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Unsung Makeup Heroes: Physicians Formula Powder Palette in Blushing Berry

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Physicians Formula Powder Palette in Blushing Berry

Jenn Coyle of Hello BrioAbout the Author
The following guest post was written by Jenn Coyle of hellobrio.com. You can also find Jenn on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, Etsy and Society6.

This is a story about love…

It begins with a young girl who learned early on that blush was a staple in her regime; a driving force in her life. She started off slowly, using whatever her mom helped her choose.

One day, she graduated from Cover Girl Cheekers to Physicians Formula blushes. That big step marked the beginning of her blush addiction — choosing to spend upwards of $10 on a blush when there were perfectly good blushes for $3 or $4. At that point, there was no going back. This girl was hopelessly in love with loving blushes.

Years later, said girl had been ’round the proverbial blush block. Now a connoisseur, purchasing in ranges from cheap-cheap to drugstore to high-end, she had a sizable number of blush compacts in her collection.

I apologize for getting philosophical with you, but here goes: they say once a person has too many options, the person can begin to feel paralyzed when forced to make a decision.

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Charming Their Way Into Makeup Bags and Hearts, the New Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stains Deliver an Yves Saint Laurent Look at a Drugstore Price

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Lips, Makeup, Physicians Formula, Product Reviews

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain

That’s the new Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain in Hot Pink ($9.95) on my lips, available now at drugstores and online

Why do I find little dangling charms so irresistible? Charms on just about anything, like phones, bracelets, the ends of pens and pencils, tubes of Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain…

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stains Red and Hot Pink

The Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stains in Red and Hot Pink

Charmed, I’m sure. :)

Maybe it’s the way they sparkle when I wiggle them around. It triggers some kind of primitive cave girl thing… Whatever it is, those silvery high-heel charms are charming the heck out of me.

And speaking of charming, that’s actually their schtick — except with regard to pants, as in “charming the pants off you.” These two new pigmented, $9.95 gloss/stain hybrids in Red and Hot Pink, like the Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush in Rose we looked at before, are designed to do just that.

With ingredients like horny goat weed and a musky vanilla scent, they’re supposed to evoke a sultry state of mind while tinting lips with a long-lasting lip stain and a satiny finish.

Truth be told, I haven’t yet felt the urge to bump Barry White and crawl all over a rotating heart-shaped bed while wearing either of these shades…but I do feel like raising my hands in the air and waving them around like I just don’t care, which is something I normally do for drugstore versions of high-end makeup products.

These remind me of those $32 Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stains

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain applicators in Hot Pink on the left and Red on the right


Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Glossy Stain swatches in Hot Pink on the left and red on the right


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Does Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush Have the Juice to Seduce?

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Face, Physicians Formula

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush in Rose

Wearing Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush in Rose ($11.95), one of two new shades available now at drugstores and online

World's sexiest catBeing named Sexiest Cat Alive by People magazine, not once, but twice, makes Tabs something of an authority on sexy.

What can you say, really? He’s the Channing Tatum/Bradley Cooper combo of the cat supermodel world.

Lucky… I guess some cats are just born with it, ya know? That certain something. That “it” factor.

Most of us, on the other hand, have to work for it. I’ve always seen myself as more of a girl next door — not a bada-boom bombshell — but I’m hoping Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush in Rose can fire up my fabulous side.

The blend of shimmery pink tones gives cheeks a seductive glow, and according to Physicians Formula, Sexy Booster was designed from the bottom up to inspire sexy self-confidence. Everything from the packaging (that shoe!) to the scent (a musky vanilla that’s supposed to make women feel more sensual) to the ingredients, which are supposed to have a pheromone-like effect.

Cocoa extract to enhance feelings of attraction, excitement and euphoria, and horny goat weed, an aphrodisiac said to help you get in the mood to boom-chica-wah-wah! :)

I can’t say that I feel particularly mrrrooowww when I wear Sexy Booster, but I do quite like the soft pink color and silvery shine.

I think the grains of powder could stand to be a little smaller, too; they’re pretty obvious until I buff the blush down.

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush in Rose Small
Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush

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Aw, Snap! These New Physicians Formula Endless Color Custom Nail Trios Snap Together

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Nails, Physicians Formula

Physicians Formula Endless Color Custom Nail Trios

The new Physicians Formula Endless Color Custom Nail Trios ($10.95 each; eight trios available) from the left: In the Nude, Trendsetter Chic, Smokin’ Haute and Fashion Icon

Two things I could do all day, every day…

1. Window shop for cute spring bags

Window shopping in person and online. Just point me toward a window, and I’m there. :) Right now I’ve got my eye on a few things, like…




2. Paint my nails

I don’t know when it happened, but I turned into one of those gals who paints her nails a different color every single day.

Maybe it’s a phase. :)

Who knows? But if you also like to change things up often on your claws, these new Endless Color Custom Nail Trios from Physicians Formula ($10.95 per trio of 0.45-ounce bottles; eight trios to choose from) make that quite fun and easy.

Each of the stackable bottles in these trios snaps together (like Lego) to form a sort of nail polish wand.

When you feel like wearing a different color, SNAP!

No, I mean the bottles snap together. :) Just break apart the wand.

The colors in the trios can be worn alone or layered together to create your own nail art.

So far I’ve gotten my finger into four of the eight trios…

Physicians Formula Endless Color Custom Nail Trio in Fashion Icon

Physicians Formula Endless Color Custom Nail Trio in Fashion Icon: sky blue (three coats), dark green (two coats) and yellow (three coats)


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Doctor, Do My Cheeks Look Pink to You? The New Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Blush in Rose

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Face, Physicians Formula, Product Reviews

physicians formula ph matchmaker ph powered blush

When it comes to makeup, patience is not a virtue I have in great supply, which is why the instant gratification I get from seeing the new Physicians Formula pH Powered Lip Gloss change color on my lips suits me just fine.

Thing is, the doc’s new pH Powered Blush ($12.95; available in two shades, Natural and Rose) doesn’t work the same way.

Physicians Formula says they’re supposed to, but I dunno. Like the glosses, they’re supposed to react to your body chemistry — your pH level — and transform within 60 seconds into a custom color personalized for you, but I must have swept the glittery hot pink shade called Rose on my cheeks half a dozen times this week, and I’ve yet to see it change color.

It could be the effect is just too subtle for me to see, but even if Rose isn’t changing color at all, I’m still diggin’ it. I love how super saturated it is, and I think the packaging’s just adorable.

Rose is so bright and potent — the most intense of all the new Physicians Formula blushes I’ve tried — that a little goes a long way. Finally! A shade that darker damsels can easily wear, too, without having to go overboard on layers.

Physicians Formula pH pH Matchamker Powdered Blush 2

I’m always a little leery of blushes that claim to last longer than 8 hours, but this one really does. Physicians Formula claims it’ll go 14 hours, and it’ll do that much and more. Yesterday, in fact, I applied it before 8 in the morning, and when I went to remove my makeup a little after 10 last night, I could still see it cheering up my cheeks.

Physicians Formula pH pH Matchamker Powdered Blush 1

Physicians Formula spring 2012 swatches 2
pH Matchmaker Powdered Blush, Happy Booster Glow Mood Boosting Blush in Pink, Happy Booster Glow Mood Boosting Bronzer Blush in Bronze/Natural, Cashmere Wear Ultra Smoothing Blush in Natural and pH Matchmaker pH Powered Lip Gloss in Light Pink
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