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From the moment that I learned about the launch of their new1.5MM Mechanical Gel Liner, Hourglass had me in a frenzied state of eager anticipation. Why? Because I have always had a penchant for eyeliner pencils, and this one sounded almost too good to be true. However, what visionary Hourglass founder, Carisa Janes, envisions routinely becomes highly coveted beauty essentials that all of the beauty mavens scramble to find.
According to Hourglass,
The advanced gel formula is encapsulated in a mechanical pencil, offering precision accuracy and ease of application. It's perfect for lining between the lashes, and it doesn’t budge. Unlike traditional gel liners, there's no pot, no brush, and no clean-up required.
Two clicks is all you need to line the eyes and each pencil lasts for approximately 17 to 20 uses. It's important to dispense product as needed – the mechanical pencil does not retract. Remove with a waterproof makeup remover.
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.
Hourglass suggests that this unique formula has the, "malleability, intensity and staying power of a traditional gel," but without the pot, brush or the necessary clean-up afterward. Given my experience with the 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Liner, coupled with my considerable experience with pot gel liners, I would argue that the longevity of this gel liner exceeds all of the pot gel liners in my collection. Not only does this liner adhere to the skin with great tenacity, but it is truly transfer-proof, smudge-proof, budge-proof, and does not flake, peel or fade. I tried to remove the arm swatch with soap and it did not budge, and it was only a dual-phase makeup remover that removed it-- so it certainly lives up to the claims made. When I tested it on my eyes I applied it at 7:30 in the morning on what promised to be a very hot Los Angeles day. I then ran errands, worked out, logged in a full day of work, and then settled into a low key evening. I checked my eyes throughout the day, and each time my eyeliner looked just as it had after application. I finally removed it at midnight, and I was shocked that it looked exactly as it had when I applied it. Therefore, I can attest to the claims that this liner delivers transfer-proof and long-lasting extended wear. This will surely become a Red Carpet favorite!
This is the ultimate precision liner that provides maximum control. It creates the most beautiful crisply defined lines, and rivals the precision of liquid liners, but in a fuss-proof formula. Do bear in mind that these mechanical pencils do not retract, so remember that two clicks is all that you will likely need.
Finally, I tend to favor black liners for my upper lids, and Obsidian is a gorgeous deep and rich black that is utter perfection.
• 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.
The precision 1.5mm tip ensures effortless control, and allows for lining in between lashes.
Obsidian is a gorgeous deep and rich black that is utter perfection.
Forbes Magazine that Hourglass will be opening their first brick and mortar store on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice!
Suggested Retail Price: USD $45 (Package Of 3) | $16 (Single)*
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