Charming Their Way Into Makeup Bags and Hearts, the New Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stains Deliver an Yves Saint Laurent Look at a Drugstore Price

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Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain

That’s the new Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain in Hot Pink ($9.95) on my lips, available now at drugstores and online

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…

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stains Red and Hot Pink

The Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stains in Red and Hot Pink

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

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain applicators in Hot Pink on the left and Red on the right


Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain swatches in Hot Pink on the left and red on the right



Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain

Wearing the Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain in Red

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,

Karen

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  1. I was surprised to find that I really, really liked these – so much that after trying one, I went out and bought the other! But, I found them quite different from the YSL glossy stains – in my opinion, the Physician’s Formula ones are more like liquid lipsticks. Quite a nice product, though!
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  2. Ellen says:

    I tried these, and the smell made me want to hurl. I like the new L’Oreal Caresse Shine Stain much better!

  3. Ashley says:

    Have you tried the L’Oreal Shine Caresse ones? Dead ringers for the YSL; maybe a little bit less durable, but same scent, same consistency.

    • Ellen says:

      I actually thought the L’Oreal ones were the ONLY stains not to kiss off for me – even better than YSL (and way cheaper)!

  4. Lulle says:

    These little things have been on my wish-list for a while! Sadly, the closest drugstore doesn’t stock up PF lip products… I should probably order one online.
    I think Physicians Formula is really an underrated brand. They do pretty solid products.
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  5. hazakaza says:

    I have this in red and, while the scent and taste are a horrible chemical nightmare, I really like the product! I was considering YSL’s glossy stains before, but if you think they are a better version of this, I am gonna seek some of those out.

  6. Love the Hot Pink color!
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  7. The swatches are pretty but I’m not a fan of the wet look. Plus the comment about scent and taste will definitely keep me FAR away from these!
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