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?
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).