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  • 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!

  • i am very fair i usually go for shades like ivory and alabaster. i noticed the nude glow foundation is very dark even for the light shade. do you think i can get away with it if i blend it out really well?

    Yes, blending foundation is key!  Blend, blend, blend.  And remember that blending doesn't stop at the chin - blend down your neck, the back of your neck, ears, chest, whatever is exposed to avoid lines of demarcation.  If you're blending and the shade isn't right, try adding a tiny bit of moisturizer to the foundation to lighten the shade ever so slightly. Good luck!

  • Do your Mascaras only come in BLACK? With Thanks, SB

    Yes, right now, they are available in black, and in some cases, ultra black. 

  • what ever happened to smokey grey eyeliner. I've been using that color for years and the others don't work for me. I tried your new trio and had to return them. Only one was close out of 3 and 2 I couldn't use at all. Can I still purchase the one I want from you or elsewhere? Sincerely, Marilyn

    HI Marilyn - Do you know the name of it?  The Physicians Formula Eye Booster Felt Tip Eyeliner is available in Smoky Grey and is available on  Good luck!

  • Just purchased "Lash Extension Kit". Is it waterproof? The directions say,"tap extension brush to release any excess." What does this mean? How do I tap and where? Can I brush off my lashes after everything is set? Thanks. (Please don"t sign me up for any periodic emails)

    Hi - Thanks for writing!  To confirm, no, the Eye Booster Lash Extension Kit is not waterproof.  What the directions mean when they say tap off excess it means tap the fiber wand over the tube or over the sink to remove excess fibers and avoid excess fall-out.  And yes, you can brush through your lashes, but I'd recommend doing it mid-way for the best results. 

  • Can any of your pressed mineral powder be used as foundation and if so which one thank you

    Absolutely!  I like to use the Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder for buildable coverage that won't irritate the skin.

  • Hello. I bought this under eye concealor tool and it doesn't work. It hasn't worked since I bought it. I like some of your other products, but this seems like a waste of $12.

    Thanks so much for writing in!  Have you contacted consumer relations?  You can reach out to them here:

  • Which of your pressed mineral powder would make the best foundation or none of them and what should I use thank you Mary

    Hi Mary - You can absolutely use pressed face powder rather than a liquid foundation - it's completely up to you!  I like the Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Mineral Powder for a higher level of coverage and the Nude Wear Glowing Nude Powder for a lighter finish.  Good luck!

  • Hi, I have been wearing your Bronzer -Solar Powder SPF 20Light Bronzer for many many years and I love it and it looks Great on me.I don't seem to find it in several stores.Have you discontinued it? I hope not! If so what can you recommend that you sell that is almost Exactly like it. I mean as close to the same as can be. Thanks so much for your Help.

    Hi - Thanks so much for checking in!  That bronzer is definitely one of the older ones, but don't worry, you can still get it from the Physicians Formula website:

  • Love both the SuperCC+ Light/Medium 6216 in combination with the CoverToxTen50 Transulecent Medium 2737. However, even though I have fair skin with red undertones, both these colors are too light. the SuperCC+ actually gives me a white glow. What can you recommend?

    Thanks for writing in!  When you say red undertones, do you mean rosacea type redness, overall pinkness?  If you have all over redness, I'd suggest counteracting with a color corrective green primer or powder.  Once you nuetralize the redness with the green, cover that with your nuetral flesh tone foundation/powder/bb.  This way the color will read true, and if needed, you can tweak your face makeup shades.  

  • I am looking for a long lasting foundation and I use the BB foundation and I do not feel like it's long lasting! I have to keep putting it on! Is there a different one you suggest or any other tips on what I should do?

    Thanks so much for writing in!  Have you tried wearing it with a primer to extend the wear?  I like to spot treat, where I need extra staying power, with primer and then layer on foundation or BB.  Good luck!

  • Which shade blush would you recommend for someone super fair skin and freckles?

    Great question - I love a pink on a super fair, freckled complexion, but I like blushes with a variety of hues to avoid a one dimensional look.    Have you tried the Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush?  It features a light-as-air formula that lets you blend and build a customized hue.  

  • I have mild rosacea I am dont like a lot of makeup? I am looking for the less amount of product. I have combination skin. Should I use a powder is so which. I use suncreen every morning. Should I use a CC cream or BB cream and then powder? Thanks

    So glad to hear you're using sunscreen - so important!  For rosacea, it's all about color correction, and believe or not, green will counteract redness.  If you want to spot treat, try a green tinted concealer to reduce redness and then cover that with a nude flesh tone.   Afterward, I'd look for a color correcting powder to ensure your skin is even and radiant all day.  Check out the Super CC line: which is based on the principles of color correction.  Good luck!

  • I am looking for great coverage (dark spots and fine lines) with a dewy finish (not chalky). Should I go with organic wear BB or CC ? What's the difference ? Thank you chloe

    Great question - if you're looking for a product that with more coverage, I'd opt for a CC product which color corrects as well.  


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.

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