Lancome vs. Elf: Liquid Liners

E.L.F Essential Liquid Eyeliner: $1

No more tugging or pulling on your eyelids with this easy glide Liquid Eyeliner. The smudge-proof liner is rich in color, creating a long lasting defined look. The fine tip brush creates easy and precise definition for natural or dramatic eye effects.



Lancôme Artliner: $30.50

The #1 liquid Liner on the market!

This effortless liquid eyeliner features a unique combination of two film-forming polymers that make every look last. Rich, deep, luminous color pigments offer the most intense color, and its uniquely shaped foam tip pen allows for precise shaping and defining of the eyes.



When the price difference is this steep and the drug store price is this low, a comparison review was begging to be written. And this one is going to give you a shocking answer: I prefer the ELF liner. Short and simple, the ELF liner feels more wet, slides on darker and ITS ONLY ONE DOLLAR.

The Lancôme liner is pretty okay itself, but it is a bit on the dry side. Whereas you can pull out the ELF liner and have it ready for application, I have to dip this Artliner a few times to get it dark enough for my taste. With the basics being said, let’s move on to categorical differences.

Pigmentation: As I’ve said, the ELF liner takes this one. It’s ready to go as soon as you are and it’s stll opaque even after a year of owning it.

Application: When tilted completely horizontally the two liners are nearly identical. However, if you are going for a lighter line and want to use the tip of the liner, you may as well not even try with the Lancôme. The tip leaves gaps in the color (probably because of how dry this product is) and the ELF liner will help with this, but it’s VERY messy (probably because of how wet this product is).

No one takes the cake (or eye) in this category. Both need improvement.

Packaging: The Elf liner tip is very flimsy, it feels like a brush and less like a felt tip while on the other hand the felt tip of the Artliner is much stronger and allows you to draw the shape you want without smudges.

The outside of the ELF liner just has the product name in silver on the black tube but the Lancôme has the beautiful gold on black floral emblem Lancôme is known for. Packaging wise, Lancôme wins. But that was obvious.

Overall: Like mentioned above, the ELF liner takes the Lancôme any day. It’s wetness is great because you could run the felt tip against any liner brush and get your line exactly as you want, and its not as messy as the actual felt of the liner. The Lancôme Artliner is still very new to me, so if my feelings do change, I will update! But for now, the one dollar liner is the one I’m going to recommend for not only the price but the quality.

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Tip of the ELF Essential Liner

Tip of the Lancôme Artliner

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