The Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner is a family of four palettes (Smoky Eyes, Nude Eyes, Fashionista Eyes, and Casual Eyes) created for “ANY eye color” that allows an individual to create three looks, from natural to playful to dramatic. Each uniquely designed, eye appealing palette comes with 9 shimmer shades that can be used dry for a more soft and subtle look, or wet for a more intense and dramatic effect. The palettes are small, about 4″ length and 2″ wide, which make them convenient enough to tote around in your purse.
This is my first time using a Physician’s Formula eyeshadow product, needless to say, I was excited to try them out. At first glance, the shades in each Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips palette are gorgeous, especially the lime color in the “Fashionista” palette; however, once swatched the color pay-off leaves much to desire.
It takes a lot of work to get a good color pay-off, especially when using the enclosed applicator. I had better results with color intensity when using my coastal scents C210 Small Chisel Fluff brush, and the colors blended out easily. If you’re not into working hard to achieve a certain eye makeup look, or you just don’t have the time, then these are not for you. I can attest to the fact that I had to sit and pack-on the eyeshadow in order for the color to pop how I am used to. For the Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips I would highly suggest using a primer, like the Urban Decay Primer Potion or the more affordable option from Ruby Kisses, “Eyeshadow Magic Primer”, as well as an eyeshadow base like “Milk” Jumbo Eye pencil from NYX.
As far as the texture goes, Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips aren’t powdery; however, there are some eyeshadows in the palette that are fallout city! That isn’t a real big deal for me since I am ‘team eyeshadow first'; therefore, I am not worried about ruining the makeup I’ve already applied. But, using the eyeshadows wet (wetting your brush) should relieve this issue.
Below is a look I created. This is what it looked like after 10 hours with using a primer and base. There is some creasing, but, it isn’t too bad! The colors still look nice and vibrant.
The Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips palettes are affordable; you get 9 eyeshadow shades for about $11 at your local drugstore like CVS. I would recommend it to those who love shimmer, and don’t mind working [hard] to achieve a particular eye makeup look. If you are like me, and very rarely have time on your hands then this isn’t for you. I would suggest this product for people new to makeup and are in the experimental phase.
Disclaimer: Products were provided by me by the company or its PR for review consideration. I was in no way compensated for this post. All opinions are my own and are, as always, 100% honest.