Do you know that I am on a never-ending quest to find a pencil-type liner that will not smudge on me? I have extremely oily (mono)lids, so pretty much any and every eyeliner product that I have tried will smudge to a certain extent. Some even give me panda eyes within minutes of application.
The one eyeliner pencil-ish product (I say -ish because it is not technically a liner pencil) that stays put on my lids is the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour that I love and have reviewed here on the blog (LINK). I have since collected every permanent colour of the caviar stick eye colour because I love it THAT much.
When I saw an eyeliner in Watsons that carries the title of No 1 Korean Eyeliner, I know I had to put its name to the test.
I purchased the Clio Waterproof Gelpresso Pencil Gel liner in 1 Beige Shine, 2 Jade Green, 4 Dark Choco (I accidentally threw out the box), 5 Star Purple, 6 Metallic Silver, 7 Golden Black & 8 Chic Navy.
Outer packaging made of glossy thin cardboard with a picture of Lee Hyori (she is stunning!)
This is a twist-up pencil (twist more product up via the colour end).
The black end of the pencil is an inbuilt sharpener.
1 Beige Shine
2 Jade Green
4 Dark Choco
5 Star Purple
Swatches, 1st line is a single pass and the 2nd line is of several passes. From left: 1 Beige Shine (metallic champagne beige), 2 Jade Green (metallic teal), 4 Dark Choco (warm chocolate brown with golden shimmers) & 5 Star Purple (blackened purple base with purple shimmers)
6 Metallic Silver
7 Golden Black
8 Chic Navy
Swatches, 1st line is a single pass and the 2nd line is of several passes. From left: 6 Metallic Silver (metallic finish platinum silver), 7 Golden Black (creamy black with golden shimmers) & 8 Chic Navy (blackened base with royal blue shimmers).
In terms of colour, 1 Beige Shine, 2 Jade Green and 6 Metallic Silver have the most pronounced metallic finish. 4 Dark Choco & 7 Golden Black looks more creamy with shimmers through it while 5 Star Purple and 8 Chic Navy require several passes for the colour to show up vibrantly because the purple and blue mainly comes from the shimmer particles instead of the base colour.
As you can see, this eyeliner does not hold up well against rubbing. I have allowed the liner to sit for a couple of minutes on the skin so it would have a chance to set but it still rubbed off considerably.
This eyeliner is very waterproof indeed, I put my hand under running water for a minute or so and then I patted my hand dry with a tissue. Nothing came off at all.
I wiped it lightly after it's been wet and a little product rubbed off. Most of the lines were still intact.
I applied some cuticle oil onto the lines and proceeded to pat it dry with a tissue. Some colour came off but again, most of the lines were intact.
However, once the liner has been in contact with oil, it will pretty much rub off entirely.
All in all, I think that the Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner (what a very very long name) is a pretty good pencil gel liner. Some of the shades might not have the most opaque/ intense colour payoff but you can easily build up the color with one or two more passes. The texture is not super creamy so I find that you can feel a tiny hint of tugging on your lids, which is something I am not too thrilled about. The texture of these are blendable on the lids, so it can be used to create a smokey eye look or be used as an eyeshadow base.
In terms of wear, it actually performs rather well on the lids. Without setting it, it stayed on my lids for 6-7 hours with a tiny bit of smudging and rubbing off near my lashline. If I set it with a powder, it can stay on my lids for 8 hours or so before it starts to deteriorate and rub off on the lashline.
The Clio Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner is not No 1 in my books but it is still a pencil eyeliner that I really like. I have been using this eyeliner whenever I choose to wear a pencil because it does not smudge on me as much as other pencil eyeliners that I own. If this eyeliner does not rub off as easily and is a tad more creamy, I will like it a lot more.
Here, I used 4 Dark Choco to line my eyes and then set it with a matte dark brown eyeshadow. I then used 1 Beige Shine on my inner lower lashline.
Here, I used 7 Golden Black to line my eyes with a tiny bit of 1 Beige Shine blended in on my inner lower lashline.
*shameless selca* I used 1 Beige Shine in my inner lids and 4 Dark Choco at my outer corners as an eyeshadow (blended with a smudge brush). I then lined my eyes with a liquid eyeliner.
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