1.09.2012

Review, Swatch - Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Bronzer & Blush

Do you have some unexplainable dislikes for certain brands?

I have never liked Physicians Formula and their products looked all very uninteresting and overpriced whether they were on sale or not.
A couple days ago, I picked up this value set including Shimmer Strips Bronzer (Miami Strips) and Blush (Healthy Glow) only because the set was $2.99!


I have to say I am quite impressed with the quality and this got me (finally) interested in other Physicians Formula products.



I don't like striped products in general and for that matter, I dislike Bobbie Brown Shimmer Bricks and I was never excited about their ongoing additions to the line.
I am pretty sure this is a nice dupe for more expensive Bobbie Brown ones, though.
These are very finely milled and surprisingly apply very well with little of fallouts.


The blush color is subtle and provides just a hint of flush that looks very natural. The lighter parts of the strips nicely work as highlighter.

Shimmer Strips Custom Blush & Highlighter (Healthy Glow)





I like the bronzer even better although I am not a bronzer person at all. The golden shimmer is pretty under any light and the color is never muddy. This can be used as eyeshadows as well if you like warmer golden tones.

Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, Blush & Eye Shadow (Miami Strip/Healthy Glow Bronzer)




The packaging is just flimsy and not very attractive, but I see they are picking up the game and recently have introduced many pretty packaged ones. :)
For example, I would be interested in buying this eyeshadow palette and wouldn't mind paying for the full price.
Doesn't it look like the famous Urban Decay Naked palette? ;)




18 comments

  1. I've never tried any Physicians Formula products - their shelves at the drugstore are always a mess! (Though it's probably only here) But I'm glad these work well and the packaging is looking better and better.

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  2. wow that palette does look like UD's!! huh!

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  3. CassandrapamelaJanuary 09, 2012

    I've never heard about this brand before! but those shimmer bricks look good tho :D

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  4. it is surprisingly good quality, i am impressed that there is very little fallout and the shimmer is even and lustrous! :)

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  5. doesn't it? lol
    i see more and more of similar palettes since the huge success of the original UD one. :)

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  6. i still think they are quite overpriced..;p
    but for $2.99 for both, i couldn't find any reason not to get it.
    really their very recent additions are all looking good and high-end! :)

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  7. Lena, it's been a very long time since I've tried Physicians. I was so unimpressed by their products. I REALLY wanted to like them!!!! hahaha Excellent review. Those colors look amazing and I think I will try them again. Thanks for sharing your true thoughts. :)
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  8. oh, i am glad i wasn't the only one. lol.
    i don't know they sell it hard on organic stuff but i just don't feel it. (for all organic cosmetics, as a matter of fact)
    i was lucky to find them at a price so cheap like that otherwise i would have never known.
    pretty packaging is important, right? (*wink*)

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  9. Yeah, I noticed a lot of Physicians Formula packaging aren't that adorable. I do like mood boosting with the hearts. :) Thanks for the review.

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  10. I wonder where I can get this :( , the pink one looks superrrr cuteeeeee >_<

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  11. Donna HsuehJanuary 10, 2012

    I actually just bought that eyeshadow palette and I love it! The packaging is cute but it's also pretty crappy and cheapy >_< but the eyeshadows itself are great! You should totally get it :P

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  12. ah, thanks for letting me know! :)
    it's disappointing the packaging isn't all that as i expected..but i'd love to try since you recommend on the quality! :D

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  13. here in the u.s. it's pretty much everywhere. one of the core drugstore lines.
    i also see they have separate sited for canada, south africa and australia.
    ebay, maybe? ;)

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  14. oh, i just visitied your blog and i see you review on this very palette!
    off i go to read some more.
    thanks for visiting, Ahleessa! :)

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  15. Wow, that's really cheap! I had their healthy glow, but have yet to try it. Hehehe. And the palette looks good! You should buyyyy. Hehehe!

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  16. Uhh..too bad that this product is not available here in singapore, for $ 3.99 i think its pretty good deal..i like the bronzer color :)

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  17. i don't know how the store is doing it. they have some amazing deals but turn over is so short you don't know what to expect. lol

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  18. ah so it is available there! hope you find the pink blush as well.
    and yes, i am really interested in buying the palette, too. ;p

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