February 19, 2015

Pilot FriXion Light Erasable Highlighter Review

At the beginning of this semester I purchased these pastel FriXion light erasable highlighters, made by Pilot, off of Amazon. I've been wanting some highlighters that are more subdued than the typical fluorescent ones.

Note: this is not a sponsored post, I receive no compensation for this post, and all opinions are entirely my own.

I purchased the "soft color" set, which contains 6 colors: Soft Pink, Soft Orange, Soft Yellow, Soft Green, Soft Blue, and Soft Violet.

They have a good chisel tip that is narrow enough to write with.

Additionally, the highlighter ink doesn't bleed much and isn't easily smudged. For highlighting, they have the tendency to smudge roller gel pens, but work great on everything else I've tried them on.

The ink goes on smoothly, dries quickly, doesn't bleed through, and doesn't smudge easily.
The ink is thermosensitive. To erase the ink, there is a rubbery "eraser" tip that generates heat from friction, causing the ink to disappear.

If you didn't use the highlighter over other ink or only over printed text, it erases very easily. But, if you used it on roller gel, things get a little messy. Also, it doesn't erase pencil, but it does smudge the writing a little bit.

Overall, I really enjoy these highlighters and would recommend them.

Favorite Features:

  • Ink colors.
  • Erasable.
  • Comfortable to use.


  • Doesn't work well over roller ink.
Have you used these highlighters before? If so, what did you think of them? 


  1. I just found this review by google - thank you, the post is very helpful!

  2. I do not like them and want a refund!
    they are way too light!In AUS they are called pastel NOT light so I thought they would at least be a bit pigmented but they are not at all.You have to go over a few times for colour to show up!