Hey everyone, I'm really excited to be sharing this review with you today because it's something I've truly been loving lately.
I found out about the Clio Be Brown mini set reading Sharlynn's blog and I was immediately drawn to the selection of colors, especially that rich burgundy. I stopped using pencil liners a long time ago because they always seemed to migrate on me no matter what but I've heard so many good things about Clio eyeliners and all the shades in this set seemed so perfect transitioning into autumn that I couldn't resist.
♡ Be Proud No. 21 - A deep matte brown
♡ Be Classy No. 20 - A medium brown
♡ Be Brave No. 19 - A rich burgundy red
♡ Be Free No. 18 - A warm bronze
♡ Be Royal No. 17 - A coppery gold (the name of this one made me laugh a little compared to the other ones, I wish it was called Be Majestic LOL)
Apart from Be Proud, which is completely matte, the rest are slightly metallic. All the colors are exclusive to this set. As they're retractable, they don't need sharpening but the tip does lose its' initial sharpness after first couple of uses. I know the full sized versions come with an attached in-built sharpener but the mini ones don't.
It glides so well without any tugging or skipping. Swatched on the back of my hand, it only came off with extreme vigorous rubbing with a tissue - and that was only when it had just been applied. Even then, the color never actually migrates or smudges, it simply fades - the lines I drew still remained defined. Safe to say, I don't think anyone would be rubbing their eyes in that manner. Once it sets however, it's even harder to get off and pretty much does not budge; it has passed the water test of all sorts too.
That being said, I never wear pencil liner on my eyelid, I'm a liquid liner girl through and through so this is completely and only tested tightlined top and bottom - that's the only time I'd use pencil liner.
Be Proud (the deep matte brown) tightlined on my upper waterline, Be Brave (the burgundy red) tightlined and along on my lower water and lash line and Be Royal (the coppery gold) on my inner tearducts. I didn't wear the other 2 brown shades here but I usually go for any of the 3 browns interchangeably on my lower/outer lash line depending on my makeup for the day. The red is my favorite though.
I think this set is really good value for money. All the colours are so wearable, you can never really go wrong with brown eyeliner and this set provides a nice spectrum of browns. It set me back $30 which averages out to $6 per mini pencil (the cheapest price I could find on eBay for a full sized pencil is about $12) I'm sure they are even cheaper in Korea/Asian countries but I still find the price I paid more than reasonable for the quality of these.
The Clio Gelpressos have shot their way to the top of my HG list for pencil liners. I'm not sure if this set is available all year around or limited edition but I'm dreading the moment I use it up because it's seriously so perfect T_T I think it's a shame that the colors in the set are unavailable individually or as a full sized set. Is it excessive to pick up a back up already?
I bought my Clio Be Brown set here.
You can check out Sharlynn's original review here :)
What's your HG pencil eyeliner? Have you tried the Clio Gelpressos?