch 7, 2014 at 8:18 PM - Reply

    i had used this in the past…quite nice product!

    • poonamMarch 8, 2014 at 3:50 PM - Reply

      Thats great dear.. it is such a lovely illuminator.. 🙂

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