Physicians Formula is a drugstore beauty line that formulates skincare and makeup products. Their gorgeous bronzers tend to get all the press, but they offer some really great skincare and organic makeup as well. Today I am sharing my thoughts on a few makeup products from their Organic Wear line.
Products from the Organic Wear line are made with minimal, natural, and earth-friendly ingredients. The products are formulated with organically-farmed ingredients without GMOs, herbicides, or suspect chemicals, synthetic colors, dyes, or fragrance. They are tested to perform like you would expect non-organic makeup to perform. Plus their products are packaged in reusable/recyclable packaging.
In an effort to start using more natural and earth-friendly beauty products, I picked up a foundation, blush, mascara, brow gel and two lip balms from Physicians Formula Organic Wear line. Here are my thoughts:
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Physicians Formula Organic Wear Silk Foundation Elixir is a very fluid liquid organic foundation that is formulated to improve the appearance of skin tone and texture with organic jojoba oil, organic aloe vera, organic coconut oil, and botanical cactus flower.
The liquid is very easily buildable from very sheer to light-to-medium coverage. The foundation comes in 12 colors.
This foundation is different from any other foundation that I’ve tried, and I almost didn’t purchase it! I picked up Physicians Formula Organic Wear Silk Foundation Elixir in Light. It is on the lighter side for my skin tone, but it is sheer and buildable and leaves a beautiful finish. I especially love it when added to other drier, thicker foundations. It thins them out and adds a bit of glow and dimension to somewhat flat shades and matte textures.
The elixir is applied with a dropper which I like since you can control where it goes, especially when mixing with other foundations. It blends into the skin so smoothly and is perfect for days when you do not want full coverage but still would like to even out your skin tone.
I didn’t think this foundation elixir would work for me since I am such a huge fan of matte foundations. But I was very pleasantly surprised by this foundation and will certainly be reaching for it more now that the weather is colder and my skin is drier. This foundation elixir leaves your skin very hydrated!
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Dewy Blush Elixir is a lightweight liquid blush that comes in four colors: Pink Berry, Gorgeous Peach, Apricot Glow, and Crushed Berries.
It is formulated with organic super fruits cranberry and blueberry plus the ingredients also found in the Foundation Elixir: organic aloe vera, organic jojoba oil, and botanical cactus flower. These ingredients plump the cheeks for a smooth and dewy complexion.
This formula is very buildable. I purchased the shade Pink Berry and at first, I didn’t think the color was bright enough, but the formula layers well and color will deepen with additional applications.
I love that this formula is so hydrating! It’s the absolute opposite of powder blush. This is ideal for the colder weather months when your skin is parched and needs protection.
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Physicians Formula Organic Wear Natural Origin Mascara conditions and defines lashes with their Organic Lash Boosting Complex and Organic Olive Extract. The formula strengthens and protects lashes. Plus the mascara wand is recyclable.
This mascara comes in only one color: Black. I tend to reach for a Brown-Black mascara but this Black mascara works since the color is buildable. If you are after a natural look, this is the mascara for you. I use a light hand so the mascara isn’t applied too thick. The wand lengthens and separates my lashes without clumping. It wears well and doesn’t flake.
If you are after a dramatic look, you may want to try another mascara, but for a natural look, this one is perfect!
My second favorite product that I tested! Physicians Formula Organic Wear Brow Gel has a tiny micro brush that holds brows in place but does not leave your brows feeling stiff.
It is formulated with organic jojoba oil, organic coconut oil, organic aloe vera & botanical cactus flower to nourish your brows for a groomed look.
I picked up the Brow Gel in clear since I tended to prefer pencils for brow color. This clear gel is ideal for use after you line your brows with a pencil or if you just want to keep unruly brow hairs in place. It is not stiff or flaky and since the bristles are so small you can get really precise. Love it!
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Tinted Lip Treatments are enriched with organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, organic jojoba oil, and antioxidant vitamin E. The balms come in five shades from neutral to rosy pink. The balms hydrate and protect lips and leave lips feeling very soft without any stickiness.
These balms really are very creamy and they are absolutely the closest thing that I’ve found to Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment (without the SPF). Even the weight of the tube is reminiscent of Fresh lip treatments.
I purchased the shade Berry Me and was surprised at the pigment in the balm. I thought it would be a sheer color, but after only one application it was deeper and brighter than I expected. For the price, these are definitely worth checking out if you are are a fan of Fresh lip products!
Now, to my favorite product in the bunch. While it might not be the most exciting and definitely not the most colorful, Physicians Formula Organic Wear Lip Treatment is a fantastic clear lip treatment. It also contains organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, organic jojoba oil, and antioxidant vitamin E and feels buttery smooth.
This lip balm has replaced all other drugstore lip products for me. It hydrates and protects my lips, leaving them soft and smooth and not sticky at all. It is an inexpensive drugstore alternative to Fresh, again from the size to the packaging to the actual product itself. Although this balm does not contain SPF, while the untinted Fresh lip treatment does. I think this is my new favorite drugstore lip balm!
I was very surprised by how much I liked Physicians Formula Organic Wear products. This is proof that organic products can be beautiful and effective. My two favorites were the lip treatment and the brow gel. I am looking forward to trying more products from the makeup line. They have a mineral primer, bronzer, dewy highlighter, lipstick, liquid eyeliner, and additional mascaras.
Have you tried Physicians Formula Organic Wear makeup line? I’d love to hear your results!
Thanks for reading, and until next time…