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  • I am 54 and have really bad hot flashes. I also have a lot of redness on my face and neck and I have very fake skin. Do you have any suggestions with any of the physicians formula foundation that might work? I am having. Problems in finding anything that seems to work for me.

    Perhaps try the Mineral Wear®Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Powder. The powder is gentle enough for sensitive skin types and the swirls of pink, green and yellow work together to neutralize discolorations and brighten the skin. 

  • Hello I just purchased the Nude Wear Touch of Glow chubby stick. I see that there are 2 products available, one being a chubby stick and the other a pen. They both appear to do the same thing but the color shade number is different. Is one color better for concealing redness. Thanks.

    The Nude Wear Touch of Glow (the pen) is more of a liquid highlighter for minimal coverage, while the Nude Wear Touch of Glow Stick is more opaque and solid. I hope this helps!

  • I seem to have an allergic reaction to one shade of the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips, custom eye enhancing extreme shimmer eyeliner trio for brown eyes. Could you please tell me what ingredient is in the purple shade that is not in the brown shade? i have checked the ingredient list and they are not listed separately.

    Thanks for checking in!  That is a question for consumer relations - you can reach them here: http://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/contactus.html

  • Hi Joanna, I normally buy my products from Sephora. I am looking to try a new product. What would you suggest for a great eyeliner in dark brown and a champagne earthy but brightening eye shadow? I like a bit of shimmer but not glittery as I am 35:)

    Thanks for writing in!  I love the Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Liner+Serum in Deep Brown for creating a cat eye (plus is helps boost lash growth and who doesn't want that?!), but if you're looking to use your liner in the wet line as well, check out the Shimmer Strips Kajals for brown eyes.  They are super creamy and don't need to be sharpened - they shape as you apply them!

  • Where is your Le Velvet Film makeup? You guys made it harder and harder to find in stores ( Not cool for your long time customers.) I started buying 6 or 7 at a time online and now I can't find it at all. Whats the deal???

    Hi Thanks for writing!  That sounds like a great question for consumer relations.  You can reach them here: http://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/contactus.html

  • Hello,Joanna! I had bought couple pallets of Physicians formula's eyeshadows (Fashionista, Blue Eyes).The colors and the textures are nice,but the problem is after I apply the eyeshadow it starts to fade away nevertheless I always use the eyeshadow base.Why it is like that?

    Hi - Great question!  You're definitely on the right track with applying primer to the lid before shadows.  To ensure your shadows stay in place for hours, I'd recommend looking for a long-lasting formula, such as the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Extreme Shimmer GelCream Liners.  These can be sheered out and stay seriously put!

  • Hello, I wonder if the tone of the purple eyeliner is the same tone for brown eyes and the green eyes trio. Or the purple tones are different . thanks.

    Hi - Great question - they should be the same tone!

  • Hi! I've been using Mineral Wear®Talc-Free Mineral Liquid Foundation for quite awhile now, and I really like it. Lately though, it's really started to cake on my face as well as show pores. I don't use a moisturizer before applying it, and some people have suggested I should. Would you have any tips for me?

    Hi - Thank you so much for writing!  Yes, you should always apply moisturizer first.  If you find that you're still having the caking issue, I'd suggest trying a primer to help pre the skin for makeup application as well as help extend makeup's wear.  A primer will help blur the look of pores and fine lines for a smoother finish.  Good luck!

  • Hi, I was just wondering about the Nude Wear Touch of Glow foundation. I'm pretty fair with mostly yellow/neutral undertones . . . do you think the Light shade would work, or does it have more of a pinkish undertone?

    Hi - The Nude Wear Touch of Glow highlighter/concealer is truly universal and works for all skin tones.  It's amazing!  It's neutral and gives an airbrushed finish, so it should work great on your skin tone.

  • I'm looking for brown mascara. I see you have black/brown. Is that brown, or is that black? I have black, and I use it for when I go out sometimes, but I have very fair skin and blue eyes. Sometimes the black is a bit much during the day. I need a lighter mascara. Trying to switch to organic products, but I'm having trouble finding brown. Is yours brown, and not too dark? Help! Thanks!

    Hi!  All of our Organic Wear mascaras are black or ultra black.  If you're looking for a natural finish, try just applying one swipe of black mascara so that you've created definition, without too much drama.  Also, you can try just applying to the top lashes and leaving your bottom lashes bare for a more natural look.  Good luck!

  • Hi, I have a lot of acne and acne scarring. What can I do to cover this up? I have the Physicians Formula Mineral Powder. Do I also need the liquid foundation too? I have oily skin so I don't want the liquid foundation to make me break out more. Thanks :)

    Thanks so much for writing in!  You're right, if you have naturally oily skin, you don't need to wear liquid foundation.  Instead try a CC Cream or a powder foundation to provide the desired level of coverage while helping to absorb extra oil.  I'd also recommend starting with a primer and especially spot treating those areas that need extra coverage.  This will help prep your skin for even application and help makeup start in place longer.  Once you've applied foundation, evaluate your skin and touch up an any imperfections with concealer.  If your scars are red, try using green concealer first to neutralize them and then top it off with a nude.  But try to look at your skin after you've primed and applied foundation, you may need less concealer than you think.  Good luck!

  • I have eye sensitivily to certain cosmetics. I recently suspected the cosmetic powders can influence my eyes as well. Please inform me what are all the ingredients in the following bronzer: Physicians formula: PH matchmaker -powdered bronzer I opened it a few months ago so I no longer have any other info about it. Thank you for your kind attention. Deborah

    Hi - Thanks for checking in!  For a complete list of ingredients, please visit the Physicians Formula website and then check the products' individual ingredients.  Hope that helps!

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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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