Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner Pop Collection Review and Swatches

A few months ago my cousin visited from Canada and bought me a few pieces from Physicians Formula.  I had requested these items; she found it quite tough locating the brand in Vancouver and the range was apparently limited but at least I got my mitts on some bits and pieces! (more reviews to follow).

I asked her to buy me a few of the Shimmer Strips Custom Eye palettes (they have tons, tailored towards different eye colours). First up is one from the POP collection for Green eyes.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow Liner Pop Collection Review and Swatches

This palette caught my eye because it’s full of fun colours! The packaging shows examples of how to wear the shades together.  You can pretty much mix and match.

I had no real inclination to follow the eye guides; I mean they seem to put brown shades for brown eyes, blue shades for blue eyes etc. It depends doesn’t it? Some people like contrasts, some people like to compliment. I am naturally drawn to cool shades.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow Liner Pop Collection Review and Swatches 1

This palette comes in a thick clear plastic which feels ok but looks so cheap. Urgh. There’s an art to clear plastic packaging, clearly.

The shades are duller in real like then on their website:

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow Liner Pop Collection Review and Swatches 3

You get this horrible sponge applicator. The angle makes sense as it means you can reach into each strip but it’s still rubbish:

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow Liner Pop Collection Review and Swatches 2

Swatches:

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow Liner Pop Collection Review and Swatches 4

I think this palettes swatches so poorly – the pigmentation is lacking and the texture is average.  The colours are meh.  I mean on the grand scheme of things it’s not hideous but it reminds me of the first eyeshadow palettes I used to own that didn’t really do much. Very disappointing to be honest since it wasn’t that cheap (Physicians Formula seems more costly from Canada than the US).

I did 2 layers on the above too and my hand was a little damp from a wet wipe so imagine how crap the colours out with that extra adhesion?

Verdict: Me no like. I hope the bronze and grey palette I purchased do better than this one.

Have you ever tried these palettes?

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Comments

  1. I’d love to try physicians formula! Not necessarily this palette though! x

  2. I’m so curious about these shimmer strips! Please try it on your eyes once and let us know what you think! :D

  3. Yeah, these are crummy for the price. I did have better luck with this palette than your swatches suggest. They look a lot chalkier on you. But these are crumbly as you have to pack on tons to get good pigmentation. This results in a lot of fading and fallout as you wear them, but they stick around ok otherwise with a good primer. I wouldn’t repurchase, though! I have repurchased the Happy Boosters several times, as well as the gel liners (it’s 3-for so not too pricey). The Happy Boosters are by far the best thing from Physicians Formula I’ve ever tried.
    You can win one in my giveaway (beautyvigilante.blogspot.com) if you’re from the U.K.!

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