Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Blog #3: Gloss Encounter (Clio Art Lipgloss)

Annyeong yeorobun! 

I'm so excited for today's entry because it's a topic close to my heart: make up! Now we all have heard at least once in our lives that South Korea houses probably the most number of cosmetics brands in the world. It's no wonder it is until now my favorite haven for all things beauty!

There were two stores I made sure to visit while I was at Seoul, Innisfree because Hyemi of Pony's Beauty Diary always use it and Clio because of Sandara Park, of course. I'll be tackling some of the products I bought there, specifically, lipgloss. 

Which is the better product from the two brands, Innisfree and Clio? I'll be basing it on three (3) categories: packaging, color and texture. Let's find out!

Picture of Clio Professional and Innisfree Lipgloss

The product I'll be checking for this entry is Clio's Art Lipgloss. Now, I've got to admit that the first thing that caught my eye was the packaging but in fairness to me, I tried it and actually liked it. Coming inside Clio, lipgloss was one of my go to corners (aside from the big Sandara Park standee, of course.)

Picture of Sandara Park in Club Clio Myeongdong
The fangirl meets the idol!
Picture of Sandara Park in Club Clio Myeongdong
Look! My long lost twin... NOT. haha :p

I have a confession to make: I'm a sucker for cute packaging. It has always been the first consideration when buying my make up. If the package looks cute, it's halfway through. Same goes for Clio's Art Lipgloss.

Look, Hyori looking fiercely cute!
Clio Art Lipgloss with its very cool packaging!

The packaging looks like a piece of art with its glass tube and the abstract design of its cap. The glass tube allows the customer to see the gloss' shade which makes it easy to choose. The box of the gloss is consistent with its artsy theme that you wouldn't associate it with Clio at first glance. 

Verdict: 4.5/5

Now, let's try it and see if it passes the color and texture categories!

Picture of Clio Art Lipgloss A130 Lucid Berry
Here's my tube of Clio Art Lipgloss in A130 Lucid Berry.

Picture of Clio Art Lipgloss A130 Lucid Berry
The color's a mix of hot pink with just a hint of coral.

For a lipgloss, color-wise, one coat of Art Lipgloss is enough. Though it's high on shine, the color is rich even with just one coat. For those who are into intense color, I suggest doing a second coat or wearing this on top of a pink lipstick.

Verdict: 4/5

Now comes the texture. It's sticky as expected from a lipgloss but it's bearable. One thing though, strands of hair tend to stick which is a pet peeve of mine so...

Verdict: 3/5

Over-all, Clio's Art Lipgloss is a steady make-up kit staple as it can function as a stand alone lip color or a topcoat gloss. Plus the packaging jazzes up any kit. Just make sure to tie your locks to avoid a sticky hair situation. 

Over-all verdict: 4/5 (not bad at all!)


  1. I love this shade of lip gloss you bought. Red has always been my favorite color for everything. It attracts the attention of everyone. Looks good on you.

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