Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Physicians Formula Argan Wear Blush in Rose; Review and Swatches

Hi everyone,

I recently made a few Physicians Formula purchases (see blog post: PF blog post ) and I saw their new Argan Wear line while I was at the store and the blushes in this line really caught my eye (I admit it, I am a blush-addict!)  They only came in two shades: Natural and Rose.  I decided I had to have the pink shade (Rose) - I'm always drawn to pink shades over peaches or corals, I think it's because it looks more natural to me as its the colour we turn naturally when we flush.  Anyhow, by the time i decided I had to have the blush I went back and the store was out of that colour.  I ran to another store and was able to grab one. The store still had the sale going on plus a rebate on the product, so I couldn't pass it up!

I have been using the blush for about a week now and I wasn't planning on doing a review since I only had the one item, so I no longer have the box that it came in.  But, I think this blush is worth reviewing. Here are some photos and swatches as well as some info from Physician's Formula's website.

Physicians Formula description and claims:

  • Ultra-luxe formula features luminous, light-reflecting pigments that deliver a skin perfecting effect for a youthful and glowing radiance. Infused with 100% Pure Argan Oil, know as liquid gold for its rich conditioning benefits that can improve skin's brightness, tone, texture, and elasticity.

  • Hypoallergenic. Gluten Free.Non-comedogenic. Dermatologist Approved

Here is PF stock photo, showing the gold over-spray on the product (the over-spray is easily removed):

All my pictures were taken inside with natural daylight and no flash (here without the over-spray):

Comes with a small flat brush pictured above and below:

Here it is opened, it has a mirror under the back side of the blush which can be useful and the compartment for storing the blush. This can be handy, but I would prefer a sleeker packaging if they would leave the brush out.

Swatches left to right: All blended together, centre of blush, middle layer, outer layer:

Close up of swatch with all colours blended together: (see the natural looking flush)

Swatched from top to bottom: Outer layer, second layer, centre, blended together

The blush retails for $15.99, but PF is always on sale at one of the drugstores or Walmart. I got it on sale for $12.49 and had an $8 rebate, so I only paid $4.50! Which is such a steal!!

As you can see this is a blue based light-medium pink, with a subtle but beautiful glow! I don't see how this blush could be used with the individual colours but I don't think that's the purpose, like the over-spray, I think it's just for the Moroccan themed design.

Most people don't appreciate this little brushes that come in these products and I agree, mainly because it makes for much bulkier packaging and I would prefer something sleeker. But, I do keep these brushes and I use them with bronzer to contour my nose.

I have really been enjoying this blush, so much, that I have used it everyday and can't seem to put it down! I find that it's pigmented but not too pigmented that you'd have to worry about looking like a "crazy blush lady." You can have a sheer application or you can build it up. It blends beautifully and is long-lasting. I find the colour very flattering on my light/yellow toned skin. As I mentioned it leaves a beautiful glow, no shimmer or glitter, just a youthful glow, and I love that!

It does have quite a strong, probably unpleasant to some, fragrance. I find though that the fragrance does not last. Even in the packaging it seems to be fading. I understand they were going for the whole Moroccan theme, but with so many people having sensitivities to fragrance, this would have been better without the scent. I find most of the reviews that I've seen that are negative are in response to the fragrance, so I'm sure PF is realizing now that they would have been better off leaving it out. Especially since PF is known to be a company that makes Hypoallergenic and Dermatologist approved products.

In conclusion, this is one of my new favourite blushes (among a few others that are also by PF!). Luckily I can get over the scent, but if you're sensitive, you might want to pass on this one.

Have you tried any of the products from Physicians Formula's new Argan Wear line? I still have my eye on a few of the products! ;)

Physicians Formula is Cruelty free! (no animal testing) :D

Physicians Formula website: https://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/default.html
Physicians Formula Canadian Rebate page: https://www.physiciansformula.com/en-ca/staticpage/rebate.html

xo Amy

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