Okay, so I had thought that the beauty industry was done with the BB trend and the Argan Oil trend, but then, I spotted the new Argan Wear range from Physicians Formula. Plus, I also spotted their BB cream. Despite rolling my eyes initially, I finally succumbed to the lovely packaging and bought a few products from the range. Read on to find out how the BB cream fared.
$14.95 for 1.2 fl oz/35 ml.
Luxurious, high performance formula evens out skin tone, vanishing flaws and imperfections and smoothing skin texture without ever leaving a greasy feel or finish. SPF 30. Infused with 100% Pure Argan Oil, known as liquid gold for its rich conditioning benefits that can improve skin’s brightness, tone, texture, and elasticity.
My Take on Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil BB Cream:
Packaging: The packaging of the entire Argan Wear range is just oh-so-gorgeous. Physicians Formula has really captured the essence of Moroccan architecture in its packaging. The BB Cream is housed in a lovely golden squeezable plastic tube with a golden dome-like cap. The tube is lightweight and the screw cap shuts tightly – absolutely travel friendly. The tube does not carry any information as such and all the text appears on the outer cardboard packaging.
Shade: Now, the shade is a serious drawback since this BB cream comes only in 2 shades – Light and Light-Medium. It is mind-boggling how Physicians Formula thinks that they can cover the entire range of women in just 2 shades. Anyhow, I picked up the Light shade with a prayer to the BB gods on my lips 😛 And my first reaction after seeing the actual cream was that this shade is not the one for me. But after blending, I was happy with what I saw.
Consistency, Finish, Pigmentation: Now, the first thing that strikes you as soon as you open the tube is the fragrance. It has a very strong fragrance which is pretty exotic and I guess comes from the Argan Oil. I absolutely loved the fragrance but those of you who like fragrance-free cosmetics will not appreciate it.
The consistency of the BB Cream is neither too thick nor too runny. It feels creamy on the skin and blends easily. I did not find it to be overtly moisturizing, but it does not feel drying either. One point to note is that you need to shake the tube every time you use it as the product tends to separate.
The BB cream settles down to a soft satiny finish which is not dewy at all. It provides a nice smooth even finish to the skin which I absolutely love. Of course, the coverage is quite sheer, but then that’s what BB creams are for. There have been days when I have just gone ahead with this BB cream on my face and nothing else. And it lasted me around 5-6 hours. It also managed to control some oil on my face. On other days, it forms the perfect base for my foundation.
To summarize, this would be a really good BB cream for oily skinned people as it settles down to a lovely satiny finish. If only, you manage to find a shade that suits you.
Pros of Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil BB Cream:
- Perfect consistency.
- Provides a nice satiny smooth finish to the skin.
- Lasts for around 5-6 hours without any setting powder.
- Exotic fragrance.
- SPF of 30.
- Infused with the goodness of Argan Oil.
- Gorgeous packaging.
Cons of Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil BB Cream:
- Choosing a shade will be a problem as there are only two shades.
- Fragrance might be a put off for some.
Would I Repurchase Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil BB Cream?
If you manage to find a suitable shade and are okay with the fragrance, you should surely try this BB cream out. I tend to keep trying newer products and hence would not repurchase.
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