So far Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker Collection is turning into a big yay for me. I liked the blush alot so I paired it up this morning with the new pH Matchmaker pH Powdered Lipgloss.
I’m going to throw it out there and say hell, pick these up, they are fabulous. I like these alot. The packaging, the formula, the colors, it’s just overall a really great gloss. Not loving the jacked up price at CVS of $12.95…owww! But don’t mind paying $9.99 for one at Ulta and getting the second for $5 bucks. That works.
These are a chunky square tube that features a handy mirror right smack on the side of the gloss and a little switch on the top that will light up the upper part of the wand in case you wanna apply in a dark club, a graveyard when you’re slaying vampires at midnight, or god forbid the zombie plague might hit and at some point we could lose power! I’m not sure I absolutely need a lit lipgloss wand but hey, props for awesome packaging, I appreciate the extras!
The gloss comes in two shades, Light Pink and Pink. The formula supposedly turns into a “you shade” of pink within sixty seconds of application. Custom shades of pink lipgloss are always a tricky topic for me but overall I will say that both the Light and the regular Pink are both very flattering shades on me. But some might feel the regular Pink is a bit bright (I have it on below) and a little too much so you might want to head into a Light Pink purchase which is a bit more subtle and gives lips more of a rosy pink rather than a full on bubblegum fuchsia pink finish! As for me, I loved ’em both! Pink reminds me of Smashbox O-Gloss but the formula is a good deal nicer in my humblest.
The applicator is a bit short on these but I think it builds the gloss very nicely plus it doesn’t split when I place it back in the tube so I’m golden with it. The formula isn’t too tacky or sticky and has a nice enough wear without feeling heavy, thick, or uncomfortable. I can get about three to four hours of wear and once the gloss wears away it stains my lips a lovely shade of pink for a few more hours after. They have a good deal of shine to them as well.
(Swatched above: Light Pink and Pink)
Overall, I like ’em. If you already own and love Smashbox O-Gloss you’ll enjoy the color of Pink and if you want to go a bit more subtle you’ll enjoy Light Pink. The formula proves comfortable to wear, the shine is very nice, and the color gives my face a brighter more youthful glow particularly when I pair it up with a bright shade of pink blush like I did in my FOTD photo in this post.
I recommend checking them out. I think you’ll like them as much as I did.
P.S. The swatches do NOT do the gloss shades justice!
Muse Approved for purchase.