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  • I need a bronzing powder to put over my foundation daily all year long I have olive skin

    You've come to the right place!  Depending on your desired level of coverage and if you want luminious or matte, check the Physicians Formula website,, they have one for all your bronzing needs.  If you're looking for a just a light veil of color, I love the new Nude Wear Glowing Nude Bronzer, but if you're looking for a more matte finish, try the Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Bronzer.  Good luck!

  • Hi Joanna, I was wondering is this makeup for colored women? I notice there are only two shades.

    Hi - Thanks for writing in!  Yes, some products feature a limited set of shades that work for a variety of skin tones- typically light to medium and medium to deep.  Which product were you interested in?

  • I would like some guidance on selecting the shade for your Organic Wear Tinted Moisturizer. I have freckles and find most tints make them look greenish.

    Great question!  It's important that you let your freckles shine through for an even, natural look.  Look for a tinted moisturizer that offers a sheer, but buildable finish so you can customize your complexion like the Organic Wear BB Cream.  Look for a shade that matches your skin tone (not your freckles) and most importantly, blend, blend, blend!

  • I would like to have little bit shimmer on my face but not too much which bronzer should I go for? I have used ultra smooth cashmere, I loved it but not finding that anymore in stores. I loved that look. Not too shimmery, jus a little bit shimmery and perfect glow.

    Hi!  That bronzer is still available online, but if you're looking few a new option, I really love the Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Bronzer.  After you remove the gold overlay (just one swipe), you'll be left with a luminious bronze glow that will give you a just-back-from-the-islands kiss of color.

  • The loose powder was recommended due to blemishes, they also said use a green primer and concealer. What order do I use them?

    Sure, great question!  First start with the green primer to spot treat and redness areas.  The green will cancel out the red.  Next apply concealer on top of any imperfections, including the spots you hit with the green.  This will blot out the green and give a naturally nude complexion.  Finally add a swipe of loose powder to help the concealer set.  Hope that helps!

  • what product should i use to have the illuminating effect on my face ?

    Great question!  I love to use the Nude Wear Touch of Glow Concealer Highlighter or the Nude Wear Touch of Glow Stick to highlight.  It's warm and works to reflect the light in a natural, easily blendable way.  Good luck!

  • I want to wear the Physicians Formula Super CC+ Color-Correction + Care CC+ Cream SPF 30. How do I know if I should choose light or light/medium. I am pretty light in skin color. Also, I am looking for a bit more coverage, so is this better than the 100% natural origin CC cream? What would you recommend?

    Great questions!  If you've looking for more coverage, a CC is perfect for you as it gives all benefits of a BB plus added color correction.  The difference between the Super CC and the Organic Wear CC is the type of ingredients and the SPF level which would be entirely up to your preference. 

  • Hi! I have come to love the MINERAL WEAR®TALC-FREE MINERAL ILLUMINATING POWDER DUO, but it's hard to find in stores. I was wondering if the products that make up the duo are sold separately? "Number 2" seems most like airbrushing powder, but what product is "number 1"? How can I achieve this duo look with separate products? Thanks!

    Thanks so much for checking in!  This product is still available online; you can purchase it here directly:

  • Hi. I am new to Physicians formula and have some product questions. I have very sensitive skin and break out often. I have fair skin with red undertones. I do not like to wear a lot of makeup (just eyeliner and mascara) but I am looking for something to use on my face to even it out and just give light coverage while looking as natural and young as possible. I am going to be 30 (not sure if that matters). Thank you

    Great question - all Physicians Formula makeup is made with sensitive skin in mind, but if you're acne prone, I'd look to the Mineral Wear line which is the most gentle and will not cause breakouts.  The line offers concealers and powders, plus bronzers and blushes for a light finish, and if you're looking a natural looking mascara, definitely check out the Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin BB Bigger! Better! Lashes mascara.  Good luck and have fun!

  • I can no longer find "Smokey Hazel Eyes" in our Shimmer Strips and I'm desperate!! After years of searching I've finally found the perfect combination!! But I can no longer find it in the store, or on your website. Thanks for any help you can provide!

    Have no fear - you can still purchase this item online - so stock up! :)

  • I am looking for a medium/full coverage foundation with a "dewy" (not matte) finish. Any suggestions? I have sensitive skin and in my 60's. Thank you.

    Thanks for writing!  For a dewy finish, I'd check out the Nude Wear Touch of Glow Foundation - it offers buildable, blendable coverage while leaving skin looking dewy and natural. However, if you need more coverage, definitely look at the Youthful Wear Spotless Foundation.  It has an incredible formula that glides on and works to make your skin more even and radiant as you wear it!

  • Hello, Joan. I recently bought the Eye Booster Instant Lash Extensions Kit and the results of it are beyond amazing. The only problem is when the fibers get in my eyes upon application. Any way to avoid this so I wont be blinking away all day?

    So glad you love the Eye Booster Lash Extension Kit!  I always recommend that people dab excess off the wand before applying to avoid fiber fall out.  Also, make sure that once you apply the mascara and the fibers that you're locking in the fibers with another coat of mascara.  This keeps everything in place and gives extra volume and drama.

  • I just bought the eye booster 2 days ago and love the easy application. Went to put it on today (day 3) and The color does not flow out like it has dried up. I did not leave the cap off. Is there a tip to rehydrate it?

    Love this product!  I'd recommend tring to shake it up to get the formula re-flowing.  Good luck!

  • i am new to make up and i dont know how to put it on. i have blue eyes and fair skin. what do i need to get and how?

    Hi - Welcome to the amazing world of makeup!  If you're just starting out, I'd recommend identifying which look you're trying to create and addressing any concerns.  I'd recommend starting out natural, with a fresh, even complexion and a pretty soft eye.  Look at your skin, does it have any pesky blemishes or dark circles?  If so, tackle those with concealer and give skin an instant glow with a dusting of blush to the apples of the cheeks.  For pretty blue eyes that pop, I'd recommend experimenting with blues, grays and coppers and apply two coats of mascara.  Good luck, experiment and have fun!

  • Hi Joan I love the different color eye liner from physician formula. I was wondering if they were ever going to have a waterproof ones? Thank you. Jenn

    Great question Jenn!  Check out the Shimmer Strips Kohl Kajals.  They are waterproof, made especially for the inner wet line, and come in a variety of colors! 

  • I like the fine brush and liquid eyeliner called eye booster. But I am so tired of black and brown. Cant you make in green or blue or other colors?

    Hi - Yes, right now we only have black and brown in that format, but I hope you'll check out the other colorful liners Physicians Formula has.  I especially love the Gel CreamLiners which give that liquid-liner-like finish!

  • Is your mineral wear talc free powder spf 16 in buff beige is oil free?.I want to use an oil free powder for my face. that also has coverage.

    Great question - To clarify,  this product does have Safflower Seed Oil in it, so it isn't oil-free, but it is designed for super gentle skin.  I love that this powder offer SPF protection, plus coverage, and the powder formula helps absorb excess oil. 

  • I love the BB and CC creams and your brand works wonders for my sensitive acne prone skin but the light shade is still not light enough for me. Do you have any suggestions on how to lighten any of the foundations? I so badly want to use PF but the shades just look bad on my fair skin. :(

    Hi - Great question!  When I need to lighten up a formula, I add just a hint of my moisturizer to sheer it out and of course, blend, blend, blend! 

  • I have some dark spots on my cheek and some on y forehead area. I don't like to look or feel like I have a lot of makeup. Which makeup do you recommend to cover the dark spots.

    Thanks for writing!  I'd suggest you check out the new Youthful Wear Spotless Collection.  It's formulated with ingredients specifically designed to target dark spots.  The range has powders, foundations and concealers so you can layer or wear alone to fit the look you love!

  • Hello, I'm from the UK, London and I'm not able to test out the Bronzer Booster shades: light/medium or medium/dark. Is it possible to have a sample shipped or what would be the ideal bronzer shade for my Olive skin tone? I normally like the natural earthy, sunkissed glow look but sometimes I do like a tanned look as well but not too obvious and orangey. Thanks, Serena

    Hi Serena - Thank you for writing!  That is a question for consumer relations.  You can reach them here:


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Professional Makeup Artist Joanna Schlip has worked with some of the most celebrated people in the entertainment industry. Her work has graced the covers of the most prestigious magazines worldwide. With her tremendous talent and outgoing personality she is consistently booked for beauty commercials, print campaigns, and A-List trendsetters for red carpet events. In addition, she contributes her artistic skill set to cutting edge editorials, runways, and fashion advertising from coast to coast.

At the age of eighteen Joanna left the United States for Paris, determined to start her career. It was a brave step for a young girl who didn't know anyone in Paris or speak a word of French. She just knew that she wanted to work for French Vogue. It took some major perseverance, but she achieved that goal and much, much more. Joanna spent over fifteen years in Europe working throughout Milan, Paris and London. Her experience in the highly visible European fashion industry honed her skills to an elite level taking her work to international status.

When Joanna returned to the U.S. in 1999, Los Angeles proved to be the place for her to be. Since returning to the U.S. she has made over forty television appearances and trained artistry teams for cosmetic giants. She is also a two time keynote speaker at the IMAT’s, a beauty author, an international spokesperson and world-wide beauty expert. Joanna’s extraordinary work ethic and genuine personality have afforded her an amazing clientele including Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson, Ellen Pompeo, Laura Linney, Hilary Duff, Sheryl Crow and Jessica Simpson.

In 2006, Joanna launched her first book, Glamour Gurlz: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Great Make-up and Gurl Smarts (Random House). This fantastic how-to book of makeup is packed with over 100 beautiful original photos, “Schlip-tips” and tricks. It’s layered with inspirational quotes and stories from twenty-five celebrity beauties, thirty models and young women. All of Joanna’s proceeds from the book support J-Gurlz, a foundation Joanna created to help young women realize their true potential by making a difference in the lives of teen and transitional-aged girls while building self-esteem through innovative programs.

Joanna has traveled to ninety-three countries around the globe. She places her career first and continues to challenge herself everyday in hopes of sharing her vision of modern beauty with women everywhere.

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