By Sheila Arkee
Let’s talk unavoidable makeup purchases. Such as those products that you’ve had your eye on for ages, and then find priced for under $5? Making them completely irresistible? Yes, that would be the case with Physicians Formula Custom Shimmer Strips Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Trio for Hazel Eyes.
I’m not sure if Physicians Formula products are being phased out of CVS stores or not, but recently they’ve had some incredible deals that have slashed prices significantly. To be completely honest, I have never found the prices of Physicans Formula to be completely justified, but have always managed to find a coupon for $3 that makes the sticker shock a little easier. So, when these Kajal sticks were reduced to $4 from $12.99, I snapped up what I thought was the set for brown eyes but is actually intended for those with hazel eyes. Ah, well.
A couple of years ago I picked up a traditional kajal stick, and as you can see from the swatch, it is one intensely packed pencil of pigment. It’s waterproof and stays on the waterline of your lids until you are ready to remove it.
While the Physicans Formula Kajal has the same concept, these are far different in one major respect. Once applied, you will have officially entered SMUDGEVILLE!
And that’s not the worst of it!
In the set of Kajals for Hazel Eyes are Natural Taupe, Playful Pink, and Dramatic Black.
After applying my eyeshadow and the kajals and going on my merry way, preparing to take product photos, I came to the sad realization that my makeup job was going in another, smudgier, direction. Considering the fact that my time is limited, I was not a happy camper! I really didn’t want to do my makeup again, and so I decided to take matters into my own hands and smudged right over the kajal with my finger. And then the clouds broke open and everything made sense again.
Smudging the liner seems to be the key to making it work. It’s a much different look than what I was anticipating, but pretty nonetheless and my life was smudge-less afterwards. These kajals are not my favorite liners and not something I would repurchase, but I’m glad I tried them … so you can avoid them.
You can find Physicians Formula at CVS and Ulta Stores.