Physicians Formula • pH matchmaker • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||35%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond 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.
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...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
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...
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse 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
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond 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!
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown 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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette 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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This blush was good for a while, but now I am noticing it can not stand up to the summer heat, wears off easily. Garbage.
I admit, I bought into the gimmick of the product. I actually do like this, as some of the other blushes I have right now are too shimmery or just too wintery. This is a really nice matte, pink blush. I have it in Natural, and it comes up as a pink on my skin. Like just ran a marathon pink or just came in from the cold weather pink. A nice flush of color to make my face come alive.
Be really careful picking this product up with your brush (dont even bother with the one it came with). Its easy to get too much and over apply. The light is absolutely worthless, entirely too bright to use in conjunction with the mirrior. Good if you ever need a high powered emergency flashlight. Probably wont repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm not sure about the pH claims of this product, as it's the same color in the pan, on my hand and on my face, but it's a nice matte pink color that warms up my complexion nicely. The packaging is really bulky and the brush is totally useless. Although I like the blush, it's not special enough to want to rebuy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I found the packaging to be unnecessarily bulky and gimmicky. The light is useless. The brush shed like crazy.
The blush is matte and a bit too pink for my taste. I feel like it doesn't give me the glow I get from my MAC blushes due to the fact that it is so matte. The powder is very loose and it is really easy to pickup too much powder and make yourself look like a clown.
Overall, I'm a bit disappointed and will return to my regular MACs.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have this in rose. I like the product itself, but the shade is way too red toned on me, it clashes with my red nose. I have to make sure I only apply a smidge of the blush on my cheeks, otherwise it's way too overpowering on me. I probably should have gone for the natural colour, since it seems that one is less red and lighter in colour. I do like that it lasts for quite some time, and that fact that it does not take much to do ones face.
ETA: I probably would repurchase this since it's SO pigmented. Really liking that part of it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
What is interesting about this is the "Natural" shade I have seems anything but. It appears a little more warm toned, more of a coral pink in the pan, but on me it's a normal shade of vibrant pink without any peach or coral tone. Bummer. However, it's highly pigmented without shimmer or glitter (once you get through the cute little imprinted silver dots on the surface, which takes about five minutes or one to two uses). I don't know if the PH claim really works, but this does seem to be a different shade on me than it seems like on others here. Regardless, when I'm in the mood for a bright blush I reach for this as it definitely makes me look awake even when I'm not wearing a lot of other makeup, and looks like I just came in from the cold. This doesn't fade much (if at all) throughout the day and the texture is nice; soft and finely milled, not chalky at all even on my dry skin. I need very little to get it to show up and it blends nicely. It can be very easy to over-apply though, especially if you have a heavy hand or dense brush - a Skunk brush is a must for me with this!
The lighted compact is.... interesting. Gimmicky to be sure and that's ok. I got it for the fun of it because it was cute and different and I've got nothing like it and apparently, had money burning a hole in my pocket at the time. Pity it doesn't seem to be refillable because it's sturdy enough (read: a bit bulky) to last awhile. It works pretty well, despite that the light is more of a flourescent or halogen-type than any kind of natural light so it's not the most flattering for doing makeup. But, it works in a pinch so if you get stuck in a cave with just this and your latest crush or something, hey look at that -you can still pretty up your face! Ok....more realistically, it makes for a good flashlight when you can't find your keys in your ginormous handbag like mine. Beyond that I haven't so far had a lot of use for the light, but it is still a unique concept.
Despite my being a little bummed I don't see any noticable peach or coral tones in the Natural shade that others seem to, I still like it enough to keep and use and don't regret it (plus it was probably on sale with a $3 off coupon at the time) but at the rate I'm using it (slowly due to the good lasting power and pigmentation) I will probably never have to buy another one. I also liked it well enough to get the Rose version (and hey, perhaps that one will be the coral shade I'm after. Based on what I've experienced with Natural, anything is possible and perhaps I'm the one who is backwards and have a wonky PH?) These are more on the matte side for me so they're a nice change from my usual shimmery blushes, PH or no PH, and while I may not repurchase either shade again anytime soon, they currently have a spot in my regular blush rotation which is pretty much all I ask for.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This blush is decent enough. Like another reviewer said, I don't think the pH really has much to do with the color, so I'm not sure if I believe the color changing hype, but I wouldn't say it definitely doesn't adjust either. The blush itself is okay. It blends easily, seems to last an okay length of time, and I do like the color, but it isn't that special of a color. I don't like the silver dots around the corners. You have to be careful where you put your brush, or all the GLITTER from the dots mixes in with the blush. Some people may like this, but I don't care much for actual glitter in my blushes. I think the price is a little much though. It was $14, and while I did pay it hoping to be blown away over a drugstore product, I probably would've passed if I knew the product was just mediocre. I have this in Natural. I will be keeping it, but not repurchasing. I would rather pay $14 for something more unique.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I got this in the Rose shade and with a 3$ off coupon attached making it a very good deal. Wow are the lights bright in this compact! So bright I can use them for a flashlight! So bright, I cannot see myself in the mirror. LOL but that is okay because I don't use the compact mirror when applying my makeup. I do like this blush very much. The color is an amazing bluish rose on myself and it does seem to adjust to my own pigmentation. It only takes a small amount on the brush to do both cheeks and it last all day and into the night. I love how fresh it remains looking all through out my day. I look in the mirror and I am very taken by how good my makeup still appears. Physicians Formula has really developed some great products this last year or so. I got the ph matchmaker bronzer that matches this blush too and it is also amazing but that is another review. This is a fantastic blush created by PF and I hope they continue to produce really great quality makeup.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Overall I like this. I got the Natural, it turns slightly peachy but it sounds like all the the shades turn peachy. My only complaint is the little silver shiny dots all around the edge. They brush off, but I could have done without them to start with. I guess they give you the option of having a bit of shimmer in your blush. I'm not sure I believe the "Ph" nonsense, everyone's skin should be in the normal range, and besides that, the Ph of your skin has nothing to do with what colors you should wear. I think the color on these reacts to heat/oil, not Ph. Still...a decent blush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Other
I have this blush in the natural shade. I love the concept of this blush, as the color that I get from it is really pretty and natural. On me, the color has a slight, peachy flush to it, mimicking the color I get when I'm out in the sun.This blush lasts about 6-9 hours on me. My only gripe with this blush is the atrocious packaging. I can really do without the chunky black compact and the little light on the side. I do like how the blush itself is, with the little vanity lights all around the color, but even that is just some sort of shimmery overspray. I think less is more here with the packaging, but I can't complain. A little pricey for a drugstore blush, but my CVS has Physicians Formula products on sale often.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Okay, so this product is kind of expensive for a drugstore product. I mean, 14 dollars for a blush? I was iffy,to say the least.
This is a true account of my experience with this blush:
I did my whole make-up routine and went to apply the blush. I had swatched it before, but never had applied it with my blusher. I dabbed some and applied it. WOW! I put WAYYY too much on there. I tried to blend it out the best I could and moved to the next cheek. This time I carefully applied a dab of it and blended it out. Nice work. By the time I went back to correct the messed up side with powder on top to blend it out some more, it didn't look half-bad! Thinking back now, while I write this review, I don;t know if it was the pH adjusting part doing its job, or if I was just shocked in the beginning about its pigmentation. I have to say, I think it might have been the pH part, because I think it looked like my other cheek. Its wasn't so bright and too much, anymore!
By all means, if you doubt me, try it out and post a review for what you think.
The formula: A+
Pigmentation is soft and velvety. Not dusty at all. Its a babydoll pink, with cooler undertones. I am NC30 and this looked radiant on me. You can apply it lightly to get a pinch of pink or heavily, and add more color. Just be careful, because it packs a punch, and I do believe it will adjust, but it can only adjust so much, and then your on your own. :)
I added a photo so you can see for yourself. I also added the PF Happy booster photo, side by side, for reference.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I purchased this in the color Rose. I can't attest to the whole react with your pH thing, but I'm no scientist. It does change color though after a few moments. The color in the pan is definitely not the color it turns out. It is very pinky pink in the pan, and on me, it turns a very nice coraly pink. The pigmentation is really nice and is easy to work with. It does blow a lot of dust around in the case with regular use, but that isn't a deal breaker. Speaking of the case, I really don't like how when you open it the top part with the blush always stays with the cap and it opens directly to the compartment for the brush. I'm OCD like that though. Speaking of the brush, I found it really decent for a DS brand. Not to say that I use it for my blush, because I don't, but I could see me keeping it in my purse for touchups. I prefer fluffy brushes for blush, so I'd probably end up using it for highlighter. Overall, I would consider repurchase other colors if there really were some. I don't see the point in buying the light pink, it seems like it would be pretty much the same.