When I use eyeliner, it’s usually to just tightline my upper lash line. When I heard about Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner I was excited! Maybe THIS would be the ONE. The ONE EYELINER TO STAY PUT.
Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner comes in a pack of three($45 USD) or you can get a single for $16. Hourglass says that two clicks is all you need to line the eyes and each pencil lasts for approximately 17 to 20 uses.
So if 2 clicks is a use, then that means you get about 40 clicks for each pencil. I DID MATH, SEE? And if you know any bit of math, or just respect the math(My advice to to always respect the math. It’s the key to the universe kids.),then it’s pretty much needless to say that this is not a pencil you click all nilly-willy! Every time you click this eyeliner, you better make dang sure you need that click. Otherwise you are wasting this baby. Oh, and you can’t retract what you click either. What you click is what you get, and what you get you better use! THAT should be the tagline for this thing I think.
Hourglass is 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner is an advanced gel formula in a pencil. Is it just me? or is everything advanced lately? Sigh. Unlike traditional gel liners, there’s no pot, no brush, and no clean-up required. This idea I really like though! And this is one tiny, thin eyeliner pencil that’s super SOFT. The smallest and thinnest eyeliner I have in my stash is the Tarte EmphasEYES High Definition Eye Pencil. I like that one, but it’s a little on the hard side if I’m honest. Hourglass’s version is SO much more better just for the softness aspect I tell ya. It’s pretty much perfect for lining between the lashes, and it doesn’t budge. Apparently.
Swatchy time after some water added and some rubbing and rubbing!
SO yeah, it’s not COMPLETELY budge proof. Although, it did take some effort to get it to break down like that. Not bad Hourglass! Not bad at all. I almost broke a sweat to get that picture!
What I like about Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner, is that it’s pretty dang easy to use. I tightline my upper lash line, then line in-between my lashes and smudge it. It smudges really well too as you can see, and looks so awesome. AND CLEAN, right? One con I have is what you see in that middle pic. It transfers to my lower waterline. Not right away, but in about 5 minutes time. It’s not a huge deal, but if you like your bottom waterline to be clean like I do, then maybe it is. Otherwise, Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner stays put every where else on my eye like nobody’s business! It’s pretty great for that.
I’m torn about Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner. I like it. But the cost per use is what I have a problem with. Although, I have to say kudos to be honest and telling us all about the clicks and usage upfront Hourglass. I respect that. Is this worth the money? You know, maybe. If you have a problem with eyeliners staying put, then yes. If you just want something that will stay put for those special occasions, then yes. Otherwise, I fear that logic dictates that the cost outweighs the needs of the few. Or the one, as Spock so profoundly pointed out. One of the best Star Trek lines ever.
Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner is available on Sephora online right now, and will be in stores in Canada this week. Last word? Try it. If you don’t like it, you can always take it back. But I have a feeling you’ll probably end up keeping it.
What’s YOUR favourite no budge eyeliner? I don’t think I have one that stays put no matter what, do you? Are we makeup junkies maybe just expecting too much? PERFECTION? GAWDDD, I hate that so much, so here it IS: Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner is one of the better no budge eyeliners I’ve tried!
*product sent by PR for review, thoughts are mine as always. And thanks Hourglass, for letting me back in your circle of trust. Word dudes.