In addition to having a ridiculously long name, Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio in the color Natural Nude Eyes have pretty cool packaging. At first glance, these look like the kind of old school Arabian kohl sticks that you slide between your waterlines for an indelible stamp of pure black color. But they are not. They are water-proof kohl eyeliners masquerading as something fancier in old school packaging.
The formula is pretty great! These sticks feel dry to the touch, like what I imagine straight charcoal sticks felt like when Cleopatra used them to rim her eyelids. I channeled my inner Egyptian queen and tightlined my top and bottom lash lines, something I rarely do because most waterproof formulas are too draggy or heavy.
This went on neatly, didn’t smudge and wore all day as a base for my usual liquid liner. I was even able to achieve the layered look shown on the packaging, with a line of the champagne color drawn just above a black outline.
Full disclosure: the Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon was an easy sell for me. Lip crayons are my jam. Chubby sticks are having a moment, and I already have a certain drugstore favorite in at least 3 colors in my bag at all times. That is the last time you will hear me say the words “chubby stick” because “lip crayon” is much less offensive, IMO. You can buy them opaque or glossy or “lacquer”-style. But this particular lip crayon stands out from the pack with a moisturizing, vitamin E-infused texture that feels extra luxurious on your lips.
Laura Geller Love Me Dew also nails the elusive satin finish sheer. It’s shinier and healthier looking than a stain, but doesn’t look too “done.” This is a hard combo to find! It also smells like vanilla pudding. Not overly sweet, but very distinctly vanilla pudding-y. I stopped enjoying scented lip products in college but this is really delicious.
It’s not the most long-lasting color, which doesn’t matter because it’s so easy to apply and wears evenly. Did I mention it’s supremely moisturizing, sheer and smells like dessert? You can’t have everything. I love everything about this product and want another one in the Watermelon Cooler shade.
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