This is another one of ’em Physician’s Formula blushes that I very almost bought on iHerb. I’ve mentioned this before but I’ll say it again: when it comes to blushes, you almost cannot go wrong with Physician’s Formula. I say “almost” because most of the blushes are chock-full of overspray and shimmer but once you rub all that prettiness off, you’ll get very decent matte blushes.
I contemplated between buying the Brunettes or Blondes version of the Multi-Coloured Custom Blush. I had the Brunettes in my shopping cart but lo and behold, just a few days later, a press kit kindly arrived from Physician’s Formula and inside were both the Blondes and Brunettes! I haven’t tried the Blondes version but I must say, I am loving the Brunettes blush sick.
Physicians Formula Powder Palette is a blush with a sheer, luminous finish. The palette is specially designed to compliment the user’s hair colour, with coordinated shades to enhance its tone. Each blush features a combination of warm and cool pearlescent shades. The lightweight baked formula can be used wet or dry. Used dry, it delivers a sheer, natural flush of colour. Used wet, it provides a glow with enhanced staying power.
I love mosaic-style blushes and this one did not disappoint. This blush doesn’t contain any glittery overspray of any sort, which is a relief because as pretty as they look on any blush, they’re often quite useless because I’m certainly not a fan of sparkly cheeks. This one contains shimmer though but it’s not over-the-top at all.
The Brunettes is a peachy pink shade which flatters my skin tone very well. It’s not as strongly pigmented as most of Physician’s Formula’s blushes; you will need at least 2 layers of this to show on the skin. Even though I prefer richly-pigmented blushes that pack a punch in colour, there’s something endearing and almost darling about this blush that I like.
Having said that, I wouldn’t say the packaging is at all darling. Not that there’s anything wrong with the typical plastic compact; the neon pink reminds me greatly of Barbie. The names Brunettes and Blondes for the blushes made the whole thing even more Barbie-fied. 😛
Barbie or not, the Brunettes blush really is quite pretty and I would recommend it to any blush fiends. Even if you’re just starting out in blushes, this is just light enough to give you a beautiful yet natural flush on the cheeks. I give this a thumbs up!
Physician’s Formula’s Brunettes Bombshell Multi-Coloured Custom Blush retails at AU$21.95 and is available at Priceline pharmacies nationwide.
What I like about it: No ridiculously sparkly overspray, contains a subtle amount of shimmer (thank goodness!), looks very natural on the skin.
What I do not like about it: The plastic neon packaging is a tad retro for my liking but really, I’m just nitpicking.