Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Sunset Strip

Hey all, 

Although I have dark skin, I tend to start looking a little 'dead' in winter. My skin tone gets quite a bit lighter and my natural glow dulls a little as well. In summer I usually don't find the need to use a bronzer at all, but it is a completely different story in winter - bronzer becomes a daily staple in my face routine. 

This bronzer is one that I continue to love, and most of you have probably heard of it. Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips are famous amongst the beauty savvy and often compared to Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks. I do love my BB Shimmer Bricks, but I may like these just a little more. 


What I Love
- Enough shimmer to create a healthy glow, but not enough to turn you into a disco ball. 
- Shimmer doesn't clump together and applies evenly. 
- Highly pigmented (to the level you want for a bronzer). 
- Multi-purpose - can be used as a bronzer, highlighter (lighter shades), and even as eyeshadow. 
- Clean cut packaging. 
- Reasonably priced! 

What I Don't
- Hard to source in Australia. 
- Packaging is tight and I have broken a nail or two trying to open it! 

Where to Buy: I grab my Shimmer Strips off eBay. 

Price: $10-$15

Swatches

Without Flash 

Across top, shades mixed together. Bottom, individual shades from top to bottom. 
With Flash 


So, why do I like them a little bit more than BB Shimmer Bricks? 

I find that the shimmer isn't as overpowering, and that they create a much more natural/healthy look. These don't make you look like an overpowered disco ball at the end of the day! And of course, they are SO much cheaper. 

Hope you all have a great night! xx

14 comments:

  1. Love this bronzer! I bought the exact same one in a Vegas Walgreens a few years ago, and used it for bronzing, as eyeshadow and the palest shade for highlighting.

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    1. Oooh! Glad to hear that it is receiving the attention that it deserves! I think the lighter shades work wonders as a highlighter! xx

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  2. so pretty..muted yet polished! Love it! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
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    1. I am having a great day, thanks! It is definitely muted, but has just enough colour in it! xx

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  3. Looking great! Maybe I should test that too because I'm looking for a new bronzer palette already ;) Your blog seems great so I decided to start following it! Would you like to follow me too? :) Have a great day sweetie<3

    xoxo Eeva
    http://eeva-theapple.blogspot.fi/

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    1. Thank you for following! Will check out your blog! It is a great bronzer palette, should definitely check it out! xx

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  4. I like your blog, I like your style, everything is fine!
    If you like my blog, we can follow each other)))
    хохо
    Diana
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    1. Thank you! So glad that you like it!
      Will check yours out! xx

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  5. I like your blog, I like your style, everything is fine!
    If you like my blog, we can follow each other)))
    хохо
    Diana
    double-ganger.blogspot.com
    twitter
    facebook

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  6. Looks like they're nice and pigmented :)

    I followed your blog
    I would appreciate if you do the same and give me some feedbacks :)

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  7. I haven't used this, but I love PF! They do great foundations and blushes.

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  8. There is some beauty shades on it. I love how they have a subtle shimmer and will your makeup look a beautiful addition!

    I found you through BlogLoveTherapy blog hop :)

    natalieroseanne.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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