I received a sample of Hourglass’ gel eyeliner with my order of their slim lipstick and lip oil treatment in Icon. In my previous blog post, I used this product. The other day I used it as well.This is in shade Meteorite. From both times using I can say this is not my favorite at all. Priced at $18, Hourglass claims:
1.5MM MECHANICAL GEL EYE LINER – METEORITE
THE PRECISION EDGE
Introducing the newest shade of 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 3 other shades here.
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FEATURES AND BENEFITS
•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.
•The precision 1.5MM tip ensures effortless control, and
allows for tightlining in between lashes.
• .002 OZ / .06 G
How to use:
•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.
I am not quite happy with this liner. Being a gel liner, I would think this product would glide on smoothly rather than feel dry and tugging. This pencil I have broken three-five times in one use. That’s a lot for a small amount of product priced at a high rate.
While this is a major turn off, I do like the liner is skinny and easy able to apply on waterline and tight line my upper lash line without a huge mess. But it could be because the product is so dry. If the product was gel-like as Marc Jacobs and Cargo’s maybe the product would get a bit messy.
Marc Jacobs and Cargo both sell really nice gel liners. Marc Jacobs is retractable and once the liner sets it won’t budge. Cargo’s is Swimmable. These liners need to be sharpened. I have not had any problems with these ones.
Marc Jacobs does have their own skinny eye liners; however, being smaller packaging than their original liners and priced $1 less, is it really worth it? A regular liner is $25; the ultra skinny liners are $24. I have not yet tried the ultra skinny. I wonder is it worth it?
Have you tried the Hourglass eyeliner? Maybe I just received a dud? Either way, I am so glad I didn’t purchase the full size versions when I wanted to. To me, it’s not worth it.