New! Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eyeliner for August 2014

Hourglass Obsidian Edge 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner
Hourglass Obsidian Edge 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner

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. Just two clicks and one stroke creates dramatic definition that resists transfer for extended wear. Available in a package of 3.

The precision 1.5mm tip ensures effortless control, and allows for lining in between lashes. The unique formula, poured into a slim mechanical component, has the malleability, intensity and staying power of a traditional gel. No pot, no brush, no clean-up required. The waterproof, transfer-proof and long-lasting formula delivers extended wear. The supple, moisturizing formula glides on smoothly and dries quickly. Two clicks is all you need to line the eye. Each advanced mechanical pencil lasts for approximately 17 to 20 uses. Only dispense product as needed – mechanical pencil does not retract. Free of phthalates, sulfates, talc and gluten. No animal testing. Ophthalmologist tested.

1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner ($45.00 for 3, $16.00 for one)

Single available at Sephora and only.

  • Obsidian Black

Availability: Now at Hourglass; July 29th at Sephora; August 15th at SpaceNK, Net-a-porter

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Hourglass Obsidian Edge 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner
Hourglass Obsidian Edge 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner

Hourglass Obsidian Edge 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner
Hourglass Obsidian Edge 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner


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Jen Avatar

“Each advanced mechanical pencil lasts for approximately 17 to 20 uses.”

I love the idea of this, but I can’t fall in love with an eyeliner that won’t last me an entire month. Maybe I’ll give it a try anyway. I do love thin eyeliner.

Bonnie Avatar

That’s what I was thinking, too, but then I read that the product comes in a 3-pack, so you’re looking at up to 60 days of use, or two months. Not too bad, right?

Jordan Avatar

Considering all of the eyeliners I have never seem to run out, I’m going to have to say yes. Only getting two months use out of three separate eyeliners is ridiculous IMO.

Sarah Avatar

Hmmm something about this seems like it could be a poor value. From my experience with the new Benefit liner, which claims 1-2 clicks per eye but really runs more than that, having only 17-20 1-2 click uses of a $16 liner seems small to me. Granted, the Benefit liner doesn’t make any claims about length of usage.

Kimmy Avatar

This looks too good to be true. Even though “17 to 20” uses seems few, I love how detailed the description of the product is down to practical components like “two clicks is all you need to line each eye” lol. It will be interesting to see if Hourglass delivers on these claims.

fuji Avatar

I wish they would provide refills to be sold individually as a future choice. So after you get the first “kit”, refills get cheaper. $10 might sound acceptable, as each of them only lasts 17-20 uses (LESS THAN A MONTH, SERIOUSLY?!). I really question the people who did research and came up with this as an acceptable answer. I’ll be counting money every time I click it. (~click~$1 gone~)

meghan Avatar

i would be doing the same thing! that is how i justify big purchases sometimes- if i buy a handbag that is x amount of money and divide it by the amount of days i use it, it should pay for itself… $1 a use is fairly steep, especially considering that other products i would use for this tend to last a lot longer!

Lisa Avatar

As others have commented, this sounds intriguing but the number of uses doesnt seem worth it. I like gel liner but it tends to transfer to my lower lashline throughout the day. I’d be interested in trying a gel liner in pen form, but so far the reviews for the Benefit one don’t seem promising. Not too sure about this one.

Jules Avatar

Wow, I’m curious about this. All I can think of is how the lead in a mechanical penil snaps off so easily with a little bit of pressure – I hope the eyeliner stick is a bit more sturdy because at that price, you can’t afford to waste any breaking off! But at the same time, it needs to be soft enough to not need much force to stick to your skin.

I really like the idea of an ultra-thin line, but it only lasts 17-20 uses? Not a good value.

calimom Avatar

I will probably have to try this. I am obsessed with finding a mechanical pencil eyeliner that applies smoothly and doesn’t tug on my eyelid. So far the 2 best that I’ve found are Stila Smudge Stick and Avon Glimmersticks Liqui-Glide (only $7.00 and it sounds similar to this).

Ariel Avatar

I love the styling in the ad. That cat’s eye is killer!

Two questions:
1) Does anyone think they could get that fine a line without a brush? (I use a MAC 211 with Fluidliner…)
2) Does anyone know who this model is?? She’s gorgeous.

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