Physicians Formula Kajal Eyeliner, Review

I’ve had good luck with other kajal liners that I’ve tried, will this one be the same?

Physicians Formula says:  Highly pigmented inner rim eyeliner trio delivers rich color and instant drama.  Versatile eyeliner for eye enhancing definition and inner eye rim intensity.  Super- smooth gliding texture makes defining eyes effortless.  100% Waterproof wear.  Apply eyeliner at the base of upper lashes and on inside of lower eye rim for ultra-dramatic definition. Layer shades together for endless looks.  They are $10.95 for 0.09oz.

Overall:  The packaging creates some issues with its large tip and inability to sharpen it.  I tried wearing these several different ways, as eyeliner, as eyeshadow, as an eyeshadow base, setting with powder, layering, and I didn’t have much luck with any of the methods.  On the bright side, they are all smooth and pigmented when applied and the colors are beautiful.  The black and the green are the best performing shades, with the longest wear time (about 3 hours before fading).

Glitter Rating: 1.5 / 5

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Packaging:  The pencil is 4.5in long (from cap to end).  The handle is 3in and pencil tip is 1in.  Small and easy to carry around, the cap is secured down with a “click.”  There is no way to sharpen the pencil tip, so once that’s it worn down you cannot get the precise tip back.  You have to be really careful when taking the cap on and off not to brush against the pencil tip.  I’ve accidentally scraped some off the sides, and even knocked a tip off on accident.


  • Blue, for blue eyes: Deep, cool sapphire blue with shimmer.
  • Brown, for blue eyes:  Warm chocolate-brown with shimmer.
  • Black, for green/blue eyes:  Charcoal black with a little silver macro-glitter.  The same black is in both sets, the only difference is the color of the strip on the package.
  • Green, for green eyes:  Bright, warm forest green with shimmer.
  • Purple, for green eyes:  Warm dark violet with a slight teal duochrome finish.

Formula/Longevity:  Very soft and smooth when applied.  The blue and brown fade the quickest, only lasting about 1.5-2 hours (even with primer).  I set them with some powder eyeshadow and the result was minimal.  The purple has more of a waxy consistency, it lacks in pigmentation and is hard to get to show up on the waterline.  I can hardly get these to last on my dry skin, let alone with water so they do not live up to their “waterproof” claim.  I also didn’t have any luck when layering the product, even though it did create some neat colors.  I tried using them as an eyeshadow base (with primer) and patted some eyeshadow powder on top, only to find that it creased within 30 minutes after application.

It’s very easy to accidentally damage the product with the lid.

Where: Available at any Physicians Formula retailer, or here online.  Price: $10.95 for 0.09oz.

Have you tried any kajal eyeliners?  What’s your favorite brand?

DISCLOSURE:  This product was obtained through a giveaway.  All opinions are my own.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.


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2 thoughts on “Physicians Formula Kajal Eyeliner, Review

  1. So sad to hear that these liners didn’t live up to the test in any application. They look neat. -Pretty drawer fillers, now. 😉
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