ASK OUR MAKEUP ARTIST - Physicians Formula

See and Submit Makeup QUESTIONS

See and Submit Makeup Questions

ASK JOANNA A MAKEUP QUESTION
  • Reset Form

Search Answers

Sort By
  • 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: http://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/default.html

  • Hello I have sensitivie eyes which eyeliner is best for that?

    Great question - all Physicians Formula liners are safe for sensitive eyes.  I love the Eye Booster liners - they glide on smooth for a flawless finish; however, if you're looking for a liner that can also be worn in the wet-line, try  Shimmer Strips Kohl Kajals.  They offer high-pigment, waterproof, long-lasting color.

  • I have just bought two of the nude wear collection pallets. I bought them because I thought they were safe. Do these products contain any harmful ingredients as such as been shown to cause cancer, have lead, or nickel (which I am allergic to). I don't want to wear anything dangerous for me or that could rub off on children.

    All Physicians Formula products are hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested, but if you have specific questions, please check in with consumer relations: http://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/contactus.html

  • I have forehead wrinkles and trying to use the best makeup without making them worse

    Thanks for checking in!  Look for a foundation that won't settle into fine lines and make them more obvious.  Have you tried the Youthful Wear Youth Boosting Foundation?  It comes with a great application brush to blend, blend, blend, and the formula is designed to make skin appear more even and radiant.  

  • I am 53. I have light brown hair and blue eyes. I am fair skinned and tend to burn in summer. I would like to use a bronzer to give me a somewhat tanned face. Could you suggest one and what shade I should use. I'm afraid if it's too light it won't make me look tan. I also want it to look natural. Thank you.

    Great question!  One of the best things about Physicians Formula bronzers is the shades offerings.  Look for a multi-colored bronzer in light, such as the Nude Wear Glowing Nude Bronzer.  You can add just as much glow as you want without the risk of turning orange.  Good luck!

  • I need a REBATE FORM sent to me for my new bronzer...love it

    So sorry, I can't assist with rebate questions.  Hopefully you'll check in here: http://www.physiciansformula.com/en-us/staticpage/rebate.html

  • Hi Joanna, I have dry skin and my face tends to get patchy every time I apply foundation what can i do ? Also what foundations do you recommend for dry skin.

    Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! :)  Aside from applying lots of moisturizer and drinking your 8 glasses of water, look for a cream foundation/tinted moisturizer that has hydrating properties, such as Argan Wear Ultra Nourishing Argan Oil BB Cream.  And for extra hydrating power, I'd prep the skin with a primer, such as the Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil, and then layer your foundation or tinted moisturizer on top.  Good luck!

  • Hi I was wondering what eye make up is best recommended for dark brown eyes for a dark navy blue dress

    Brown eyes can really pull off any color (lucky you!).  I love a natural, nude smoky or pay up the color of your dress with a navy smoky eye or even just a navy liner for a more subtle pop of color.  Have fun with it and if it's a big night, make sure to do a trial run :)

  • Why fo I have such a hard time finding the right tone for me?

    Picking out your perfect shade can often be tricky!  My advice is to test out the shades on your face, where you'll really be wearing the product, and examining how you look in different types of lighting - natural, candlelight, artificial ect.  Good luck!

  • Hi Joanna! I'm looking for a bronzer with full coverage but doesn't feel chalky or heavy and that will make the hollow of my cheeks stand out like in contouring.

    Great question!  If you're looking for full coverage, if look to a bronzing cream, which is both buildable and layerable like the Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow Boosting BB Cream which will give you an all over glow.  After that, then you can play with powder bronzers for contour.  Or if you just want a hint of color, dab and blend, blend, blend where you want a sun-kissed glow.   Good luck!

  • I'm interested in trying a new product for the summer. Do you have products for women of color with a darker skin tone in the Walmart online site you have a kit with 3 items in it . Just don't know looking for some advice.

    Hi - Have you checked out Physicians Formula's bronzers? They offer a variety of different shades and finishes - matte, illuminating, with SPF, with anti-aging properties and more and they are available at Walmart, too.  Good luck!

  • LOVE the Eye Booster Lash Extension Kit; however, I'm not able to remove it w/waterproof (oily) remover at all...(I wear waterproof mascara underneath.) So, I've have some lash breakage trying: will plain old soap and water do? Also, I've found this genius mascara to be quite waterproof!

    Thanks for checking in!  The Eye Booster Instant Lash Extension Kit is designed to be used together with the included mascara.  That set easily removes with soap and water.   Good luck!

  • I am 78 with fair skin with medium brown hair . Which all in one face powder and blush is good for me

    Thanks for writing in!  It's always hard to provide exact shades without seeing you, but based off your description, I'd recommend the Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth Boosting Powder (available in matte and illuminating for different finishes).  The formulas are incredible and easily blend and build to create your desired level of coverage.  For blushes, I really love the Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush in Rose which lets you mix and match colors.  It has a super light, natural finish that gives the skin a youthful radiance.  Good luck!

LEARN MORE ABOUT JOANNA

Learn More About Joanna

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.

Reveal Modal Goodness

×

TELL A FRIEND