Hourglass Mechanical Gel Eye Liner
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Hourglass Mechanical Gel Eye Liner


4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars2%
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4.52 / 5 based on 229 Reviews


The thinnest, softest, waterproof gel liner. Encapsulated in a 1.5mm mechanical pencil, this liner offers precision accuracy and ease of application. No pot, no brush, no clean-up required. Available in 4 other shades here. Winner of Nylon “Best Black Pencil Eyeliner” Beauty Hit List 2016 Recipient of the Harper's BAZAAR Beauty 150 Award


• The precision 1.5mm tip ensures effortless control, and allows for tightlining in between lashes.
• The unique formula, poured into a slim mechanical component, has the malleability, intensity and staying power of a traditional gel liner. No pot, no brush, no clean-up required.
• The waterproof, transfer-proof and long-lasting formula delivers extended wear.
• Two clicks is all you need to line the eye. Each advanced mechanical pencil lasts for approximately 17 to 20 uses.
• The supple, moisturizing formula glides on smoothly and dries quickly.
• Available in a package of 3 or as a single liner
• Ophthalmologist tested.

Two clicks will dispense enough gel formula to line the eye.
Only dispense product as needed – mechanical pencil does not retract.
Replace cap after each usage to prevent drying.
Remove with a waterproof makeup remover.

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Hourglass Mechanical Gel Eye Liner
Hourglass Mechanical Gel Eye Liner
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  • "I enjoy this liner. It sit in my waterline amazingly and doesn't budge all day" in 23 reviews
  • "One of my favorite gel liner formula. I like the skinny pencil because you can consistently get a thin line every time. Once the product have dried its almost water resistant." in 20 reviews
  • "This is wonderful! It hugs my lash line with the precision of a liquid liner. Matched with the right mascara (blinc) it lasts all day. It's a great daily use black. Definitely a favorite." in 14 reviews
  • "i cant stress enough about how perfect this product is it applies perfectly to the skin and glides like a swan!  my friend suggest i should buy this as it was a good value and i'm glad she did as id definately  use this again!! 100% recommend this to anyone who does makeup" in 5 reviews
Noel G.
Tupelo, MS
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Canyon more...
I like this eyeliner, but honestly I probably wouldn't purchase it. There is definitely room for improvement, as it ends up running throughout the day. It was a gift, so I didn't pay for it. But no, I probably wouldn't purchase.
Patricia O.
Brandon, FL
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Obsidian more...
So good! I love how thin it is because it can be used as a natural liner or can be made thicker for a more intense look. It really gets in the small areas you need like between the lashes. The black is very dark which I loooove
Brooke T.
Winston Salem, NC
550 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: 3 X 3-Pack more...
This is my FAVORITE gel liner. And it comes in a little pencil which is awesome and super travel friendly. I use this product almost every day. It's super easy to apply and is long lasting! The pigmentation of it is great too!
Madison N.
Waddell, AZ
214 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love this product. It always work amazing for me every single time! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a product that works well and is worth the money. I have combination skin and it was a great match for me! I will definitely purchase again!
El Monte, CA
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Canyon more...
All I wish i can say is AWESOME! One of the best linera ! It’s my fist time trying it! Bought it online! The price, well i would say princey , but like i said it is awesome! I would not buy it again! But i truly recomend it!
Alyssa S.
Knightstown, IN
83 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 3 X 3-Pack more...
This is an absolutely stunning gel eyeliner. I have tried so many in the past, and this one is very good. I keep it in a cup on my vanity, and use it almost every cosmetic application. Makes a huge difference!
Ariel S.
Sheridan, WY
191 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Canyon more...
Glides on like a dream, so smooth and creamy. Doesn’t budge everywhere and it’s definitely one of my favorites!!!!! I have a light medium skin tone and deep brown eyes by the way. Definitely repurchasing
Jennifer B.
Teaneck, NJ
8 reviews
Review for: Bronze more...
Very good product, glides like butter and it’s super easy to apply, specially in smaller areas. This could be ideal for in between lash line, water line. I definitely recommend this product specially if you are a beginner with eye liner.
Amber R.
St Petersburg, FL
147 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Meteorite more...
Not sure when Hourglass released the Canyon (black-brown) and Ocean Floor (navy) colors of this pencil, but I'm so glad they did! For an everyday "natural" look, I prefer to use a dark brown eyeliners(saving black for dramatic/special occasion looks) to create the appearance of a thick lash line. The super skinny tip helps me stay close to the lash line while maintaining a really sharp edge (which can be smudged before it sets).

I've seen other reviews complain about the brittleness of the pencil -- I experienced this as well upon first application but then it softened after a few swipes and I haven't had application issues since. You can warm up the product and smooth out the "sharp" edges of the brand new product by swiping 1-2 times on the back of your hand before application. Make sure you don't twist the product more than 3 clicks because you will risk breaking the pencil.. it is only 1.5mm thick after all!

This product has yet to smudge on me and I have oily eyelids. Most importantly it has notable staying power on the waterline but if your eyes water a lot, the chemical composition of your tears combined with the physical action of blinking your eyes will eventually push the product off of the waterline.

It's hard to find cruelty free, dark brown waterproof eyeliners so I'm glad to have found this (IT Cosmetics makes a good dark brown waterproof gel eyeliner as well but they just got purchased by L'Oreal UGH).  Hourglass Mechanical Gel Eye Liner
Jennifer L.
Parkville, MD
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Canyon more...
My absolute FAVORITE eyeliner! This is so black, doesn’t bleed, stays on all day, is easy to control. Literally the perfect eyeliner. It’s expensive, but worth every penny! 
Marisol C.
Visalia, CA
175 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Is it long lasting??
Sofia F.
Bordentown, NJ
192 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
What is your favorite color eyeliner?
Lisa F.
Long Beach , NY
540 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This looks amazing! I’m obsessed with eyeliner and have tried everything from stila, it cosmetics, smashbox, and drug store brands. I’m always seeking the next best thing especially when it comes to eyeliners.
Victoria F.
Spring Valley, CA
366 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Is this water proof?
Kim B.
Kelowna, BC
428 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Love this. Need to try.

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