Clio is a cosmetic brand that is manufactured in Italy but sold almost exclusively in Korea. Its tagline claims itself to be the No. 1 Eyeliner brand in Korea, and is endorsed by Korea's Pop Diva Lee Hyori. Its product line focuses mainly on cosmetics for the eyes. With its raving success in Korea, its wave of popularity has now hit abroad and its cosmetic products are now retailed in many other countries as well.
End off by framing your peepers with a mega boosting coat of the classic Kill Black Mascara ($29.90). It often earns me compliments and questions of whether I’m wearing falsies!
Their notable endorsements by celebs like Dara from 2NE1 may not mean much to you if you’re not into the K-wave, but with its products' long-lasting power and top quality, Clio is one Korean brand you wouldn’t want to miss out on.
The brand does have a wide range of cosmetics besides their liquid and gel eyeliners. They have blushers, lipsticks, eye-shadows and the likes which I haven't got round to trying. Prices are reasonable (~$20) and are available at most drugstores and departmental stores. Although this eyeliner did not work for me, I guess you can still try it out but give it 10-15 minutes of "trial time" before stepping out of the house because you wouldn't want to end up like me! If you're looking for a heavy-duty eyeliner, I would recommend Heroine Make over Clio.
My mum however gifted me with a lipstick from them, a pale pink, which goes great with a heavy smokey eye that gives the lustrous look. I was amazed by the creaminess of the formula which glides on so smooth and doesn't dry-up or highlight chapped lips!
I heard a whole lot about their eye liner and recently braved their panel in Watsons. I ultimately got the Gelpresso Waterproof Gel Liner in No. 15 Bloody Devil, a deep burgundy colour with micro glitters in it. The name really does fit. It is a devil of an eyeliner. All in good sense! It has a really smooth texture, and the colour pigmentation is superb. It'd definitely boost your NY's look! ;) Or any party occasion on that note!
So, if you're looking for an eyeliner, please do consider Clio. For newbies to makeup, getting Clio's eyeliner is a great idea as well - try mastering drawing with the boomerang-shaped eyeliner before moving on to the normal stick ones, as the normal ones can be pretty hard to use for first-timers.
The Kill Black Eyeliner Brush Pen (it's not a pencil, gel nor liquid eyeliner, but more like a market with very soft and felt tips) is honestly one of the best eyeliners I have ever used. It's smudge-proof, water-proof, and most importantly allows you to draw very clean and fine lines.
When I finished my first stick of it and tried other brands, I ended up with smudged eyeliner or simply eyeliner that couldn't even be removed completely with oil-based makeup remover. If you have oily eyelids like mine, a pencil and gel eyeliner would definitely be struck off your list. Since liquid eyeliners tend to be difficult to use, Clio's brush pen would be a much better option because it's so much more mess-free.
Other than the brush pen, Clio does have pencil eyeliners as well if you'd like. Its Kill Volume Mascara (a small complimentary one comes with a Kill Black Brush Pen liner) is also waterproof and perfect for easy application. Try its range of 7 other eyeliners if you're feeling adventurous!