I am a HUGE fan of Kat Von D’s tattoo liner. I was introduced to it last year’s Sephora Draw the Line Eyeliner Sampler and I absolutely LOVE it. I’d say the only cons (for me) are that I’d prefer something a little thicker, since I also use it to darken my lash line, and that it retails for $20. Since it’s the holiday season and I’m feeling the wedding cost crunch, I’ve had a sudden urge to save money anywhere I can. There’s got to be a just-as-good drugstore (cheaper) version for everyday usage, right? I was at my local Long’s (Drugstore, like a CVS) and I bought this eyeliner because it seemed really interesting.
Brand: Physicians Formula
Product: Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Felt-Tip Eyeliner + Serum
Color: Ultra Black (7579)
Features: Long-wearing, water-resistant, smudge-resistant
Cost (at Longs/CVS Hawaii): $10.99, bought for $8.00 on sale
This eyeliner is interesting because it’s not just a liner—there’s a “lash-boosting” serum in the formula as well. The box claims that, “100% of women saw improved and more dense-looking lashes after 1 week.” 100%, eh? We’ll see! I think my lashes are pretty short so I can get all the help that I can get. *sigh*
But anyway, on to my review. It feels just like a crayola marker, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The pen is easy to hold and easy to maneuver, which I totally appreciate so I can make precise lines. It has an interesting smell though, like a real marker! It’s not unpleasant but it did throw me off the first time I used it.
The tip is WONDERFUL. It’s not too hard and it’s not too soft. I can tilt it to the side to easily darken my lash line and use the pointy end to line the top. Even though it’s a “bold” felt-tip, I found that it was really easy to make a super thin line.
The color that I picked up is Ultra Black. It goes on dark (but not as dark as my Kat Von D liner) and it doesn’t sting my eyes. I would have liked the color to be a little more intense, but it’s perfect for wearing to work. I wore it all day and was pretty pleased with the results! The pigmentation was the same and thankfully it stayed put. It also came off easily with a makeup remover wipe.
Overall, I’d give this product an….8/10. It definitely wins in price and I really like the felt-tip. Yay for easy and quick application! My Kat Von D liner wins in the pigmentation category, but the Physicians Formula liner’s serum is an interesting twist. I think this might become my new favorite!