Physicians Formula • Shimmer Strips Custom Blush & Highlighter • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got the blush and bronzer shimmer strips together in a package at target last weekend. They were on clearance for $3.97 for both! So, the price was great!
The blush does absolutely nothing for me. not enough pigment. The white highlight shad is perfect for the inside corner of my eyes though! really brights and makes my eyes look bigger.
I use the bronzer as an eye shadow when i am doing a light eye. I actually really like it for this purpose! people below said not enough color, which is true, but they are good for a natural look.
My problem with the packaging is that they are really hard to open! I have dig marks in both of the compacts from my nails hitting the product after I had struggled to open them.
Overall, for the price I really have gotten a lot of use out of the shimmer strips, but I don't think I would seek them out in the future
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I bought this and quickly returned it to the store. I bought it in the sunkissed shade, which perhaps was a mistake because I usually use pink blush shades.
I usually find that a lot of blushes are too dark for my skin, but this one didn't give me any colour at all. No healthy glow that I was looking for, it was like I wasn't wearing blush at all. I thought maybe I didn't apply enough, but when I applied more, it was just way too sparkly and shiny and even then the colour didn't show up great. I know it's called shimmer strips, but this is way too shimmery.
I could have exchanged it for another colour, but I really wasn't impressed enough with this product to give it another try. I don't think I would like it even in a pink shade because it is just way too shiny and unnatural looking.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I like a little shimmer here and there, but this looked unnatural as there was too much shimmer and not enough color. It was not worth the price.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I don't know why I keep buying highlighter/bronzers because they usually don't work for me, but it is probably because of the pretty packaging.
I love this product in theory. It has shimmery strips of blush and highlighting pressed powders arranged from lighter to darker. (i got mine in the Rosey Glow) which is white to dark pink/not quite maroon. I tried using this as a highlighter (works best for this) and an eyeshadow quint. The colors are too light (not enough pigment) to really work as eyeshadows. (too bad because these look great, but I don't have the patience to layer, layer, and layer again to make them visible). The ligher strips work pretty good as brow colors, but they fade and are really invisible within a few hours...
As a highlighter, these look really nice and shimmery, no glitter. The darker colors can be used as a blush, but on my light porcelain complexion, they just way too shiney to be convincing as a natural blush. Not realistic at all. Maybe I could get away with this look at a nightclub. In full daylight, oh no.
So, this pretty much just sits on my countertop looking pretty. I occasionally use the lighter strips as a highlighter, but I use a light hand or it looks too much on my pale complexion. Maybe because its too shiney. I would compare it to MAC mineral finish, but it lacks the subtlety of that product. I want a luminous, dewy glow, this is more shiney almost oily mess.
A couple weeks after starting to use this, I noticed I was getting some break outs on my cheeks where I have never broken out before. Now I am just saving this for eyeshadow. I can't resist just looking at the pretty shiney colors. Doesn't really work for me though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have this product in Sunkissed Glow, and I think it's okay. I like that I can use the bottom/dark color as a bronzey contour, the middle strips as a blush, and the top ones as a highlight, but nowadays I mainly just use this as a highlight. It shows up pretty well on my skin, but it might not work so well for darker skin tones. The major problem is that it is VERY shimmery when used as a blush, and that can be bad for people like me with acne scars and big pores. The packaging is great - a simple clear compact with no stupid little brush to throw away. Physician's Formula is kind of expensive, so I'd only buy this on sale.
Oh yeah, and one time I tried to use the strips as eyeshadow since the colors are really pretty, but trust me, it's no good for that! It comes off chunky and uneven and horrible.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
i love this stuff i have it in healthy glow and it looks so dewy and nice on my cheeks i am a N15 for reference and its up there with my HG mac springsheen blush this product is a little pricey for drug store but i love it all the same
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
The packaging is minimal and the pan can move inside the compact. Which makes me wonder if someday mine will come unglued. Still the product (sunkissed) is so beautiful as a highlighter. It's not a blush, but this has a very pretty peach shimmer. The others have a light pink and raspberry pink shimmer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
CVS was having a BOGO50% sale on PF items and I grabbed the shimmer strips blush in Sunkissed Glow (peachy-pink) and one of the shimmer strip bronzers. So, when did d/s packaging get so pretty? The blush comes in a sturdy clear acrylic compact- no frills and no blush brush (thank god). On my olive-tan skin, this works best as a highlighter since it's not pigmented enough to use alone as a blush. What I love most about this product is that it's not frosty and it imparts a fabulous glow that doesn't look oily/shiny toward the end of the day. Great d/s find! I'd definitely buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This product (called Rosy Glow) is a dupe for the Blonde MSF from MAC's BBR collection. In fact, I like this better b/c it is not as frosty, just glowy and beautiful. It has minimal color payoff so I prefer to use this as a highlighter over other pink blushes. Especially pretty for the spring and summer when I like a little more shimmer. I can't wait to wear this over BB's pale pink blush this summer. I want to get the peach one now to wear over my MUFE blush #20 (orange). I'll have to buy it this week since PF is 40% off at Walgreen's right now.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
These are brand new from PF, released around the holiday time. I love them better than the original SS bronzers. One, these are less frosty, and two, there's better color pay-off. I purchased rosy glow (pink) and sunkissed glow (peachy). The blush easily sweeps onto my cheeks to give me color reminiscent of MAC MSF highlighters. With coupons and sales, I got these for only $5 a piece, but they retail for $12. They're in a smaller lucite packaging than the SS bronzers, but you still get more blush than from other brands. Highly recommend!