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  • I'm looking for a concealer that covers dark circles and also gives a nice highlight. Any suggestions.

    I really love the Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Concealer Trio.  It features yellow to disguise blur under tones, nude to neutralize the nude tone and pink to highlight - it's small but powerful! 

  • Hi, I have used Le Velvet for a long time and was sorry to see it is no longer a Physicians Formula product. I have extremely sensitive, fair skin with dryness except in the t-zone. I am at a loss as to what to try. The former product covered well, stayed on, and fell very good to my 60+ skin. Any advise will be greatly appreciated. Cathy

    Hi Cathy - Thanks for checking in!  Yes, this is definitely one of our oldest items.  Of our current offerings, have you looked at the Super BB Beauty Balm Compact?  It offers great coverage, multiple anti-aging benefits and great SPF protection.  Check it out!

  • Hi there, I need a bit of help with the bronzers/powders.. I have freckles and brown/red hair .. I want to ditch the foundation and go for a bronzed sunkissed look to blend my feckles without it looking like mud and to give me a healthy glow! I don't mind if it has a slight glow but not too much Matt is also ok please let me kno wat you would recommend Thanks Alicia :)

    Hi Alicia - These are great questions!  Since you're fair, I'd recommend looking for a light bronzer, no more than one to two shades deeper than your natural skin tone(not freckle tone).  Look for a bronzer with illuminating properties so your skin glows such as the Nude Wear Glow Nude Bronzer.  Skin will look radiant, but your natural tone (freckles and all! :)) will shine through for a flawless finish.  

  • I'm turning 55 next week. I want an easy makeup to hide fine lines but stay on for 10 hrs. And of course make me look younger! I have normal skin and med shade, what do you thinks? Thanks

    Hi - thanks so much for checking in!  To streamline a beauty routine, I love a CC Cream, it provides coverage, SPF protection, blurs the look of any fine lines and discoloration.  (Love our Super CC Cream!)  I simply apply with my hands, as you would a moisturizer, and go!

  • I am looking for the best makeup for people with oily skin. I have had so much trouble finding something that will stay on and look good

    For skin that tends to be oilier, I recommend using mineral products as they are super gentle and won't cause breakouts.  I also like to start with a primer to help makeup stay put, while evening out the complexion, and then applying powder to help absorb oil and minimize shine.  Mineral Wear is my go-to for this!

  • I just purchased the Super CC+Color-Correction+care makeup kit with the concealer, CC cream and CC powder in fair/medium. I only purchased because it was on clearance as I can rarely afford kits like this from PF. I am super excited to use it but I am unsure what is the best way to use it. I have a very uneven skin tone with blemishes, dark spots and heavy dark circles under my eyes. I always seem to have a dry chin and oily chin, cheeks nose and forehead. Any advice?

    What's great about these kits is that you can really tailor them to your specific skin concerns.  For example, if you're in need of more coverage one day, you can apply the cream, then dust on the powder and spot treat with the concealer, or if you're having a great skin day, just wear two or even one!  There really isn't a right or wrong way, it's about what works best for you and your skin on any given day.  For the drier areas, I'd just apply the cream, and for the oilier spots, I'd layer the cream and a powder to help absorb oil and lock everything in place.  Good luck and have fun!

  • I have been using the all three CC line for over one year and trust you me, the Physician's Formula CC line is the best cosmetics available in the market today, thank you! Can you please recommend for me a loose powder to settle my eye concealer? I am well over 50 years young with minimal fine lines and not very dry skin. Dina

    So glad to hear that you love our Super CC collection as much as we do!  In terms of a setting powder, I like to use a transparent Mineral Wear Loose Powder.  Just a dusting helps lock in makeup without a cakey look or feel.  Good luck!

  • I'm super pale, and whenever I look at the bronzers I always think they look too dark for my complexion. Any advice on picking the right shade so it won't look silly on me?

    Sure!  When choosing bronzers, look for one no more than one to two shades deeper than your natural skin tone.  This will give you natural color with a sun-kissed glow!  When you're testing out shades, apply them to your face, where you'll really be wearing them! 

  • I have switched from your mineral wear loose powder to the pressed. Less mess. The loose powder had a shade"natural beige", and I was sure the pressed powder did last year. Now I only see beige. Is that a replacement shade, or something different? I don't want to spend money on the wrong shade, but I really want the natural beige in the pressed powder.....

    Hi - That would be a great question for consumer relations:  Good luck!

  • I have olive colored skin and hazel colored eyes, does it matter what kind of color eye shadow and mascara i use? Thank you, Mei Lynn Yee

    How gorgeous!  You really can wear anything, but I especially love browns, taupes, and pinks to make your eyes pop!  In terms of mascara, I love a bold black!

  • Is the Nude Wear Glowing Powder translucent?

    Hi - It's available in Light and Medium, and both options offer buildable, blendable coverage.

  • Hi, I have blue eyes and blonde hair paired with a light to medium skin tone with cool undertones. My eyelashes ar very light and fairly thin so I was wondering if you could suggest a lengthening and volumizing waterproof mascara for me. Also I am struggling to find an eyeliner that is long-lasting, doesn't smudge, is waterproof, and that will look nice with my blue eyes, could you give me some suggestions? Thanks!

    Sounds gorgeous!  For serious lash volume, I love the new Sexy Booster Va Va Voom Mascara.  It has super long-wear and helps with both lash length and volume.  For eyeliners, I really love the Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Liner and Serum.  It comes in a fine and felt tip and glides on and stays put.  It also features a lash-boosting formula (really works!) to help give lashes a boost.  If you're looking for waterproof for the wet line, I love a kajal liner.  Physicians Formula has Custom Eye Enhancing Kohl Kajal Liner Trios made especially for blue eyes.  Good luck!


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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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