Saturday, April 5, 2014

REVIEW: Physician's Formula Youthful Wear Spotless SPF 15 Foundation

 

I seldom switch or change my foundation routine, most especially my favorite foundations. My Holy Grail as of now is Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow in Honey, and for my everyday foundation when I go out I use my Revlon Whipped Creme in Medium Beige.

Purchasing another foundation from another brand is somehow difficult for me, because I have a very sensitive skin, and I really hate to have break outs all over my face. But I need to let go of that inhibition in order to review and let you know about these certain types of makeup. 

I did fell inlove with the brand Physician's Formula after I first used the Youthful Wear translucent face powder, which is my Holy Grail powder I must say. To this day, I still use Physician's Formula in an everyday basis, and I can't think of a reason not to.
 

Physician's Formula Youthful Wear Spotless SPF 15 Foundation

Shade
Active Ingredient: Octinoxate 3% Inactive ingredients: Isododecane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Mica, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Acrylates/Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Ceramide 3, Olive Glycerides, Sodium Hyaluronate, Nylon-12, Polyamide-5, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hexylene Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polysilicone -11, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Solidago Virgaurea (Goldenrod) Extract, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides - See more at: http://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/productdetail/face/foundations/06223.html#sthash.JiHtVmkb.dpuf
1.0 Oz./ 28.35 g


Active Ingredient: Octinoxate 3% Inactive ingredients: Isododecane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Mica, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Acrylates/Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Ceramide 3, Olive Glycerides, Sodium Hyaluronate, Nylon-12, Polyamide-5, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hexylene Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polysilicone -11, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Solidago Virgaurea (Goldenrod) Extract, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides - See more at: http://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/productdetail/face/foundations/06223.html#sthash.JiHtVmkb.dpuf
Active Ingredient: Octinoxate 3% Inactive ingredients: Isododecane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Mica, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Acrylates/Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Ceramide 3, Olive Glycerides, Sodium Hyaluronate, Nylon-12, Polyamide-5, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hexylene Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polysilicone -11, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Solidago Virgaurea (Goldenrod) Extract, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides - See more at: http://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/productdetail/face/foundations/06223.html#sthash.JiHtVmkb.dpuf
Active Ingredient: Octinoxate 3% Inactive ingredients: Isododecane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Mica, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Acrylates/Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Ceramide 3, Olive Glycerides, Sodium Hyaluronate, Nylon-12, Polyamide-5, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hexylene Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polysilicone -11, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Solidago Virgaurea (Goldenrod) Extract, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides


Left side packaging

Right side packaging
Back part packaging

 The packaging looks cute, as always, Physician's Formula does the best packaging among all Drugstore brands. But this one strikes me as odd. Why would they put a dropper instead of a pump for a foundation?! Why??




 The shade is light, and according to the website, Youthful Wear spotless foundation only has three shades: light, medium, medium beige. One thing I noticed is that all shades cater to olive/warm skin tones and none for cool and neutral skin tones. Bad enough for me that I have sensitive skin, this particular product line does not have any shade that suits my skin.




 One good thing though is that it comes with a brush. Yep a brush. But the downfall is, it is rough and hard for the skin. It irritates me so much I wanted to throw it away. And for the size, it cannot be used as a foundation brush, but for this review I used it as such. For those people who would like to try this foundation, I suggest you use a buffing foundation brush from Landmark or Real techniques or Ecotools instead. Or use this brush as a concealer brush because it is too small.




I hate that the foundation seeps into the brush because it is too liquidy and because the fibers of the brush tends to suck all of the foundation into it. And it is hard to clean too. Okay, okay, yes I hate the brush!




For the test, I applied it to half of my face to see the coverage, longevity, and finish of the foundation.

 


Coverage: Medium to Full coverage
- Let it dry first before applying another layer because it tends to dry cakey when built up too quickly when wet.

Longevity: 6-8 hours 
- I tested it for a total of 11 hours, it dried up pretty fast. It had a weird smell to it that faded away after a couple of minutes. After 6 hours my face started to get kind of oily and patchy on the T-zone area, the rest of my face still looked fresh. I suggest you blot your face with an oil blotting paper or retouch with powder.

Finish: satin
- Looked good on my skin, covered my pimple scars pretty well, but emphasized my eyebags lines and pores. Use primer or moisturizer before applying on your face.




 



Overall, this is a great product to use especially for warm skin tones. I will recommend people to use this with extra care just because it is too liquidy it might spill and ruin your outfit . It is a satin finish foundation, so if you want a matte face you may use a matte powder on top of it and it will still look great.

Rating: 4/5



 

Buy one today! It's available at Sweet and Sparkle Shop on Facebook. They also sell Rimmel, Revlon, Anastasia brow products, BH Cosmetics, EOS, L'oreal, Benefit Cosmetics, Wet n Wild, NYC, and other Physician's Formula products. Go and check their stocks and pre order items!!

 

What are your thoughts for this foundation? Have you tried Physician's Formula?


xoxo




2 comments:

  1. OMG!!! I love the finish!! super niceee!! Would definitely give this a try! :)

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  2. the product duo looks amazing love the colour violet as well! nice how i can see and notice the difference on your photos! x0~ www.tauyanm.com

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