Physicians Formula Cushion Foundation in Light

Physicians Formula Cushion Foundation Review

Physicians Formula Cushion Foundation in Light
Physicians Formula Cushion Foundation in Light

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Product Description

Physicians Formula Cushion Foundation is talc-free, has SPF 50 broad spectrum sunscreen in the form of 8.4% titanium dioxide, and 3.95% zinc oxide. It doesn’t smell like anything to me. It comes in 3 shades, contains 0.47 fl oz / 14 mL, which is about half of what you get in a typical bottle of foundation and retails for about $16.

Available at: Physicians Formula, Target, Walmart, Fred Meyer, Ulta, Walgreens, and Amazon.com.

Performance

This is my first cushion foundation so I don’t have any others to compare it to but the experience has been interesting. I have had this product for close to 3 months now. I haven’t worn it on a daily basis but I’ve gotten enough use out of it that I am noticing I’ve used it up about half way. Over the course of that time, my combination skin has gone through periods of being more oily and more dry so I feel ready to describe how it performs in both situations.

First I want to talk about the application process. I’ve found it takes me more time to use the included applicator than using a brush (the Sigma F82 Round Kabuki is my go-to brush) and I don’t feel I get much different of a result by doing so. When I first opened it, the sponge was much more saturated and I only needed to press lightly into it to pick up enough product to work on half of my face. Now, I need to press quite firmly and more toward the edges which has been a messy experience. At this point, it is easier (and cleaner) for me to go in with a brush to avoid getting the product all over the inside of the compact, under my fingernails, on the top side of the applicator, etc. I like the actual product inside but find the cushion idea itself to be unnecessary. I would prefer this in a bottle with a full range of shades to accommodate many skintones.

The actual foundation itself is fantastic on days when my skin is normal-to-dry. I was able to wear this all day with maybe one blot to tone down the dewiness. It felt super lightweight and comfortable. On oilier days, I was a greaseball by noon and as the day went on, I become more and more aware of it on my face. By about mid afternoon, I was longing to take a makeup remover wipe to my face. In both situations, I found the product did a great job of blurring the look of pores and toning down the look of redness. For having such a thin, lightweight consistency, it has surprisingly good coverage as you can see in the before and after photos below. The coverage is definitely buildable in that you can apply a couple of layers without it looking “cakey” or like you are obviously wearing makeup.

My favorite thing about this is the way it photographs. It looks very natural but at the same time it hides what I want it to hide very well.

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Product Description


Price/Quantity: $10.99 for 30 mL
Availability: Drugstores, Ulta, Target, Fred Meyer, Amazon
Color Range: 3 Shades
Color/Finish: 010 Light is the lightest shade in the range and has yellow undertones.
Packaging: Flat squeeze tube with a twist off lid. The opening in the tip is fine so you can squeeze out just a little bit if you want.
Smell: It has a mild to moderate sunscreen smell to it, though not a fragrance.

Performance


Application: I’ve applied it with my fingers and with a Real Techniques stippling brush and it blended nicely into my skin either way. The texture smooths out well but it does leave a dewy/shiny finish to the skin. It did a good job of not emphasizing dry areas.
Pigmentation: It has sheer coverage but it does a decent job of evening out my skin tone.
Texture: It feels very smooth like a gel-cream type of consistency but it also feels greasy and doesn’t seem to “dry down” or set. Throughout the day it only gets oilier, regardless of if I set it with powder or not.
Longevity: 2 hours on me – that’s about the point that I can’t stand the oiliness anymore. It looked really nice right after I applied it. After about 10 minutes the areas I set with powder started to look slightly cakey and the areas I didn’t set it with powder started getting shiny. The powder didn’t really help control oil, just the shine.

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Product Description


Official Name: Maybelline Dream Liqud Mousse
Price/Quantity: $8 USD for 30 ml / 1 fl oz.
Availability: Maybelline Website, Ulta, Walmart, Target, Amazon, Drugstores
Color Range: 12 Shades
Color/Finish: Porcelain Ivory Light 1 – This is the lightest shade that is available. It has cool undertones and a natural finish (neither matte nor dewy).
Packaging: The foundation is contained in a glass bottle with a pump. The pump is very easy to work with and allows you to pump and little or as much foundation as you want. It does not have a cap but the pump twists to the side to lock it in place and prevent accidentally dispensing product (for example, when carrying this in a travel bag).
Smell/Fragrance: It has a light fragrance with hints of rose and other floral notes.

Performance


Application: Blends out perfectly and does a good job of not accentuating the dry areas of my face. Once it is blended out, it is hard to tell whether or not you are wearing foundation. Applying this with a dense foundation kabuki brush or a Beauty Blender sponge work equally well.
Pigmentation: Light to medium coverage.
Texture: Even though it has “mousse” in the name, the texture isn’t really like a mousse. It is not airy of fluffy at all. It’s super smooth and creamy, neither runny nor thick, and glides over the skin with ease.
Longevity: I set this with a powder to keep oil at bay and it started to look dewy after 4 hours and got more oily-looking after 5-6 hours. On a cooler day and on someone with dry skin this may last longer than it did on me.

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