Saturday, July 10, 2010

Review: Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips - Sunset Strip/Bronzer and Rosy Glow

After our gym session yesterday evening, we made a detour to Walmart. I wanted to check out some of the cosmetics that are not available at Target next to our gym center.


Glad to find Physicians Formula is sold there. Since I watched in Youtube a while ago about their shimmer strips, I decided to take a look at it.






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A pleasant surprise to find this good deal. It was their Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, Blush & Eye Shadow that is normally priced at $10.97 (price varies at different stores) attached with a Bonus gift. 




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A full size shimmer strip blush at the back!




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The Shimmer Strips Custom Blush & Highlighter in Rosy Glow.

There were a few combinations but I decided to get this version as I like the colors on Sunset Strip.

The best, I only need to pay one price for two!




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A side by side comparison shows that Sunset Strip (left, 0.3 Oz/8.5g) is slightly bigger than Rosy Glow (right, 0.26 Oz/7.5g).




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Both of these are made in Italy.

Sunset Strip ingredients: Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Water, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cetyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Caramine, Yellow 5 Lake.

Rosy Glow ingredients: Mica, Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Aluminum Starch Octenyl Succinate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cetyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dehydroacetic Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sorbic Acid. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Yellow 5 Lake, Carmine, Red 6, Red 7 Lake, Manganese Violet.





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The five colors in Sunset Strip come in rectanglar strips. All of them are shimmery.




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My personal description of the colors from top: Light brown, light copperish brown, copperis brown, brown and dark brown.




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The five colors in Rosy Glow come in wavy strips.




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My personal description of the colors from top: Pinkish white, pink, carnation pink, rosy pink & maroon.




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Swap without any primer for Sunset strip. Left to right is correspondence to bottom to top of the strips.




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Swap with Too Faced Shadow Insurance (TFSI). 



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Swap without any primer for Rosy Glow. Left to right is correspondence to bottom to top of the strips.




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Swap with TFSI. Somehow for this Rosy Glow, the 2nd and 3rd strip from top look almost the same.

The buy one free one is definitely a very good deal considering you get 10 shades from them. Since they are designed to use as eye shadow, blush, bronzer and highlighter, I can almost do a complete look just from these.

I have tested on them today. Will tell you what do I think about them in my next post. :)

2 comments:

Pink Cotton said...

hi! ive been following your other blog for a while now (silently) :P and its really nice to see this beauty blog of yours...would love to read all your cosmetics purchases in the US,which we cant get in malaysia :(

keep up the good work! :D

Fish Fish said...

Hey Pink Cotton, it is so nice to hear from you again. I just went to your blog, seem like we are sharing same interest in beauty products. ;) I would love to share my cosmetics info with my fellow friends in Malaysia. Do tell me what do you think about the products in my blog. I want to learn from others too. *hug*