Physician’s Formula POP Shimmer Strips Review

Hey Guys and Dolls!

Today I have a review of the Physician’s Formula POP Shimmer Strips collection for ya! The video below explains everything pretty well, but there were a few things that would only make sense when you see the swatch pictures, and a few things I forgot 🙂

I was less than scientific when swatching the gel liners, so I would like to say I could have made some of these more opaque. I also love how you can see that the browns are all different, so if you want more than one, you can rest assured that it’s not all the same color. The sparkles in the black liner show up best for me with the blue and green sets.

EDIT Sept 10: Many of you asked for close-ups of the mascara wands . These are the rubbery-kind.  I normally dislike this type of  rubbery-wand, but for whatever reason these work for me! As you can see the black side is larger and the “combs” are thicker and a little shorter than the color side.

As you can see in these pictures, not only does the black part of each mascara duo have sparkle, but they are tinted by the corresponding color. Also the Blue is the darkest, followed closely by the green. They make the Hazel and Brown ones look well, brown. The crazy thing is, when I first bought the hazel one, I LOVED how black it was! This is why I love comparison swatching! I’d never swatches mascara before but it’s easy & I LOVE it!

By the time I got around to swatching the eye shadow palettes I finally got a little scientific with it! These were all swatched dry, using a lowe-cornell 1/4 inch maxine’s mop brush, and I picked up color no more than 3 times per shadow, but I would rub it back and fourth a few times each time I would get color.  So yes, these were built up, but there are only a handful of shadows that are POW with one swipe. I wanted to explain that process; I liked doing the swatches in a structured way, so you could see some of these are SHEER and some have good pigmentation.

I hope this is helpful!

<3 Cora

Some of the products used were purchased by me, but some were provided by PR for tutorial and review CONSIDERATION. This blog post and video are not sponsored by any company, nor do I represent any company. All opinions expressed are my own, and are 100% honest.
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  1. September 9, 2010 / 7:43 pm

    Oh wow, these are gorgeous!! I’ve been drooling over the gel liners for a while now, and seeing them swatched together makes me want them even more now! They’re similar, but all so different at the same time.

    Question- have you seen the new Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab nail varnishes? Oh My Dog, girl, they are AMAZING!! I’ve been drooling like crazy!! I cannot wait to get some… they’re unreal!

  2. September 10, 2010 / 4:44 pm

    Oooh, now I want those gel liners… And I love the mascara swatches!

  3. Gabriella
    September 11, 2010 / 11:47 am

    Would really like to see the mascaras swatched on actual eyes. Have been curious ’bout colored mascara for some time, but never found a good swatch on eyelashes, weirdly enough!

  4. Zee
    September 12, 2010 / 5:53 am

    Such a lovely post! Thanks immensely for a all the swatches. PF is kind of expensive for DS I feel, so I usually stay away from them, but I finally caved and bought the green eyes gel liner set based on your recs for the line.

  5. Missy
    July 21, 2011 / 3:55 pm

    I have the POP for Brown Eyes, and now even in Eye Candy!
    Ugh. Now I *really* want the gel creamliners and mascaras!!!! >:O


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