Battle of the Pen Eyeliners: Physician’s Formula vs Makeup Revolution

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Pen applicator liquid eyeliners changed the game for me. I was terrified of – and awful at – liquid eyeliner (or eyeliner in general). I just did my waterline and left it at that. But pen applicators helped me learn to do gorgeous wings with ease!

Over time I’ve tried some high end and some drugstore priced liquid liners. I’ve found that there aren’t really any significant differences between them overall, though some drugstore liners aren’t quite dark enough for me.

Today’s battle, however, is between my two favorite drugstore liquid pen liners: the Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Lash 2-in-1 Boosting Eyeliner & Serum and the Makeup Revolution Renaissance Flick Liner.

Physican’s Formula

Price: $11.49

Availability: Local Walmart, Target, or other drugstore, Ulta

Notes: The pen on this is a little thicker, but it’s super easy to work with. The black is very dark, and it lasts quite a long time. I believe mine lasted over a year. It didn’t dry out as much as I ran out of product!

Makeup Revolution

Price: $8

Availability: Ulta

Notes: Pen on this is very thin and delicate. Also a very black liner, and stays on through literally everything. The shape of the pen makes it easy to hold and thus far has lasted over 6 months, getting closer to a year.

Final Thoughts

Overall, my favorite is the Makeup Revolution Renaissance Flick. It’s more waterproof, easier to control, and is less expensive. However, if you don’t have an Ulta nearby, the Physician’s Formula is a great second choice for a last minute eyeliner emergency!

Have you tried either of these eyeliners before? What’s your favorite?