Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Product Review: Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush in Natural

Physicians Formula recently launched a new line of products called "Nude Wear" where the whole idea behind the line is that everything is well... wearing as if you were nude, a.k.a the ultimate no-makeup makeup products. Physicians Formula claims that this new "sheer innovation" line contains "100% Nude Glow pigments that let your skin breathe for a beautiful bare skin effect". Now, I've purchased and fallen in love with the only concealer from the Nude Wear line (and yes, a review will be in the works),  so I decided to pick up one of the two blushes because the packaging is so stinkin' cute! I mean, pebbled, baby pink "leather and rose gold accents with BOWS!? Sign me up!



First off, Physicians Formula LOVES giving their products ridiculously long names - perfect example being Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush in Natural - so I'm just going to cut the lengthy titles and start referring to the brand as PF (cuz I'm lazy) and the product as Natural (also because I'm lazy). 




The blush originally comes with a little silver overspray on the letters, which wipes away with a light brushing, and 4 blocks of color that can be used - with surgical precision - individually or to make your own custom blend. Natural has more warm tones to it when compared to Rose, the second blush in the line.




So everything is all super pretty and happy and marvelous right now, but will that hold up after swatching? Find out after the jump. 





NOPE!


This is definitely one of those products where the awesomeness stops after the super cute packaging. The sheen on this is really lovely because when (heavily) swatched it brings a nice luminosity to the skin, but the darned thing is way too light in the pigmentation (and color) department to be functional. I mean, it barely shows up on my pale-ass inside of the wrist with heavy swatching so I'm betting you can imagine what happens when you try to use it with a big, fluffy, powder-diffusing brush. (hint: Nada. Nothing happens).

I didn't even bother doing a wear test because I couldn't even get the product to show up on my cheeks, and that was even after a mighty amount of brush swirling in the pan.

I really wanted to love this product because a) the packaging is #totesadrobz, and b) I really liked the highlighting concealer from this line, but alas... Physicians Formula has once again done the thing where they make me fall in love with one product and then pelt me with several duds. Sorry, PF, but I can't let any of my buddies drop $13 on a sheerer than sheer blush.

TL;DR section:

Price: $12.95

Size: 0.17 oz, 5g

Availability: Physicians Formula retailers

Pros:
  • ADORABLE packaging
Cons:
  • Next to no pigmentation
  • Luminous shimmer doesn't even show up
  • Expensive

Cruelty free: Yes

Overall rating: Save yourself $13. 

See more shades and product info HERE!

Disclaimer: This product was purchased with my own funds for personal use and review purposes. There are no affiliate links in this post and all views and opinions expressed are my own.

6 comments:

  1. thanks for the review! this is why i hesitate before touching any PF now. they are a little on the pricier range for drugstore cosmetics, and the packaging is always cute but I have never had a good experience with this stuff. Won't be getting this one either!

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    1. Thank God I got this (and most other PF items) for mad discounts over at Rite Aid. Most of the time they're either 40% off or there is some kind of "buy $X and get $X back in +UP rewards" deal going on so things total out to be anywhere from 25-60% of the full price. Even still, this was a total let down, but I'm glad I was able to make something of it. ^-^

      PF does have a few good items that I've shelled out for over and over again (I'm actually on my 3rd Happy Booster Bronzer in Light Bronze), but my general experience is that for every 4 you try, only 1 will be worth keeping and that 1 will rock your socks.

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  2. i bought it & returned it 15 min later lol

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    1. I'm honestly pissed that I can't find my receipt.

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  3. man, that packaging almost sucked me in! I've never been a huge fan of their cheek products though..the quality usually isn't there and man, for a drugstore product they sure are expensive!

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    1. Well I'm glad I could save you the money, haha.

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