- Lovedrops Urumi Liner in 02 Coral Pink (some sites call this just Pink)
- CLIO Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner in 13 Bloody Sweet
- CLIO Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner in 1 Beige Shine
These reflective pale colors are great for highlighting the lower lash line and creating aegyo-sal (the Korean trend of emphasizing puffy eye bags).
I’ve only tried these on the lower lashline and waterline. Between the Lovedrops Urumi Liner and the CLIO Gelpresso, the CLIO is the clear winner. Although both liners eventually set to be smudgeproof, the Lovedrops has a hard texture so multiple passes with firm pressure are required to build up the color and the tip drags along the skin. It also requires a separate sharpener.
By contrast, the CLIO is true to its name and glides on smoothly and easily like a gel. The soft texture also means that you can blend it out to use as an eyeshadow base/cream shadow before it sets. When I tried doing the same thing with the Lovedrops, the color blended out into uneven patches. The CLIO also conveniently has a sharpener built into the pencil and is self-sharpening (twist the bottom end).
Lovedrops Coral Pink is a peachy champagne in direct light but looks like a pale pink frost at some angles. CLIO Bloody Sweet is a light warm pink with multicolored micro-glitter; it’s the least suitable for aegyo-sal because of the glitter and pinkness (would look unnatural). CLIO Beige Shine–my favorite–is a metallic light beige. It’s also the shiniest one of all; the swatch was so crazy reflective in bright sunlight that I was squinting.
Ultimately, the Lovedrops Urumi Liner was regrettable, but the CLIO Gelpressos are highly recommended.