Friday, March 17, 2017

Physicians Formula Spring 2017

Sad story. This is my second time writing this post. To keep it short and sweet, today I'm sharing several quick reviews of new 2017 products from Physicians Formula. 



Physicians Formula Talc-Free Cushion Corrector and Primer Duo in Yellow/Green

Physicians Formula Talc-Free Cushion Corrector and Primer Duo in Yellow/Green Swatches

The Physicians Formula Talc-Free Cushion Corrector and Primer Duo ($19.99 CAD) is a lightweight colour corrector that comes in a either a yellow/green or lavender/peach duo. The sheer-opacity pigments are just enough to reduce redness (green) and increase brightness (yellow) without making you look like an alien. Similar to the Talc-Free Cushion Foundation, the Corrector and Primer is lightweight and sits evenly atop the skin. 


Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Highlight and Contour Palette in Matte Sculpting 

Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Highlight and Contour Palette in Matte Sculpting Swatches

The Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Highlight and Contour Palette in Matte Sculpting ($19.99) contains a matte bronzer, matte contour and matte highlight. I'm on the fence with this one because the matte bronzer is very warm, the contour is perfection and the highlight is matte (so I won't get any use out of it - shimmer/glow is the way to go). Despite not loving all three shades for my face, they are fantastic as natural, blendable eyeshadows. Bonus - it comes with a handy brush and mirror for on-the-go. Scroll to the bottom for a makeup look featuring the Bronze Booster Palette on the eyes and cheeks. 

Physicians Formula #InstaReady Setting Spray, Full Coverage Concealer and Face Primer

The Physicians Formula #InstaReady Face Primer ($15.99 CAD) is silica/dimethicone-based. So, while it blurs imperfections and fills in pores, it works much better on its own than underneath foundation. If you're oily, it'll be a slip n' slide for the rest of your face. 

The Physicians Formula #InstaReady Setting Spray ($19.99 CAD) contains alcohol, which may bother some. But for me, it keeps my makeup in place all day without causing my face to feel tight. The brand also says it's cooling and hydrating, though I find that this is the case for most (if not all) setting sprays. 

Physicians Formula #InstaReady Full Coverage Concealer Before and After Swatches

The Physicians Formula #InstaReady Full Coverage Concealer ($14.99 CAD) is lightweight but like the name suggests...is very full coverage. It has the potential to crease and get cakey, so it's the included pink baby blending sponge is the perfect pairing for creating a natural yet flawless undereye. 

Physicians Formula #InstaReady Eye Primer Duo

Physicians Formula #InstaReady Eye Primer Duo Swatches

The Physicians Formula #InstaReady Eye Primer Duo ($15.79 CAD) includes matte and shimmer finish eye primers. Currently, I'm obsessed with wearing the shimmer finish primer all over the lid with a bit of the Bronze Booster in the crease for a quick makeup look. Both primers are effective at holding pigments and preventing creasing. 


Physicians Formula Eye Booster Matte Lacquer Cream Eyeliner, Lash Contortionist Mascara and Glide-On Gel Eyeliner 


The Physicians Formula Eye Booster Matte Lacquer Cream Eyeliner ($15.79 CAD) is like the Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner but cheaper and better. The velvet applicator is much easier to use than the hard rubber tip of the Push Up Liner. Additionally, the Physicians Formula Matte Lacquer Cream is super smooth and sets almost instantly. It doesn't smudge on me. My only gripe is that the applicator is not ideal for creating the most precise of lines. I always end up with a line that's a little thicker than I'd like. 

The Physicians Formula Eye Booster Lash Contortionist Mascara ($15.79 CAD) did nothing for my sad eyelashes. It contains fibres that are meant to instantly lengthen and volumize. Maybe if you've already got some hair on your eyelids to work with, then this would work better for you. No before/after photo because they both look the same. 

The Physicians Formula #InstaReady Glide-On Gel Eyeliner ($7.49 CAD) is a twist-up pencil with a built-in sharpener. It comes in 3 shades - black velvet, champagne and gunmetal. I appreciate the fact that it's safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers (I'm both) but nothing stood out to me with this product. It's a decent eyeliner but not particularly smooth or long lasting. 



Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Bright Booster Oil Elixir

The Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Bright Booster Oil Elixir ($19.99 CAD) contains a whole slew of good-for-your-skin cold pressed oils and extracts including camellia seed oil, sunflower seed oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, rosemary extract, etc. As someone with extremely oily skin, I find the Organic Wear Bright Booster to be refreshingly lightweight. Even, so I don't love using it on my face too often (for fear of being a greasy mess) but I do love it on my cuticles, arms and legs. 



By far, my top picks are the Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Bright Booster Oil ElixirPhysicians Formula #InstaReady Full Coverage ConcealerPhysicians Formula #InstaReady Setting SprayPhysicians Formula #InstaReady Eye Primer Duo (shimmer).

What products have you tried from Physician's Formula? 
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