Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Product Review

Hi everyone!

So, this has been way overdue. Back in December I went to the Physicians Formula website and put an order of a couple of products that they had come up with and I really wanted to try. I have to say, I had never purchased any products from them so I had no expectations of what the products were going to be.

I would say I was impressed with a couple of products and oh so disappointed with some. After close to two months of use, let's get started with the products I was impressed with.

Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil
I REALLY LOVED THIS ONE! I have been using it pretty much non-stop since I bought it. The product claims to be a moisturizer, primer, brightener, protector and treatment in one. And it pretty much does all that it claims. I have not been using it as a primer, because I found that some of my foundations were not sticking as they should and I had to set them, which I rarely have to do. But I have been using it every night as a moisturizer, and treatment and it works beautifully. This is one of the few products that do not break me out! YAY!! I have been applying three drops on my face before going to bed, one on each cheek and one on my forehead. I love it! It doesn't feel greasy an my skin just glows in the morning with it. I recently started using it as a cuticle oil and they seem less scaly. I will definitely repurchase this puppy! Did I mention I love it?

Eye Booster Instant Doll Lash Extension Kit

 I was so pleasantly impressed with this product. At the beginning I thought it was kind of gimmicky so I was hesitant to try it. Basically you apply the lash boosting mascara to prep your eyelashes. Then you apply the extensions. After you brush on the extensions you seal them with the Lash Boosting Mascara. Let me tell you... this gives you the appearance of false lashes. My eyelashes are not curly at all, and this mascara curled them beautifully and the extensions gave me so much fullness and volume. One disclaimer, the extensions fall off the wand so if you have your foundation and concealer you will have to set them or the fallout will stick to it. Also, this product can clump like crazy, so you really need to be light handed with it. Other than that. LOVE IT.

Nude Wear Touch of Glow Palette

 I love this palette. I have struggled so much to find a highlighter that works with my skin tone. I am so pale that highlighters either look chalky on me or they are to gold and look odd. Because this palette has four shades I can pick the lighter shades and create my own highlighter, one that works with the color of my skin. I mix the pink shade with the two lighter shades together and that creates this lovely champagne color that looks lovely! I use the lighter shade also to highlight  my brow bone and the inner corner of my eyes. I have been using this pretty much every time I've done my makeup. Finally, I think the packaging is absolutely cute. The bow, the box, the rose gold... just perfection!!! <3

Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Bronzer 

This was one of the products that I was ok with, and the reason is...the smell. I know, I should ave expected it to smell since it has argan oil...duh! Some people might love that smell but for me it was a bit too much! Also, the product, at the beginning had gold glitter. I think it was only for decoration, because once I used it once the glitter went away. I was happy about that, nobody wants to put bronzer on and look like you dunk your face on a bucket of glitter. For the pigmentation, I like it. It is not crazy pigmented but it is buildable. For some people, they might want more pigmentation but for my skin color, which again is paler than pale it is welcomed.

Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush

For me this product was the same as the bronzer. I would have liked it more if it didn't smell so potent. Also, it had the same issue of glitter that went away once I used it once. Pigmentation was more than the bronzer so a little bit goes a long way. I definitely have blushes that I like way better than this one. The color is this pink, kind of mauvy shade. Very pretty. 

Now with the bad and the ugly! 

Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil BB Cream

 Oh my God! I do not understand why Physicians Formula has two shades. Really, the entire population of the world can fit into light and light/medium? That was the first thing that annoyed the living crap out of me. But, I guess I really wanted to try it so I ordered the light shade. Err...... clearly guys, you are also unaware what light means? The light shade was at least three shades darker than my skin color. I've seen reviews online and on YouTube with the same complaint, that it was way to dark. Aside from the clear boo boo on the shade, again, the smell!!!!!! It is too much, it lingers in your face! Now, the formula, it is very sheer, not very buildable. Also, it is so oily! I shook this product a lot and even then when I squirt it, oil was the first thing that came out! It moved all over my face, and I have dry skin. I cannot imagine this
 BB Cream on someone with oily skin...what
 a disaster! Finally, NO PUMP... this is one of 
my biggest pet peeves. I like when a foundation 
has a pump because it is so much easier 
to get product out without wasting it!
 All in all.... this was not good at all.  

Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Extreme Shimmer Gel Cream Shadow & Liner Trio
in the shade Nude

Ok, for me personally this was the biggest disappointment of all. Like, for real, look at this packaging...??? It is to DIE FOR... rose gold and glitter! What else a girl could ask for... well for starters, an eye shadow that actually deposits color on your eyelids. Aside from the gorgeous packaging, these eye shadows were a fail! The pigmentation was awful! Forget about using a brush, it will not work girlfriend. Not even synthetic brushes pick up product. And that is fine, some eye shadows just don't work with a brush, like colour pop... but even those pick up a bit of product. This NADA! If you use your fingers, you will get some product but once you apply it to your eyelids, it is just chunky glitter... it is patchy and ugly. If you manage to put some product on your eyelids, then an hour later all of the glitter will fall on your cheeks and disappear from your eyes. UGH, so frustrated with this. 
And the saddest thing is, the packaging is so 
cute I really wanted them to work. #fail! 

So, here are some swatches of the products: 

From left to right: Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Bronzer, Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush, Darkest Shade of the Shadow Trio, Lightest Shade of the Shadow Trio, Medium Shade of the Shadow Trio.

From left to right, lightest highlighter shade of the Nude Wear Touch of Glow Palette, blush shade, bronzer shade and gold highlighter shade.
 So here it is. Just so you know, this is my personal opinion on these products. I purchased them myself and I am not getting paid to review them. This is what works and doesn't work for me and my type of skin. I've hear people say they love the products I didn't and hate the products I loved. You know what works best for you, but at least this will give you an opportunity to make an educated purchase. 

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