Getting All Exotic With Physician’s Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush in Rose

Physician's Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush in Rose

I didn’t realise that Physician’s Formula would be releasing their Argan Wear blushes in Australia that soon. I was *this* close to buying this exact blush on iHerb until this landed on my desk for review. I’ve only seen this blush in pictures and I knew I wanted it but when I saw this in real life, I gasped. Phwoar it sure is pretty!

Needless to say, I put this to good use almost immediately. I said almost because, y’know, gotta do the whole beauty blogger thing and photograph it first before I stick my brush in it. πŸ˜‰

Physician's Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush in Rose


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 and renewing suppleness, helping to enhance skin’s youthful glow. Its exotically scented formula instantly delivers a lit-from-within glow.

Physician's Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush in Rose

That has got to be the fanciest description for a blush I’ve seen in a long time. You know me, as soon as I read that, I was like … REALLY? *insert very skeptical expression*. Okay, I don’t know about all that argan oil infusion because I sure as heck didn’t get all that improvement of texture and elasticity from a blush because let’s face it, it really is just a blush. πŸ˜›

Physician's Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush in Rose Swatch

Having said that, if we’re just seeing this as an item of makeup alone, then yes it sure is a pretty one. Physician’s Formula does very beautiful (albeit almost always very shimmery) blushes and this one’s lovely. The design alone is a winner in my books. The embossed Moroccan motive is absolutely gorgeous and the gold overspray complemented the whole design very well. Thumbs up on the design, no doubt about that.

Physician's Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush in Rose

Gold overspray removed

I’m really not a fan of the overspray though, so thankfully it’s only just the top layer of the blush. If you use the blush together with the gold overspray, it’ll make your face very sparkly. Unless that’s the look you’re looking for, that amount of glitter is really quite over-the-top. So what I did was to wrap a tissue around my index finger and I wiped all of the overspray away. This leaves behind a beautiful, bright pink matte blush behind that is so much more useable than all that gold glitter. The blush still looks good without the overspray.

Physician's Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush in Rose

The blush does get a tad powdery and there’s quite a bit of fallout from the pan so that’s a bit of a negative point for me. Other than that, the blush looks mighty pretty on the cheeks. It gives the cheeks a beautiful, healthy glow without trying too hard. It’s richly pigmented so a light hand with a brush will do. I don’t use the attached brush but it’s a good addition in case I do bring this with me when I’m travelling.

Physician's Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush in Rose

All in all, it’s a lovely blush, it really is. I’m so taken by the embossed design. I understand the aesthetic reasons for the gold overspray but practically speaking, it’s really unnecessary. The absence of the overspray makes this a very wearable blush and that’s all right with me. As for the argan oil infusion thing … well, you could probably see me rolling my eyes from where you are. πŸ˜›

Physician's Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush in Rose

Physician’s Formula’s Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush is available in 2 shades (Natural and Rose) and retails at AU$21.95. You can get Physician’s Formula at most Priceline pharmacies nationwide.

What I like about it: The design is stunning. Once the overspray is removed, it leaves behind a lovely matte, strongly pigmented blush.

What I do not like about it: The gold overspray is very glittery and it really isn’t my thing (thankfully, it’s only the top layer and is easily removed). I fail to see how the the argan oil infused into a powder that could actually nourish my cheeks but hey, I’m happy to be proven wrong. Beauty scientists, help us out!

Have you tried this or any other blushes by Physician’s Formula? Your thoughts? Yay or nay? What about that claim about the argan oil infusion? Does it really work?

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14 comments… add one
  1. Mel

    You look really nice in the photos Tine! πŸ™‚
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Mel. I usually don’t wear glasses in my blog posts but I, erm, was lazy to put on eye makeup so I hid behind my glasses instead. Tee hee hee!

  2. Yolondi

    The blush looks great on you! I just bought this too, and might do your trick of removing that gold layer. This was on my USA shopping list for my hubby when he goes in June but saw it at priceline and jumped on it. Now I am curious about the bronzer but have not heard anything about it. Might jump on the net for some swatch searching….

    1. Tine

      Thanks Yolondi! The gold overspray makes the blush very beautiful, no doubt, but practically speaking, is quite useless. I definitely recommend removing it first with a tissue. I’m just worried for people who buy it and end up not having a good first impression with it because of how sparkly the blush is at first.
      I haven’t tried the bronzer yet. Will be giving it a go next. πŸ™‚

  3. Nikki

    Tine, this look extremely pretty on you! I am so into blush nowadays!!!

    1. Tine

      Thanks Nikki! As you should; they look fab on you!

  4. Beauty Box

    This blush looks so good on you Tine! Very fresh and lovely. Physician’s Formula blushes are always top notch. I am always so impressed by my happy booster blush. You have reminded me to dig out my PF makeup to play with more often.
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    1. Tine

      Aww thanks lovely. Ooh I remember the Happy Booster blush. What fab packaging too!

      1. Beauty Box

        Tine, I am so tempted to get this blush because it looks so good! I saw it at Duane Reade (I’m in NY now) and it’s only USD14…If only I can swatch it on myself. The natural shade looks great too. Maybe I should get both lol!
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        1. Tine

          Damn, it’s so cheap in the US! If you’re near a Rite Aid, CVS or wherever they stock this, keep a look out for any discounts. Some US YouTubers I follow frequently mention sales on Physician’s Formula.

  5. Anna

    The blush looks absolutely lovely on you, Tine! I’m trying to be good and not buy any new cosmetics (god knows i don’t need any!) but you’ve made it super tempting! Plus what’s that lipstick you’re wearing? Also lovely!

    1. Tine

      Thanks Anna! The lipstick was BITE Beauty’s Luminous Creme Lipstick in Rose. πŸ™‚

  6. Toni | 2 Aussie Travellers

    That’s so pretty in the pack and on you. I do like a few of the Physicians Formula products but the gold over spray on everything is a real turn off. It seems so pointless, if it’s for the younger set who want the gold sparkle then they will be disappointed that it’s only there for a couple of uses and for the rest of us it’s annoying to have to wipe away the design and throw away product before the first use, the bronzers require a good solid wipedown before you start. I’m not sure what their angle with it is.
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Toni! To be honest, the overspray is just there to look pretty and attract people to buy the whole thing. Most similar products, even from higher end brands, are like that too. They look mighty pretty on the surface and for people who aren’t able to buy them in store, just looking at the pretty design online is enough to buy. And then they get disappointed at how sparkly it is.

      The problem is a lot of people don’t realise that after removing all those unnecessary sparkly bits, they’ll get a good product underneath it. The way I see it, don’t discount all the sparkly overspray yet. Like you said, do a good wipedown. Most of the time, the powder underneath is solid matte. πŸ™‚

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