Perhaps I’m feeling overly candid today, but Physicians Formula has never been a brand that interested me. On one hand there products are on the expensive side of drugstore spectrum, which makes me think for a couple of bucks more I can get luxury brand product. On the other hand there products seem a little too gimmicky for my liking. However, it’s true when I say I am a blush junkie. It’s also true that one look at this blush stopped me in my tracks at the drugstore. With its beautiful mosaic pattern and gold shimmer I thought this would the perfect affordable blush for the summer time.
When I first saw this blush it was sprayed with a beautiful gold overlay. Maybe it's just me, but does anyone else find overlays completely misleading and totally unnecessary? Actually I would think more women would find this appealing without the added glitter (it still looks equally as pretty). Second thing, Argan oil infused blush, I’m all into skincare benefits in makeup, but I would never choose this over any Argan Oil. And finally my third knock would be the heavy scent to this product. Personally, I like its nostalgic grandma scent, but I can see many classifying this as smelling “old lady”.
After you take away the scent, glitter and the skincare claims you are actually left with one heck of a good blush. Yes, you heard me this is a actually an amazing blush! In terms of colour payoff it's got it and it happens to boast a blendable, long-lasting formula too! However, my favourite quality of this blush is the amazing natural shine it gives. It's the same sort of non-sparkly glow you would find in high end products like Dior or Chanel. Come to think about it, it terms of finish it reminds me a lot like the Dior Rosey Glow blush, matte yet radiant all at the same time.
Do I recommend it? I'm still pretty bitter about finding random gold sparkles on my cheeks, but overall I would recommend this blush. In terms of quality, finish and longevity its probably one of the best drugstore blushes I've encountered. If you are sensitive to scents I would make sure to smell prior to purchasing.
I have the colour Rose. I used the coupon attached to this package and scored this blush for for under $5.00