Product Review: Clio Professional Waterproof Pencil Liner in Kill Brown

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Last week I posted about my visit to Club Clio, the new Korean beauty store near Manhattan’s Union Square. On my second visit, I had a nice chat with a sales associate named Aeri Moon, and she helped me select a product or two. Since eyeliners seem to be a special area of expertise for the Club Clio brands, we picked out a liner that would work for me: Clio Waterproof Pencil Liner in a shade called Kill Brown…

I happen to prefer pencil liners over liquid or felt-tip liners, and this one is a slim swivel-up pencil in an iridescent case. A tiny sharpener is included at the other end of the pencil, but the liner has such a fine point that I probably won’t need to use it much.

Aeri completely understood what I was looking for when I told her that I like classic colors and innovative formulas. Kill Brown (no, I don’t understand the names, either!) is a medium-to-dark brown with no shimmer or sparkle. And this waterproof formula really made an impression on me — it’s a drier texture than many liners, and once it’s down, it’s down. It does not budge. It does not smudge.


Here’s a swatch of Kill Brown on my inner wrist. I drew this line, took the photo, and then tried to blend it with my finger for a second shot. It WOULD NOT MOVE.

If you’re planning on doing a “smoky eye,” this liner isn’t what you want to use, but if you want a precise, natural-looking line with excellent staying power, then this is an excellent choice. Lately I’ve had watery eyes from all the winter winds, and even my cold-weather tears don’t smear this product.

For more information, you can check out the Clio website, although it’s a bit tricky to navigate. And if you’re in NYC, try to stop by Club Clio in Manhattan or Queens. Really, they offer so many liners that there’s one for everyone…but this one is a winner for me.

Clio Professional Waterproof Pencil Liner is also available in Kill Black and Kill Navy.

Product source: I purchased this product at Club Clio.

Images: second and third photos by Tinsel Creation.


3 thoughts on “Product Review: Clio Professional Waterproof Pencil Liner in Kill Brown

    1. Eyeliner is a toughie. It can go really wrong in so many ways, and there’s no way of knowing until you actually wear it on your eyes! I’ve really had problems with drippy eyes whenever I go outside lately, and then sometimes I have seasonal allergies too, so I’m pretty excited about this product.

  1. I had to chuckle at your winter tears. Yesterday as I was snow blowing and shoveling yet again I was getting pelted in the face with all the snow from the wind. I had just gotten home from work so had makeup on, none of which was waterproof. Between the snow and the tears I was a mess. Needless to say by the time I got in the house I was a sight for sore eyes. Mascara and eyeliner everywhere. Products that stay put are a blessing.

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