Much of what Physicians Formula does can seem like a gimmick wrapped up in adorable packaging. What Physicians Formula says makes it seem that way:
Sexy Boosting Formula: infused with the scent of warm vanilla, pheromone-mimicking ingredients including clinically tested Androstadienone, Cocoa Extract (aka "the Love Chemical") and ancient aphrodisiac Horny Goatweed to enhance your sexy side.
umm -- okay. Let's see how well they wear!
First up, I have the Sexy Booster Oh So Sexy Eye Shadow Quad. Physicians Formula does a great job coming up with the cutest packaging. At the same time, I really don't like their packaging because it breaks so easily. This broke the first time I opened it. At least this one can be glued back together, but come on! Moving on. There are four shades in this palette with silver oversprays on each shade. All of the shades have a bit of a shimmer to them. They aren't all that pigmented, but they are smooth and blend easily. I wasn't expecting much out of this palette, but I do like the look I get when I use all of the shades. The vanilla scent isn't too strong, so it's not bothersome to me. This palette comes with a weird sponge-tip applicator that I haven't even tried to use. I almost wish companies would stop including those and just make the packaging sleeker. It might be just me, but the applicators get in the way and end up falling on the floor anyway.
Next up, I have the liners for you! I wasn't sure about the Sexy Booster Cat Eye Collection Liquid Eyeliner at first. I'm not much of a liquid eyeliner person because I find a lot of them to be messy. This one has a long felt tip applicator that makes it easy to get really close to the lashes. I like to wipe off a bit of the product before I apply it to keep from making a mess. Because I do that, I have to dip the applicator back into the product a couple of times in order to get the liner to look even. If I try to go in one swipe, where I begin looks much darker than where I end up. (You can see what I mean in the swatch below.) I'm happy to say that I haven't made a complete mess using this liner, and it isn't as difficult to use as I was expecting.
I have the eye kohl kajal from the Ooh La La Sexy Eyes Trio. (I got all of these eye products in a different set that doesn't seem to be available anymore, so I don't have the other items in that set. I'll gladly get it and review it if anyone wants to know about the other two items.) I've seen kohl kajals in a couple of different drugstore brands but haven't used them before. I had no idea what to expect. The kajal isn't super black. If I had to name the color, I would call it a soft black. It applies smoothly and evenly; there's no tugging at all. Also, this works really well in the waterline. I don't feel like I'm hurting my eyes trying to put this on my waterline, and it will stay. Another expected dud that seemed to work out!
As you can probably tell, I had fairly low expectations of Physicians Formula's products. In the past, I've found a lot of their items to be just okay, and I've had issues with packaging that breaks too easily. The Sexy Booster line is a fun concept, and the products are interesting. Everything has the vanilla scent to it, even the eyeliners and mascara. I think that's a bit strange, but the vanilla isn't strong and hasn't caused a reaction.
I've gotten a lot of Physicians Formula products recently, so I challenged myself to a mostly Physicians Formula face of the day below!
|top shade under brows|
2nd shade on lid
brown shade in crease
black in outer corner
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer - Light Warm
Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder - Stay Buff
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer - Bronzer
Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Blush - Natural
Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls - Beige Pearl - highlighter
Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Cat Eye Collection Liquid Eyeliner - Ultra Black - upper lash line
Kohl Kajal in Black from Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Ooh La La Sexy Eyes Trio - in waterline
Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color - Rebel Red* - review coming soon
If you have made it this far, thanks for sticking with me! The lip color was sent from Influenster, so I'll post a review soon. If there's anything else here that you want reviewed, please let me know!
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