Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation ($17) is the brand’s first-ever full color range of foundation which is popping up now at drugstores in eight shade selections. This is a mighty big step for Physicians Formula who typically offers most of their foundation products in 2 to 4 shades at best. I’m not sure if they plan on releasing even more colors as their Instagram account relates that they will have a full color range of this foundation available. So, the display I saw at the drugstore might just a preview of shades with more on the horizon! Especially since this Insta-post includes over sixteen color swatches!
That’s a major step in a good direction for a brand that has limited their base product shade range to single digits in the past.
Let’s take a look at Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation!
Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation arrives in a chunky, weight square glass jar with an a larger sponge applicator for application. The applicator quite reminds me of the overly large one that Tarte favors for their Rainforest of the Sea Aquacealer and Shape Tape Concealer. And of course, it’s a lot like the one on the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint. Speaking of Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint this quite reminds me of that formula!
This is a sheerer, lightweight creamy textured foundation that infused with hyaluronic acid. I think most any skin type should be able to use it since it’s thick, creamy yet lightweight and breathable on skin. I found it blends very easily and doesn’t adhere to drier areas in the least nor does it create excess shine or oil. At first swatch it appears very pigmented but as I blend it sheers out considerably to a more natural finish. If you have major issues you wish to concealer this might not be a good pick for you but those with reasonably good skin will find it concealers mild redness and darkness while evening out and brightening your complexion.
I tend to like Physicians Formula Foundations. I’ve used them for many, many years and in some ways their foundations are some of my first experienced with base products. However, this particular foundation wasn’t a favorite of mine. I’m not sure what it was that missed the mark for me. It applied easily enough, wore for about six hours without setting, and didn’t oxidize however, I wasn’t in love with the finish. It seemed, can’t believe I’m saying this, too sheer and my skin looked rather dull with it on. Perhaps the shade I got wasn’t a good match and that’s why I didn’t love it. I think I’ll haul another lighter shade and see how that goes. For some reason, I liked Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint a bit better as it seemed to ease dullness and brighten up my complexion where as this failed at doing so.
None the less Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation is a major break in the brand’s permanent range of product and I expect we’ll see more of the same come 2018 and beyond. Welcome to 21st Century!
Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation is arriving at drugstores now and available online at ulta.com.