Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener Review

In my most recent Fabfitfun box I received the Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener. I’ve heard a lot about Thrive Causemetics from Beauty YouTubers (specifically Allie Glines) but I’ve never had the opportunity to try the brand before. I don’t purchase makeup and skincare directly from brand websites very often. Because Thrive Causemetics isn’t sold anywhere locally it wasn’t really on my radar. I was so happy that I got one of their products to try out from the most recent Winter Fabfitfun Box!

Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener Review - Packaging

Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener Review

The Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener retails for $24USD and contains 1.4g of product. It comes in two shades, Stella (Champagne Shimmer) and Aurora (Rose Gold Shimmer). This Brightening crayon uses Ring Light Technology™ to diffuse light and highlight to give the appearance of wide-awake eyes. The Key Ingredients in the product are Mango Seed Oil for conditioning of the skin lipid barrier, Macadamia & Meadowfoam seed oil for hydration and Sunflower Seed Oil to reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Thrive Causemetics is Cruelty Free & Vegan. For every product purchased from Thrive Causemetics another is donated to someone in need.

Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener


I love the brand aesthetic of Thrive Causemetics. All of Thrive’s packaging is the same teal green shade so the brand stands out from the rest of my makeup collection. Even the product itself has the same branding. The tube is a teal twist-up pen with a champagne base to match the shade of the crayon. Not only does the Brilliant Eye Brightener twist up to dispense more product, it’s also equipped with a sharpener for a more precise application!

Brilliant Eye Brightener Swatch


Thrive’s Brilliant Eye Brightener has a cream to powder finish. It can be used to highlight your brow bone and the inner corner of your eyes or brighten your water line. It can even be used as an eyeshadow primer! I personally prefer concealer or a creamy eyeshadow primer for my eyelids so I haven’t been using it as a primer.

The shade I have, Stella, has some shimmer to it. It’s essentially a champagne highlighting stick and it does a fantastic job of brightening my water line. I’ve used light pink and white eyeliners before and while they do a good job of “waking up” my eyes I think I prefer the subtle shimmer in my water line. It looks a little bit prettier than just a matte white.

This pen/crayon is lovely as a brow bone highlight or in the inner corners of my eyes. It’s nice to have a product that’s so multi-purpose! The Thrive Brilliant Eye Brightener has a subtle shimmer that I’m appreciating now that I’m in my later twenties, sometimes sparkly eyeshadow is too much.

Final Thoughts

Overall I really enjoy Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener. It does a good job of “opening” my eyes and is such a life saver when I work at 4am. It’s not a night and day difference when I use this product and when I don’t but I’ve enjoyed the subtle brightening effect. Now I just need to find something other than caffeine to make me less tired in the mornings 😆

Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener Review

Have you tried anything from Thrive Causemetics?

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  1. January 30, 2019 / 12:50 am

    I’ve never heard of this brand but I love their name, it’s so clever. I love that they always give a product away when someone buys one & their packaging is just gorgeous, how cool that all of their products are the same pretty color. I agree that this looks a little better than just a white matte. 🙂

    • AlwaysCleia
      January 31, 2019 / 11:09 am

      I love a good play on words! And their name really reflects what they are all about, I love that they exist to empower women in need. I heard that one of the ways that they started was providing free false lashes to cancer patients who had lost theirs due to treatments.
      They’ve done a really good job branding their products, everything is the same teal green color! I’m definitely going to be trying more. Thanks for reading! x

  2. January 29, 2019 / 4:58 pm

    I have never tried anything from Thrive cosmetics for the same reason that you haven’t. I heard a lot of their products are amazing, and I love that if you buy a product they give a product to someone in need. I’m glad to hear that you had a positive experience with the brightening eye pencil! Great post. It makes me want to try this brand even more! xxx

    Melina |

    • AlwaysCleia
      January 31, 2019 / 10:58 am

      I love the brand mission, it’s so awesome that they donate a product for every one you buy. I definitely want to try more from them in the future! Let me know if you do ever try their products! x

  3. January 27, 2019 / 9:10 am

    That shade looks really nice. Combined with that style of a winged eyeliner, looks so good 🙂

    • AlwaysCleia
      January 28, 2019 / 2:04 am

      Thank you so much! It’s a nice subtle shimmer x

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