I had these two items in my drawer for about over two months now and I am finally getting around to review this.
In a fit of exasperation over smudgy eyes I decided to try these out while I was wondering around Watson. I had the Clio Gelpresso in Jade Green which worked pretty well so I thought I would try the black version this time. I also saw the range of liquid liners and thought I would try it to see how good it was.
As the product says, I basically need to twist it for the product to flow out. The product flows out easily. The tip is fine yet firm so it is easy to line my eyes with this.
The disappointing part is the pigment. I thought I bought a black liner instead it is a dark grey/black with gold shimmer. The pigmentation isn't very opaque and takes a few times of going over it before it becomes a satisfying opaque liner.
It did not last on my teary eyes. The inner corner where I applied my eye liner disappeared after a bout of yawning and tearing. The rest also faded a little after a few hours.
I think I paid over $20 for this.
Ratings: 2+ lipsticks
The Gelpresso is somewhat better. It is a creamy black with tiny gold shimmer the glides smoothly on my lids.
Since they are creamy, it is always best to leave it to set for a while.
These smudged after a vigorous rubbing.
They faded more after being doused with saline solution and rubbing.
I have below comparison swatches of the Three eye liner on the left and the Gelpresso on the right. Both creamy and opaque. But as you can see the Gelpresso smudges much more than the Three eye liner after rubbing.
The Gelpresso goes for less than $20. For ladies who have no oily eye lid issues or teary eyes. Lucky you! I think this would be a great eye pencil to own. But for ladies like me, sigh, I have to just keep on looking.
Ratings: 2+ lipstick
In the next post, I'll be pitting this fellow and others among the branded eye liners. Let's see how they measure up against each other.
I'm not showing enough my Clio products as much as my others so if anyone doesn't mind used products, the first person who comments can I have these. I hope they get a more loving home. I'm such a bad owner!