Staedtler Triplus Fineliners - lovely pens, easy to hold/write with, great selection of colours! However the nibs mould a little if you’re heavy handed so it can change how it looks. Definitely something that really annoyed me! I don’t know whether I’d choose them again for in-class note taking due to that however if you’re using them in smaller doses such as for a bullet journal I think they’re great! I’ve seen people recommend the Stabilo fineliners instead, but I’ve never used them so I couldn’t really give an opinion!
Staedtler Ballpoint 432 pens - These were my replacements from the fineliners after it got ridiculous to replace every pen I needed because of the nibs. Good range of colours too, super easy to write with, easy to hold. They’ve lasted me a really long time which is great!
Pilot G2 0.38 - I love this pen! So smooth, doesn’t smudge and really comfy. It comes in other colours (I only have black) but I’d definitely be tempted to buy a bunch of colours.
0.5 Muji gel pens - These pens are really smooth and nice to write with! I think the majority of the hype about them is warranted but there are just as good pens out there! They’ve got cute colours too! The only problems I’ve had is sometimes the ink seems to stop flowing but then will leave a big blob on the page when it works again.
Zebra Mildliners - I love these mildliners! So many nice colours and having two nibs is great for using them to highlight and underline! I have 3 packs (the pastels, the warm and cool). If I were to purchase again, I probably wouldn’t purchase all three packs. The cool pack is probably my favourite colour wise, however the pastels are best for highlighting since some of the others are a little too dark.
Stabilo Swing Cool Highlighters - great for simple highlighters. Nice selection of the main colours you’d need! They’re thin so they fit nicely in a pencil case. I only had issues with one or two of the nibs breaking off but I think that was my fault! They’re great for not drying out though - they was times I’d leave them open, go back and they’d still work or they’d work again after an hour or so!
Kikki K gel pen - Very similar to the Pilot G2. Love it! Comes in many different designs and pack sizes so that’s good!
I also did a detailed swatch test of the Zebra Mildliners and Staedtler Triplus Fineliners which you can see here! I also did a similar rundown of my favourite black pens which you can read on my Instagram here. Hope this helps x