While I was making my weekly daily trip through Target the other day this sparkly, bronzy, pretty little baby caught

my eye from the Physicians Formula section.

The dang thing literally looked identical to my Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick thats just chillin’ in my makeup drawer.

Come to find out the two pretty much compare on every single dang level except for price.

(Physicians Formula is a fourth of the price)

So lets break it down:

You can use the colors as eyeshadows, bronzers, and/or highlight.

They both have five different shades in the compact.

You can use the colors individually or you can blend them all together.


I mean i know I am basically blind as a bat but guys these are seriously the same product I swear!

They are both super long lasting, the colors are super vibrant and pigmented, you can use them a ton of different ways, and they give you that lit-from-within look.

(<–I am all about that look)

The Physicians Formula shade I have in ‘Waikiki’ was actually the only one available at my Target

but after reading reviews on the other shades that it comes in I am pretty sure I would have chosen this

one anyway.

Yes, Physicians Formula is kind of expensive for a drugstore brand but honestly everything I have tried

has been top notch quality.

(–> I also use their Super CC cream on my more low key days).

{{Below are all the colors blended together}}


Tippity Tip:

Do not use these as an all over face bronzer.

Using a bronzer that has too much shimmer in it will make you look muddy/cakey.

(no bueno)

Save shimmers for the tops of your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, and underneath your eyebrows.

My go to way of using these:

I mix the top two colors together and use them as a highlight on my cheekbones.

I mix all of the colors together and use them as a bronzy shimmer on my chest/neck.

I use all of the colors individually as eyeshadows.

All in All, the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips rock and I will not be purchasing anymore

Shimmer Bricks from Bobbi Brown.

So sorry BB.


You can purchase Physicians Formula at just about any drugstore and you can purchase Bobbi Brown Here.


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