For the last month and a half I have been using the Physician Formula's (PF) Shimmer strips.
|Don't be fooled by the name, these puppies have no shimmer what so ever|
An impulse buy from Pharmaprix (or Shopper's Drug mart for the rest of Canada). I know, I know what you guys are all thinking, what happen to the self imposed beauty band? Long story short, I was downtown running an errand with my dad. Whenever I'm downtown I usually park in a building where if you have a VIP card and spend $20 bucks in any store within that building parking is FREE! Typically, I easily reach the $20 minimum by stocking up on household products. But that day there was absolutely no house products on sale, so I instinctively decided to walk down the cosmetic aisle hoping to spot something. Physician Formula happen to be 40% off so I grabbed the trio eyeliners. PF has always been one of those brands that intrigue me, but a lot of their products seem to have the word "SHIMMER" on it which makes me weary. At regular price they retail for $19.99, I snag them for $10.99 after adding in a magazine for Lily and a bottle of shampoo I hit the $20 mark. So technically if you minus the $7 I would have paid for parking, the liners wore only $3,but there are 3, so in reality I only paid $1 per liner; that's practically free (I really don't think this should count).
Anyways back to my thoughts on the PF shimmer strips. I picked up the trio for brown eyes and all I can say is wow! I am quite surprised by these liners, especially for a drug store brand. I have yet to find a drug store beauty product that has lived up to it's hype. These are quite honestly the best pencil liners I have come across. I have oily lids = eyeliner migrating everywhere ; add in the fact that I sometimes wear contacts and tend to rub my eyes after staring at a computer screen for a couple hours = disaster.
I tried the Urban decay's 24/7 Glide on eye pencils which turned out to be a huge FAIL for me! The formula was just too creamy for my lids, an hour after wear resulted in it migrating everywhere. Same goes for the Stila smudge pots. I had ok success with the Shu uemura gel liner , but after 6 hours of wear it will start to migrate. The only way I pretty much can get liner to stay in place is if I mix it with the MUFE eye seal, but since I have a tendency to wake up a little late, I don't exactly have the time to start mixing the MUFE eye seal with the gel liner.
The PF shimmer strips do not budge (they really don't!). Initially I thought they did transfer, but I have concluded that the transfer was definitely due to either my mascara or the eyeshadow I use to set the liner with. I know this for a fact, because on several occasions I was running late and didn't have time to neither set the liner with a shadow nor apply mascara and at the end of a work day I noticed I had no raccoon eyes! The PF liners are retractable and I personally find them to be the perfect consistency, neither too creamy nor too dry. The trio for brown eyes consist of a black, brown and a plum purple (all colors I naturally gravitate towards).
|See no shimmer|
|Added bonus, a sharpener is hidden at the end|
|End of a work day, no migration Yay!|
PF has definitely impressed me that I'm willing to try another product. Any suggestions?