I’ve come to realise that people who love makeup usually have a soft spot for stationery. I’m one of them, of course; notebooks, letter pads, pencils and pens – they all hold a special allure. While I love my graphite pencils (they shade well on face charts), I have a penchant for coloured pens too. So when Pilot Singapore offered to send me a range of their revamped (and apparently extended) range of Frixion gel ink pens, I was quite curious about them.
S$2.35 each, they are sleeker and look slightly better than their more-rounded predecessors. Like the latter, their distinguishing feature is the eraser nib at the base of the pen. They aren’t the first erasable pens ever created (children of the ’80s will remember the Papermate – or was it Kilometrico? – pen with the rubber at the tip of the pen cap) but these are not so unwieldy, plus they come in a range of cheerful colours.
The pens I received have a 0.5 mm nib and come in 10 colours:
Apparently the thermo-sensitive ink is refillable.
If only makeup foibles could be just as easily erased! ;)
I believe these erasable pens are available at most major bookstores. While they make for neater work (bye bye correction tape and messy cancellations), the colours could be richer – I wish they were as intense as the Pilot G2 range of gel colours which I love!