Remember those 4-Color Pens? It was a chubby pen that had little click buttons at the top that magically switched from red, green, blue, to black ink. I remember this was the height of a sophisticated school supply when I was in the 4th grade. I mean, we were barely out of using pencils and here’s this kid that comes waltzing into class with a pen that used actual ink but wait, not only was it an ink pen it was an ink pen with not one, not two, not three, but four different shades of ink! What magic and wizardry was this!?
My god it was wonderful and I remember begging my mom for one (and also a Sanrio Hello Kitty Pencil Box as well as a magnetic cube that held paperclips because the boy I sat next to, Zachary, had one which he confiscated from his dad’s office!). I imagine this must be where my wild obsession with stationary and office supplies began.
You have to ask yourself why someone in the makeup world hasn’t taken on a packaging like this? A single barrel that holds your eyeliner, lip liner, brow pencil, etc in one clickable pen. Wouldn’t that be clever?
Oh wait! Someone has created this already! Clarins in fact! Last year, Clarins Harmony 4-Colour All-in-One Pen launched in Europe but I never did hear about the US launch until now!
The Clarins Harmony 4-Colour All-in-One Pen ($32) is shaped exactly like those old 4-Color Pens and features four different color cosmetics in one simple and travel-friendly design.
The retractable pen holds 3 eyeliner shades in black, emerald, and plum as well as one pink lip shade that can be used to fill or define lips.
Pretty nifty right?
Or maybe I’m just obsessed with office supplies.