Physician's Formula Swatches and a Drugstore Dupe!

I've hauled a few new Physician's Formula eyeshadows recently during CVS' Beauty Clearance Sale and I wanted to show you some swatches of what I picked up.

A few of the shimmer strip eyeshadow palettes were 75% off so I had to get one since I've had good experiences with some of the other ones I've tried out before. You can see swatches of the other two palettes I have HERE. I wanted a sultry palette filled with shades that I probably would not purchase on their own so I ended up buying the Smokey Green Eyes palette. I swatched eight out of nine of the shades (out of order) just to give you an idea of how amazing these shadows are.

The shadows are buttery and creamy, packing a lot of pigment with just one or two swipes. I can definitely see myself taking this palette with me on trips if I want a smokey eye.

The lighter shades are also very pretty and give an opalescent finish. These are by far one of my favorite brand of eyeshadows. Check out Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips next time you're at the drugstore! To be honest, I actaully have never used any of these palettes on my eyes *embarrassed* simply because I have too many shadows :(

I also picked up the Baked Eyeshadows in Baked Sugar since I'm a big fan of neutrals and shimmery champagne pinks. When I got home I realized the trio looked very similar to another trio in my collection, Wet n' Wild's Walking on Eggshells. I swatched the pink champagnes and the midtone browns but for some reason skipped the shimmery off whites.... Not sure why I didn't swatch them.... Just out of sheer laziness I guess :X

The Wet n' Wild shades are more pigmented but also a tad more powdery (but not really in a bad way). The Physician's Formula shadows are sheerer but I suspect that they would be more vibrant if used wet which is how they are marketed. They are called Wet/Dry Eyeshadows.

Nonetheless, the shadows are strikingly similar and both trios are great drugstore finds given their smooth texture and high pigmentation and blendability. I highly recommend either of them; you don't need both of them since they are so similar. The Wet n ' Wild trio is much cheaper at $3 while the Physician's Formula retails for about $8. I got both of these on sale so I think I paid around $4 for both (during different sales). For a neutral lover like me, I don't mind having pretty much two of the same thing since I love these shades so much :)


  1. You find so many dupes! Maybe I'll pick up some Wet and Wild stuff at Walgreens this week. I think they're having 50% off :D

  2. I think I find a lot of dupes because I tend to gravitate towards the same shades over and over :P Yes, Walgreens is having a 50% off on Wet n' Wild. I'm dying to get the new shadows from the Spring 2011 line but I don't have a Walgreens nearby and I can't justify spending money on more makeup when I don't need it :( I'm actually still on my Project 10 Pan although I've broken ban quite a few times.... The new products are permanent so I'm not in a huge rush ^^

  3. Ooo they look so similar! I didn't realize how pigmented PF eyeshadows are.

    You have a great blog btw and thanks for stopping by my blog too.

  4. PF shadows are actually quite good but incredibly shimmery. There are usually one or two shades which aren't amazingly pigmented out of the nine but it's still a good deal. Thanks for checking out my blog too :D


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