If Words Could Kill, So Could The Korean Clio Professional Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black


Had I gotten hold of the Clio Professional Waterproof Kill Black Brush Liner when I first started experimenting with liquid liners, I dare say my adoration for gel liners would have been repressed.

My two greatest regret eyeliner purchases stand ostensibly in the wands of the MAC Liquidlast Liner in Inky and Lancome Artliner because they never fail to make me sigh whenever I try to create miracles with them. Them lying there useless in the corner makes me go ‘tsk’.

One, or two, (okie more than a few) expensive setbacks will not make me throw the towel and swear never to go near liquid eyeliners, as proven by the successful chance acquisition of the Bourjois Glitter Eye Liners. Nevertheless, I’ve become more cautious with buying liquid eyeliners!

I first tried the Clio Waterproof Kill Black Brush Liner at Ngee Ann City Watsons – which has the largest makeup brands and collections at any Watsons in Singapore – and immediately feel in love with it!

I swatched it once, went ‘WOW’, walked away, swatched afain, went ‘OMFG’, walked away, swatched again, and told myself this must be another ‘TGTBT’ (Too Good To Be True) product.

Like a lovelorn teenager nursing a crush, I couldn’t get the Clio Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black out of my mind.

Who would have thought, my neighborhood Watsons store which only carries Maybelline, ZA, Revlon and Silky Girl, allocated a black and pumpkin colored stand for Clio products! Wootz!!!

The unattainable was right before me and suddenly it didn’t seem all that alluring anymore. Lol. But I didn’t want to history to repeat itself, like when I stubbornly refused to get the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Goldmine and had to resign to fate that I might never get to own when the limited edition color sold out (I did managed to own it eventually from a swap).

If your budget allows for one liquid eyeliner your entire life, get the Clio Water Proof Brush Liner Kill Black! It is seriously THE BEST BLACK LIQUID EYELINER!

Be In Absolute Control

The best thing about the Clio Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black is its brush – its density, sharpness, texture, was designed to perfection and made to create perfection. It is not too limp so that it goes all over unintended places, and not too rigid so that it pokes the eyelid.

Its tapered tip also makes creating the sharpest of lines effortless.

Dramatically thick or subtly sexy thin lines can be easily created with the Clio Brush Liner’s precision. I must admit my favorite Kate Gel Liner applied with the MAC 263 Small Angle Brush loses out to the Clio Brush Liner in terms of sharpness of a wing tip created.

Smudgeproof Liquid Eyeliner

I’ve had my fair share of eyeliner smuding, flaking, transfering on the flesh above the fold, but all these are a thing of the past now that I’ve discovered the CLIO Professional Kill Black Brush Liner! Once it goes on, it stays on.

So I tested it myself and…. it washed off rather easily. @_@ I think my failed experimented was attributed to the lack of waiting time for the eyeliner to dry completely first.

It actually is wateproof AND smudgeproof, so don’t worry. The pictures simply illustrate that you need to let the liner dry before adding water to your eye. Who does that?!?! XD

Black Enough For Me

If you try and look into its opaqueness, you will find yourself running into an endless corridor of absolute darkness. Yes, that black.

When I say it’s black enough for me, I mean it’s REALLY black. The Clio Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black  does not turn flaky upon layering and you can get the darkest black of black. You can, of course, leave it semi-opaque so that it wouldn’t look so harsh, but I always love a mean, black eye line.

There’s a Kill Brown version of the Clio Waterproof Brush Liner and is probably only available in Korea.

Use it as an eyebrow pencil too!

Goes On Smoothly And Quickly For A Korean Eyeline

I keed, I keed. There’s no such thing as a ‘Korean Eyeline’. Heh heh. Probably inspired and influenced by the knowledge that the liner is from Korea, I realize that with the Clio Liner Brush I tend to draw a lower angled winged eyeline. Koreans, or Asians in general, do spot the cat eyeliner look, but the difference, I’ve discovered, is that Asians typically draw on lines that go with the natural curve of the eye. It’s all about the ‘natural’ look when it comes to Asian makeup.

I can’t apply liquid eyeliner on my lower lashline coz I’m allergic to anything liquid there.

The Clio Kill Black Brush Liner makes one feel like she has the dexterity of a well-trained makeup artist. I take a shorter time to create even, perfectly opaque eyelines using the Clio Brush Liner than any other eye liner.

Does Not Hold On Well By Itself

Despite all its goodness, the Clio Waterproof Brush Liner fails in one aspect. Not a very important one for me, but poses considerable annoyance to some people.

It does not hold out when used as the sole eye product.

I only realized this shortcoming one day when I decided not to use anything but the Clio Water Proof Brush Liner Kill Black, to test its effectiveness to the max. I just had the nagging feeling that this perfect liner must have an Achilles’ heel!

Without eye primer or eyeshadow, it was hard to get the Clio Brush Liner on. The oils on my eyelids obstructed the smooth application of the eyeliner and layering was frustrating coz the prior layers would not dry fast enough without anything to adhere to. I was hoping I didn’t have to resort to retouching anything, but throughout the day the liner had faded considerably and retouching was not an option – it was mandatory. The sharp tail had blurred, and looked like I’d done a bad job at eyeliner application. :(

All these NEVER happened when I had my usual eye primer and eyeshadow routines in place.


If you intend to have the Clio Professional Waterproof Kill Black Brush Liner glide on smoothly, appear beautifully black, and stay on all day, do use an eye primer or at least apply some eyeshadow in powder form, as a veil between your lids and the eyeliner. This is especially important for oily lids.


50, 000 Clio Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black liners were sold out in two weeks of the launch and this liner has been named the ‘Lee Hyori eye liner’. Just check out how sexy this woman is.

Bun Bun rates the Clio Professional Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black:

Of course it is!

(Click to buy the Clio Professional Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black)

Alright! So this is my V day present to all my beloved readers who’ve been asking for a recommendation for a good black liquid eyeliner! Heh heh. This is honestly, by far, the best I’ve tried my entire life.

What’s the best black liquid eyeliner you’ve tried? Have you tried any Korean makeup before?

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About Bun Bun

Hello! My name is Juli and Bun Bun is my alter-ego. I blog to share my love for makeup, how to apply it, and what works or what doesn’t work, all from an Asian perspective.

My first makeup product was a shimmery light blue lipstick which I proudly wore all over my eyelids and lips. It cost $2.50, felt like $250, and made me feel like a million bucks.

  • Sunny

    I love the very black and precise line this gives you. I’m just making this LONG list of products I want to lay my hands on in Taiwan this summer, and this is totally on it! I’ve never used a liquid eyeliner before though, and I wonder how it’ll work for me. Would be fun to try!

    • Bun Bun

      Oh yay! I didn’t really have time to shop for cosmetics when I was there last Feb. Got a few boxes of false eyelashes and a crappy Revlon Illuminance Creme Eyeshadow. It was terrible! >.<” I wanna go back someday. Love the weather! 😀

      • Sunny

        February should be kind of chilly in Taiwan, but I’m glad you liked it lol. I go home for the heat myself, because as you know I don’t get an awful lot of it here in Belgium :p

        I love Watson’s, and being able to shop online for everything and anything at a pretty low price. Sometimes I wonder why I went away lol

        • Bun Bun

          So why did you? For studies? For love?

          • Sunny

            I came for studies but stayed for love :p Now even my best friend wounded up in the same country and I’ve got my cats, I don’t really know if I’ll go back to live.

  • Dayna

    Oh, I have seen this in stores but have never tried it because the testers are always missing from the stands! My current HG for liquid/felt tip liners is the Dolly Wink! The black is so intense and it’s quite easy to create a defined wing. I always have problems with my left eye though (I’m a right handed). Haha, I should try this soon~~~

    • Bun Bun

      Go to the BIG BIG stores like Ngee Ann City, or super ulu ones.
      Really? I’m right handed too and do better drawing my left eye. Haha. But practice really makes it a lot easier! :)

      • Dayna

        Let me check it out tomorrow, yo! Yea, I have major issues drawing on the left eye because I think my lashes are not aligned neatly? They are kinda like in 2 rows… HAHAHA!

        By the way, Bourgois eyeliner (the one in your previous review) is extremely creamy but not good for tightlining. I tried it for a few days and it got transferred to my lower waterline and smudges quite badly when I use it to tightline. :(

  • Jyoan

    I had the same thought as you when I first swatched Clio eyeliners at 112 Katong Mall. But I passed it up still… … I guess I may just get it when I run out of my best liquid eyeliner ever, which currently can only be found in Malaysia… a brand called Empro.

    • Bun Bun

      Oh I’ve never heard of Empro. Is it a Malaysian brand? Does it have a full makeup line or just eyeliners?

      • Jyoan

        Yes, Empro is available in Sasa Malaysia. =)

        Btw, I appreciate how your post is honest, and not an advertisement post. I thought Watsons has been going around asking bloggers to post on Clio!

        I just checked out the other products from Clio yesterday, and I do like their eyeshadows!

        When talking about Made In Korea cosmetics, I used to LOVE Nature Republic (fronted by Rain) to bits. But it’s really awful that all 3 outlets had to close down in Singapore. I’ve still got a lot of Nature Republic products, and I vouch that Made In Korea Eyeshadows are one of a kind! So cheap, but almost the same as counter brands.

  • Tati

    If only I lived in a place where Asian makeup was easily accessible! I’ve heard the Urban Decay Liquid Liner is good though, so I might try that! ^^

    • Bun Bun

      Ah…. that’s what I say too! ‘If only I lived in a place where US/UK makeup was easily accessible!’ LOL!

  • Julia

    OMG INSTANT LEMMING ;-; Liquid liner is a daily must for me. not locally available.. but I will keep searching online.. ;-;

    • Bun Bun

      Guilty yet proud of causing INSTANT LEMMING. 😀 You can get it from Amazon, I provided the link above.

      • Julia

        Yeah, I found it! lol! I must have missed it the first time, the haze of desire over my eyes was so strong D:

  • Christina

    thank you :DDD now i feel like spending the money on them!! XD i’ll also post back and report on my results too 😀

    • Bun Bun

      Yes! Yes! Looking forward! 😀

  • becx

    I bought this a few months ago. While i love the intensity and the waterproof effect. It didn’t passed my oily eyelids test. You should give the liquid liner from the Japanese Brand… can’t remember the name, but its the one with the Victorian Female Comic Character branding. It totally last for me, even when you use it solo. :)

    • Christina

      if you’re talking about the one that the female comic character is crying. the brand is heroine makeup :) which one worked for you? there were two if i’m not wrong. i wanted to get one of them but i saw that the tester brush in SaSa was horribly frayed so i was scared that it’ll be same after awhile 0.o

  • a!kO

    A sexy Korean girl…who wouldn’t want to buy this!!! This looks really promising…now where can I get a hold of this, even just for testing? 😛 I have yet to try these pen type liner thingy… and I don’t know who in their right mind would splash water on the liner they just put on seconds ago 😉 hehehe


    • Bun Bun

      Watsons! Most of them carry this brand now. You have Watsons in your country right?

      • a!kO

        I was at Watson but…my watson is a disappointment LOL We need bigger Watson!! You would be surprise what brands we carry and don’t carry. I have not seen this, but maybe its just me… living on an island, that is not surprising 😛 I guess they might have this brand in KL area. I wish all watsons carry all brands…but maybe they are doing me a favor 😛 or I would spend a ton of money at Watson 😛 ehheh


        • Bun Bun

          HAHAHA! I like your last sentence. True, true, sometimes not having certain brands and products near me can indeed help us save some money. 😀

  • Regina

    My favourite eyeliner would be the Dollywink Liquid Eye Liner. I’ve tried BB creams from The Skin Shop and its great!

  • Christina

    hi bunbun! i just wanna report my feelings on the clio eyeliner. once again, you’ve hit the right spot with this eyeliner! I love this way better than the k-palette (the k-palette leaves a faint pigmentation after washing and it won’t disappear till the next morning!)

    so i was saying… i love this eyeliner, though yeah it’s not good on its own and it still doesn’t match up to the discontinued kose eyeliner fantasist, this is the best substitute for it :) but i did discover another one recently but i’ve yet to buy. if you’re up to the challenge (or you’ve ran out of things to try), do pop by makeup forever and get their aqua liner (the liquid eyeliner) in 13 (black). It looks really good on the back of my hand :PP

    after bourjois and clio, i’m convinced that your opinions of eyeliner (at least) tallies with mine 😛

  • niesa_rani

    hi there, may i know in malaysia  which location i can buy clio professional products ?

  • niesa_rani

    hi there, may i know where in malaysia  i can get this clio professional  products?

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  • XiePeiShi

    What is the difference between the brush liner and pen liner? Anyone used it?

  • OliviaLiang

    Hi.. Thanks for ure review.. Is it really smudge proof?? I have an oily face also eyelids, so its hard to search the suitable one. I plan to purchase the CLIO smudgeproof, but i want to try this one too..

  • vavaron

    I swear by HEROINE MAKE KissMe smooth waterproof eyeliner pen in Black. Own a few liquid eyeliners, including CLIO professional waterproof pen liner in Kill Brown, and a few pencil eyeliners, but always go back to my HEROINE MAKE eyeliner.

    Really hope that you would one day review the Heroine make eyeliner, and share your thoughts with your readers. Take note to try the pen version, instead of the dip-in-pot version, as the latter is less easy to handle but the black is more intense. However, a few more strokes of the pen version and it will be very black.

    Thanks for sharing your honest, from-the-heart reviews! New reader here, and sincerely feel that you are genuine, professional and will put in extra amount of thoughts (like, what will readers be concerned about this product?) before you write a post. Hope to see you writing for a long time to come!