Physicians Formula New Products Haul + Mini-Reviews

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

About a month ago, CVS had a 40% sale for Physicans Formula products, so I snatched up one old favorite and two new products to test out.

Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Ultra Black
One of my first blog posts was a review of the Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Dark Brown (check it out here). I absolutely loved this eyeliner's brush hair tip, pigmentation and wear time,  so I wanted to pick up a black version. I didn't realize until I got home that I had accidentally picked up the color Black, when I wanted Ultra Black. Black is more a muted dark grey, which is nice to have, but I much prefer the more pigmented Dark Black. This eyeliner retails for $10.95, and I definitely think it performs just as well as more high end liners. I don't wear liner every day to be able to test its "lash boosting" claims, but in terms of normal liquid liner performance, this is a winner!

Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin BB Bigger! Better! Lashes Mascara
I hadn't had much luck with other Physicians Formula mascaras, but I decided to try my luck again with their new Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin BB Bigger! Better! Lashes Mascara (longest name ever). There's a "comb" side and a "brush side" to the brush. On me, the "brush" side proved best to  first to lay on product, and then the "comb" side separate the lashes. It's good, and it doesn't flake on me like other PF mascaras, but I don't love it on its own. I love the Ultra Black pigment and think this provides a lot of length, but adding more coats doesn't add that much volume in my opinion. I'm still glad I bought it because of its natural ingredients, but I won't be using this Organic Wear BB Mascara on its own, but more as the first step in a mascara sandwich. The $9.95 price point is on par with L'Oréal mascaras.

Nude Wear Touch of Glow Foundation in Light
Last but not least, the product I was most excited about: the new Nude Wear Touch of Glow Foundation in the shade Light. The brand claims that this is a weightless fluid foundation that provides radiance while remaining virtually undetectable on the skin. I do agree with those claims, but it's ridiculous that Physicians Formula continues to only have 2-3 shades for their foundations. Light was even too dark and pink for my fair-to-light neutral skin tone. Nude Wear's lasting power on my combo skin wasn't too great either, especially on my T-zone. If you have cool toned light-medium normal/dry skin, you would love this foundation. I could see this working better for more mature ladies. It's too bad it didn't work for me though, because I did like the glowy healthy finish. Oh, and the brush it comes with? It's way too tiny for my big face, so I promptly threw it out. Because this didn't work for me, I wouldn't repurchase. At $14.95, it's probably one of the most expensive foundations at the drugstore, so wait for a sale if you think it'll work for you. And don't be like me — keep your receipt!

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I purchased the products I mention above with my own money.

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