Review: CLIO Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow

I’ve always avoided applying eyeshadows cos I have wonky double eyelids – 2 on one side and 3 on the other, which means I have to apply a double eyelid tape on only one eye (which kinda messes up the whole blending thing). But once in a while, I get in the mood, particularly when I find something as gorgeous as these eyeshadow sticks from CLIO.

Clio Gelpresso Waterproof ShadowCLIO Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow, $19.90 each



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Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow color

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Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow2These gel shadow pencils are available in 5 colours in Singapore



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Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow6

Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow8

Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow7



I say…

  • It comes in a matte casing pencil packaging, which feels good to the touch, but can be a sweaty-print magnet at times.
  • The cap is a click-on, while the gel shadow is dispensed by twisting the bottom portion.
  • These are so, so convenient to apply – simply twist, swipe and you’ve got colour.
  • The colour pigments are really intense, so you only need 1-2 coats to get the colour you want.
  • It’s a soft moist gel formula, which glides on so super smoothly and dries really quickly to set.
  • If you run your fingers lightly over it while it’s freshly applied (within 5 seconds), you can smudge it in gently, but then again you can also blend it in gently using the pencil itself.
  • Even though I have crazy oily eyelids, they stay on amazingly long before starting to set into the eyelid creases (for at least 6 hours).
  • 01 Beer Pong: A sheer and shimmery light pearl-beige that’s great for the inner portions of the eyes.
  • 02 Moving Loving: This pearl-pink is perfect for creating aegyo sal.
  • 03 Hold Me Tight: Surprisingly, this is the my favourite colour! The red-orange shade has vivid gold iridescent specks (perfect for the entire eyelid!).
  • 05 Bottoms Up: A hazel brown that is great for a daily wearable look. To up the ante, I apply this as a base (near the lash line) before applying 03 Hold Me Tight all over it.
  • 06 In The Dark: A deep dark grey that’s apt for a smoky look. Perfect for nights out 😀
  • Beauty Tip: Contrary to popular belief, most people like you and me can  wear orange/pink eyeshadows. Just be sure to apply complementary colours i.e. a brown eyeliner and similar warm-toned colours.
  • The sparkles from 03 Hold Me Tight can leave some remnant specks on your skin, so be sure to do a thorough cleanse. I usually use Bioderma Micellar Water followed by the Innisfree Juicy Apple Emulsion and then my usual cleanser (which is the Illi Cleansing Foam at the moment).

I love, love, love these and I’ve been carrying all 5 around with me everywhere since the day I got it. Get yours nao!





8 thoughts on “Review: CLIO Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow

    • hahaha oopssss? these are really, really pretty though – seriously, they’ve started me on an eyeshadow phase (so look out for more eyeshadow reviews in the weeks to come) 😀

      • They look goooorgeous! I’m definitely interested in reviews of more shadow in stick form. It seems to be harder to find a good one than regular eyeshadow, but I like the idea of how convenient and not messy it is.

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  2. I like these a lot. Did you try PERIPERA WHOLLY DEEP JEWEL POT? These are nice, too. Stay on my eye whole day. I wonder which one is more shine?

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