Hello beautiful people! I just got back from the most wonderful birthday trip, and I’m recharged and ready to go! The trip home was awful because of flight delays/cancellations, but we got home eventually at 2:00am Monday morning. Ugh. Then we went to see Elton John the next day here in Augusta! Sir Elton has made frequent stops here in my town when he’s on the road. I have a special place for him in my heart because he was the first “rock” artist I ever heard. I grew up in Japan until my Dad got stationed in the US when I was 9. Until then, the only music I was exposed to was my Daddy’s classic country & western (which I love to this day!), and my Mom’s Elvis. When we got to America, there were tons of FM radio stations that played music I had never heard. Back then, when you lived overseas, you only had American Forces Radio, which played very limited music. So, when “Honky Cat” came on the radio, I was like, “What is this?????”. And my love for Elton was forever cemented in that moment. One of my cats is named Levon after one of his songs. Whenever I go to concerts, I am so blown away by the fact that an artist writes music/lyrics, and people sing back to them in unison; word for word. Music does join us all together! That’s why I love it so much.
I had planned to do a review on the Physicians Formula Argan Wear BB Cream and Blush before I left, but it didn’t happen. So, here it is!
I am a huge fan of the Physicians Formula bronzers, concealers, and blushes, but had never tried any foundations.
I gotta admit the packaging is what drew me into the Argan Wear line! The blush in itself is like a work of art!
The BB Cream is available in Light and Light/Medium. Of course, I chose Light/Medium, and hoped it would work for me! *Spoiler Alert* – it did.
The blush is offered in Natural and Rose. I picked Rose.
The compact separates into lid, product (with mirror underneath), and a brush in the base. The mirror is awesome. The blush is very, very pink – my camera (probably my fault) makes it look more mauve/purple. It is very disco pink in color (as you will see in swatches).
The gold flecks you can see is an over-spray. After a couple of swipes with a blush brush, it’s gone. Though it does blend into the surrounding blush.
Yay! You can see the color of the blush! It is a true pink.
The BB cream is awesome! It actually feels like a skin treatment when you apply it. The package claims to “even out, smooth, moisturize, protect, and condition”. It does. It has moisturizer, argan oil, and SPF 30. It is very light, and gives a dewy finish. The coverage is a bit sheer, but it does even out your complexion. Perfect for when you don’t want to do the whole foundation/powder thing, but want to look presentable. I apply with a Beauty Blender. I have a lot of redness, and this did not completely cover it up. But again, I feel like I am presentable. Albeit a bit red My skin feels really soft and smooth after removing it also. Because of the sheerness, light/medium worked perfectly for my skin tone.
The one tiny thing I don’t care for is the fragrance. The back of the box claims it is an “exotically scented formula”. It’s not chemical-y or perfume-y. It’s an
strange exotic scent alright. It does fade after a while. But very noticeable when you first apply. But I love it, so I will deal with the smell!
However, I am not quite so enamored with the blush. It is very pigmented, and is a bold pink shade. But I find it very hard to blend. I tend to be a bit heavy handed with blush, so I always buff with a complexion brush after applying. This formula tended to just wear off rather than blend into my skin. And the gold over spray glitter is a bit chunky. I’m not sure if it will eventually disappear after using it longer? We shall see. Oh, and the blush has the same
strange exotic fragrance.
My sweet photography assistant Murphy is happy his Mommy is home. I’m sure he will be joining me in the photo session scheduled for tomorrow.
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