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2.17.2017

Spotlight | Clio Kill Brow Auto Hard Brow Pencil.

Clio, one of my favorite Korean makeup brands, had a huge sale event last winter. And by huge, I mean 50% discount on most of its items.

Of course, I wouldn't miss this opportunity to stock up on my Clio favorites so on Christmas Day, while the boys and I were out and about in Myeongdong, I made a beeline for the Clio store nearest to Yoogane so I could do a bit of shopping. It was actually the last day of the sale event, and I'm glad they still had a few Kill Black Waterproof Brush Liner (now my current favorite and HG eyeliner) in stock. Unfortunately, they ran out of the Kill Brow Tinted Tattoo, which I had been wanting to try ever since I fell in love with the brand.
Clio Kill Brow Auto Hard Eyebrow Pencil.
As such, I got the Kill Brow Auto Hard Brow Pencil instead. Originally priced at 16000 won (around Php 700), they were on sale at just 6000 won (around Php 300) each - definitely a steal!
Product description and usage directions at the back.
English and Hangul text.
I like that this product has a little bit of everything. It has a retractable tube so I can simply twist it up to get more of the product, and twist it down once I'm done. 
The pencil, uncapped on both ends.
It has a spoolie on the other end, used for blending the color and making the brows look fuller and more natural. 
The spoolie.
But unlike the usual triangular shape of most auto eyebrow pencils, the Clio Kill Brow Auto Hard Brow Pencil has a unique 'slimhexagonal' shape which makes outlining the eyebrows and filling it in with color even easier.
Slanted tip.
'Side view' of the pencil tip.
According to the Clio website, this product has been recently reformulated and now has the the 'new hard formula' similar to that of wood-type eyebrow pencils. Now I no longer have to worry about breaking the tip of the pencil (which happened quite often with other auto eyebrow pencil brands that I've tried) whenever I accidentally put on a bit of extra pressure while 'drawing' my brows.
A closer look at the slimhexagonal tip.
Photo credit: Club Clio.
The new formula also allows the product to glide on smoothly and create natural-looking brows.
Kinda looks like a chocolate bar, don't you think?
Surprise! It even comes with a built-in sharpener which you will find when you unscrew the bottom cap.
It has a sharpener, too!
The Clio Kill Brow Auto Hard Brow Pencil comes in two shades - 01 Natural Brown and 02 Light Brown. Mine is the latter, since it's the shade closer to my current hair color.
Swatched once on the left, swatched a few times on the right.
This eyebrow pencil is designed to glide more smoothly over foundation. No wonder it took me awhile to get the color to pop when I was swatching it on the back of my hand. The color is buildable, and the shade bears semblance to Shiseido's Eyebrow Pencil, which I have been using for the longest time. It has great staying power, too - around eight to ten hours with primer on.
When worn.
It took me a few days to draw my arch right with this product. Like I said, I've been using the Shiseido Eyebrow Pencil for years and switching to the auto-type pencil made me feel like a noob again! But you know what they say, practice makes perfect! I finally got it right after a week of practicing!
Products used:
FACE: Innisfree Cushion Primer,
Ever Bilena Liquid Concealer in Light,
Missha x Line Friends Magic Cushion in #23.
EYES: Clio Kill Brow Auto Hard Brow Pencil,
Clio Kill Black Waterproof Brush Liner,
Clio Salon de Cara Back Comb Cara.
CHEEKS: Tony Moly Cristal Blusher in Pleasure Peach.
LIPS: Innisfree Glossy Lip Lacquer in #6 Burgundy Pink.
 Brow game strong, baby! :)

2 replies:

Mai C. said...

That's really nice! I think the shape is perfect for drawing eyebrows accurately. I would love to get this for my mom!

Xoneia Tayag said...

It's a really convenient way to draw your eyebrows and bring it along with you too! I like that it also has a sharpener. Very efficient!