Why do I find little dangling charms so irresistible? Charms on just about anything, like phones, bracelets, the ends of pens and pencils, tubes of Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain…
Charmed, I’m sure.
Maybe it’s the way they sparkle when I wiggle them around. It triggers some kind of primitive cave girl thing… Whatever it is, those silvery high-heel charms are charming the heck out of me.
And speaking of charming, that’s actually their schtick — except with regard to pants, as in “charming the pants off you.” These two new pigmented, $9.95 gloss/stain hybrids in Red and Hot Pink, like the Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush in Rose we looked at before, are designed to do just that.
With ingredients like horny goat weed and a musky vanilla scent, they’re supposed to evoke a sultry state of mind while tinting lips with a long-lasting lip stain and a satiny finish.
Truth be told, I haven’t yet felt the urge to bump Barry White and crawl all over a rotating heart-shaped bed while wearing either of these shades…but I do feel like raising my hands in the air and waving them around like I just don’t care, which is something I normally do for drugstore versions of high-end makeup products.
These remind me of those $32 Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stains…
Mind you, they’re not exact dupes. The Sexy Boosters feel heavier and thicker to me, and I think the ones from YSL last longer (I get from 5-6 hours out of these, versus 6-8 hours from the YSLs) and shine brighter.
Um…and I prefer the YSL version’s understated cherry blossom flavor and scent to the stronger musky vanilla these have going on (lingers for about two hours, egad), but nothing’s perfect, I guess.
You know what, though? Even with a couple quibbles, I still think these are great. What a value for the price.
For less than 10 bucks, Physicians Formula delivers a pigmented, moisturizing gloss stain in ultra cute packaging. Great job, PF.
PRICE: $9.95 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,