The Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips duo is not a stranger to most of you. I didn’t attend the blogger event but I was given this iconic duo when I went over to Physicians Formula Malaysia office for a meeting on #IWillBeOkay Beauty Bag. Always love Physicians Formula team. They are always ever so kind to me. Since then, I have been using the Shimmer Strips since last year and I’ve been loving them! They are so well-loved / beat-up by now which shows how much I adore them.
Shimmer Strips All-in-1 Custom Nude Palette For Face & Eyes (RM69.85)
A lot of people have no idea how to use the Shimmer Strips or rather no idea what it is for. Hmmm I have to note that this product is kinda confusing but if you are a beauty enthusiasts like me, this wouldn’t be a concern at all. Makeup products are quite diversify. You can literally use anything on any part of the face. Now, as the mouthful name suggests, this is a all-in-1 palette for the face and eyes. As I have another palette for the eyes, I am using this specifically for the face. Also because that’s what I heard all the rave about from other people when used on the face.
Shimmer Strips All-in-1 Custom Nude Palette For Face & Eyes has 12 shimmery nude brick shades for a recreation of an all-over nude glow, contour, to accentuate cheeks, and to enhance the eyes. It’s confusing as I said earlier for most people because it comes in a squares bricks and usually that confuses people for some reason. Most people tend to overthink – which shade for which area, what shade for what etc. You will know after a few use the lighter rows are to be applied on which part of the face and also the darker row. I don’t stress myself with square by square. I’d go crazy! Instead I use my brush to glide over the top two rows a few times as highlighter and the bottom two rows for a shimmery bronzer when needed. But to be frank most of the time I only use the top two rows 🙂
Besides the pretty lace-print box design, which you know I LOVE LACE for the god of my life lol, a mirror, face brush and an applicator are also included and hidden at the back compartment. Usually I don’t say anything on the brush as I don’t normally use them but this face brush are thick, soft and well-made. Would be so perfect in picking up those shimmer powder and glide over the top of the cheek for a highlighted cheekbone 😉
Haha this photo of me was taken back in November 2016 where I took the Shimmer Strips All-in-1 Custom Nude Palette For Face & Eyes out and applied it for the first time. First impression captured on the camera as I set it with timer and it went off with my shock face. Was supposed to capture picture of me applying but instead it captured my super shock face.
This is honestly, THE BEST, the most highlighted highlighter I have ever own and used. The rave from other Youtubers and bloggers are true. It is the most underrated, most affordable and best highlighter in the market. I highly recommend it too.
Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner (RM63.50)
I contemplated a bit with this Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner palette. I should have not listen to my other friends about how inconvenient this palette is because this is the most versatile and convenient palette to have or use IMHO. Like I said, people tend to get overwhelmed or confuse when they see stripes of shades lol.
Compared to the Shimmer Strips All-in-1 Custom Nude Palette For Face & Eyes, this one has real lace cloth wrap on the packaging. Major love! Most people get intimidated with shimmer eyeshadow. But then again, shimmers are in trend so this is perfect. I wouldn’t say this palette is shimmery. It does look like it’s packed on with lots of shimmers but nope. To me it gives the most beautiful satin-y finish. Super shimmery? Not at all! Physicians Formula said this palette can be used wet or dry. I have yet to use this wet so no comment about it. However I can already imagine how this would be when it’s used wet. That’s called the “foiling” method, where you turn any shimmery shade into a metallic shiny finishing.
How I like to use this Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner palette is actually very simple. I like to take an eyeshadow brush, run it all over the entire palette several time and apply onto the entire lid. When used with the right brush, it gives the crease a natural crease shade. I was amazed and still amazed with this palette. On certain days I would only swipe over the lightest five shades from the right for a lighter highlighted shade. Can this palette be used as highlighter? Why not?
So the next time you feel intimidated with the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Duo, don’t. There’s nothing to be worry about. Both are an absolutely beautiful and versatile palette to own. These two deserves more love and rave.