The battle of liquid liners – tarte precision longwear eyeliner and Physicians Formula Eye Booster

Even though I professed to have found my holy grail of brown liquid eyeliners I must admit that I didn’t stop. I’ve kept going and have continued my search. I still love Youngblood Maroon but I was hoping to find one that was easier to get ahold of. With a liquid eyeliner sometimes I’ll find that it works perfectly one day and the next it’s drying out and not the same. In one week I found that with both Youngblood and Stila so the search was back on.

My two choices were tarte Lights, Camera Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner in brown and Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Liner + Serum also in Deep Brown.

tarte Lights Camera Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner

tarte Lights Camera Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

If you had asked me before I bought these two which I’d most likely prefer I’d have said tarte. I am a big fan of tarte cosmetics and have many wonderful products that I love from them and that get used constantly. Other than the gel eyeliners that Physicians Formula used to make, I really don’t have much PF in my collection. Let’s see who is the winner of this battle.

TARTE LIGHTS, CAMERA, LASHES PRECISION LONGWEAR EYELINER is available in two shades – brown, which is described as deep brown, and black. This $20 eyeliner comes in beautiful tarte purple packaging with a gold and hot pink/purple box that’s just as beautiful.

tarte Lights Camera Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner

tarte Lights Camera Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner

The eyeliner wears for a long time and I have no problem with it lasting just like promised. This is limited edition which surprised me since I’d expect tarte to have a liquid liner among their selections. As beautiful as this looks, I have two problems with it. #1 is the color

tarte Lights Camera Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner

tarte Lights Camera Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner

Does this look brown to you? It looks black on my hand and also on my eyes. I have favorite black liquids but it’s brown I wear most of the time. Problem #2 is the length of the tip

tarte Lights Camera Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner

tarte Lights Camera Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner

It’s very long and I find it hard to control. Considering that I wear liquid eyeliners all the time, I do have the hang of them but this tarte Lights Camera Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner gives me grief. I always make mistakes that have to be corrected. That combined with the very deep color means this is the loser of this battle for me.

PHYSICANS FORMULA 2-IN-1 LASHLASH BOOSTING EYELINER + SERUM is a double duty product. Not only is it an easy to use liquid liner but it’s meant to help with lash growth.

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

I’ve only been using this for a few weeks so I don’t know if it will help with it but the claims say that it will help with longer and fuller looking lashes. I’ve been using NR Skin Lash Teez and I’ve noticed a difference in the length of my lashes and I do believe that this is helping too. It can’t hurt can it?

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Now let’s talk about the two things that I didn’t love about the tarte – color and tip point.

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum IS brown. It’s a great brown too because it looks brown and natural when on my eyes. The tip is very easy to work with because it’s a great length. It’s at least 1/2 cm shorter than the tarte. That may not seem like much but it’s the difference between a sloppy line and a clean neat one.

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

The Physicians Formula liner is also less expensive and you know there are always specials on it. I bought mine at Meijers and got 10% off plus $5 off my beauty purchase. CVS seems to charge more for this but then they have reward card deals almost every week.

Obviously the winner of the battle of liquid eyeliners was revealed earlier and it’s Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum. This is the one I’ll continue to buy and recommend to you.  What are your favorite liquid eyeliners? Have you tried either of these? — Marcia

Top: Physicans Formula Bottom: tarte

Top: Physicans Formula
Bottom: tarte

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Comments

  1. I hate when liners or mascaras are called brown when in reality they are very dark brown almost black. So annoying! I like a lot of PF’s liners, thanks for the heads up about this one!

  2. The Physicians Formula is a great shade of brown, and does look doable. I picked up a brown felt tip liquid liner from Jesse’s Girl during a promo on Groupon and I like it a lot. Easy to use, nice shade of brown

  3. Interesting! I was sure tarte would win. Gotta check out this PF liner now 🙂

  4. I’ve been a huge fan of the Physicians Formula eyeliner for quite some time now. I’ve heard that the blackest shade isn’t quite as black as it used to be but I’m still happy with the formula.

  5. I love a lot of liquid eyeliners! Stila, Urband Decay, Maybelline, Milani, CoverGirl…I think it’s ingrained in us that we must always keep looking for new things as beauty bloggers, even when we find what works, lol!

  6. Wow, that Tarte is very black looking, especially next to the PF! I like the looks of that PF liner, and I might have to pick one up with my CVS coupon! 🙂

  7. The Physicians Formula looks like a clear winner!

  8. I keep meaning to try the Physicians Formula liner. Now I definitely need to take for a test spin.

  9. I love that the PF one works double duty!

  10. I like PF, but have never tried their liner. I guess I will now!

  11. That Tarte liner is definitely not brown, it’s black – what a bummer! I love brown liners, and rarely use black because it looks so harsh and awful on me, so I will keep PF in mind!

  12. Never tried both. My #1 fave is Kat Von D Tattoo, it’s the best.

  13. Cora from Vintage or Tacky turned me on to the PF liquid liner and it’s still one of my very faves. I love the brown and the Ultra Black. The tip is a brush, but very fine, and I haven’t found one I can control better or love the color of more! Doesn’t stop me from trying others, but I always buy these when they’re on sale.

  14. I haven’t tried either of these but I have been curious about the physicians formula one.

  15. I haven’t been able to find the Tarte liner, and I need it!! I always hear great things about the PF eyeliners too!

  16. Ah,.. Liquid liner is a sore subject for your’s truly. I am absolutely incompetent with the stuff! lol

  17. The PF liner is going on my wishlist! I’ll do anything for fuller lashes.

  18. I haven’t tried either, but I can never find that PF one in my stores. These look pretty interesting enough for me to give a try.

  19. I find it hard to find a good liquid liner, the RBR satin ones are my fav so far but this physicians one you have sounds really good.