Friday, September 10, 2010

Physicians Formula Eyeliner Review

Do you ever come across a great product, but then never end up using it?
That seems to be my experience with the Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Gel CreamLiner from Physicians Formula (what a name, right?)
After seeing so many great reviews of the eyeliners, I was excited to get a chance to try them out when I could finally get my hands on them a few months ago. I immediately swatched, tested their wear, and decided they were wonderful. How many times have I actually used this product since I bought it nearly 4 months ago? Once. It's a great product, but I just never reach for it.
I picked up the set intended for brown eyes. Right now you can order it online on Ulta for $8.00 instead of the usual $10.99. I bought mine at CVS for about $10.


I really like the packaging, especially how it snaps together or apart.


It reminds me a little bit of legos.


Usually, brushes that come with cosmetics are pretty sub-par. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the brush that came with this set.


Natural light. I was impressed by the pigmentation and smoothness of the liners. Soo creamy! After I let it set for a minute or two, I tried vigorously rubbing my finger across the liners. They didn't budge.


With flash to show the sparkles better.

I was definitely impressed by this product, yet haven't been using it as much as I thought I would. I've used the black once, and the others have only been swatched. I tend to use my mineral eyeshadows as liners, and never think to grab one of these. I've been using a lot of dark blue liner lately- my go-to look these days is a neutral look with the Drama Blue liner from Aromaleigh. If you're looking for some nice gel/cream liners for a good price, I definitely recommend these. I definitely don't regret buying them, I just need to make myself use them more!


SilhouetteScreams said...

I wish they sold these in Australia, I really want the green set.

eRiN said...

I always ogle those when I'm in a store, but I'm just like you in that I only tend to use my mineral shadows as liners ... it's easier to get a specific color since I have SO MANY eyeshadows!

Amanda said...

Erin: Exactly! Plus, I'm so much more comfortable working with mineral shadows since gel liners are new to me.

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