On most days, I yearn for a lightweight base that helps to even out my skin tone and provide a smooth, flawless base that feels comfortable on. Enter in Physician’s Formula’s The Healthy Foundation, *which does all of these things and more. The formula is packed with vitamins and antioxidants and is what I would describe as a perfect marriage of both skin care and makeup. The Chinese Wu-Zhu-Yu Extract and Hyaluronic Acid infused formula claims to brighten, hydrate, and even the skin tone. It also beneficially contains SPF 20. It’s made for all skin types and has a lightweight, buildable formula.
The bottle itself looks very luxe. The foundation comes in a square frosted glass bottle with a twist off cap. The sponge tip applicator is attached to the cap and kind of reminds me of the large applicator wand from Tarte’s Shape Tape concealer. I find that the applicator makes it easy to distribute the product onto my face and has a nice fluid and creamy texture that is easy to blend. The formula is also buildable and I was able to go from light to light-medium coverage and still achieve a lightweight finish. I found that the foundation helped to immediately even out my skin tone and helped to provide coverage where needed though it did not cover my freckles completely unless I added a second layer. The finish is soft and beautiful and I would describe it as a matte finish that looks radiant and not flat. The foundation seemed to oxidize just a tad bit so I would recommend going maybe a lighter shade than what you would normally purchase. The other makeup products that I applied on top of the foundation such as blush and powder worked well with this foundation and I was able to create a cohesive look. In terms of longevity, it lasted for a good 8 hours.
I will be honest with you and tell you that I did not really know what to expect from the release of this foundation. I have not tried many drugstore foundations, TBH. Though I am a huge fan of their butter bronzers and highlighters, I have not tried many of their base products before. I am thoroughly impressed and my reasons are simply threefold: it provides beautiful, breathable coverage, it has an impressive formula that protects from the sun’s rays, and it’s very affordable. Priced at $12.99, it is at a great price point for drugstore makeup. I could see myself wearing this foundation on the daily and repurchasing it many times over.
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*Thank you Physicians Formula for providing this sample to share with my readers. All opinions are my own and some links are affiliated. See my full disclosure for details.