Liquid eyeliner is an essential component of my everyday makeup routine and I am always on the hunt for the best one. I’ve been using the Physicians Formula 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner+Serum for some time now and decided to write a review and share my thoughts on it.
According to the Physicians Formula website, this eyeliner claims:
- High-tech formula enhances the appearance of lashes while providing the instant definition of a liquid eyeliner, in one easy step!
- Lash Boosting complex targets the base of lashes where it is most effective.
- Innovative and easy to use eyelining tool delivers effortless definition.
- High-tech Japanese formula is long-wearing, water-resistant and smudge-resistant.
Each eyeliner has 0.016 fluid ounces and runs for about $10. I usually purchase mine at my local drugstore when they’re having a BOGO free deal on Physicians Formula. The eyeliner has a very thin brush tip applicator and can create a very precise point or a thicker line when you use the base of the brush.
The application is very easy and smooth. The color payoff is pretty good with one swipe and creating my everyday cat eye is simple. I did a quick smudge test on the back of my hand, which the eyeliner passed, as well as a water test which it passed as well!
One possible downside to this eyeliner is that it has a semi glossy finish. I would have preferred a more matte black finish. Nonetheless, this eyeliner performs well. It also doesn’t transfer to my upper lid, which is great for anyone with monolids or hooded lids. I applied the eyeliner in the morning around 9:00am and wore it throughout the day.
After about 8 hours of wear, you can see the eyeliner itself stayed on fairly well, with some fading on the outer corners of my eye. This is somewhat typical as my eyes tend to get watery throughout the day. My eyelids are eyeliner free, which is a great plus!
After a full day of using my hands, constantly washing them with soap and water, the eyeliner did fade a little but overall stayed in place quite impressively. I even had a sweat filled workout in the evening and the eyeliner was still on afterwards.
Overall I think this is a great eyeliner for the price. Although I wouldn’t say this eyeliner lasts for 24 full hours, the lasting power is still substantially long and can definitely get me throughout the day. The application is easy and the precise tip allows for an easy cat eye. My only complaint is that I wish the finish wasn’t so shiny. I’ve been using this eyeliner for some time now, and cannot vouch for any eyelash growth as the claims state. But overall, I would highly recommend this eyeliner for all eye types.