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Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Illuminating Foundation

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Physicians FormulaYouthful Wear Youth-Boosting Illuminating Foundation
 
3.8

(based on 57 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Blends well (40)
  • Goes on smoothly (36)
  • Easy to apply (30)
  • Lightweight (30)
  • Good pigmentation (29)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (11)
  • Poor coverage (8)
  • Doesn't stay on (7)
  • Heavy (6)
  • Too greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (25)
  • Full coverage (20)
  • Sensitive skin (19)
  • Mature skin (15)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (29), Brand buyer (26)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (35), Medium (20)

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5.0

Good stuff!

By Jacky

from San Antonio

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Matte Finish
  • Noncomodegenic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Full Coverage
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Illuminating Foundation:

    I have lots of acne scars and I really like this product, has amazing coverage! I just use my finger tips to apply and blend! & It is very affordable! Will keep repurchasing!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    2.0

    Won't buy it again...

    By ami

    from New Mexico

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Apply
      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Poor Coverage
      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

        Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Illuminating Foundation:

        I thought because it was 'Phyicans Formuala' it would be okay for my skin and give me better coverage (also because it was more expensive than what I usually buy). However, it didn't blend well at all. Also, even the lightest shade wasn't that light and it def didn't match my skin. The coverage was poor, also, It didn't do my skin any favors and the stuff just made it look like i was wearing make up rather than reduce my blackheads and blemishes. Did not cover up anything, which is why i use foundation.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Wanted to love it

        By Jacki

        from Schererville, IN

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

        • Causes Breakouts
        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Made Skin Have Bumps
        • Poor Coverage

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage

        Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Illuminating Foundation:

        I wanted to love this so much. Why? I have the ph blush and the ph lip gloss and I LOVE THEM! I am looking for a perfect foundation match for me and I started with this. I used this for a few days and today was the last. I have bumps on my cheeks and my forehead because of this. Because this doesn't have any sunscreen, I used sunscreen before I applied this. The other day, it didn't stay on my face. It is in the summer, the best way to test foundation if it will last, and my face looked horrible! This foundation sank into my pores, separated on my face and just didn't stay put. This was less than 2 hours since I put it on. It doesn't stay it's long lasting, but it doesn't do what it's supposed to. This has a sheer-medium coverage, doesn't do much when you try to build it up or layer it. I have noticed that it doesn't apply very well as some places on my face looks very uneven. Also probably after 8 hours, the color went darker than before. This is for people who have small or non existing pores. Doesn't need make up for more than a few hours. I use powder after applying this on. Not noncosmogenic or hypoallergenic. I expected more from this brand. I'm very disappointed.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Nice coverage and looks natural

        By Tia

        from Grand Rapids, Michigan

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Matte Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Illuminating Foundation:

            I bought this on clearance at a local store and i am happy that i did. It goes on nicely leaves a matte finish. Only bad thing i noticed was the smell. In my opinion it smells kind of weird but other than that i like using it.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Too Orange and Thick

            By Cat

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

            • Difficult To Apply
            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

            Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Illuminating Foundation:

            I bought this in the lightest tone my Ulta offered, which was Light. This has a slightly orange cast and is too dark for my fair but freckled skin. The foundation is thick and mousse-y, but with small beads (for moisture?) inside. I found this was difficult to blend smoothly. While the included brush was a nice touch, you'll need a beauty blender or flat-headed foundation brush to get good results. I would rather pay less and not get a new brush each time. I will try this again, but in Fair.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Still looking for the one

            By Rose Colored Glasses

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Matte Finish

            Cons

            • Cakes
            • Difficult To Apply
            • Dries Very Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Light To Medium Coverage

            Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Illuminating Foundation:

            This is a very FAST drying matte foundation. Try using a small amount for each application area, instead of squirting out a lot of product. I did not have enough time to use the foundation brush since this dried almost immediately once I put it on. For those with combo skin; oily t-zone and normal/dry skin put on a great daytime moisturizer and eye cream 15 minutes before adding this to your face. For the first time, I use a damp sponge to blend this light coverage foundation only on the areas that I want to even out. This foundation does last throughout the day and washes off easily .

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good coverage

            By MauiRose

            from KS

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Mature Skin

              Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Illuminating Foundation:

              Good product for the $$

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Paraben Free Foundation

              By Carla

              from Columbus, OH

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Matte Finish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Full Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Illuminating Foundation:

                I love this foundation! I have found it very difficult to find a paraben-free foundation that is not mineral-type powder. I prefer crème or liquid application because it is easier to control and does not end up all over my clothes and counter. The Youthful Wear goes on "silky" and provides a nice, medium weight coverage. I really hope that Physicians Formula continues to make this.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Did not like at all

                By Jcasmiles

                from Chicago, Il

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Long-Lasting
                • Matte Finish

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Full Coverage

                Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Illuminating Foundation:

                Returned

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                not too bad

                By pammyv

                from Clinton NY

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Pigmentation

                Cons

                • Too Greasy

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage

                Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Illuminating Foundation:

                The ease of applying the product is good.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

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