Physicians Formula

Physicians Formula Butter Collection x Casey Holmes – Review Time!

I’m going to admit right out of the gate that this was a total impulse buy. I got suckered in by the hype and the price and bought something that I neither wanted nor needed.

With that being said, I actually ended up liking it more than I thought I would. I actually owned the Butter Bronzer a few years back and ended up decluttering it because I thought it was too light for me. I also thought the scent was a little too strong for me, which is weird because it kind of smells like flowery coconuts, which separately I like, but together not so much.

Yet, I still bought this collab.


Ok, but let’s not get off track. Despite the smell, I actually kind of dig this palette/box. The price is unbeatable. For $19.99, you get a bronzer, blush, highlighter, 4 eyeshadows, lip stick and perfume and that is precisely what made me hit Buy when it came out, because just the bronzer alone can run you $15 at CVS.

The bronzer, which is in the Deeper shade, is actually quite nice. It blends out beautifully and is not patchy in the least. Same goes for the blush, which does have a slight shimmer to it, but I don’t mind a shimmer blush at all. It has a rosy tint to it that really goes well with so many skin tones.

The highlighter, which is Limited Edition, is not my favorite. It’s a nice golden shade, but is just too chunky. As an eyeshadow it’s quite nice, but as a highlighter, I don’t like. I prefer highlighters that melt into your skin as this leaves flecks if glitter. Not for me.

I liked all the eyeshadows, except for the green shimmer one called Palms. It lacks pigmentation and even in the swatch above, I had to go in twice to make it show up on camera. The other shadows are really creamy and pigmented, but I do find a bit too much similarity between No Filter and Tropic Like It’s Hot. I would have preferred maybe a pink in place of one of the reds.

I also want to mention that I have used the bronzer, blush and highlighter as eyeshadows and they look BEAUTIFUL!

The Lip Cream is a lovely moisturizing formula, but the pink shade is just a little too frosty for me and gave me weird 80’s vibes. It didn’t suit me at all.

The perfume is ok if you like that distinct flowery coconut Butter Bronzer scent. I do not, but I am, apparently, in the minority. It has not moved from it’s little slot since I got this in the mail.

Which leaves me with the packaging of this collection. I know that by reading the comments on Instagram that a lot of people thought it was bulky and that it would have been better if they would have released the collection in pieces, but I honestly don’t mind.

I mean, it’s certainly not compact, but most Morphe palettes are bigger. If you are an avid traveler, I would agree that this may be too bulky to take on a backpacking trip to the Andes, but if you are home 90% of the time, like I am, this is actually a really nice set to just pick up and quickly apply some makeup with.

Honestly, it’s not a deal breaker for me and it shouldn’t be for you either.

Did you pick up the collab? What are your thoughts. Let me know in the comments below.

Till next time, my friends!


Foundation · Physicians Formula

Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation – Review Time

I’m pretty loyal to foundation. Once I find something I like, I tend to stick to it. However, after going through 3 or 4 bottles of Covergirl Healthy Vitalist formula, I got an itch to switch things up a bit.

During my blog hiatus I tried the Colourpop foundation and that was an epic fail. I should review it, but I disposed of that bottle after a few uses, so don’t think it would be fair to write a review from memory.

However, I did come across Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation while in Walmart one day and I remembered it got really good reviews back when it debuted in the beginning of the year. Yes, I know that I am late to the game, but I actually think my review might actually hold more merit considering that all the hype has died down and other beauty bloggers are reviewing #451 foundation that came out this year.

At least that’s what I am telling myself as I write this. 😉

First things first, I have to cover the packaging of this foundation. It is truly top notch. The bottle is glass and sleek and has a nice weight to it. My first impression is that this costs more than the $12 I paid just by the look and feel of it.

When you twist open the top, out pops a rather large doe foot applicator, similar to what you would find in a concealer. I know that some bloggers thought it was unhygienic to apply the product straight to your face from the tube using the applicator, but honestly, it doesn’t bother me.

I often use my fingers to smooth foundation over my face in a rush, so it would be hypocritical of me to check off points for that. Besides, I’ve been using the foundation for a month now and other than one zit along my jaw line which I attribute to my period, my face has been quite clear.

I have always struggled with color matching, but I picked a winner because LN3 matches my fair complexion perfectly. I am going to be honest and say that I really didn’t see a whole lot of color selection on the display case so that is quite disappointing because I really like this foundation.

It claims to have 20 SPF, which is awesome, and to be full coverage , but I would say it’s medium to full if you build it up. Its definitely not a matte foundation, so if that’s your thing, stay away as I would put this in the glowy category.

Which is fine by me because I HATE matte foundations. This foundation melded right into my skin and with one layer evened out my skin tone while still letting my freckles peek through. It doesn’t sink into any of my fine lines or pores, however, I do usually use a primer before applying.

Also, it’s holds pretty well throughout the day. I have an oily T-zone and although I do blot when necessary, it’s not an oil slick in any way. I would definitely suggest to set your face when using this foundation.

If I had one major complaint, it would be the scent. I have no idea why, but I pick up on a faint syrupy smell. I don’t know if I just got a weird bottle or what, but that throws me off a bit until I get used to the scent.

Anyone else feel like eating pancakes after using Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation? If so, let me know in the comments below.

Till next time, my friends.