Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow Foundation is a new fluid foundation with a luminous glow that recently launched for Spring 2015 at drugstores. At a glance, Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow Foundation seemed like a reformulated version of Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Spotless Foundation (which I really didn’t like) but after trying Touch of Glow out there are some minor differences for me.
Let’s take a look!
Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Spotless Foundation is available in two shade selections of Light and Light/Medium. It’s marketed as a fluid foundation that creates a bare skin effect with a glowing finish. I’ve always been a lover of fluid foundations and bare skin-like finishes and even though I didn’t like Spotless Foundation I decided to give this a try.
Unlike the Spotless Foundation this comes packaged a little differently (and a little prettier)! Props to Physicians Formula because they are probably one of the only brands in US drugstores that have such cute, girly packaging. This comes in a glass bottle with a peach pink leather wrap around the bottle and a big old rose gold bow decorating the cap. Unlike the Spotless Foundation it doesn’t come in a dropper bottle, this is a pump. It does come with its brush that has matching packaging as the bottle. Props to Physicians Formula for finally releasing a usable brush! Typically their brushes have really scratchy bristles that shed. This is a nice soft bristled brush. I do find the brush kinda soaks up the product very quickly though, it kinda acts like a sponge.
The coverage here does run sheerer but it builds easily enough and builds nicely without looking cakey or overdone. As promised the coverage gives a bare skin finish that’s natural, flawless, and very pretty. It’s not going to conceal or cover major skin issues but it is going even out skin tone, brighten, and create a nice bare skin look. So if you already have fairly good skin that might need a little evening out and brightening this is a nice foundation product. Those desiring medium or fuller coverage might be disappointed. I’m not seeing the “luminous” “radiant” finish they advertise though. There might be a little hint of a glow but it’s really not terribly noticeable swatched or on my skin.
Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow Foundation Swatches (Light and Light/Medium)
Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow Foundation Swatches Blended (Light and Light/Medium)
The formula doesn’t cling to drier areas and has a better set than the Spotless Foundation formula which for me felt a little too dewy. Mind you, it’s still quite dewy but it sets to more of a soft satin after a few minutes. I wouldn’t really say this has the same consistency or textures as say higher end fluid foundations as it feels a bit silicone-y but thankfully wasn’t itchy which is how Spotless Foundation made me feel.
The wear time is a little iffy for me. I got about two hours out of Spotless Foundation and about three about of Touch of Glow. It disappears quite fast if you don’t set it with powder. It doesn’t go orange or grey once applied but it does lighten slightly. The Light/Medium shade actually seems to lighten up as I blend it out but at first swatch it’s quite dark.
For me Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow Foundation is considerably nicer than Spotless Foundation which made me look dull. This formula has a nice brightening effect and provides a very nice, bare skin, natural finish. I wish it wore longer though but none the less I still like it a lot and think the formula was an improvement over Spotless Foundation!
If you’re a lover of lighter, barely there foundation products you’ll likely love Touch of Glow Foundation. However, the lack of “glow” might prove disappointing.
Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow Foundation is available now at Harmons drugstore.
Did you try it?