Sunday, January 25, 2015

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Review

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About a month ago Physicians Formula was doing a contest to possibly win 1 of 1,000 free samples of their Shimmer Strips. I signed up because you never know, lone and behold I got an email from them a little later that said I had one a set of the liners. I received them in the mail yesterday and instantly decided to put them to the test.
A little bit about my eyelids and how they work with products. I have fairly normal eyelids as in they aren’t overly dry nor are they overly oily. If I use a primer my shadows and liners on my upper lid last most of the day. I have hooded lids but I normally don't have transfer issues.

Click the Read More button to see my full review of the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio in Natural Nude Eyes.

So to start with I thought I’d give you the claims that Physician Formula makes about this product on the packaging. First, it is supposed to be 100% waterproof It is supposed to add instant drama with the inner rim eyeliner. It has 3x nude looks with natural, playful, and dramatic. It is also supposed to have Ultra-Dramatic definition (i.e. highly pigmented, versatile, and super-smooth).

These swatch pretty pigmented beautifully I love the colors because they are all neutral colors that will work for any eye color. However it’s not a creamy formula nor is it chalky. I don’t care for the formula it just feels really weird. I did apply my normal primer before I applied this to my lids.

So I decided to follow their directions for one of the possibilities for looks. I lined my eyes with the black liner and then put the champagne/gold color above the liner on the top lid and the dark brown underneath the liner on the bottom lid. The only other eye makeup I used was mascara that I know doesn't flake. I decided that would be best so you could get the full effect without shadows or anything else in the way.

The picture below is less than three hours after I originally applied the product. As you can see it transferred greatly to my crease area and started to smear under my lower lashes. I also found that it is hard to get a thin line, which I like more towards the inner corners of my eyes. So that’s definitely an issue in my opinion.


I don’t think I’ll get a lot of wear out of this. Between the texture, the transfer, and smearing it just doesn't seem like something that I like and can get use out of. I definitely think their claims are quite a bit off, because I would definitely not call this waterproof. I love the packaging but that’s honestly about it.

You'll also notice on the after pictures that the pigmentation disappeared. I'm the type of person who wants their eyeliner to last for 8 hours or more. However, this didn't even last three hours which annoys me.

Once again this was a complimentary product from Physicians Formula that I won in a contest, so I didn't pay for this. I am in no way sponsored by Physicians Formula, and all opinions in this review are my own.


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