While I was waiting for my friends the other night to go out for dinner, I was walking around Shoppers and unsurprisingly picked up a few things because being a sucker to bright red sale tags, I could not resist the devilish temptation. And I think I might be going back to get that damn Physicians Formula Gel Eyeliner trio just cause out of all trios, I picked up THE one set that was not part of the $9.99 sale =_= so I immediately returned it before I left. sigh. Anywho, I finally jumped onto the Revlon Lip Butter bandwagon, hooray! :P I also realized a few days ago that I had lost my awesome Maybelline eyeliner (here) so I needed to buy another one. Unfortunately, the Master Drama eyeliner was expensive and not on sale, so when I saw this pack of Physicians Formula eyeliner trio for only $9.99 I immediately took advantage of the sale and decided to give it a try. :)
These Revlon lip butters are SO soft and creamy that I'm actually not quite used to the formula (yet). They do go on like a dream, but swatching them on my hand felt like I was doing something dangerous LOL. I was scared that I'd break them but thankfully, I didn't. :P Strawberry Shortcake to me, is like a "my lips but better" colour but more pink than red and it's a flattering pink upon my Asian skin tone. On the other hand, Gumdrop not so much. I really wanted to like this sheer lilac color because it's so pretty! But I'm not one of those girls who could pull it off because of the blue/cooler undertone clashing against my pigmented lips and asian skin tone :( sigh. I should've known better, but I couldn't resist it! I think I'll try to wear this over a lip liner and see if it'll work better on me *cross fingers*.
I apologize that my lip swatches look relatively similar but they're more distinguishable in real life. Also, Gumdrop is quite sheer, so my naturally pigmented lips are showing through and the red/pinkness is picked up on my camera - my hand swatch is more universally accurate! :P
|Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio (super long name! lol)|
These Physicians Formula eyeliners have amazing lasting power! I'm super impressed! The longevity kind of reminds me of the Maybelline Master Drama Eyeliner, too bad I lost it otherwise I'd do a comparison. These eyeliners also go on really smooth and creamy. But as always....there's always a con to a product and for this - it'd be lack of pigmentation and particularly the black eyeliner. Which is ironic and a shame because that's what I was going after. The pink eyeliner in this trio is actually more purple than pink, which isn't a big deal to me but just a warning if you were looking forward to that colour.
|Who cares if this set is for hazel eyes? I still got it! Hahaha :P|
So the overall summary goes like this....
- super longevity
- cute metallic packaging
- retractable pencil and comes with a sharpener (although, I don't think it's all that necessary cause it IS retractable afterall)
- good range of colours
- catch a sale and these eyeliners are super cheap!
- not as pigmented as I would like (the black is the major disappointment, other colours are okay)
- regular price is quite expensive
Overall Rating: 9.5/10
**if the black was the slightest bit more pigmented, I'd give this a full on 10