Now Here’s a Tip: It’s Atop the New Hourglass Script Precision Liquid Liner Pen

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Hourglass Script Precision Liquid Liner

So tiny and cute! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a liquid liner tip as teeny as the one atop the new Hourglass Script Precision Liquid Liner pen ($32).


The pen’s extra fine 0.5mm nib would make drafting pens jealous. New for summer, it’s built for the ultimate in line drawing precision and lays down fine, thin lines along my lash line with very little skipping. It did, though, take me a couple of minutes of fiddling to find a good position to hold the pen, as the tip is shorter than most liquid liners and feels a little awkward in my hand.

Jett, the single color available, looks like a shiny grayish black with blue undertones on me.

Hourglass Script Precision Liquid Liner tips
Hourglass Script Precision Liquid Liner (bottom) and LORAC Front of the Line Pro (top)

Hourglass Script Precision Liquid Liner swatch

If you and Jett hit it off, hang on to your receipt until you’re able to make sure your pen works because the first one I tried had problems. The tip had dried up and wouldn’t work at all. It might’ve been a fluke, but for $32 (expensive!), you definitely want one that works.

Hourglass Script Precision Liquid Liner eye


Hourglass Script Precision Liquid Liner

I’m nit-picky about my liquid liners and don’t change favorites very often. LORAC Front of the Line Pro has been my jam for the past few years. It’s about $10 less than the Script and probably remains my favorite overall (creates a mean cat eye flick at the end), but Script does have the upper hand when it comes to precision with super thin lines. It’s downright expensive, but Script might be worth it if you like the look and don’t mind a splurge.

PRICE: $32
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Barneys, Sephora and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (an A if not for the price)

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  1. Molly SC says:

    Holy cheese, that’s a lot for liquid liner. My standby is Incolor Fabuliner : $2. I am not kidding. It’s in the Jordana display at Walgreens, and I often grab two, just to have a backup!
    It works like a felt tip pen- and it’s got a pretty fine point, too.

  2. Nina says:

    oh wow! awesome liner … but the price is making me tear up!

    • Karen says:

      It’s a little painful, I know. 🙁 But hey, if you want reeeeally skinny lines!

      • Nina says:

        yep ill probly cave in and buy this.

        i actually love an eyeliner called dolly wink that i can only find at super h mart or 99 ranch. since we moved, ive been too lazy to drive out to those stores. (aka korea town) … 🙂

        • Karen says:

          I think I’ve heard of that liner… I’ve never tried it though.

          Ahh, 99 RANCH! I wish there was one of those closer to me. To get to a good Asian Market I need to cross a bridge. I miss having one less than five minutes away.

  3. Jessi says:

    Woo, that is thin! Which is probably what I need since I have an extremely heavy hand with eyeliner. It always looks like it was applied by a 3 year old with a chubby crayon. I’ve been practicing with the Sonia Kashuk bent eyeliner brush that you recommended, though, and I’m getting better!
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  4. Vijaya says:

    OMG, I love how nice the haaay looks. =]
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  5. natalie says:

    i loved the calvin klein marker one it was fantastic! only dried up when i let my mom use it, ive since been using MUFE liquid liner but im just inept at lining my eyes, ill have to take a look at your lorac one!

  6. Alaina says:

    Whew! That is quite pricey, but I’m Ms. Butterfingers and always get huge thick lines with other liners so.. maybe? Also I cracked up at the ‘haaay’ swatch. You have great handwriting.
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    • Karen says:

      I totally know what you mean. Try this one and maybe the LORAC one as well. I had so much trouble with liquid liner until I started using LORAC’s. It changed everything.

  7. Cindy says:

    Looks exactly like the Front of the Line liquid liner from LORAC (the packaging and the tip look IDENTICAL). I absolutely love that one. The regular price is $23.00 (and lately you can buy a kit with the mascara included—which also works fabulously btw—for like $36). The Lorac one lasts me all day, and sometimes (shamefully enough) until the morning as well! 🙂
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  8. Trisha says:

    Nice line! Wow, I’ve never seen a tip that fine. Too bad about the price, though.
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  9. Paigest says:

    Man that is the Gouda! Got-sta have that on my eyes :)I needed a reason to use my 15% off at sephora more than once lol

  10. gio says:

    That’s very pretty! But I can’t bring myself to spend that much for an eyeliner.

  11. Barb says:

    Not much of a fan of liquid liners but holy moley, that price is expensive! Tabs makes a fabulous model by the way 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Yeah, Hourglass stuff is priced similarly to Chanel. It’s an arm and a leg! They’ve got some beautiful textures, though, and packaging always looks luxe.

      I’ll pass on your compliment to Tabs! 😉

  12. Katrina says:

    Wow. You have really nice handwriting! lol

  13. Megan says:

    I’m driving the Hourglass bandwagon and saying that (once again) this is one of those so-worth-the-money things.

    But what really impresses me is your handwriting. 🙂

  14. Katie W. says:

    I LOVE this liner! It is pretty pricey but cleanup is such a breeze! This is the only liner I don’t have to use makeup remover with. Rub it w/ a little bit of water and it just beads off. It’s so awesome!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katie,

      Good point. It wears a really long time, yet it’s still easy to remove.

      What other things from Hourglass do you like?

      • Cindy says:

        I like water proof, personally, so Lorac gets another point from me. BUT, I am liking Hour Glass products these days so I might have to try it for work days, and keep Front of the Line for weekends and nights I’ll need the long lasting wear 😉
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  15. Jenny says:

    It’s pretty 🙂

  16. mishel says:

    u have beautiful handwriting karen!!

  17. steph b says:

    It is interesting to me that you say it gives a finer line than Lorac since Lorac gives me a ridiculously fine line. I’m talking like a thread thinness. Which is great for me since I have small eyes and heavy liner just doesn’t work for me. I use Lorac sometimes for a no-liner, just fuller lashes look.

    • Karen says:

      This one is teeny tiny. Seriously. If you’re used to Front of the Line Pro it may take a while to adjust because the tip is so much shorter!

  18. inycat says:

    I just ordered the Close Up set from Sephora for ($36 + %15 discount). It includes:

    – 0.53 oz Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
    – 0.15 oz Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Movie Star
    – 0.35 oz Special Effects Mascara in Black
    – 0.02 oz Front of the Line PRO Eyeliner in Black (full size!)
    – Double Ended Blending/ Smudging Brush

    Great value! Can’t wait to play with these goodies. 🙂

  19. inycat says:

    Whoops! Forgot to mention that set is LORAC products…

  20. Phina says:

    My LORAC Front of the Line Pro dries up on me too. I don’t understand how to get it going! Help!

    • Karen says:

      Hmm, I’ve never had this happen to me. Have you tried emailing the company?

      If anybody can weigh in on this I’d love to hear what you do with dried out liner!

  21. Instant Karma (formerly L) says:

    You have such pretty handwriting! This looks nice, but I’m happy with Front of the Line Pro, which I honestly don’t even use too often because I’m laaaaazy. I usually tightline with a UD pencil and go from there.

    Tigger says hi, by the way. He’s been doing really well! He hasn’t has a seizure since that last one he had that I told you about weeks ago. His balance is still a little off, but he’s back to normal. Of course, “normal” for Tigger means batting at things that aren’t there and running around (of course, due to the balance issues, this means he occasionally ends up flopping over to the side, lol). When he wasn’t feeling quite up to speed, he stopped playing with his favorite toy, and now he’s back to carrying it all around the house. He’s a happy boy 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Thanks! I took a calligraphy class in seventh grade. It was so boring but I think it helped my penmanship!

      I’m glad to hear Tigger is feeling better. Is Gizmo helping him recover? Aww, kitties…

      • Instant Karma (formerly L) says:

        Yes! They’ve been playing with each other a lot. Tiggy’s been showing her around the house. They’re pretty cute together!

  22. miléna says:

    I love Tabs <3<3<3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Kim says:

    Your handwriting is fab. How on earth do you keep it up? I’ve spent so many years typing everything that my once-nice handwriting looks awful now. It makes me sad. Although, mine was never as nice as yours is. You should do wedding invitation calligraphy on the side. Did I mention how impressed I am with your handwriting? HAHA! I also thought the liner looked cool but my short list of liquid liners to check out has Front of the Line only. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Honestly, I have no idea. I feel like I might as well attached my hands to my keyboard sometimes because I’m ALWAYS on the computer. I think a lot of it is muscle memory… I took a calligraphy class in seventh grade and I guess the skill never really leaves. Thanks for the idea of doing wedding invites! I never thought about that before! Hmm… 😀

  24. Rhapsode says:

    I can’t focus on anything else because of that fabulous handwriting of yours. 0_0 Wowza. I was forced to take some calligraphy lessons too but it never stuck with me! (Might also have something to do with the fact that I was using a big ol’ brush with ground up ink on rice paper in the traditional Chinese style–never got good grades on those.)

    I used to have a calligraphy book that I bought cheapo at one of those bookstores in NYC–are they called Strand??–but never got around to practicing except for a specific few art projects. Now I feel like I should start again. Maybe I’ll cover the whole walls with calligraphy. That would cost a lot come move out time from my apartment… LoL
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  25. o0Stacey0o says:

    I bought this when they first started carrying Hourglass at Sephora X amount of years ago. I had the SAME problem; tip just dried up and wouldn’t work again. I hadn’t forseen that problem and threw out my receipt. $32 down the drain. On top of it, the liner itself would drag and disappear if you tried going over it again once it had dried. This entire product was just a big ol’d bag of FAIL, in my opinion. You would think that after so many years, they would have corrected the problem of the tip drying out. Apparently not. Boo!

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