Physicians Formula has a full line of Organic cosmetics that I just had to try. My requirements were as follows: 1) have a fair enough option in a tinted moisturizer, 2) don't be as expensive as my Dior HydraLife, and 3) be easy to find because I like to know what products to trust that I can purchase in case of loss on a trip or something. Wouldn't you know it--Physicians Formula fit every bill!
For starters the 100% Natural Origin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 is creamy and just thin enough to spread breezily across my skin. It's $9.95 for a 1.5 fl.oz tube and comes in four shades (Ivory-Fair, Fair-Light, Light-Natural, Natural-Tan). I'm still on the Ivory side of Ivory-Fair, so you may be starting to get an idea of how pale I am and how hard to find bases it is. On the left below is my clean bad-half before application; on the right one thin coat of Organic Wear.
Beauty Newb Rating: (tint) ✪✪✩✩✩; (powder) ✪✪✪✪✩
I also purchased the 100% Natural Origins Mascara in Ultra Black Organics ($9.95 for 0.26 oz) which comes in packaging my boyfriend describes as cute (I thought the same thing) and the 100% Natural Origin Pressed Powder in Translucent Light Organics ($13.95 for 0.3 oz). The powder comes with a mirror and small brush (which I used for the first week I had it and sometimes still do. The powder is fine, blends beautifully, and leaves my skin looking matte, not powdered as some setting powder does.
|With Organic Wear in Ultra Black|
Beauty Newb Rating: (mascara) ✪✪✪✪✩
So, here's the completed look, with powder and a bit of concealer (Physicians Formula, of course). And any other products I used are in the picture below that.