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Hourglass Mechanical Gel Eye Liner
5 varieties available

Hourglass Mechanical Gel Eye Liner


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars67%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star2%
4.52 / 5 based on 227 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
Nay Nay M.
100 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Canyon more...
Helped achieved the look I was going for and would highly recommend. I bought this at sephora and would definitely use again. Lasts a couple hours and is very durable 
Vander V.
El Paso, TX
114 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Meteorite more...
I mean this works great and it's a beautiful product I just wish that the liner was not shiny liner make pigmentation in little subdued out all the light it catch it
Amber R.
St Petersburg, FL
127 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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! 
crystal j.
1462 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Canyon more...
Another great product by another great brand and I'm highly satisfied with and I would recommend also that is coupons and sales is going to take her out and stuff up
Eri B.
132 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Meteorite more...




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I love this product and let me tell you why. It is creamy,
soft, moisturizing and looks amazing on you. You can wear it with anything and
still look good. Absolutely worth the buy! I am in love with the products from
this brand! Cannot say enough good things.It is my favorite eyeliner even though it is very expensive.

Christina B.
Wolbach, NE
14 reviews
Complete junk!  I only twisted two times as instructed.  Nothing happened.  I then turned the product upside down and out fell two little brittle chunks of pencil liner.  Wasn't even gel anymore, just hard and brittle!!  I tried again and noticed no product coming out.  So I opened it up.  It was empty!!!  Other then the two little brittle chunks that came out there was nothing!  

I pretty much ended up with a dry brittle, empty product.  Pure junk!
Sadie H.
89 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Canyon more...
I think it is possible that I received a product from a "bad batch" or something but from my experience, this is one of the worst liners I have ever used. The liner is a far cry from smooth. It feels rough and drags on my lid, one of the worst applications for the eyes! I cannot use it to line my eyes in any way. It is dry, brittle, and breaks easily. Warming it before application slightly helps but not enough to redeem it. I do not recommend this to anyone and will not buy again. 
Emily C.
Oklahoma city, OK
587 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Ocean Floor more...
I love this product. I recently bought it from Sephora. I bought the blue one cause I was red a different color than black. I might try the brown one next. It’s a gel liner, and it’s not retractable. It advises using two clicks and that is typically the right amount. It is slim enough to be used on the waterline, but I don’t find that it lasts a super long time there. It does last quite a while on my lids though. It’s easy to flick out to a cat eye look as well. Expensive, yes. Worth it, probably.
Sofia F.
Bordentown, NJ
192 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I recently purchased this eyeliner and LOVE it. I am not one to spend so much on an eyeliner but I had a gift card to Sephora and wanted something good. This eyeliner is amazing. It goes on as easy as a pencil but comes out looking like it was drawn with a wet eyeliner. It is smooth and dark. This eyeliner lasts all day and really has me rethinking being cheap when it comes to makeup.
Sofia F.
Bordentown, NJ
192 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
What is your favorite color eyeliner?
Lisa F.
Long Beach , NY
487 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.
Marisol C.
Terra Bella, CA
173 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Is it long lasting??
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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Hourglass Mechanical Gel Eye Liner
Hourglass Mechanical Gel Eye Liner