Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow and Liner in ‘Nude’ (phew, what a mouthful) is a semi new-ish palette from Physician’s Formula. It features nine sheer shimmer eyeshadows in cool neutral shades. The shadows can be used in three eyeshadow line-colour-highlight sets, or mixed and matched for a custom eye design.
The shadows are all in a shimmer formula with a sheer finish. From left to right:
- Charcoal black shimmer
- Deep chocolate
- Pale taupe
- Cool medium brown
- True taupe
- Cool peach
- Medium brown
- Icy lemon gold
The shadows are quite sheer when applied dry and without primer, so it’s more than worth your while to use a thin layer of primer and then apply with a damp brush in a patting motion. The shadows are also very cool, so I’d suggest adding a warm brown eyeliner or bringing in some warm golden highlights to prevent the cool tones from looking too tired or bruised looking.
I’ve always been a devotee of the neutral eye, so I thought I’d take this palette for a quick spin to create a five minute eye of the day. I applied a wash of shade 09 to the browbone with a soft fluffy brush, then used a damp brush to apply 03 across my lid. With another fluffy brush I patted 02 into the outside corner of my eye, then finished with some liquid liner and mascara.
After wearing this for a few times I can safely say that Physician’s Formula Nude eye palette is much cooler in tone than Urban Decay’s Naked palette. Too Faced’s Nude eye palette has slightly more versatility in that it has finishes other than shimmer. That being said Physicians Formula’s palette wins on two big factors: it’s more widely available in Australia than Too Faced or Urban Decay, and its
Who: Physicians Formula
What: Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow and Liner in ‘Nude’
How Much: AU$24.95
When: available now
Where: Physicians Formula is available at selected Priceline stores.
This item was provided by Physicians Formula.