Honestly, it seems like all other glitter liners that I have tried. There's nothing aside from UD's name that would account for the price since the formula seems very similar to NYX, Wet n Wild, etc. The color, distortion, is nice because you can put it over the top of darker liners to add shimmer. I think I got this as part of a set, which offset the cost a bit, otherwise I would never have paid full price for it.
The product itself could be a lot better for the price you pay. I feel like the product isn't liquidy enough and I find myself really scooping the brush in, just to get a bit of the glitter. When you finally get the glitter, the color is beautiful and the staying power is quite nice. I just don't like the process of trying to get the product out.
Price Not Worth the Poor Glitter Pay-Off
The first product I bought from Urban Decay was one of their eyeshadow palettes, and I was so impressed I wanted to try their other products, such as Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner. When I was able to get my hands on Midnight Cowboy, I really wanted to love it but ended up really disappointed.
From previous experiences with glitter liners I knew that the glitter was going to be sparsely distributed in the clear eyeliner gel and intended as as a layered accent over other makeup. But since this is higher-priced, I was expecting more glitter content out of it, and was surprised that it seemed to be less glittery than lower-priced glitter liners like NYX Liquid Crystal Liner. I tried applying layers of glitter on top of itself to see if I could intensify it, but it only ended up wiping away the previous layer. The one thing I did like about this liner is that it didn't sting my eyelids on application.
I am glad that I only received this from someone else and didn't have to pay the high retail price. I would have been much better off getting cosmetic-grade glitter and patting that onto to lip-gloss lined lids.
Really Fun and Funky Liner
I love this product by Urban Decay. Stagedive is a bright, teal glitter liner. As one of you gals mentioned, the glitter is nicely suspended in the clear gel base. I love the liner brush as well, because its a thin brush that tapers at the end-so its guaranteed to provide precision when drawing lines. It does take a few swipes to build up the product and equally distribute the glitter on the lash line. If you're a perfectionist you can build the line up and get every speck of glitter in place, or be a little messy and carefree. I also like to pair Stagedive with a black liquid liner, for a funky fresh cat eye. I usually apply the cat eye liner on the outer third of my eye, and the glitter, on my inner eye or just layer it over a black cat eye on my top lash line, for a two toned effect. Believe it or not, the glitter liner looks great as is with some bold, black lashes- falsies or just your own! Great product and I wouldn't mind owning the whole collection!
Being obsessed with glitter, obviously I was drawn to this product. I love it; I think it is great. Yes, it does take a few layers, and you have to apply cautiously, but overall it is amazing. & it lasts ALL day. It was more on the expensive side, but I have also tried less expensive glitters and they didn't have the same result or effect.
lasts but burns, not worth it
Unfortunately, I didn't have the best of luck with this product. The colours are pretty and look the same when applied, however, the applicator is hard to use. For some reason it's hard to get a sufficient amount of glitter on the brush and I found myself sticking it back in the bottle to put more on 3 to 4 times (and I'm not even making a solid thick line of glitter, just adding the needed 'kick'). The colours also burn, and the burn normally lasts for about 5 minutes. However, once the colour is applied it will last all day. Is it worth the pain? Personally, no.