Physicians Formula has two new Shimmer Strip Eyeliner Trios available one of which is available in Nude Eyes which is a selection of nude, natural shades of color. I automatically I assumed the colors would possibly lean towards shimmering shades of beige or nude but actually 75% of the set is made up of browns and blacks.
I’m not partial to these eyeliners even though they get rave reviews across the board but I wanted to purchase and swatch these for reader’s interested in seeing what they looked like.
Take a look!
I think the value here is a good one even though Physicians Formula has raised its prices recently. You get three eyeliners for $9.99-$11.95 depending where you purchase so that breaks things down to around $4 per an eyeliner. That’s pretty much a rather nice little deal particularly because each is 0.03 oz in size. There isn’t any question you’re getting a fairly great deal here.
Packaging wise the liners also get a grade A all around as they are a swivel up design that also includes a sharpener stealthily hidden in the top of each pencil. I love mechanical eyeliners however I don’t love ones that fail to include a sharpener so Physicians Formula definitely gets my approval for including one and not being remiss with packaging details like this!
The formula is the real issue. These liners normally have a fairly creamy texture that smudges easily and wears quite long without any problems with raccoon eyes and the likes. I’ve noticed they run a little drier but nothing too bad. Overall, they aren’t a product I personally love but I can’t knock the formula which is decent. However in the case of this new color selection I thought the texture of the pencils was even more drier than usual so they had a fair bit of tugging involved to apply and were extremely difficult to use on my waterline.
Shades you get are Natural (light almost taupe champagne shade), Playful (Physicians Formula calls this pewter but this is more of a dull, darker chocolate with a hint of shimmer), Dramatic (black with a hint of silver shimmer). As you can see the shades aren’t really ones I’d choose for a “nude” eye look. The name is slightly misleading as I expected some lighter shades of nude, perhaps a bronze or a chocolate shade but not black and dull brown…?
Overall, the Nude Eyes Trio isn’t one I’d personally recommend hauling. The shades are disappointing yes but the worst offense is the drier formula on these which doesn’t offer a smooth glide onto eyes. I appreciate the savings and the deal of having three liners for $10 or so but if the formula is rubbish is it really worth the cheaper price tag? I say nay.
Anyone try or haul these?
What did you think?
Available now at drugstores.