I’ve been really excited to try out Physicians Formula for a long time and their Argan Wear line is the one that interests me the most.
Physicians Formula is very difficult to find here in Norway, either you have to get it via Loco which have a very small selection and currently not stocking the Argan Wear line, or some online retailers which yet again have a small selection, something I hope will change in the future.
So I ordered this awhile back and it finally landed in my mail.
As I’ve previously mentioned on my blog, my favourite makeup product is blush so I had to pick this up 🙂
What are the claims?
According to Physicians Formula:
Escape to Morocco
. Ultra-luxe formula, light-reflecting pigments that deliver a skin perfecting effect for a youthful and glowing radiance.
. Infused with 100% Pure Argan Oil, known as “liquid gold” for its rich conditioning benefits that can improve skin’s brightness, tone, texture and elasticity.
. This magical ingredient from Morocco transforms skin, smoothing the appearance of fine lines, brightening dull skin, helping to enhance skin’s youthful glow.
. Exotically scented formula instantly delivers a lit-from-within glow.
Hypoallergenic, Gluten free, Paraben free, Non-comedogenic and Dermatologist approved.
Here’s where I get a little bit negative.
I don’t like this packaging as it is very bulky and it feels really cheap. I’m not a packaging junkie and I’ve been very clear on that before but I’d really wish the brand could have made this with better quality plastic as I’m a bit scared that it might break in my purse.
It should be taken in consideration that the compact holds a small mirror and an applicator which definitely takes up some space.
But I feel that the applicator could have been dropped, I didn’t expect it to be of great quality but I tried using it and let me tell you, the applicator is scratchy and it feels rough on the skin.
It also sheds a lot of hair.
This would also have made the packaging sleeker as the mirror could have still been included.
This compact holds NET WT. 0.24 Oz / 7 Gram of product.
I picked the shade “Natural” as the other shade from this collection looked like another blush I already have in my collection, besides I’m in need of more light coloured blushes since spring is upon us.
My first impression of this is that the blush is really beautiful, the pattern is beyond gorgeous and it reminds me of Moroccan tiles, it’s also very unique as the blush itself is made up of three different colours and I don’t have anything like this in my collection.
It has a coral-red shade in the center, light pink in the middle and a dusty pink in the outer.
What I don’t like though is the gold glitter over spray. It is the first time I’ve encountered this phenomenon and I just don’t get the reason why some brands do this. Yes it looks pretty but even when I wiped it off there were still glitter flecks left on the blush which I’m not interested to have on my face.
On my cheek however it is gorgeous.
It is far from the most original blush colour out there on the market, I’ve had similar shades in the past but this is actually why I wanted this so badly.
I needed a more “normal” shade of blush as my collection is filled with a large variety of more “out of there” shades.
This is a dusty light pink that is really lovely on my complexion, something of notice is that this is really sheerer than what I’m used to and it shocked me a bit as I’m used to having be careful when applying blushes.
I love it and it does give me a “glow from within” look which is also one of the claims about this blush.
I am unsure if this is going to suit tan or dark complexions as it is a bit dusty in colour and very sheer.
I enjoy this formula as it is buttery soft and easy to apply. It is not as powdery as pressed blushes can be and it is very easy to use.
But I do not believe that a blush, no matter what it is infused with, can help improve the skin and although I can agree with the sentiment that less abrasive ingredients are good no matter what, I really do dislike that a brand comes up with claims like these especially since they have also choosen to scent this product.
Which leads me to what I consider the biggest con with this product. The scent of this is not great, it is a very powdery sort of scent that reminds me of an old lady perfume, I don’t like it at all and I’d really wish they could have dropped it.
But I do find myself using this blush quite often as it really does look and feel great on the cheek. I believe the brands claim about this having light-reflecting pigments, it is not shimmery in the compact or on the cheek but it does look glowy on the skin.
As mentioned in this review I do have some complaints about the packaging and scent, but I can easily overlook them because I find myself using this quite often.
For me this is an “easy to pick up” kind of blush, the sort where I can just apply and not worry if it looks too much or if it clashes with the rest of my makeup.
I can recommend this but as previously mentioned I’m not sure if this suits tan or dark skin tones as even I feel that I must sometimes pack this on as it is quite sheer. However it is beautiful and it does give a bit of glow to the cheeks.