Monday, July 28, 2008

Physician's Formula Organic Wear Eye Shadow Duo

It may seem like I'm obsessed with Physician's Formula, but I kind of am. It's the first drug store range of organic/green makeup. I like some of the things better than others, and I hope they either improve the line or that another drug store range comes out. But for now, I think it's a great start. I mean, it's all very well that other organic lines are lovely, but $80 for a foundation (or whatever) is too steep for me.

The eye shadow duo is 15.9% organic, and is formulated with Organic Jojoba Seed Oil to moisturize the eye area, Organic Corn Starch, and Mica. According to their website, it is 100% free of harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives, parabens, GMO's, synthetic colors, synthetic fragrances, and is 100% cruelty free. There are four color ranges - green eyes, which is two complementary shades of green and is pictured here. Blue eyes, which is two shades of blue, brown eyes which is a brown and cream, and hazel eyes which is two mauve shades. I have the hazel eyes version. Personally, as someone who doesn't want to spend too long agonizing over the right shade of eye shadow, I like this system as it takes the guesswork over what colors to pick. The product comes in mostly cardboard packaging, so it's good that they've cut down on the amount of plastic involved. It doesn't include a brush. It is retailing for $7.95 - $9.95.

I love this stuff! It goes on easily, the two colors blend very well together, and it lasts for a very long time without dissolving into creases on my eyelids. It hasn't irritated my eyes at all, nor do I find myself rubbing it off later in the day. The colors aren't garish (at least, not the mauves that I've tried), and I've been complimented on how pretty my eyes look twice since I've started using this. That might be because I wasn't regularly wearing eye shadow before, but I think it also shows that it's hard to go wrong with this, otherwise people would have just commented on the fact of me wearing eye shadow rather than that it looks nice.

Five stars!

7 comments:

Lolly said...

That is really great info! I have "wondered" but never knew -- and didn't really know how to figure it out. Makeup is expensive enough at any price point to just blindly buy everything and HOPE it works out.

Love the review! Know what I'll be getting next time.

Solitaire said...

I hope you like it, Lolly!

Anonymous said...

Have you tried the tinted moisturizer yet? I have been using it for about 2 weeks, and then suddenly in the past two days I've ended up with a burning face at work by the end of the day. I didn't use it today and everything is fine. Has anyone else had a reaction to this? It really bums me out because I really like this product. I've always been a Clinique fan, but was persuaded to try this and actually liked it better until the past two days. Thanks, and love your site!

Solitaire said...

Oh no about the tinted moisturizer reaction! I have reviewed that - you can find it under the category of "beauty". I haven't had any problems with it at all. Makes me worried that you have though...

Patti K. said...

This is anonymous from above (I'm actually Patti). I stopped using the moisturizer for about a week, and had no problems. Yesterday I attempted it again, and by noon my face was on fire. So, here's one person that just can't do that moisturizer. On a side note, I still use the concealer, and have no problems with it and am happy.

Anonymous said...

I was searching for info on what is in the tinted moisturizer, because i too had a reaction like Patti's. I was using it - and loving it - for two months and the other day put some on and my face instantly went BRIGHT red, and hot, burning, really painful. I have never had allergies to anything before. I'd be really interested to know what caused it...I learned that wheat germ is in the ingredients so am now exploring if i have a wheat/gluten allergy. the other products in it are pretty normal for skin care stuff.

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