Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Physician's Formula POP Eyeshadow Swatches

Hey! This blog accompanies a review video on my YouTube channel of the Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips POP eyeshadow palettes! Check out my video for my detailed opinions on each palette. I wanted to put up some pictures so you could really see what the palettes and the swatches look like. I did not use a primer with any of these swatches- it's just the shadow as-is! The concept behind these palettes is that each one is designed for a certain eye color... and the shadows are designed to be worn in sets of 3 (top 3, middle 3, bottom 3). I don't see a real advantage to following either of those rules. Just because a brand directs you to use a certain eye palette because you have blue eyes or brown eyes, etc... doesn't mean it's the best palette. You can wear whatever colors you want & look good! Use your own judgement (and the help of this review) to make your decision :)

left to right: Hazel, Green, Blue, Brown

PROS:
-Palettes provide unique, bright shades you don't often see in the drugstore
-There are some neutral options in most palettes
-Colors have complex, in some cases multi-colored or iridescent shimmer
-9 shades per palette

CONS:
-Small amounts of each color
-All are shimmery... no matte shades
-Some bright colors are a bit sheer


POP HAZEL EYES

My favorite palette. The shade on the far left is a MAC Cranberry dupe! Love the variety of colors- they look gorgeous together... and I have brown eyes!


POP GREEN EYES

Beautiful, unique colors for a drugstore palette. They look great on the eyes in any combination you choose. I just wish a darker color was included to provide some contrast.


POP BLUE EYES

Overall- a great blue palette. The darkest navy shade is gorgeous. Some of the brighter blues aren't as bright as they appear in the palette. The neutrals are gorgeous & metallic.


POP BROWN EYES
My least favorite palette. The purple shades don't pop and aren't nearly as intense as they appear in the palette. The dark plum is nice, but worn together, the shade selection (neutrals and non-intense purples) can appear a bit muddy.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog! Don't forget to vote for this week's Gameday makeup tutorial- the poll is on the right side of this page! :)
Emily

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13 comments:

  1. I love the palette for hazel eyes as well. Great swatches! =)

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  2. think I'll get the palette for hazel eyes. liked the colors on the one for blue eyes but the swatch doesn't convince me. As always, great review!!!

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  3. Hey Emily!
    I love the swatches & what you said about the colors all looking the same! I couldn't put my finger on it but now i see what you mean! can you please do a review video comparing the elf 1 dollar primer and the elf mineral 3 dollar primer? Thank you! I love your reviews!

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  4. they seem very 'spring and summer'?
    (hahaaa.. Australia is spring now =P!)
    but i think the palette for hazel eyes and another one for green are so gorgeous!

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  5. Aww, that's disappointing about the brown eyes palette, that's the one I was looking out for! LOL, but you're right you can wear whatever you want :) Great review, Emily! <3

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  6. Those palettes look so gorgeous! They all look so lovely!

    Too bad there aren't any matte shades.

    Thank you for a very helpful video and swatches!!

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  7. Fantastic review – although I have hazel eyes I reckon I’d opt for the hazel and green eye palettes (great mix of shades and although there’s no matte colours I reckon it’d still be possible to create loads of nice looks!)

    P.S. Feel better soon! If you’re voice/throat still feels iffy when you get up I recommend some tea with acacia honey and lemon – never fails :)

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  8. Hi! I follow you in your YouTube channel and now in your blog :D you do great videos and great reviews!

    I live in Portugal and so far as I know in Physicians Formula website they don't send their products to Portugal, but I love your review about it and I love the colours of these eyeshadows, do you know any website were I can find it? If you know please let me know, I will appreciate a lot :D

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  9. I loved the youtube video you did that relates to this post.... I am seriously considering purchasing the one for blue eyes :)

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  10. I have hazel/green eyes and I don't think any colors of these pallets would suit my super fair skin.. I think they would be too bold. I saw some make-up tutorials using them I none of them appeal to me |:

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  11. Thank you so much for the swatches Emily! They're so helpful ! :)

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  12. Cora (vintageortacky) did a BUNCH of tutorials for the contest :)

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