Not sure if yours is a pearl finish. If it is...... cutting to the chase here... RUN.. run quickly away from Honda's touchup kits if you have a pearl finish. They simply do not work well on any Honda finish that is a Pearl finish.any brand you guys recommend? dr colorchip seems to be expensive, especially for me since I'll probably screw it up... looking at amazon, the oem touch up pen, a lot of people complain that it doesn't match. also found touchup direct which is 19 bucks, but not sure if they re good or not, at least they have the color code in stock. advance auto parts/autozone does not have it in stock unfortuantely
See here for a description of a tri-coat paint finish. https://www.automotivetouchup.com/images/paint-layer-diagram-tricoat1.pdf
As for paint prices, you get what you pay for. A good kit, tri-coat or dual layer, paint repair will run you about $50, give or take. I advise on NOT skimping on nickels in the case of a touchup paint kit.
Your biggest decision really will be "pen", "brush bottle", or "aerosol". For your chip, pens would work best, but if you need them later for something more serious, you may be out of luck. Personally, I would go with the small "brush bottle" and I would use something like this to apply the paint in your case. Then you have the remaining paint bottles in the kit for your next nick or chip.