Earlier this year, Physicians Formula launched its new product line Sexy Booster, the “first ever line of makeup to inspire sexy self-confidence.” Utilizing a special sexy-boosting formula made with sex pheromone Androstenol, “love chemical” Cocoa Extract, and ancient aphrodisiac Horny Goatweed (yes, you read that correctly), the products from this line promise to “enhance your sexy side.”
Fancy ingredients aside, let me tell you about three of their fabulous products: the Va Va Voom Volume Mascara, the Ooh La La Sexy Eyes Trio, and the Oh So Sexy Eyeshadow Quad.
All three products, adorned with the signature silver heel and black bow, have a sultry vanilla fragrance and come in risqué red and black-fishnet packaging. They are all hypoallergenic, gluten-free, and dermatologist approved for sensitive skin and eyes. Most of all, they wear with a higher-end quality that label-whores and department store-gals such as myself don’t expect to find on a shelf at a local drugstore.
I’ve been playing around with these products for about a month and here are my highlights:
1) The Palette: I don’t have deep set eyes, so a problem I have using eyeshadow is that it tends to fade and become oily at the crease. I’m happy to say I haven’t experienced that with this, and I’ve had the eyeshadow on for at least 12 hours on some days. (TiP! Make sure you wipe off the silver before your first application, otherwise you’re going to get an odd, metallic shade.)
2) The Eyeliner Trio: If I use eyeliner, it’s always liquid. However, I’m surprised to say that out of the three types of liners included in this cute kit, the kajal crayon (top in photo) was my favorite! It applies smoothly and with such a dark, rich pigment, I’ve actually traded my cat eye for waterline eyeliner.
3) The Mascara: Va Va Voom Volume is, in all seriousness, the only mascara I now use. It is amazing. True to its name, it gave my thin and short lashes loads of long-lasting volume after three coats… with NO clumping. None. Zilch. I’ve tried some great formulas by Lancôme, Revlon, and Maybelline, but I’m never going back after this.
With three black liners, black mascara, and four shimmery eyeshadow shades, there’s no doubt you can get a reliable smokey eye using these products. However, I tried to go for something that could be more casual and daytime. I used the eyeliner crayon to line my top and bottom waterlines, three coats of mascara, and shadow and contour from the palette.
The results are below!
(I don’t do sexy bedroom eyes well, so I figured I’d just put my hands up and scream.)
The pricing for Sexy booster products is a little more expensive than most drugstore cosmetics – $9.95 for the mascara, $10.95 for the palette, and $12.95 for the eyeliner trio. Luckily, carriers of Physicians Formula like CVS and Walgreens give coupons with up to 50% off! Physicians Formula also offers a rebate on a limited number of their products. Meaning, if you mail in your receipt and the “Try Me Free” sticker on your product, you will actually get your makeup FOR FREE.
I’m a sucker for labels and department store brands, but Physicians Formula’s Sexy Booster line is opening my eyes up to an entirely new world of cute, affordable, great quality makeup.
Note: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts are unbiased and my own. All photos are my own. Samples were provided for review.