There is no denying that the embossed design of the powder products in the Physician’s Formula Argan Wear line is absolutely stunning and exactly the reason I picked up these items when I saw them. Physician’s Formula did an amazing job when designing these products, so I couldn’t resist adding them to my collection.
I picked up the Ultra Nourishing Oil Powder in Beige and the Ultra Nourishing Argan Oil Blush in Natural. The shade selection is so limited, with only 2 shades to pick from the powder and the blush. Both of these products claim to improve skin texture and brighten dullness. I typically just roll my eyes when I see such nonsense, as these claims never impact my decision when it comes to buying makeup. The infusion of argan oil made me very curious to see how it would make the products perform and last.
With the limited colour selection, it is near impossible to be steered in the wrong direction. The shades are definitely best suited from fair to light-medium skin, as I find the pigmentation to lacking. In the swatches below, you can see how minimal the colour payoff is for both products, or can you even see the face powder, on the left? There is one darker shade in the blush, but when I saw it in store, it looked very similar. I don’t think that sheer coverage is a bad thing whatsoever, and I like products that are buildable instead of packing on too much punch from the start, but I do dislike how it is only suited to a small spectrum of skin tones which is a common theme I have seen and heard with Physician’s Formula as a brand.
Unfortunately, for me, the fragrance (I assume the argan oil) in these products is far too strong which really disappointed me. The blush was blendable and adds a lovely hint of glow, and the powder was nearly undetectable on my face and for these reasons, I’ve tried to wear them several times and the scent just lingers all day. I don’t like the scent upon application, and I surely do not like it after being at work for 8 hours. I will have to pass these off to someone who isn’t as sensitive to scents, and hope she gets some use out of them!
Have you tried these products? Are there other products in the line you recommend?