Review: Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow and Liner

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow and Liner ★★★
Price: $24.95
Size: 7.5g
About: Featuring three varied palettes to enhance and contour the natural colour of the eyes. Made for a wet or dry application, packaged in a slimline palette with sponge applicator.
Review: Want to create smoky eyes as easy as 1, 2, 3? Then look no further because this high performance eye enhancing shadow and liner in one does it all. With three different looks to play with you can go as far as your imagination takes you by playing with colours and combining different shades to suit your mood. Each palette contains nine shades and when used wet or dry (for different effects) Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow and Liner creates 18 custom shades, 6 custom looks and 6 custom liners.The colours have a soft shimmer through them instead of a flat matte finish which I really like because it makes your eyes look sexy, sultry and playful. As I don't personally wear a lot of eye makeup, I had fun experimenting each day with different colour combinations from light and subtle to dark and dramatic. I don't really know a lot about applying eye makeup so it was a great help to discover an easy step-by-step guide on the back of the palette. Who would have known that you can apply a medium colour shade over the eyelid as the base colour? I didn't. The palette is quite compact, packaged in a pretty sleek black rectangular box with a clear window in the top showing you all the shades in the palette. A foam applicator brush is included in the box which can be used wet or dry. For a softer subtle result the brush is used dry and for a more intense and longer lasting colour use the applicator wet. To create the eye liner effect use the brush wet and use the darker more intense colours to create a eye liner with the tip of the applicator, or with an angle brush. If you are unsure of how to use the brush there are instructions on the back which are very helpful for first time users. I will admit the foam brush applicator is not as good as using your own professional brushes but it does the job if you do not have your eye shadow and liner brush on hand. Overall I must say this is a must-have eye shadow palette and you need this in your make up bag - even if you're not an eye makeup junkie. It is so easy to use and extremely affordable too. 
Purchased: No.
Reviewed by: Lauren Gunter.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow and Liner ★★★Price: $24.95
Size: 7.5g
About: Featuring three varied palettes to enhance and contour the natural colour of the eyes. Made for a wet or dry application, packaged in a slimline palette with sponge applicator.
Review: The options in this pallet are endless! Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow and Liner allows you to create natural, playful and dramatic looks. The dry application produces a softer result while the wet application produces a sexier and intense result. 
The eye shadows are hypoallergenic, fragrance and paraben free and dermatologist approved, which is great for people like me who have extremely sensitive skin and eyes. I have to be really cautious about what eye products I use, as most of them leave me red eyed and puffy, however even after wearing this product all day there was not a trace of irritation. I would definitely suggest this product for others with sensitive eyes and who wear contacts. The range of colours are great for those who want one product to take them from a subtle day time nude eye to a smoky night time eye. Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow and Liner has now been added to my daily beauty regime because the nude colors are perfect for work and they have a great staying power, which means less touch ups. I did however find the applicator a little clumsy for eye shadow application and left my smoky eye in dire need of blending. This alone would not deter me from purchasing the product as blending brush can fix this in a jiffy. The applicator tip is great for applying the darker shades as a custom eye liner though so don’t bin it! The packaging is really informative as it contains tutorials for those unsure of how to achieve a smoky eye. The palette itself is housed in a cute little compact covered in pink silk and black lace, which means it looks great in your handbag and can be found easily - what a bonus! One down side is that the shadows start to blend together in the palette after a few applications and I feel that the shadows needs a separator between each colour as this would result in a longer life span of your shadows. All in all I would give this product 4 out of 5 stars because I am rather impressed.
Tip: Don’t just follow their colour suggestions, mix and match the colours, make a custom eye colour that’s your own!
Purchased: No, but this will be definitely become a staple in my beauty bag.
Reviewed by: Susie McLafferty.
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