It’s been a while since I posted my first “Dupe or Dud” post, but I’m bringing it back today. If you didn’t read that one, go check it out and see how you can save $17 on a dupe! 😉 Today we’re looking at products from LORAC and Physicians Formula.
I’ve been a BIG fan of the LORAC liner ever since it was sent to me, which is obvious since I’ve repurchased it twice since then. You can read my original review for this liner HERE, but for those of you who have, you know I love it and have been wanting to find a cheaper dupe for this LORAC line. Ready to see if I did?
As you can already tell, I’m taking two products from the LORAC and Physicians Formula lines. As far as finding these brands in store, both are available at Ulta Beauty and Physicians Formula is also available at places like Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid, etc. With that said, the only place I’ve been able to purchase the Physicians Formula Eyeliner in the ‘Ultra Black’ shade is online at Ulta. Keep that in mind.
The flexible tip provides ultimate control, accuracy and smooth strokes, so you’ll never miss your lines. From very fine to dramatically bold, this versatile pro will take you to the front of the line every time!
Lash Boosting complex targets the root of lashes where it is most effective in providing nutrients associated with growing long, thick lashes. Innovative and easy to use eye lining tool delivers effortless definition. High-tech Japanese formula is long-wearing, water-resistant and smudge-resistant.
As is obvious from the pictures, they both have the same type of packaging. The Physicians Formula tube is a wee bit bigger than the LORAC, but not by much. Along with looking the same, they also function the same. When you want to use it, you give it a good shake to mix the product and you can hear the ‘ball’ or ‘bar’ (whatever that thing is that they put in the tube) banging around inside.
Fine Brush Tip
See the close-up picture below for a visual, but they both have the same type of tip. Unlike a traditional felt tip, this liner has very tiny and fine individual brush hairs. Like a eyeliner pen that you use to apply gel liner. Except these brush hairs are so much more fine and pointed than any other brush I’ve seen.
They both last all day long and hold up even if you have watery eyes or a crying spell. While testing out these products for this post, I applied one on one eye, and the other on my other eye and they both looked throughout the day. It dries pretty quickly after application and than does not budge!
Both of the tips are almost identical in size, so the application is the same as well. The Physicians Formula has a slightly longer tip, but this doesn’t change up the results at all, in my opinion. Once applied, both liners dry to a semi-shiny finish. I’ve never had an issue with either liner ‘bleeding’ into the cracks of my skin before it sets.
I think the picture above says it all, but they have the exact same pigmentation! They are super shiny when first applied, but they dry down to what I would call a semi-shiny finish.
Amount of Product
The LORAC eyeliner contains 0.02 fl. oz. of product and the Physicians Formula one comes with 0.016 fl oz. So, surprisingly, while the Physicians Formula has a bigger tube, LORAC has a tad bit more product. I wouldn’t say it’s enough to tell a difference, though.
So, Is It a Dupe?
* * Let me just clarify that you have to get the Physicians Formula liner in ULTRA BLACK! There is a shade in just Black, but (in my opinion) it shows up very gray and not at all like the LORAC liner. So keep that in mind when shopping! * *
Girl, if you’ve been eyeing that LORAC liner, save yourself $12 and get the Physicans Formula one. And if you wait for a BOGO half off on this line (which isn’t infrequent), you’ll save even more!
The products mentioned above were purchased with my own personal funds. I was not compensated in any way for writing this post — I do it because I love sharing these dupes with you! All thoughts are 100% my own.