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Blush - Physicians Formula - pH matchmaker

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rated 3.1(21 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.1
  • 33% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 2.9
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rated 1 of 5 on 9/16/2013 6:43:00 PM More reviews by amandamariexx

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

I bought this on a whim... I used to use Physicians Formula's Blushing Glow which I cant find anymore.
The packaging of this is very bulky and the lights are just awful in my opinion - both too bright and ridiculous looking.
The colour is a very bright pink which is not my thing at all.
After religiously using Physicians Formula makeup I find their new range to be really disappointing and would never use this blush again.

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rated 2 of 5 on 4/7/2013 9:14:00 PM More reviews by miscellea

Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Other

I bought this on a whim, which I regret a bit now considering the other reviews on this product. It's a bit of a splurge at drugstore prices for blush, about $11.60.

Texture-wise it is VERY powdery, which in unfortunate considering you only need an itty bitty bit. I had to tap almost all of the product off my brush before I got an acceptable result.

The color isn't bad. I don't have a nice pink blush and I thought this might do. I'll probably go try something else, like maybe NYX. Again, you only need a tiny amount otherwise you get clown makeup --which is unfortunately hard to do.

Packaging is very dopey. The case is black plastic and very blocky. To tell the truth, it's pretty ugly for a PF product. Usually they almost favor form over function.The interior has a mirror with two little LEDs set into the side, which is supposed to make the compact useful in all lighting situations. It's really not. I don't know about you guys, but I don't tend to take blush with me places. If I'm using it, I use it at home. In blush related emergencies, which are few and far between I'll use a dab of lipstick.

All told, this product is very difficult to use and hard to look at. I've seen worse, but to be honest I had to blend this so much that my cheeks are a little raw. I'll probably be taking this back. It won't even be making my makeup reserve.

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rated 3 of 5 top reviewer on 1/5/2013 1:35:00 PM More reviews by Aishteru85

Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown

I'm an NC35 and with just one swipe I looked pretty clownesque-extremely pigmented. I prefer blushes that have medium pigmentation so that I can build it nicely, this is just too pigmented for my liking. I have these both in Natural and Rose. Both look exactly the same on my cheeks. Pink. Although Natural looks like a slight peachy pink leaning slightly more pink on the pan, and the Rose one is more of a true pink. Now I dont know whether the PH thing really works, whether it really adjusts to the way I naturally flush. But both of the blushes look the same on my cheeks, so does the Happy Booster Blush-all look the same, just pink. This has slight sheen to it, applies very streakily and takes some effort to blend it in. Not really impressed. But the good thing is, it does last at least 8 hours on me without any fading. No touch up needed. The color is also pretty basic and nothing unique...Will not buy it again. A note, this might work for very deep skin tone as on me, a gentle tap on the blush already makes me clownish-looking and I am an NC35...

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rated 3 of 5 on 12/31/2012 4:36:00 AM More reviews by hrtbrkr78

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

Edit 02/25/13:
After trying this on for longer periods of time in 1 day, I conclude that this DOES NOT live up to the claim of 14 hour wear in terms of color; glitter, yes, I can still see it at night. The problem with this is the color: it goes on super bright and pigmented with just 1 sweep. If I put on more, I look like a member of the Ringling Circus. I have found that layering with a cream blush doesn't really help for adherence because that's not the problem. It's the tone. In a matter of a few hours, it's very toned down though to the point where you ask yourself if you put on blush this morning. Maybe if I tried the lighter color and really piled on the layers, it may help? I am downgrading it by 1 lippie for wear.

This is super-pigmented (or maybe my pH is just reactive?)! I applied a tiny amount of Rose with the included soft brush and I could see the blush turning pink immediately. I'm an NC30 right now on my cheeks. This gives me the color I naturally flush when cold or exercising. I do not like that it has a tiny bit of sparkles in it but at $7 on clearance, I can live with that. This is one of the better blushes on drugstore shelves. I like the compact; haven't tried the lighted mirror yet and don't plan to. It does look garish in the pan but surprisingly natural on. The brush included is also one of the better ones and useful. I'll save this for nights or under a powder only as I do not care for sparkles on my cheeks. It's noticeable closeup but great for photos. Box claims 14hr wear. We'll see about that...

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 9/12/2012 10:30:00 AM More reviews by dddoxie

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel

I've had a lot of success with PF blushes and this one is no exception. While it looks scary pink in the pan, it is the color I naturally flush, so it ends up looking great on my skin.

I've really had to control myself with application though. I tend to be heavy-handed when it comes to blush, so I've leared to use a stippling brush and the slightest tap into the pan. Buffed onto my cheeks, this gives me a natural pinky/red flush.

Lasting power is so-so. I blot about 4x/day so by the last blot this stuff is just about gone, but that happens with all of my blushes, HE or DS.

Packaging is bulky but what-evs.

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rated 1 of 5 top reviewer on 6/17/2012 10:39:00 AM More reviews by jtbeautyx3

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

The packaging is cute but that's beside the point. Like others have said, I find this blush very pigmented but not necessarily in a good way. It's hard to blend for a natural look and it does come off very clownish even with a light hand application. I've only used this once since I purchased it and now it's just sitting there. Definitely a waste of money

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rated 2 of 5 top reviewer on 6/16/2012 3:40:00 AM More reviews by harmony888

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I got this in natural, I'm an NC 30 in MAC. I was hoping it would be a nice glow on, but it was too powdery and muddy, even if I barely put any on the brush.
There was nothing special about it whatsoever, not the shade, not the pigmentation and not the price.. You can surely find better shde for your face that costs much much less.
The bronzer though is brilliant and a must have!

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rated 2 of 5 top reviewer on 5/6/2012 4:52:00 PM More reviews by Lydia07

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue

I bought this in Rosy. Normally I like bright blushes but this one just is not sheer enough/does not blend enough. I usually look like a little clownish no matter how carefully I apply it. Does it change color on my skin? Well, it actually looks like it gets brighter after I apply it which is annoying as when I apply what looks like the right amount I later find it is too bright. This stuff is not horrible but there is better blush out there.

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rated 3 of 5 on 5/3/2012 8:36:00 PM More reviews by Tasha012002

Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

I do like this blush, I bought it in natural. It goes on a light pink similar to the colour it looks but less intense. Not too much shimmer, which is nice.

It kind of seems to fade away over a few hours with me.

I put some on my mum and it turned BRIGHT pinkish orange on her so she hated it haha.

I don't really like the bulky packaging, and the lights are kind of useless. The brush it comes with is also pretty useless.

Overall I think they tried to make something similar to the Dior blush, but failed a little with the cheap bulky packaging.

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rated 5 of 5 on 4/30/2012 9:31:00 AM More reviews by smk927

Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

Purchased Natural. On me, beautiful warm pink with peach tones. The perfect blend of pink of peach actually. Gives a lovely glow. It is very pigmented, which I love, as I don't like to "work" in order to get color payoff from my products. This shade is bright/dark enough to show up, but not so dark or bright that you're ever in danger of looking like a clown. Put it on yesterday at 11:30 am and when I looked in mirror at 9:30 pm it was still there and looked excactly the same! The compact itself is just fine, black, glossy, square, not cheap or flimsy. Of course, it has a mirror and the lights, but the lasting power on this is great so I won't be taking it along for touch ups. I paid about $10, the package had a $3 coupon, and I would have paid a lot more. After all, my Chanel blush is collecting dust while I keep reaching for this. I have over 60 blushes easy, and the fact that I'm using this one a few times a week really tells me something.

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