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Immensely popular cosmetics label Clio claims to be the number one Korean eyeliner brand, with 2.8 million sticks sold since 2009. We can understand why – their hero product, the Gelpresso, is an incredibly creamy pencil and gel hybrid that glides easily without smudging and slippage. 

This month, Clio is offering a limited edition kit comprising five bold hues in a slim, portable container. The packaging is as striking as the vivid colours within: The front is bedecked with four Warhol-esque headshots of a kohl-eyed Dara from K-Pop supergroup 2NE1, who’s a fan and endorser of the brand. 

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Offered in black, blue, green, red and gold, the gel liners are said to be smudge- and water-resistant. We tested swatches of each colour on our wrist and were impressed with their staying power – rubbing each swatch vigorously under a running tap left nary a streak. 

Our favourite hue was the gold, which showed up on our fair skin as a festive rose champagne – perfect as a high-impact highlighter on your tear tank or inner eye corners.

The versatile, creamy consistency means you can also use the Gelpresso as a shadow – simply swipe a thick layer on primed lids and blend upwards into your crease with warm fingers or soft, rounded brush. 

Clio Gelpresso Pencil Gel Liner Mini HD Color Edition, $25.90, is available at selected Watsons stores. For more information, visit You can follow the brand on Facebook at

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