VS: Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner VS bh Cosmetics Glitter Eyeliner

Hello lovelies!

 

I love wearing glitter liner whenever I can think of an excuse to. I recently bought some from bh Cosmetics (part of my first purchase from the brand). When I unboxed them I thought that the packaging looked very similar to the Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners I have from Urban Decay.

I test drove the bh version on New Year’s Eve so that I could compare them for you here!

  

bh liners in Synergy and Rapture.

 
 

Urban Decay liners in Spandex, ACDC, and limited edition Gunmetal.

 

Packaging:

As I said, the packaging on both is very similar. They both have wand applicators with small brushes. The bh brushes are a touch larger which I actually prefer as they pick up more product, making the application easier.

The bh liners are .15 fl oz while the UD ones are .25 so you get more products from Urban Decay. The packages also indicate that the shelf life on the UD product is 4 times longer than the bh glitter liners (24 months vs 6).

  

from L to R: bh Synergy, bh Rapture, UD Spandex, UD ACDC, and UD Gunmetal


 

Wearability:

UD in the past has transferred easier than the bh version did. I have hooded lids, so I got some transfer onto my crease. I set them both with the same setting spray, so the application was consistent from time to time.

As I said above, the bh version applied more smoothly and I feel like it was MUCH faster than when I applied the UD ones. With the UD formula and applicator, I had to dip the brush into the product constantly and go over the same line multiple times to get what I wanted.

The glitter in the UD liners is finer, which I would expect being from a higher end brand. Typically these finer glitters are safer for the eye and meant for cosmetic use. However, the effect of the larger glitter is more intense and therefore more appealing to me as I wear glitter liners mostly on nights out when I want it to be a very noticeable ‘pop’ and different from my normal routine.

The shade ranges from both brands are very similar. UD offers 7 shades while bh offers 5. Both offer forms of opalescent, silver, pink, and blue. bh additionally offers green while UD offers gold, purple, turquoise and some limited edition shades such as gunmetal which is silver and black glitter (from the Pulp Fiction line).

 

Price:

Urban Decay heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners run $20 each. You can occasionally get them for 20% off from Ulta of directly from the Urban Decay website.

bh Cosmetics Glitter Eyeliners retail for $8 but are regularly on sale for lower. At the time of writing this blog, they are up on their site for $5.

 

Verdict:

I usually like to buy higher end brands because I find the quality, performance, and wear time to outperform the lower end competitor. That is clearly not the case here. While I still love the Heavy Metal liners, the bh cosmetics liners perform just as well (if not better) and you just can’t beat the price point! If you are not worried about the larger glitter and shorter shelf life, I would check out bh!!

 

-A

Haulin’: E.L.F.

Hey guys!

Awhile back,  ELF had an online sale where everything on their website was half off! Pretty amazing when everything’s already so cheap, right? I’m doing this haul now because online they have 50% off holiday gifts!

Most of my ELF online haul!

Okay so the picture above is most of what I got, but not all of it. By now I have some of the items scattered around my apartment, but I’ll make sure I mention and do a quick review on them all! Prices mentioned below are what I actually paid, so retail is double that for each!

Glitter Mascaras in Silver and Plum- $1 each – I was expecting a brush for an applicator on this but to my surprise it is a ridged hard plastic applicator with no bristles. It works just fine for application though and the glitter is something fun I grabbed for occasional use (I used one when I went back to my alma mater’s homecoming).

Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Plum- $1 each- This didn’t have the color payout that I was hoping for at all. I would recommend skipping this one. The felt tip is nice for application, this just isn’t dark enough.

Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil in Twinkle Teal, Plum Passion, and Black Bandit- $.50 each!!- Again I was hoping for a little more pigment than I actually ended up with, but for 50 cents I can’t complain. These will work just fine in a pinch or when I’m going for a softer look, but don’t grab these if you are going for a dramatic look.

Mascara Primer-$1.50- I actually REALLY love this! I grabbed it on a whim, but I layer it under my Benefit They’re Real! mascara on an almost daily basis. It doesn’t clump my lashes but helps to condition them and makes them look long and luscious.

Eye Refresh-$1.50- This is another product that is just ok. The main thing that I am not a fan of is the added glitter in it. It looked like any other caffeine or antioxidant roller, but this has some fine glitter in it (I’m assuming to “brighten”). Pass.

Lip Exfoliator-$1.50- I LOVE this one! See the full review HERE.

Stipple Brush- $1.50- I haven’t used this one much but it’s very soft and I think the whole line of these brushes would be great for someone who is just starting to use makeup. Not too expensive either!

Mascara and Shadow Shield-$1.50- This is great in theory but I don’t use it much just because it’s more difficult than I thought to use both of my hands and the shield and mascara etc. This would be great for someone who is slightly more coordinated though!

Makeup Mist and Set-$1.50- Ok. The packaging is kind of bulky but other than that I don’t have much to say on this one. I am pretty partial to my MAC facial sprays.

Makeup Remover Pen-$1.50- This is another great item to grab. I use it under my eyes to clean up any smudged out of place liner.

 

Overall ELF products are a great deal anyway, and for half off I couldn’t resist! It’s the perfect brand to try out for beginners because of how small of an investment it is as well!