REVIEW: Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil

Ivory Lace Highlighter PencilIf you received a Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil in your Birchbox a while ago, then count yourself very lucky indeed. It is a fabulous and genuine multipurpose pencil. You’re doubly fortunate too, as a full size pencil costs a staggering £15.95.

I’ll be up front now and say that I wouldn’t pay that much for this pencil; but my, oh my, it IS absolutely brilliant.


This fresh and pretty neutral pencil will brighten and visibly lift your eyes when lightly applied on the brow bone, dark circles, blemishes and red spots. In addition, this multi-purpose pencil can be used to brighten and “open” the eye area by applying to the water line and inner corners of the eye.

Applying a thin, blended line down the center of the nose creates the illusion of a thinner nose. Perfect for highlighting a beautiful smile by eliminating dark shadows and preventing lipstick spread by applying to the Cupid ’s bow and along the lip line. So many uses in just one perfect pencil! Formulated for light toned skin.


This brightening formula visibly lifts and opens up the eyes when used on brow bones, water lines, or inner corners, and contours the face by drawing light to the high plains of the face (like the bridge of your nose, cheekbones, and Cupid’s bow). It also helps you create a flawless finish with precise coverage of dark spots, acne scars, and blemishes, and creates clean lines around your lips when you’re rocking a bold lip colour.


Ivory Lace is suitable for light skin tones. Try Latte for medium skin tones or Cinnamon for dark skin tones.


Chella Highlighter in Ivory Lace is the absolute perfect shade for my skin tone. This highlighter is meant to be used on the cheekbones and under the eyes to hide dark circles and bring some brightness to your eye area. You can also use it over red spots to give yourself a more evenly toned face.

Ivory Lace Highlighter is very creamy and easy to apply. It doesn’t pull on my skin at all. This also blends easily with your fingers if you are using it as a concealer or corrector. It has some nice wear to it, but I do think it would need to be reapplied at least once during the day.

I love this product, I use it in the corners of my eyes, under my eyebrows, on the ridge of my nose, my cupids bow and the inner part of my bottom lash line.

I literally carry this little life saver everywhere I go. It’s perfect to brighten up your dark circles & make you look refreshed & awake. It also doubles as a contouring tool which is awesome. I just ordered another one; it is by far my favorite Birchbox find to date!

the name, this highlighter isn’t really an ivory color. It’s much more peachy-toned than ivory. It looks good with my skin, though and creates more of a natural highlight than something more white. The peachy tone also allows it to work as an under eye corrector!


I find anything with a peachy tone terribly ageing, but this matt shade is just the right side of pale peach. I agree with one of the reviews above and say it absolutely isn’t ivory.

I use it on my lower waterline to open up my eyes, it is the most perfect, shade and looks entirely natural.  I’ve fallen out of love with Benefit’s Eye Bright, compared to this pencil, the shade is too pinky white, far too bright and artificial.  I also agree with another review above and say that the pencil needs to be reapplied at least once during the day.

I also use this pencil to highlight my upper brow.  I can’t bear any shimmery highlighter on my brow bone, it takes me right back to the 80s, so the matt texture is perfect.

The creamy, but not overly so, texture means you can gently blend it under your eyes, the peach tone counteracts dark circles.

Eyelid primer, no, I wouldn’t swap it for my beloved NYX Pencil in Milk, but it’s a worthy standby. It doesn’t have the slight tackiness of ‘Milk’ but it does ‘pop’ eyeshadow in the same way and doesn’t interfere with the colour or texture of your shadow.

If you sharpen it, not to a hard point, just one step down from that, you can use it as an eyeliner on your upper eyelid, close to the lashes. It won’t drag the skin, although you can always ‘dot’ it, if you find it’s not blending to your liking. The idea of this is to not only open up the eyes, but to offer a contrast to your mascara, so the lashes stand out.

I use a tiny dot on the inner corners of my eyes, to light up my eyes. It’s also perfect on the cupid’s bow to create the illusion of a fuller top lip.

I do love it – it’s just that pesky price tag…

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil £15.95 (Eek!) Birchbox

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