When I first saw the Physicians Formula Extreme Shimmer online, I've been on a hunt. It took me many stores and weeks, but I finally got a hold of both the nude shadow palette and cream shadows.
Here's a look at the display. I already reviewed the Physicians Formula Extreme Shimmer Shadow in Nude which I highly recommend if you like metallic looking eyeshadows. For this post, I will review the cream shadows.
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Extreme Shimmer Gel Cream Shadow & Liner Trio in Nude
Where to purchase: drugstores, mass merchandiser, and online at physiciansformula.com
Price: $13.49 for 0.17 oz/ 4.8 g
Made in USA
Description from the website: Shockingly shimmery versatile trio can be used as a shadow all over lid or an eyeliner to add shimmery definition. Unique hybrid formula glides-on and blends easier than a powder for alight veil of shimmer or layered for a full-on metallic foil effect. 24 hour wear.
Click on the picture to see the original size.Thoughts: I first tried the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Extreme Shimmer Shadow in Nude and fell in love. It's extremely shimmery but not in the way it's glittery. I'm not a big fan of glitters on the eye unless it's for the night out. It's more mellow, in the sense, you can wear it in daily basis. For that reason, I was extremely excited to try the gel cream.
Now for looks I did...
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Extreme Shimmer Shadow in Nude. You can read more details on that post.
ULTA Matte Lip Cream in Tender which I highly recommend.
Now for my overall opinion... First of all, it honestly doesn't feel like a gel. It's more a stiff cream-like shadow or at least for me. With that said, it's not extremely opaque. When I first swatched the gel cream on the fingers, I was impressed. It looked opaque but when I apply it on the eyes, I need to layer a lot for it to show up and that's coming from someone who isn't dark. Secondly, I was shocked it had a lot of sparkles. I'm not the biggest fan of sparkles unless it's for the night out. Being an oldie, I hardly go out to clubs. Plus, I cannot see myself wearing this in daily basis. Third if you use this as a base, the eyeshadow will attach to the sticky texture and the eye look will be more brighter. This is a great base with the added sparkles. Lastly, it lasted all day on me without creasing.
* Physicians Formula; a brand that I trust.
* Cute packaging.
* Comes in individual containers.
* Easy to use.
* Great for light skin if used as a shadow.
* Sticky texture; great for base.
* Doesn't crease.
* Long lasting; lasts all day long.
* Need to layer; not opaque.
Would repurchase: No.
Rating: 3/5 Tobey's Paws
Other Physicians Formula palettes reviewed/swatched:
Shimmer Strips Extreme Shimmer
Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.