I've done it. I've finally gotten my grubby paws on some Physicians Formula. Huzzah! Being a stateside brand, we've found ourselves bereft of their shiny cosmetic glory over here, until that is they launched in Ireland a few months back. Today I have a trio of eyeliners to show you that are designed to enhance your eye colour and add extra definition. These come together in a set and retail at around the 9/10 euro mark (if my US dollar to Euro conversion is correct). There's four sets available in this range; for blue eyes (that's what I have), green eyes, hazel eyes and brown eyes.
The blue eyes set contains a golden bronze, a dark metallic blue and a black with a blue shimmer running through it. The formula for these is soft enough so that it's easy to apply without dragging the delicate skin on the eyelid, you can smoke it out a bit before it sets if you want but once it sets, that's it! Smudging is not an issue once it's dried, which is almost straight away. Durability is key here and I've been able to apply these in the morning and only topped them up late in the day if necessary.
They come in a twist up tube with a removable sharpener at the bottom.
Unfortunately, I do have a gripe with these and that's that they can snap off easily if you twist them up too much. That's obviously easily avoidable but the first time it happened I don't think I'd actually even twisted them that much to warrant two of them breaking in succession but I guess I had. Let that be a warning to you!
The gold is my favourite and really makes my blue eyes pop. I think the blue is a nice change from wearing black liner and really this is more of a navy, which is always softer on the eye. I liked the idea that the black has a shimmer running through it but in all honesty, that doesn't show up hugely clearly when it's on the eye- it mostly just looks like black liner. Which is fine too, just as it's marketed as a shimmer liner to be aware that it's not quite as shimmery on (for me at least) as it could be.
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Have you tried the shimmer strips eyeliners?
Have you any Physicians Formula recommendations?