I am a nursing student on a budget and dont want to spend $50 bucks on the Naked palettes so I picked this up as an alternative and I must say that I love this pallet. Its small, easy to use, fits into my makeup bag and purse, stays on all day, love the applicator, the palette is cute and it has all of the right nudes that I need. The only downfall is the palette doesnt have a clip to keep it closed and may open other than that, I would def buy again and still gets 5 stars
No matter what people say, I like it! They have a soft and creamylike texture, they go on smoothly and they are easily blendable. They are quite shimmery, but hey, that is the name of the pallete! The downside is the design. The eyeshadows are not separated but they are aligned next to each other. The strips are really narrow so you can't pick up one shade easily. On the other hand, it is a really small palette, that can give you 3 different looks at least. It is great for travelling. The applicator isn't that bad either, but I prefer to use my bdellium brushes instead. They aren't crazy pigmented but I like them that way. My favourite is the peachy one. You can get them on iherb.com, that's where I bought them. You can use the code COJ315 for a $5 to $10 discount.
I was looking forward to trying this and searched what seemed like everywhere for it. I thought it would be a cheaper alternative to the UD's Naked and Naked2 palettes. But this fell short of my expectations for Physicians Formula, whose other custom strips I like such as the hazel set. But this one was completely different than the ones I have purchased for years. The color does not stay nor does it apply well. The shadow breaks up and gets everywhere in the container with the softest touch from the brush. It is just terrible to apply I can't explain it besides that it's cheap quality. Nevertheless, will not purchase again and do not recommend.
I like the variety in this palette. The colours are all nude and work well for any day, but this time you have the freedom to choose basically any shade of any nude colour (black, grey, brown, tan, cream, pink). It's great!
You should use an eyeshadow primer for this though, because it tends to fade quickly throughout the day.
This product was $16 I think, which isn't super expensive, but then again you can find much cheaper options.
Packaging is nice, with a little flip lid that stays closed so you don't have to worry about it coming open.
Overall though it is an awesome pick.
All the versions of these have really pretty colors HOWEVER the pigmentation in them doesn't stand up to what it looks like in the package. Definitely need a primer for these. Very shimmery almost metallic (in the smoky one) which is pretty cool, the texture is nice and packaging is verry cute. I wasn't terribly impressed but not all that disappointed.. It's a decent product for sure
UPDATE: Been trying to use this more.. I really DON'T like it. It literally takes like 5 minutes to get the color on your eye to where you can actually see it. I've come to not like the texture at all, its rough and reminds me of sand. It's really a shame because the colors look so pretty and very promising.
I always fall victim to the pretty colours in Physician's Formula eyeshadows, and I always regret it. They have virtually no pigment, so it looks like a weird frosty translucent powder no matter how much you put on. Stick with their eyeliners!
The shadows are very soft and creamy, and all are shimmery and pearlescent. I love most of the shades and use this palette often for a natural look for school. They are great to use wet! I really like the texture of the shadows, they remind me of Clinique's.
They aren't extremely pigmented, but suffice if used with primer or wet.
Oh, and the packaging is so cute I have to have it lying out on my make up table. I <3 the lace and the bow!
I'm considering picking up the 'Casual' or 'Smoky' version of these.
Pretty pricey. I got mine for $16 (I live in Canada. Purchased at Superstore) continued >>
After reading the positive reviews, I sought this out even though it wasn't on sale at $16. Beautiful colors in a portable packaging and it's supposed to have gentler ingredients but a waste of money! Even after 5-6 swipes, there is still no color pay-off. I thought it would be good for a nude look. The shades are nice but there is a shimmer to them. I am about NC25-30 and this palette may be more suited to someone in the NC10-15 range.
I personally like Physicians formula Products and you'd be surprised to know that they use Physicians Formula Products on the set of Gossip Girl. And their eye products are not irritating and good for people who want a natural product that is not going to cause aggravation, eyes are very sensitive and it is important what you put on them, i personally like this palette and have found dupes to urban decays palette the colors show up much better if you use a primer, and or use the pallet wet. I have a lot of the physician formula shimmer strip palettes and have reviewed them, on my site. everythingbeautynyc well ill put up photos.
And if your interested you can go my website and see all my pics and swatches of the product; I hope you like. xoxo
I personally like this brand a lot and they are recyclable products,a nd high quality powders. Not so thrilled with the smokey eye palette. But its got its good qualities and its a good drugstore brand. They have an organic line, most of their products are biodegradable, and their products are formulated with natural formulations, or non comedogenic formulations. So i think they have a lot of good quality products I like the mascaras they had witht he black and the blue two sided they had several colors like that, they really great eye products especially for sensitive eyes, nice eyeliners, I like their shimmer strips highlighting blushes, and bronzers a lot of their bronzers are dupes to high end, the shimmer strip ones are dead on dupes to higher end products, i liked this product. I think it all depends on how you use it and whether its wet or dry or your own personal prefference whether you want shimmery or no shimmer, or natural or perhaps some more bold colors. Its up to the person and everyone will have a diffferent oppinion. But i have products from this brand and I really like them, and find them to be really good drugstore products. And they usually have 3$ off, sticker, or sale on their products. .
I had such high hopes for this palette. Honestly, I really wanted the Urban Decay pallete, but it was way out of my price range, so I thought I'd give PF a try. While I love their face powders and bronzers, the eyeshadow was really disappointing. The colors were gorgeous in the palette, but they have very little pigment. All that shows up is the frosted part of the shadow, which is not even remotely close to what I wanted. Guess I'll be saving up for the Urban Decay...