Physicians Formula Cashmere Wear Ultra-Smoothing Blush was introduced for Spring 2011 in two shade selections. I reviewed the Rose shade quite sometime ago on the original release but had a difficult time locating the Natural shade for a while (I took photos of both shades and included them in the review for your reference). The shade came into my possession a few months after the release but I didn’t get a chance to review it.
Recently, why diving through my “to be reviewed” pile I came across the Natural and realized I never tried it. I proceeded to get excited about this blush all over again! It’s always fun discovering a product you haven’t used in a while and in a new color to boot.
Take a look!
Physicians Formula Cashmere Wear Blush comes in a square felt fabric covered compact. I understand their marketing behind the packaging as the felt is soft like cashmere but unfortunately it happens to attract, dirt, lint, etc like a magnet! This is one reason I don’t love Urban Decay’s Naked Palette packaging as it turns into a mess rather quickly! On the upside the palette is quite well designed and contains two compartments one for blush on the upper level and one for a brush and mirror on the lower. Physicians Formula is legendary for including poorly made brushes with their blushes and powders however, this particular brush is soft, shed free, and works quite well applying the blush overall.
The blush formula is super pigmented with a silky feel that looks like a pinky coral in the palette but applies as a pink rose on my cheeks. It’ll be suitable for many skin tones since the color is very pigmented however, those with fairer skin and pink undertones or redness on their cheeks might choose to skip it as the shade can go bolder on such a skin type and look clowny!
It gives my cheeks a nice pinched look or as if I stepped in from a cold winter’s night. I can easily apply it in the morning and the vibrancy lasts well through my day with minor fading around hour seven of wear.
The blush has a cashmere sweater type imprint on the powder with a strip of bright rose pink towards the right hand side and a dominate coral pink throughout the rest. Supposedly the formula has 100% Pure Cashmere Extract which gives skin a softening and conditioning effect. I didn’t really notice my skin feeling softer but the powder formula is a lot less drying than other blushes and doesn’t accentuate drier patches on my face.
Overall, it’s a rather nice blush however, the $13.99 price tag hurts my feelings for a drugstore blush but it does contain a whooping 0.24 oz of product. I really like the Natural shade a lot compared to the Rose one which was a little TOO bright for my cheeks. The shade produces a nice healthy pink on my face and applies easily and flawlessly. If you’re looking for a nice pink for cheeks this is a good place to start.
Tried Cashmere Wear Blush?