December 10, 2012

Physcians Formula Cashmere Wear Blush Review & Swatches

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.

Available at drugstores now.

Tried Cashmere Wear Blush?

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Debster

    I have a few of the happy booster blushes, and never bothered with the cashmere since the colours look like they’d be too similar on me. I’ve never heard anything bad about PH’s powders. The brushes that come with the boosters are goofy, they’re red and pink that gives a definite valentine’s theme, but I’ve had no shedding. I just prefer round brushes for my blush instead of those small thin ones.

  • Shadia L.

    Ahhhhhhh! It’s my first comment here! I’ve been lurking like crazy ever since I discovered your site about a year ago, but I decided to bite the proverbial bullet and finally leave you a comment.

    I LOVE your site; your reviews thorough and unbiased, and you also review many international brands that I would never have heard of! When I finally jumped on the BB cream bandawagon, your input was indespensable.

    More pertinent to this review, have you ever checked out Paula Begoun’s site and reviews? Her final verdict on this blush was pretty lousy, but I have a feeling that she’s gotten to the point where she merely glances at ingredients lists and bases her reviews on those, which is a shame. I still value her reviews on skincare products, but take most products she slams with a grain of salt.

    In any case, I’m intrigued by this blush, as well as many other blushes you’ved approved, but I’ve finally found my HG, thanks to you–It Cosmetics’ Vitality Cheek Stain. Those blushes are the SH*T! I rarely watch television, so I’d never have heard of that amazing brand (and their awesome Vitality Lip Flush) were it not for you! So thanks a bunch, and expect more comments from me, pretty lady!

    • the Muse

      hi shadia so glad you came out of lurkdom to say hey ;-D thank you so so much! I’m so glad you enjoy my babble ;-D I have, she has some great input on skincare but yeah I know what you mean sometimes she kills my lemmings hardcore…! Funny as she’ll rant sometime and I buy it anyway and end up loving it so go figure! I didn’t even know she reviewed makeup! I’m always looking through her skincare stuff. Ha so so so glad you’re loving it Cosmetics, I’ll be having a giveaway soon actually with some of their products yay! Have you tried the concealer? It’s amazing girl!

      thank you SO much for your fab comment, totally made my day <3! Happy Holidays!

  • Lorraine ER

    Is it shimmery? It looks like a little too shimmery to me but I don’t know if that’s just the camera picking up the light shimmer reflecting and seeming like it’s more so…
    I used to love shimmer blushes but my pores are really large now and they emphasize that.

  • Iris

    The packaging doesn’t look like the greatest (dust attractor!) but the colours look very good and definitely able to be used by most. I like the pattern on them too.

  • Karena

    These are my two favorite blushes of ALL TIME! I just love them. I am so glad I tried them on a whim. I bought Rose first, then went back for Natural. Looks great on you, Muse!!