BH Cosmetics vs. Urban Decay, Maybelline and NYX – Who Won?
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We all want high-quality makeup, but at a bargain price.
I’ve spent a bit of time perfecting my daily makeup routine and curating a makeup bag filled with the tried and true products that I rarely deviate away from. I decided to shake up my day-to-day makeup application by swapping out my go-to’s with bestselling BH Cosmetics beauty products.
My makeup brands range from inexpensive NYX to pricey Urban Decay, so I was interested to see how the BH Cosmetics products would perform in comparison. Here’s how they stacked up.
BH Primer vs The Ordinary
- Currently in makeup bag: The Ordinary High-Spreadability Primer – $7.90
- BH Cosmetics replacement: Studio Pro Foundation Primer – $6
How they compare: My current primer by the Ordinary did its job in smoothing out my face before my foundation, but I was beyond impressed with the BH Cosmetics primer. It has a slight foundation tint and blurs my skin before I even have to reach for my foundation. Plus, it glides on without making my skin feel greasy.
I’m keeping: BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Foundation Primer
BH Liquid Foundation vs Naked Skin
- Currently in makeup bag: Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation – $40
- BH Cosmetics replacement: Naturally Flawless Liquid Foundation – $9.50
How they compare: I’ve been splurging on my Urban Decay foundation for some time now because it’s just that good. Well, not anymore! The BH Cosmetics foundation is ultra-creamy, blends like a dream (even with just my fingertips!), and is under $10 at full price. Its coverage is a touch better than Urban Decay’s – and without feeling heavy.
I’m keeping: BH Cosmetics Naturally Flawless Liquid Foundation
BH Studio Pro Concealer vs NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop
- Currently in makeup bag: NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Concealer – $8.50
- BH Cosmetics replacement: Studio Pro Total Coverage Concealer– $6
How they compare: I have about 5 or 6 tubes of NYX concealer scattered between my room and various purses, I really love it that much. But again, BH Cosmetics truly wowed me with their insanely pigmented concealer. I don’t love the application quite as much as I liked the wand from NYX, but I get way more bang for my buck since no product is wasted being absorbed by an applicator.
Oh, and when they say total coverage, they really mean it! This concealer works wonders on my dark undereye circles.
I’m keeping: BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Total Coverage Concealer
BH Liquid Eyeliner vs Maybelline Eye Studio
- Currently in makeup bag: Maybelline Eye Studio Liquid Eyeliner – $7.99
- BH Cosmetics replacement: Liquid Eye Liner – $7
How they compare: I’m not really surprised by the outcome of this comparison—nothing can break the bond I have with my Maybelline eyeliner. Honestly, I would pay double for it because it’s really the best I’ve ever used.
The BH Cosmetics eyeliner works well, but the applicator tip is wider and shorter than Maybelline’s which doesn’t give me much control over the thickness of lines.
I’m keeping: Maybelline Eye Studio Liquid Eyeliner
BH Cosmetics Palette vs Sleek Eyeshadow Palette
- Currently in makeup bag: Sleek MakeUP Eyeshadow Palette – $12.99
- BH Cosmetics replacement: 26 Shadow and Blush Palette – $18
How they compare: This is very subjective given a) I don’t wear eyeshadow often and b) I keep my makeup in a small bag since I travel with it often. The BH Cosmetics shadows are wonderful, decently pigmented, and come with a wide variety of colors, but the size of my Sleek eyeshadow palette works much better for my lifestyle.
I’m keeping: Sleek MakeUP Eyeshadow Palette
Overall, BH Cosmetics really won me over in a big way by replacing what I thought was the best primer, foundation, and concealer out there—and also saved me roughly $35 in the process!
The BH Cosmetics website frequently hosts sales and promotions as well, so I’m getting ready to try more cosmetics. Let me know what you’re loving!