The One Brand Makeup Pictorial with Clio: Review & Swatches
Do you have that one brand of makeup that you tend to pick out every day just because you feel safe, or whenever you are rushing? For me, whenever I don’t feel like picking out particular makeup products, I tend to find myself reaching for Clio’s products, specifically the Gelpresso Waterproof Shadows and the Kill Black/Brown Eyeliners. They are fuss-free and very easy to use, hence are my ideal products for quick touch-ups as well!
Since Clio has sent me several other products including some of their lip products – Virgin Kiss Lip Primer, Lipnicure Liquid Lipsticks and Top Coat, I’ve decided to do a One Brand Makeup Pictorial using these, complete with my views and thoughts on them.
It’s just not enough to stop at eyeliners if you want to make your eyes pop. I have some of the Gelpresso Waterproof Eyeliners since they were launched eons ago and those are seriously some good stuff to line your lower lash line especially the glittery ones to give you the 애교살 (Aegyo-sal, a.k.a. puffy, smiling eyes) makeup look. When I knew that Clio welcomed these Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow sticks into their Gelpresso family, I was thrilled!
Available in 5 luxe and elegant shades, these eyeshadows can be directly applied onto the eyelids without the use of brushes or fingers! They are waterproof and resistant to sebum too and I’ve put these to the test for almost 12 hours and they really wouldn’t budge! It is said that these can last 24 hours but who wears makeup for that many hours?! Do note that it sets pretty fast so if you want to blend using your fingers, make it quick!
How do you prep your lips for makeup? For me, I definitely go through my lip balms stash to pick out one that suits my lip makeup for that instant (e.g. non-tinted lip balm for nude lipstick). Clio has this rather interesting product, the Virgin Kiss Lip Primer which is a lip balm which moisturises chapped smackers and hides visible lip lines. I wouldn’t say that it conceals your lip lines fully but it does quite well in hydrating the lips, plumping it up such that the lines are reduced. This is all made possible with nourishing ingredients like argan oil, sweet almond oil and manuka honey! Oh, and your lips can be protected from the sun (for a while) with this because it has SPF 13.
On to the exciting lip products, the Virgin Kiss Lipnicure! These come in packaging that resembles nail polishes because they are designed to give your lips a brilliant manicure! I forgot to capture the brush, but it has a nicely curved applicator to suit the curvature of your lips, making it easy to apply. However, even though they are very long-lasting, they require a proper lip makeup remover/cleansing oil to remove because of it is pretty stubborn. I found that when using the lipnicures, letting the pigment dry completely is necessary to avoid clumping or stickiness. It is not overly drying unlike a lot of other liquid lipsticks in the market, only if you layer a proper lip balm underneath. On the other hand, the Virgin Kiss Lipnicure Top Coat is made to seal your Lipnicure colour and give it a shine like that of a usual lipstick.
I’ve did some swatches on my arm to show you how the colours look like on my skin tone. You can’t really see the Lip Primer and Top Coat ones because they are clear.
As promised, a pictorial for a fuss-free, everyday eye makeup look using some of Clio’s bestselling products! It’s so easy that anyone can do this! And, don’t forget to apply the shimmery pale champagne shade (01 Beer Pong) to the lower lash line towards the inner corners for that teary, bright-eyed look that Koreans are famous for!
Tadahhhh! Isn’t the look natural and sweet? I definitely prefer the one with ombre lips because I find that coral nudes make me too pale.
Let me know in the comments what is the one brand that you will always reach out for when you just want a natural look to head out!
Create yourself and be gorgeous! ♡
Disclaimer: Products were sent by Clio Singapore. The above review is based on my true and honest opinion and experience, without influence from others or the brand. It does contain information from the brand itself.