Physicians Formula The Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick – Dose of Rose, Berry Healthy, Red-storative Effects

Dose of Rose, Berry Healthy, Red-storative Effects

As promised, I went back to CVS and bought 3 more of the new Physicians Formula liquid lipsticks in the colors Dose of Rose, Berry Healthy and Red-storative Effects ($8.19 each).

Although it’s listed on Physicians Formula’s website, I wasn’t able to locate Vitamin Beet (the other color I was interested in) in stores. There wasn’t even a slot for it in the special counter display, so maybe it’s an online exclusive or it’ll become available when the stores reset the Physicians Formula floor display?

Dose of Rose, Berry Healthy, Red-storative Effects

Clockwise from top left: Bare lips, Dose of Rose, Red-storative Effects, Berry Healthy

I really liked all three liquid lipstick colors I chose on my last shopping trip but I this time around there were some clear winners and losers. The formula’s still fantastic — lightweight, non-drying, highly pigmented and unscented — so the deciding factor for me was color preference which is totally subjective. I didn’t experience any problems with patchiness with the previous shades I reviewed and I didn’t run into any issues with patchiness, streaking or creasing with this trio of colors either. The colors all wore off evenly and left behind a pretty stain that came off easily with makeup remover.

Dose of Rose: Way more purple than I’m comfortable wearing. In the rare instances I choose a purple lip, I always go for brighter fuchsias rather than mauve-y purples like Dose of Rose. Disclaimer: a lot of lipsticks pull very pink/purple on me because I’ve watched a few reviews for Dose of Rose on YouTube and it looks rosier on everyone else’s lips.

Berry Healthy: Love! This may be my favorite shade out of all 6 colors I’ve purchased. It’s a gorgeous brownish rose (rosy brown?) that’s the perfect any occasion shade. Great for relaxing at home, grocery shopping, school, the office, a night out, etc.

Red-storative Effects: People say that there’s a perfect red lipstick for everyone. If that’s the case, I guess I just haven’t mine yet. This is a deeper, brownish red. It’s a beautiful color in the tube but unfortunately seems to bring out the yellowness in my skin. I think it makes me look slightly jaundiced. I had to be a bit more careful applying this particular shade compared to the others but I think that’s just the nature of highly pigmented red lipsticks. In my experience, for an opaque red to look its best it really needs to have really clean, sharp edges. I only used the applicator to apply the lipstick and it does an adequate job but I’d recommend using a lip liner, lip brush and/or having a Q-tip and makeup remover to clean up the edges.

ETA: One interesting thing I noticed is that “Flavor/Aroma” is listed in the ingredients yet on the Physicians Formula website they claim the liquid lipsticks are fragrance-free. One YouTube reviewer I watched  mentioned some (not all) of hers had a sour, vinegar scent while others say the lipsticks are unscented. I’m thinking it might be a quality control issue, so it’s going to be the luck of the draw whether the ones you buy smell funky or not. You know me and how sensitive I am to fragrance and none of the liquid lipsticks I bought have any fragrance. Just a heads up.

INGREDIENTS: ISODODECANE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, KAOLIN, BEESWAX/CIRE D’ABEILLE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, GLYCERYL BEHENATE/EICOSADIOATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, FLAVOR/AROMA, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, OCTOCRYLENE, DIPALMITOYL HYDROXYPROLINE, ISOPENTYLDIOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PALMITIC ACID, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN, WATER/EAU, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, GLUCOMANNAN, TOCOPHEROL. MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR: CARMINE (CI 75470), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), MICA, RED 7, RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140).

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