Monday, January 9, 2012

Physicians Formula Palette in Nude Eyes and Nail Polishes

Happy belated New Years!!! I hope everyone had a good one. :) Mine was spent with family. Whenever I spend time with family, it takes me a week to get rejuvenated. :X My nieces and nephew take the energy out of me, but it's all worth it. :)

When Physicians Formula Palette in Nude Eyes came out, I had to get it right away. Not because it's only nude (which that's the only thing I wear), but the cute packaging. Isn't it amazing how packaging can sell people!?!? :X
Product Review: Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner in #7564 Nude Eyes

Where to purchase: drugstore, retailers, online
Price: $11.29 for 0.26 oz/ 7.7 g

Made in USA

Direction on the back:
Thoughts: Like I was saying the packaging is one reason this palette sold me! Honestly, it shouldn't be but I am the first to admit I am really into packaging of beauty products *sigh*.
I love the lace on light pink package. It looks so sexy. Doesn't it remind you of lingerie? They added the cuteness with the light pink bow. The lace on the package is definitely real lace and not a picture. You can feel the lace while you rub your fingers on it.
One thing I found interesting about the palette is how it opens. It usually opens on top, but this palette opens to the right. I like how different and unique it is! :) It also comes with a sponge applicator with a tip. The tip is suppose to help you line your eyes if you use the shadow colors, and the side is to use for the eyeshadows. I do not know how good the sponge applicator is since I never use it. :X

Now I need to look at the quality of the palette not the initial attraction. I think the colors are gorgeous! I can see myself wearing all those colors on daily basis except for the far left, black. I'll use black but it's seldom. I also like that it comes with direction of the colors on the packaging, but I hardly follow them. :X I tend to go with the flow.

For the swatches...
The first 5 colors from the left.
The last 4 colors from the left.

I was kind of disappointed the colors were so light when I swatch them. Who knows it might be better on the eyes, and I did not use a primer to swatch these. Using a primer might make a difference.

Now for two looks I came out with...
I used the fifth color from the left on the lid. Then I tried to contour with the fourth color. I noticed it didn't make a difference so I contoured with the second color from the left. I used a primer, UDPP, before the look and it didn't show up much.
Here I used fourth color from the left on the lid. Then I lighted the crease area so it blended more with the highlight color. I used the fifth color from the left. The color showed up more, but I wasn't blown away. It just seemed like a typical brown color.

Overall, I'm not blown away with this palette. If I just want for the outer layer (packaging), this is it. Packaging might sell me in the beginning, but you need something more to last a long time. The colors are light and nothing original.

* Physicians Formula; brand I trust.
* Cute packaging.
* Nine colors in one palette.

* Not pigmented.
* Primer helps a little bit.
* Typical colors.
* Nothing spectacular.
* Cannot grab certain colors without grabbing the neighbor colors.

Would repurchase: No, not this color palette. The other Physicians Formula Shimmer Palettes I have are good.
Rating:  2/5 Tobey's Paws

I'm going to end this post with some nail polishes I bought. I bought two Essie polishes.
This is Essie in Shine Of The Times. I heard it's a dupe of Sally Hansen in Hidden Treasure. Since I missed out on Hidden Treasure, I had to get this.
This is Essie in As Gold As It Gets. I was not planning to get this until the cashier told me this was more a success than Shine Of The Times. After getting this, now I can understand. I'm so into flakes at this moment. I want to get their white one now. :X

I also got one OPI polish.
This is OPI in Peach-A-Boo! I saw it in the clearance section at Ulta. I thought it was a gorgeous color and being on sale, I could not refuse.

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.


Chriselle Sy said...

Sucks to hear that the Physician's Formula palette didn't work for you. oh well, some products are simply duds...


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Jamilla Camel said...

Even though the eye shadows are MEH, your eyeliner is amazing!

Jen said...

OMG i love the packaging!! So gorgeous <3 sucks to hear it's not as pigmented, hopefully a primer will do the trick :)

Anonymous said...

Helpful review! I noticed it in stores too and was attracted to the packaging and colors, but wary of the quality. Now that I know the pros and cons, I prob won't be as tempted to buy it anymore. =)

jane said...

I was so close to buying this and now I'm not sure I want to... Like you, I'm a sucker for neutrals. Packaging is a serious marketing technique. Seriously. Thanks for this post!

Anonymous said...

Happy new year Alyssa! Hope you have a lovely 2012! Lovely polishes swatches. The palette reminded me of the naked palette - shame about the pigmentation :(

Bravoe Runway said...

OH man..sorry to hear that the Physian's Formula palette was a let down. I agree the packaging is a beauty...and yes pkg gets me every time. I try to avoid the guerlain counter if at all possible! Love the last OPI colour you got too!

Jessica said...

Where were you able to find the Essie nail polishes? I couldn't find the display in my local CVS and Target :(

Shop N' Chomp said...

Argh...I never find good stuff in the clearance section at Ulta. You're so lucky! :D Nice packaging always attracts me too...hehe. Sorry you did not love this palette though.

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