Thursday, March 15, 2012

Physicians Formula Waikiki Strip Shimmer Stripes Custom Bronzer Review!

Natalie Thursday, March 15, 2012

Physicians Formula Waikiki Strip Shimmer Stripes Custom Bronzer

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer isn't anything new - In fact, the oldest review on Makeupalley dates back to 2006, so they've been around for a while. You may have seen posts about them here and there as they often considered to be comparable to the much higher-end Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks.

The Shimmer Strips Bronzers come in a frosty block with five different strips of color. What's great about them is that they are a multi-use product that can be used as a bronzer, highlighter as well as eyeshadow.

There are six (6) different shimmer stripes to choose from: Sunset Strip/Bronzer, Vegas Strip/Light Bronzer, Riviera Strip/Sand Bronzer, Malibu Strip/Pink Sand Bronzer, Miami Strip/Healthy Glow Bronzer and Waikiki Strip/Peachy Glow Bronzer.

From the selection, I think Waikiki Strip is the prettiest one. It contains a warm peachy-pink, gold, golden-copper bronze, deep bronze and a dark chocolate.

Physicians Formula Waikiki Strip Shimmer Stripes Custom Bronzer

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Although I don't like too much shimmer in my bronzer, with a very light hand, this gives a very pretty sheen to the cheeks. When I'm wearing a pink blush, I love using the top strip with a fan brush as a highlight for my cheekbones. I also like using all of the shades for eyeshadow - especially the bottom two browns. They can also be used with a damp applicator brush/sponge for more intensity.


Here are the strips swatched individually..

And here's what it looks like when you swirl all of the colors together! It's a warm, peachy bronze.

Physicians Formula products tend to be a little more on the pricier side of the drugstore products, but they are high quality products. I typically like to wait for a sale to swing around at CVS - every once in a while they have a sale if you purchase $10 worth of Physician's Formula products, you'll get $7 back at checkout that can be used on your next purchase. I always take advantage of the sale and try something I've been interested in.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Bronzer ranges from $10-$15, and can be found at most drugstores.

13 comments :

  1. really pretty colors. Do you find it has a weird smell because I wonder if the one I have is just a bad one in the bunch.

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  2. That is at my desk as we speak! *swatches for fun* argh, why does the peach look chalky on me? Makes a great highlighter, though, as you say :)

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  3. this looks so pretty! This would be a perfect blush/bronzer for summer!

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  4. Such a pretty bronzer!

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  5. This used to be my fave a few years ago. I would often use it during the summer months on my eyes and cheeks. I might have to purchase another... hmmm.

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  6. I love using these wet. The pigment is so smooth and bold. I love the clean look of the packaging too. They last forever which kinda drives me nuts as I always end up getting sick of them and want to buy a new one just for that new feeling lol.

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  7. This will be so pretty to wear in the summer. :)

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  8. LOL! That made me laugh.. I know exactly what you mean. Its such an accomplishment to finish a product. I've hit pan on a couple of my MAC shadows and i've been trying to finish them up for what seems like FOREVER. I'm on the verge of tossing them so I can buy new, fresh ones lol

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  9. omg it looks so pigmented! gosh i so wish they had physicians formula over here

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  10. Oh wow! I'm pleasantly surprised by how non-chalky these look swatched!

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