29 May 2017


I have previously featured some products from Physicians Formula - and today I'm excited to share a few more that I've been putting to the test lately..

Let's start with the Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer. This bronzer has been infused with blend of Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter and Tucuma Butter, from the lush and nutrient-rich Amazon. These ingredients are loaded with essential fatty acids and pro-vitamins that soften, condition and moisturise skin, and thanks to these ingredients, the bronzer is very creamy and soft with a cream to powder consistency.

The bronzer comes with a sponge applicator included in a compartment underneath the bronzer, which also has a mirror - which packaging wise, is very similar to other powders from the brand. And while the coloured is very cute and perfect for touchups on the go, I pretty much only apply makeup at home, so I do prefer to use my own brushes in stead. The bronzer has a stunning rippled effect, and comes in a slightly bulky yellow and green compact, with printed palm leaves, that does give it a tropical feel, which is only accentuated by the coconut scent. If you regularly tune into BLH, you'll know that coconut scented products are not exactly my faves, and thus, I would also prefer if this bronzer wasn't quite as strongly scented as it is. But luckily it does fade little by little.

As for the actual bronzer - I actually really enjoy using it as it is so soft and creamy, it is quick and easy to apply and also blends very easily, and it does give the skin a gorgeous natural bronzed glow, and without looking dry or cakey thanks to its moisturising formula. I also really like that it unlike many other bronzers doesn't contain any glitter or shimmer. I tried the shade Light, which is perfect for my medium beige skin tone, but I can imagine that this shade is possibly too dark for those with very pale skin. Overall really enjoying using this bronzer, but again just wish that it didn't have such a strong, and to me it is a slightly overpowering coconut scent.

Then there's the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation. Cushion Foundations are very raved about at the moment, and most brands have or are launching their own versions, and I for one, have to admit that I do love these types of foundations having tried a few different ones, so also excited putting this one from Physicians Formula to the test. And I have to say that of everything I've tried, and seen too, this Cushion Foundation from Physicians Formula is without a doubt the prettiest of them all, with its turquoise quilted design. It also has a slightly bulky design, but then again, all other cushion foundations I've come across are like that! And like all other Cushions I've tried, this one also have an internal compartment with an extra seal to ensure it doesn’t dry out, and it comes with a sponge to dose and apply. The foundation has a very light mineral formula and claims to be an all in one offering airbrushing, blurring and correcting properties, while also adding hydration to the skin and having a smoothing and firming effect.

The foundation has a light to medium coverage, which can be built up slightly, and thus does cover minor imperfections such as lighter pigmentation, blemishes and redness, though I do feel that I need to use a more heavy duty concealer to cover the massive dark circles under my eyes I've been sporting lately. But that said, I do love the dewy finish of this foundation and the fact that it makes my skin look very natural, and I can see myself purchasing this again. 

Finally, there's the Physicians Formula Organic Wear CC Curl + Care Mascara. This mascara is 100% natural and made up of 70% organic ingredients, which I really love. It is also free from harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives, parabens and synthetic fillers, but rather it uses natural colour pigments and natural preservatives. It also contains aloe, cucumber and tapioca starch to nourish and set, sugar film to sculpt the lashes, along with renewable biopolymer to add curve and fullness.

The mascara promises to both care, condition and nourish the lashes, while giving them curl as if you've used an eyelash curler! Now I admit to rarely using an eye lash curler, but I don’t quite think the mascara can live up to this claim of 'saying goodbye to your eyelash curler', although it certainly does give my lashes a significant lift and curl. The mascara has a curved brush and I like that from the very first use, it doesn't clump like many other new mascaras that are simply too wet in the beginning. For a drug-store mascara it also adds a decent amount of both volume and length, and again also curl to my lashes which I really like, although neither is dramatic - but then again, it doesn’t make that claim either. The mascara also promises to provide 24 hours wear, but unfortunately my eyes very easily water, and consequently I mostly use waterproof mascaras to avoid that panda look - and unfortunately this mascara isn't waterproof, and after a walk where the cold winds made my eyes water, I sadly had more mascara down my cheeks when I got home than on my lashes. Such a shame, as I actually think this is a great everyday mascara.

So there you go, a selection of Physicians Formula products. And while I really enjoyed using all, and will continue to use them, the highlight for me was definitely the Cushion Foundation.

Physicians Formula Organic Wear CC Curl + Care Mascara - RRP: $24.95 / 7.5g
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation - RRP: $29.95 / 14ml

Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer - RRP: $29.95 / 11g

* Some products may have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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