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I don’t care if you’re a high-end makeup lover or not, who DOESN’T get excited about a new drugstore foundation!? It gives me hope each and every time when a brand releases a new formula because this time, it just may be the best foundation in the whole wide world and at an affordable price. Right!? So when clean-beauty brand Physicians Formula released their new Healthy Foundation, I literally ordered it online blindly to test it out in a day-long wear test. Let’s get into my Physicians Formula Healthy Foundation review and wear test.
Before we get into the review, I need to bring something to my reader’s attention that’s quite important.
As of last night, YouTube decided that it’s changing its monetization standards and NOT grandfathering creators in to these new ‘cut off’ points.
Creators who do not have 1,000 subscribers (I currently have 720) will be demonetized in 30 days. This means I cannot display ads (and make money) from my videos.
Before you huff and ignore, this isn’t about making money to me.
I’m very concerned my videos will now end up buried over monetized content simply because why would YouTube push my content to new viewers when they can display content from monetized channels and make money for their advertisers?
The money is meaningless (especially at this point for me). I’ve made about $7 in two months. So it’s not about the money.
It’s about growing my channel, sharing my thoughts, helping other readers/viewers make educated purchases. That’s what my blog has always been about and I’m very sad that this is happening so soon after my YouTube journey officially launching.
So I ask if you wouldn’t mind, even if you’re not a big YouTube watcher, please subscribe to my channel?
I have 30 days to find 280 subscribers or I fear my YouTube efforts will be rendered a big waste of time.
Anyways, back to the review!
A high-level overview of the Healthy Foundation is that it is a long wearing, medium/buildable coverage foundation with a natural, satin finish.
It has 16 shades and is retailing for $12.99-$14.95 (although look for coupons in stores).
It has SPF 20 and is infused with skin care benefits like hyaluronic acid, vitamin A, C and E to help brighten the skin.
The applicator is a chunky doe foot – exactly like shape tape – and it comes in a beautiful, weighty glass bottle at 1 oz of product.
I think the description is perfectly accurate but my one initial con was that I did find this formula to smell slightly of paint – not as bad as the Wet N Wild Photofocus foundation – but it certainly smells.
At the end of the day, you’ll see this was not my favorite formula, but I think it’s a solid option for normal skin types who are attracted to clean beauty. This would be a perfect foundation for those new to foundation or teens.
Watch the video to see more on how the Healthy Foundation wore over the day on my more combination/oily skin:
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