Drugstore heroes: Physicians formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eyeliner Trio

Physicians formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eyeliner Trio

Physicians formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eyeliner Trio

 

Pencil eyeliners have mostly been bad news on my oily lids. I’ve tried a number of high end and drug store pencil eyeliners and they either smudge/transfer or tug horribly on my eye lids- so when I was sent the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips eyeliner set as part of the new collection launched by Physicians Formula in Australia, I didn’t get very excited at all.

It was only after I tried the electric blue shade, then the purple, followed by all the other shades, when I realised I was onto a good thing. The pigmentation, smoothness, and staying power blew me away.

These are pencils that stay vivid and fresh after 1hr of sweaty cardio at the gym. 

 

Physicians formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eyeliner Trio

Physicians formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eyeliner Trio

 

Physicians formula says…

The perfect set of three eyeliners to enhance your eye color and provide glamorous definition! Long-wearing, water-resistant and smudge-resistant formula for 24-Hour wear.

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

 

Price: $24.95

Availability: Priceline stores (AUS)

 

 

Physicians Shimmer Strips eyeliner trio swatches:

Physicians Shimmer Strips eyeliner trio swatches: Brown Eyes set (first 3 from left) Blue Eyes set (last three)

 

The Brown Eyes trio consists of :

- a grape coloured eyeliner with a subtle violet sheen.

- A chocolate brown with a subtle bronze sheen.

- A black with a just perceptible violet shimmer. On the eyes it just looks black.

 

The Blue Eyes trio consists of:

- A black with just perceptible dark blue shimmer. On the eyes it just looks black.

- A dark neutral gold metallic.

- Intense electric blue metallic.

 

I found that the pencils did require going over a couple of times on the lid to achieve full opacity- but once you apply those two layers, the colour is intense and will not budge or fade for anything. It really is very waterproof.

I don’t necessarily agree with the colours Physicians Formula chose for specific eye colours (for example, blue eyeliner on blue eyes looks horribly tacky to me, but can look spectacular with brown eyes). I think that you should buy the sets based on the colours that work for you rather than adhering to the recommendations on the box.

 

 note: these products were sent to me by PR for consideration.

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