Welcome back to Foundation Friday! I have one question for you all before we get into this week’s foundation. I love foundation, but I’m not sure if you all do as well. Is there another product category that would be more useful for you? Let me know, and I’d be happy to test our more affordable products.
This week I’m talking about the Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation. This was really caught my eye, because I love any makeup that is also good for my skin. It is apparently for all skin types, contains SPF 20, and it has a brightening complex.
Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation claims to be light weight, long-wearing, and buildable. I went to the Physicians Formula site to find out more information. It is supposed to have a healthy, satin finish. The website also says it contains hyaluronic acid, which helps your skin hold onto more moisture. My skin reacts very well to hyaluronic acid, so that was exciting to me. It also contains Vitamins A, C, and E. It costs $14.95 for 1 ounce.
I was pretty impressed with the shade range. There are only 16 shades, but the spectrum is quite wide. That being said, this is Light Cool 1 and it’s not light enough for me. Like I’ve said many times before, I’m tanning this summer so it’s not that big of a deal.
For shade comparisons, here are other foundations that match me:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation in Porcelain
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation in 100 (first impressions video here)
rms beauty Un Cover-Up Foundation/Concealer in 000 (review here)
Wet n Wild MegaCushion Foundation in 106A (review here)
Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Foundation in Soft Ivory (review here)
HOW TO APPLY
I did my usual applications — I used a damp beauty blender and my favorite Marc Jacobs buffing brush. Personally, I liked the buffing brush more than the damp beauty blender. It went on so smoothly and blended out perfectly. The coverage was definitely lighter with the buffing brush, but it was buildable.
The damp beauty blender gave me a heavier coverage that I didn’t need to build up. The texture was just so smooth and pretty with the buffing brush that I don’t mind the lighter coverage.
I did set this with a powder, but I only needed it in my t-zone. The satin texture accentuated my oilier areas. Other than that, it stayed put all day.
In my opinion, this is a really great option from the drugstore. If you are as pale as me (or paler), it won’t necessarily work for you unless you self tan. I hate that the lightest shade isn’t very light. The texture is so gorgeous and I could see this working for a lot of people. The skincare aspect of this foundation is what really draws me in. I love anything that adds healthy ingredients into my skin!
Have you ever tried this foundation? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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