Monday, October 22, 2012

REVIEW : Physician's Formula Shimmer Strip Trio Custom Eye Enhancing Gel Cream Liner in "Green Eyes"

This is a horribly long name for a product. I really never found any product named any longer than this one. However, this product is my HG gel eyeliner, while my HG Liquid is Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Liner. I have no HG pencil liner right now (although UD 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil is a candidate!). I currently own TWO sets of this gel liner.

Physician's Formula Shimmer Strip Trio Custom Eye Enhancing Gel Cream Liner is a gel eyeliner created especially for those who have sensitive eyes. PH claims their gel eyeliner is also great for contact lens wearer (like me!) They're also waterproof and smudgeproof, and dry easily too. They always come in a set of three colors. Each of the set are meant to enhance your natural eye color, but me, I buy them just because the colors are cute. lol

The first set I have is for Blue Eyes, which contains a black liner, navy blue liner, and also a brown liner. ,y recently bought set is for Green Eyes.

Physician's Formula Shimmer Strip Trio Custom Eye Enhancing Gel Cream Liner in "Green Eyes"

The set for green eyes contains a black liner with green shimmer, a purple liner, and also a green liner (obviously). There's a free brush included in each package. The brush is decent, but I'd prefer my own liner brush with finer tip.

Physician's Formula Shimmer Strip Trio Custom Eye Enhancing Gel Cream Liner in "Green Eyes" - COLOR DETAILS

COLOR (4/5)
While I found the darker color like black is very pigmented, the unique colors is kinda less pigmented. I never have problem with their blacks, either in this green eyes set, or the blue eyes set. However, I found both green and purple liner is a little bit hard to show up. I need to layer it twice, or take a risk to glide a lot product at once on my lash line -which is prone to smear- Anyway, the green shimmer in the black liner is very pretty. I haven't test-driven it yet on my eyes, but on my sister's eyes (she also have this set!), it turned duochrome black-green.

Physician's Formula Shimmer Strip Trio Custom Eye Enhancing Gel Cream Liner in "Green Eyes" - SWATCH

PH Gel Eyeliners are quite creamy, however, as they dry very quickly, I found them can be quite clumpy, especially their special colors such as the green and purple. This problem can sometimes be troublesome, such when I'm being slow applying it on my lash, and it dried already, so I have to take more product on my brush. However, I'm also being really thankful for its super-speed drying time, so I won't have to wait for a minute or two (with closed eyes) to let it dry.
The blacks I have are very creamy and not that easily clumped, thus they can smear easier than the other colors. My favorite color to put on lower lash line is the brown liner from Blue Eyes set. I'd also like to try my purple there too, like Christine from Temptalia -who likes to put colored eyeliners along her lower lash line-
Although the liner is smudgeproof, I do like to smudge this liner after I applied it on my lower lash line, creating a light smokey effect that could make my eyes appear bigger. lol

Above all aspects in this product, I give a huge applause for its longevity. I usually wear it for at least six hours, and it never show any sign of fading, smearing, smudging, whatever. No cracking too! The same goes to my lower lash line. My eyes can be watery sometimes, and I also have a bad habit of touching my eye corners -either inner corners or outer corners- but the liner never show any sign of being ruined. It didn't go away too even when I shed tears.

Another great thing from this liner; its packaging! While other eyeliner have round jar, PH is the only gel liner I found with square jar. It's stackable too, so it'll make you easier to toss them without worrying it'll be buried under your makeup. Lol.
Each set of the liners includes a small eyeliner brush, which, in my opinion, is a plus, especially for beginner users of gel liners. I've read some other people who actually hate the brush (including my mom!), but I found it good enough as a spare brush whenever my main brush is being dried after wash.

OVERALL : 4.5/5
Pro(s) :
-Waterproof, smudgeproof, crack proof
-Pigmented colors
-Creamy; easy to glide on eyes
-Dries quickly
-Cheap! (I get this for IDR 150.000 or USD 15, while on it costs you USD 10.99)

Con(s) :
-Some colors are not as pigmented as others

I really recommend this for those who have sensitive eyes, contact lens wearers, and also beginner users of gel liners! Also, any makeup junkie who love colored liners. ;D

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  1. warnanya tegas d awal aplikasi ya? pigmented banget^^

    ci folback yah^^

    1. Tegas kok.. bagus loh eyeliner ini.. My fave <3

      oke done ;D


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