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  • Love the Nude Wear foundation. Had never tried applying foundation with a brush - the effect was super! My question - how often should I wash the brush and with what?

    So glad you like!  I recommend washing your brushes at least once per month and allow them to air dry completely.  It's essential to wash your brushes regularly to avoid transferring bacteria.  

  • Hi. I have a question about the cc plus cream in the tube. I bought the color light just yesterday and used it for the first time this morning. I'm not sure I find it very moisturizing? Should it be? I feel maybe it dehydrated my skin just a bit. Can it be worn with a moisturizer, or is that not recommended. I used first aid beauty ultra repair cream, it's not to heavy. But I have the lighter version in the lotion form. Please help!

    Great question - while the CC Cream is designed to take the place of your moisturizer (and several other items in your routine!), you can definitely wear over your moisturizer if you feel like you need additional moisture.  Your skin changes every day so feel free to tweak as works best for you.  

  • I purchased the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Blue Eyes...I was wondering if you had "instructions", ie., pictures with regards to application...what to "put" where, etc. Please advise :D THANKS :)

    Great question!  On the outer packaging of the box, they actually have photos of several ways to wear this product - natural, playful and dramatic. However, if you've already tossed, simply look at the palette - the colors are broken up by look.  The top color is always the highlighter, the middle the lid color and the smallest, third color of each trio is for liner.  Good luck and have fun - experiment! 

  • Is there a new face makeup from Physicians Formula to replace Sun Shield liquid makeup with SPC15?

    Have you seen the new Bronze Booster Glow Boosting BB Bronzing Cream with SPF?  It offers a radiant golden glow with spf protection!

  • what color of PF loose foundation, matches bareminerals "Fairly Light", PLEASE ! Thank you :)

    I'd look for Physicians Formula products in Creamy Natural for that light, but not super fair, shade.

  • I really would like to become an makeup artist/ cosmetologist, but i don't have any of the professional supplies to do that and i also can't afford to buy expensive products. Do you have any advice?

    Thanks so much for writing!  I would definitely check out mass market products like Physicians Formula.  They offer amazing formulations and cutting-edge technology.  You don't have to spend a bundle to get quality products!

  • what is the difference between superCC concealer and superBB concealer

    Great question - CC's products, by nature, offer color correction and higher coverage.  So if you're looking for more color payoff, I'd recommend the CC Concealer! :)

  • Hi - A few years back I had purchased a 2-in-one mascara - one side is purple and the other side is black... I absolutely love the unique look this mascara gives and I can no longer find it anywhere. Can you tell me if you still carry it or if you have a new formula as a replacement? Thank you :)

    Yes, the Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Mascara Duo for Brown Eyes - love it!  While it is an older item, it should still be available on 

  • Hi, I am looking to buy Happy Booster Blush. I am Indian with I would say medium skin tone. Can you suggest which shade should I buy. Thanks, Neha

    Hi Neha,

    With your gorgeous skin tone you can really wear anything, and these blushes have a high color payoff, but I do think the warm will look beautiful for a pop of peach. Experienent and have fun!

  • I can't tell the difference between the color choices of the following new products: bronzer (Paris vs. New York) and argan blush (natural vs. rose). Each alternative looks the same on the web. Thank you.

    Sure - for the blushes, rose is more pink and natural is more nuetral.  The Paris bronzer is deeper than New York.  Hope that helps!

  • I currently USE full medium to full coverage and want to switch over to an organic line. I use MAC Studio Fix foundation with their Mineralize pressed powder. Which foundation would be similar to coverage?

    If you're looking for coverage, but with an organic formulation, I'd recommend the Physicians Formula Organic Wear CC Cream.  It offers that buildable, blendable coverage, while still featuring that organic and natural formula.  Good luck!

  • Hi, I am almost out of gentle cream concealer in yellow. When I stopped at a display to buy a new one it wasnot there. What current product should I buy ? It works well for me.Thanks, Kate

    Great question - this is definitely one of the older items; however, it should be available online.  The Mineral Wear and Youthful Wear collection also offer yellow concealer options!

  • Hi! Should you use a moisturizer with BB cream?

    Great question - you absolutely can if you think your skin needs the extra moisture, but since CC's are designed to take the place of a moisturizer, you don't necessarily need to wear a separate moisturizer if you don't need.  It's completely up to you!

  • Hello - I just bought the Eye Booster Lash Extension Kit, and understand how to put it on but HOW DO YOU TAKE IT OFF?? There is no explanation as to how to remove the mascara and lash extensions! Why not? Please explain what to do. You don't just wear the mascara and extension forever, do you? Please explain.

    Sure, that is one of the best parts of this product - you can remove it with your regular cleanser or makeup remover.  

  • I enjoy some of the PF products but am wondering…where are the products for people with deeper skin tones then light/med….. Is this something the company is working on?

    Thanks for writing!  Yes, Physicians Formula is always working on expanding their shade offerings.  

  • What is the best way to wear a powder without being able to tell you have it on?. I have tried putting lotion on underneath and your still able to see I have the powder on my face. How can I apply the powder and still be able to tel you dont have it on

    Hi there! There are three things that will help powder look invisible on your skin. First, the shade should be as close to your natural color as possible. Then, a high quality powder (like ours!) will have finer texture. Less well made powders may look clumpy no matter how well the shade matches. Finally, try using a buffing brush with a flat surface. Use a circular motion to buff the powder on your skin (kind of like waxing a car). It really works!

  • Hello, I am currently using the PF CC cream. I only use the CC cream and it doesn't seem to do any covering. I have redness on my face as well and it seems to show right through. I don't like to wear powders for the fact I dont like to feel make up on or be able to tell im wearing it. ANy advice?

    Hi - if you're looking for additional coverage, I'd recommend starting with a color-correcting primer.  (If you're looking to conceal redness, try a light green - it cancels out the red).  After that layer is applied, then top it off with a nude foundation, power or your CC Cream.  This should help achieve better coverage without use of a powder.  Good luck!

  • Hi I have used the pressed powder for some time and like the airbrush ones for the complete coverage however even with using beige I look washed out. Is there a shade or 2 darker than the beige I use.

    Hi - Beige is the deepest shade Physicians Formula offers in that specific product, but have you tried to apply a light bronzer on top to give a bit of glow?  You would dust it on the skin with the sun would naturally hit the face - so across the forehead, around the cheek bone, around the jaw bone and down the nose.  (Also the ears, neck and chest, if exposed.)  if you're looking for an just a deeper powder, check out the Mineral Wear Talc Free Mineral Face Powder which offers a few deeper shades that could work for your skin tone.  Good luck!

  • Are any of your products gluten free?

    Yes, all of the new Physicians Formula products are gluten-free.  You can tell by checking out the products on the site and looking for the gluten-free symbol.  

  • How to use the flawless airbrushing kit right i dont understand the bronzer

    Bronzer is such a great product and you can use it in so many ways - remember, in makeup most rules are just suggestions and you should find what works for you. You can apply it lightly all over your face for a sunny, just back from vacation look. Or, use it just on cheeks for a hint of sun. I like to "draw" a 3 on each side of the face - start at the brow then take your brush out and around eyes then across cheek towards the nose. Then back out and around then across the jawline. That gives contour and a natural glow. 


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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.

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