Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Review: PHYSICIANS FORMULA Shimmer Strips Nude Eye Shadow Palette

Okay, first, the original name of this product is Physicians Formula • Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow and Liner- Nude palette • Eye Shadow. It's so mouthful that I decided to call it as PF Nude eye palette. I bought it on a whim just because of its uber cute packaging, hahaha. It's so me! I also love the nude range of shades it haz. So why not? Let me tell you my verdict of this palette~

  Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner, Universal Looks

 Get the Nude Look for ANY Eye Color!

Naked and neutral, yet "never boring" shades create modern Nude Eyes.

Wet & Dry application for two finishes: wet for dramatic, intense color with ultra long-lasting wear. Transforms shadow into a liner. Dry for a softer result.

Hypoallergenic. Fragrance-free. Paraben-Free. Gluten Free. Dermatologist approved. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Mica, Polybutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Beeswax, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Kaolin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol May Contain: Carmine, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Iron Oxides, Manganese Violet, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines, Blue 1 Lake, Red 40, Yellow 5 Lake
More details of the packaging (just because I really really like it!) ♥

 PHYSICIANS FORMULA Shimmer Strips Nude Eye Shadow Palette
Love love the packaging! Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Nude Eye Shadow Palette got the cutest packaging for an eye palette! Yeaay. However, the packaging might be pretty but it's so delicate and frail. The cute tiny ribbon could easily fall-off and the lace was broken when I received this palette on mail so I had to fix it. I used a fabric glue to re-attach the lace.

 Back part of Physicians Formula nude eye palette

Physicians Formula Shimmer strips nude eyeshadow palette - inner part

Physicians Formula Shimmer strips NUDE eyeshadow palette, there are 9 shades of eyeshadow in nude shade. The darker color in this palette could also be used as liner, and you need to wet your brush/applicator for that purpose.

Create the Nude Eye: 1. Sweep medium shade over lid as base. 2. Apply darkest shade to upper & lower lash line with pointed tip of applicator to line eyes. For added definition, apply darkest shade in the contour of upper eyelid. To intensify color, wet applicator. 3. Use lightest shade to highlight brow bone.

PHYSICIANS FORMULA  Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner swatches
photo taken under natural lighting

Here's the swatches, with and without base (I used NYX jumbo eye pencil in milky as a base). Without base, the pigmentation is really poor and barely noticeable, especially Trio1 and Trio2. The only color that actually works are Trio3, dramatic.

p.s: the swatches might look good on my hand. but on eyes, it's a whole different story.

I have a love-hate relationship with this palette. And yes, I'm fully aware that peoples are bashing about the color pigment and so will do I. Though I knew that this palette could be used wet or dry, and OFC, using a damp applicator will enhance the color. But still, the lighter color of the shade barely has pigmentation at all! Like, they all look all the same on my eyelids! All shimery and kind of frosty. I tried to pull off a look by using trio 1 and trio 2, and they look just slightly different (with base & primer). What really works is the darker shade, while the lighter shade are all crap.

However, there's still some shade I like from this palette, one of  my favorite shade is the darkest shade from Trio1 #natural which supposed to be a liner, though, I won't really address it as a 'liner' because the color looks much lighter on eyelids. Try use a damp sponge and it will not really enhance the color either. But the color itself is pretty and wearable. 

Texture is so creamy, it crumbs a little but there's nothing to complain about the texture. It adheres nicely too on eyes. With primer, the staying power is quite good. It stay intact on eyes four a couple of hours.

Actually, I tried to love this palette 'fully' but I can't! Haha... the dainty packaging might be the only thing I love the most from this palette. While the other aspect from this palette is poor T___T. The quality of the eyeshadow itself doesn't stand up to its own packaging, that's really a shame.

Other thing, the palette is so small. Therefore, you need to pick the color carefully and gently, cuz there's no separate chamber for each of the color and you might end up picking the neighbouring colors.

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Eyeshadow Quality: photo rat2x.png

That's it for today~♥ thanks for reading and I'll see you on my next post soon ^-^ / I have an announcement and I'm sure most of you will like it~~ ciao

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