Clio Kill Blood Pen Eyeliner

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 31 - 2014

You see, what the magazines don’t tell you is that every woman should own a blood-red eyeliner.  Ever since the day I got creative with an eyeshadow, owning a red liquid eyeliner has been high up on my list of life’s priorities.  I’ve scoured high and low for the perfect shade… and I’m yet to find it.  I thought I may have struck lucky with my latest purchase, Clio’s Kill Blood Eyeliner but alas, it just doesn’t quite hit the mark.

Let me show it to you anyway, just incase it’s your next purchase.

Clio Kill Blood Eyeliner 1

The eyeliner comes simply packaged in a cardboard box and the lid clicks off to reveal a firm, felt-tip style nib.  The nib is sharply tapered to allow you to draw a thin, precise line or indeed, you can angle the pen as you draw for a thicker, heavier sweep.

Clio Kill Blood Eyeliner 2

Pigmentation is fair but if you want a truly opaque burgundy red, you’ll need to wait a couple of minutes and go-over your initial line to strengthen the depth of colour.  I find this to be the case with many coloured eyeliners, even the browns… so it’s not a huge surprise.

One thing that is a little bit of a bore is the bleeding that I get from this eyeliner.  It’s not as bad as I’ve experienced with some liquid eyeliners in the past, but unless I gently hold the skin taut across the eyelid, I don’t get the sharpest of edges.  This wouldn’t be a problem except that I need to allow the eye area to relax in order to achieve even flicks, so I’m having to go back with a dampened cotton bud to tidy-up each time.

Clio Kill Blood Eyeliner 3

Longevity is pretty good, with wear appearing on the flicks by the end of the day.  The line across the lid stayed pretty solid but it does benefit from a bit of primer if you’re applying it over a bare eyelid.

All in all, and for the price I paid… the Clio Kill Blood Pen Eyeliner is fine.  It just doesn’t match up with the high hopes I had for it, but to be fair, expectations can be a bugger to live up to.

Clio Kill Blood Pen Eyeliner is priced at around £8.70 and available to buy online from (where you can also pick up a black and brown version)

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9 Responses to “Clio Kill Blood Pen Eyeliner”

  1. Kate says:

    Looks like a lovely colour (I have one similar) but can never work out how to wear it best – do you have any suggestions? My skin time is quite like yours, so would be really helpful. Kate

    • Hi Kate, I don’t usually wear an eye-makeup look with it (except for mascara). I normally have to prime my lids though and wear some kind of skin-coloured, matte neutralising shadow just to even out the skin-tone across my eyelids. I always attempt a flick with a coloured liner and keep my lips neutral. If the liner is warmer in tone then I’ll wear a warmer blush, and vice-versa. x

  2. Margo says:

    a unique color, but still not unique enough for a purchase, good luck on your search!!

  3. andabri says:

    Aw, that’s a bit of a disappointment, it has such a cool name! The power of advertising.

  4. Miss Louise says:

    gorgeous shade though! I’m definitely adding burgundy and red eyeliners to my wishlist!

  5. lara says:

    Oooh, I love a good deep burgundy liner but they’e such a pain in the butt to find. I’ll keep an eye out for this next time I’m doing some late night tipsy ebaying.

  6. Sydney says:

    I am a lover of burgundy eyeshadows, never really thought about using an eyeliner (why, brain, why?)

    I really wish this one was just a smidge more red, then it may be perfect.

    Alas, our searches shall continue – I wish you luck!

  7. Jane says:

    If you’re looking for blood-red eyeliner and like gel formulas, I highly recommend Makeup Geek’s gel liner in poison! It’s amazing, great pigmentation and staying power, and they ship internationally (from America.)

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