Friday, July 6, 2012

Physicians Formula Shimmer Stripes in Nude


Yup- here it is!! The little palette I've been so incredibly hooked on and have not shared enough pics of. I have been using this palette all week experimenting with all the colors so I could give an honest review. I seriously like it. The colors are great for everyday wear and you can totally pull off natural looks or smoky looks with it. 



I found, however, that I cannot wear this without a primer or some kind of base because the colors are very shimmery and not incredibly pigmented. They are the kind of shadows you have to build up. Now, I do not have a problem with that being that if you want something very light and natural- it gives you the opportunity to achieve it. After all, it's a "Nude" palette and as the name says it, you can achieve that look with it. But they are colors that can be built up.


The box says you can wear them wet to enhance them and it's definitely helped unless I use a good base then I feel like I really don't have too. But when used wet, they glow. It's neat in my opinion.  Lasting power- with a good base- hours! But I can't tell you what they would last without it. I actually had my first bad experience in years with a very creamy base I decided to use under them which creased my shadow right before I left the house. I was so upset!! Worse, I didn't have time to go back and do something about it.



But of course, that was the base I used. Big mistake! Because I had a huge strip of shiny shadow in my crease instead of my lid. Lol- oh well. Either way, I like them and I am happy with the fact that the darker colors are the smaller strips too. The darker colors happen to be more pigment and therefore I find I have to use a lot less of them to get the results I want.


It's the lighter colors I like to pack on for the 'glowy' effect I like. The case is super cute and even though I haven't used any of the colors as a liner- I'm sure you could work with them- I just don't use my shadows like that often at all. The swatches are not the best- but I decided to swatch them over my clean arm. If you've seen my previous looks using them- those are over primer and a base. Till next time!!

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. Looks really pretty. I will check it out

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  2. These look like really pretty, really easy to wear colors! Thanks for the swatches and your review!

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    1. Thank YOU for checking out my blog! =-)

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  3. Very pretty nude palette! And Physicians Formular is not expensive either!

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  4. I considered getting this palette when CVS had their $7 off deal. There has yet to be a Physicians Formula product that I actually like so I decided to skip on it. Now that you've confirmed that this palette is not very pigmented, I'm glad I didn't pick it up. Thanks for the swatches!

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    1. True- not incredibly pigmented- but still pretty good. =-)

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  5. This looks so good! I always see it at walmart but never picked it up but now I'm curious.

    http://illuminatingg.blogspot.com

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    1. I was too curious just because there are too many comparisons to the Naked palette. =-)

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  6. I love the packaging. So pretty!
    Looks like a decent dupe for the Naked Pallets

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    1. The palette is super cute- I think its the prettiest palette I have lol

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  7. Ahh I love the packaging. The colors are very pretty. I've actually never tried PF

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    1. Well, this is the first time I try them out too. Will post up more pics using it. =-)

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  8. The packaging is soo adorable!! :)

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    1. Yup- it is! lol- I think most people love it for that too. =-)

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  9. Looks so pretty. Love the packaging.

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  10. Such a cute palette! The colors are so pretty also. I just might pick it up next time at the drugstore. Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo Aisha

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