Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Best Drugstore Matte Eyeshadow for all Ages | Physicians Formula

Physicians Formula matte eyeshadow

When I'm buying makeup for myself now, I have simple rules: high-end foundation and concealer, low-end liner and mascara. High-end eyeshadow, low-end blush and bronzer. Lippies can go either way. I have a tooon of makeup, more than I need, but I still love trying products from all ends of the spectrum since I know you can find awesome dupes at the drugstore for your favourite $ephora finds.

Physicians Formula is a brand that is readily available at the drugstore, but the regular price of their products are literally Sephora worthy. So which of their beauty buys are actually worth it? I have been hearing about their Matte Eyeshadow Quads on YouTube from bloggers like MsGoldGirl, and couldn't help but try them all out when I received a 50% off coupon at Generation Beauty last year.

I included all of these products in a haul earlier this year, along with some incredible products that I use on a daily basis:


Physicians Formula Review

I've completely finished that brow definer pencil in dark blonde, which was amazing. Soft, easy to apply, the perfect shade for my dark blonde hair (duh) and long-wearing pigment that always looked natural. I'd buy it again for sure. I like the double-ended brow pencil too (but prefer the ease of use with roll-up ones).

The Eye Booster liquid liner pen in dark brown is outstanding, my favourite liquid liner I've ever tried. Those Conceal Rx shades in fair/neutral light are also wonderful, with rich pigmentation and a comfortable finish. You get so much in the tube, I'd recommend trying them for sure! Here's a swatch:

drugstore concealers

Now, on to the eyeshadow swatches and looks using my Physicians Formula Matte Collection Quads:


matte shadow drugstore
Bottom: Top: Physicians Formula MATTE COLLECTION QUAD EYESHADOW in Classic Nudes $5 USD

Physicians Formula Shadow Palette
PF Matte Collection Shadow in Classic Nudes

Oh, how I love a simple matte eye with a sharp liner. I can't get over this palette in Classic Nudes! It provides a stunning shadow under the brow bone and can amplify your entire eye area without being too punchy or distracting. The shades all blend seamlessly, but I find this palette to be especially pigmented and flattering on my skintone.

Physicians Formula Matte Eyeshadow Swatches
Top: Physicians Formula MATTE COLLECTION QUAD EYESHADOW in Canyon Classics $5 USD
Bottom: Top: Physicians Formula MATTE COLLECTION QUAD EYESHADOW in Quartz Quartet $5 USD

It's rare to see drugstore products (especially eye shadows) with ratings over 4/5 on MakeupAlley. This PF palette in Canyon Classics is at 4.5!

best matte eyeshadow

The cooler-toned palettes still pack a punch, but didn't go on as vibrantly on my lids as Classic Nudes. These shades are perfect for my mom who has the prettiest grey/blue eyes, and doesn't need a shimmery lid for day-to-day. I also don't find these powders to feel overly drying or uncomfortable on my lids. Note that I do always wear primer underneath since I have oily lids. My favourite is the Milani one, or Wet n Wild.

Physicians Formula Makeup Review
Look using PF MAtte Collection Quad in Quartz Quartet (discontinued)

Best Drugstore Eyeshadow

I can't find these palettes in-store, and since PF doesn't have the best Canadian shipping (I think I paid a generous amount for it) I'd highly recommend shopping the brand on ULTA!

Have you ever tried Physician's Formula?

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