Thursday, September 27, 2012

Physicians Formula: New makeup products for the fall

I am really enjoying this first ever mineral, bi-colored pressed powder blush from Physicians Formula.  It's great for sensitive skin and the talc-free formula allows your skin to breathe.  It also doesn't break me out or irritate my skin.  

This blush gives me a very soft, natural finish - just what I want in a blush, but sometimes can't seem to find.  The matte marbleized design has two shades in one.  I really love the color this provides.  It's not too peachy or pink.  It gives me a nice warm healthy glow and feels silky and soft when applying.

If you don't like a harsh obvious blush look on your cheeks, I highly recommend this Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Blush.  It comes in blushing glow (shown above), natural glow, pink glow, warming glow and rosy glow.  You're sure to find the shade that works best for your skin tone.  

The packaging is a bit bulky and I don't use the brush that's included, but that's a small price to pay for such a great product.  However, I was able to depot this very easily to use in my UNII palette.  

This blush retails for $11.95.

Nude Shimmer Strips Palette features extremely attractive packaging.  Just look at that black lace with light pink peeking through - very cute packaging for a drugstore brand.  The lid flips open sideways with magnetic closure.  I'm not sure how well this would do in a makeup bag or for travel since I haven't taken it anywhere with me.  It may open up on you, but for home use, it works beautifully.

I was attracted to this palette because of its versatile and natural looking shades.  At a fraction of the cost compared to more expensive nude palettes, I was excited to try it out.  These shadows can be used wet or dry.  Use wet for a more dramatic look and for lining the eyes.  I used these shadows dry and found the overall pigmentation to be pretty decent.  Some of the colors aren't very pigmented and are best used for highlighting.  The shadows feel creamy and there is a little bit of fallout, but that's pretty hit or miss with drugstore brands.

This shadows are placed very close together in this compact palette, and the actual size of each shade is not very wide.  Other reviewers online complained of their size, but I was able to get my brush in there and pick up the shade I needed.  However, some of the skinnier strips are quite small and trickier to maneuver around.

If you're looking for a nude eye shadow palette, this may be the one for you.  I like the variety of colors it offers and the fact that there are no parabens.  That's a huge plus for me.  It's also hypoallergenic, fragrance free, gluten free and dermatologist approved.  It is priced at $10.95.  If you can find it on sale, even better.

Out of the two, my favorite product is their Mineral Wear Blush.  It's quickly become my favorite blush and the one I reach for.

I would love to try more products from Physicians Formula.  If I do, I'll be sure to share my thoughts with you.

Complimentary product provided to me from Physicians Formula.  All opinions are my own.

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