Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liners

When I first saw the Clio Gelpresso eyeliners online, I was very curious about them – their ad visuals on the Clio website were stunning and they looked like a dream come true for pencil-philes. As their name suggests, they are marketed as gel liners in pencil form – creamy, smooth and a cinch to apply.

The colourful range finally arrived at Watsons Singapore some time back, yet each time I was there to look for the liners, the displays were practically wiped out; so popular were they. They then slid to the beauty back-burner but thanks to Clio Singapore, I was able to try a couple at last.

I received 05 Star Purple and 06 Metalic Silver (coincidentally the same hues as the L’Oréal HiP Color Chrome Eyeliners I’d received two years ago ;)). Formulated in Italy but made in China, they are quite different in packaging from the Sleek Eau La La Liners, also made in that same country. Unlike the latter, the Gelpresso liners look more professional: the name of each pencil is printed directly on the barrel and there are no awkward labels or unfinished edges.

They are intensely shimmery and have a reflective foiled look; the silver shinier than the purple which has a lovely smokey undertone.

One striking feature of these pencils is their retractable nature, very unusual in the world of pencil eyeliners.

Despite their retractability, their base conceals a mini-sharpener/shaper to mould the nib – a nice bonus!

Comparable to the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencils, their intensity and buttery glide are quite impressive. Performance-wise, they are fairly waterproof but do note that they aren’t entirely smudgeproof – I could remove these swatches with a dry tissue sheet even after many minutes of letting them set. As such, it is advisable to use them over a primer, if you have oily lids.

I do like their blendability which makes them good cream shadows/shadow bases. I know I want 02 Jade Green!

Here’s Korean star Lee Hyori demonstrating with flair the gel-pencil hybrid formula of these eye liners.

These highly-pigmented eyeliners retail at S$18.90 and are exclusively available at Watsons Singapore.

Image and video source: Clio


  • Sam says:

    Very reasonably priced. Love the liner in the ad. Another for the SG list!

    • makeupmag says:

      Hey Sam,

      These are great. I love how creamy and shimmery they are.

      They aren’t incredibly expensive (thank goodness) but the Made-in-Germany Silkygirl Funky eyeliners (similar but not retractable and less intense) are half that. ;) Do check those out too when you come again!

  • seishouai says:

    Hi Mag, saw your comment above to Sam.

    Can share more about the Silkygirl Funky eyeliners?

    • makeupmag says:

      Hi Pris,

      The Funky Eyelights Pencils are colourful waterproof liners that are pretty good too. The Gelpressos are richer in texture and pigment, though; imo.

  • Monica says:

    I have one of these in dark choco. Love it!

    • makeupmag says:

      Hi Caca dear!

      Thanks for coming by. :) I went to Watsons yesterday to look for Jade Green but I think this colour wasn’t brought in. :( I shall look out for the chocolate one! *hug*

  • Monica says:

    Hi dear!! ;) I tested Jade Green but I think it’s more blue-toned teal than green. You know LM caviar stick eye color in Turquoise? I think Turquoise is green-toned and Clio Jade Green is definitely more blue.

    • makeupmag says:

      Caca darling,

      Thanks for the comparison! You make me want it so badly! And guess what, that caviar stick isn’t coming to SG, either. BOO!

  • milktea says:

    Hi Mag, did you have to apply much pressure to get those (gorgeous!) liner swatches? :)

  • milktea says:

    that’s good to know! I’m not really a pencil liner person but this range of Clio liners is tempting me to try it out! :)

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