Last Wednesday night i was lucky enough to attend an event for beauty brand Physicians Formula. The brand is huge in the US and is gaining popularity in Ireland since it’s launch last year. I was delighted to hear that Lloyd’s pharmacy were now stocking PF. Lloyd’s is my chemist of choice. I spend more time than i care to admit in chemists, so why not pick one that ticks all the boxes. Alongside the usual medicinal stuffs, they stock some great brands.There is also the option to shop online, which i love. So yes my local haunt has a stand housing all the latest and best from PF. It is so great to see so many pharmacies stocking such great products by brands that are so hard to get your hands on usually. I say that this is a good thing but as if any more encouragement is needed to buy make-up.
Was only earlier this year that i came to use the brand myself. I was instantly drawn to the packaging, being a sucker for novelty and all things easy on the eye. The difference here is that the packaging isn’t just a gimmick. It is beauty, casing beauty. The products could stand on their own, no help needed. The fact that this much thought and attention to detail has gone into the packaging is amazing for me. Each individual item has it’s own little details and designs. That being said they all sit together so well. I have seen several products that will make excellent gifts and stocking fillers. What strikes me is for something so high end looking and acting, these beauty bits are so affordable. All this with such care for our skin and what we put on it. PF is cruelty free which is always a plus. Majority of the products are free from all the usual stuff that we put on to improve or enhance but end up causing more mess and damage to the skin. It is reassuring to know these products are so good for your skin.
Guests at the last Ladies Day Out were lucky enough to get some Physicians products in their goody bags. I am still getting asked about them. It is great now that there is a local stockist that i can direct those asking to.
Those in attendance were treated to a masterclass by Emma Farrell, Owner of efcreativestudios.com. Emma applied a whole face of PF products to create a smokey eye Christmas look. Holly Carpenter was the model on the night. Some major fan-girling took place. I mean what a canvas to work on. We were taken through the look step by step with tips along the way. We also got to get more information on the products as they were being used and ask some questions. You can’t buy these kind of things, up close viewing and priceless knowledge from industry insiders. It was such a joy to watch Emma work her magic. The finished look was stunning and definitely something i will be trying to recreate this Party Season.
One of the stunning pots from the trio set Extreme Shimmer, €16.90
The guys in Lloyd’s really put on a great night for everyone. There was treats so pretty it was almost a shame to eat them and cake pops for days. I couldn’t stop staring at these cool juice bottles from Sprout & Co. If they aint Instagram worthy i dunno what is. The staff couldn’t do enough for the customers. The gorgeous Suzanne was on-hand and so helpful throughout the night. The same can be said for the Physicians team. We were looked after really well and given a great insight into the brand. I love talking shop me so i was in my element. At the same time i was so distracted by all of the products. My eyes kept wandering. Insert a kid in a candy store idiom here.
We were treated to some fab goodies. I cannot wait to get my teeth stuck into these. If they are even half as good as the others i currently use, i will be very pleased.
Happy Booster Bronzer €15.90
This excited me the most i must say. As with the 2 products i mentioned that i already use from the brand, this too smells so good. With several tones through the powder, not just a flat colour. This has skin in mind as big-time and i love that. The icing on the cake lies in a compartment underneath. Lifting up the powder pan reveals a mirror and brush. How handy for on the go or popping in your bag to top up your face on a night out.
Shimmer Strips Eyeshadow & Bronzer €16.90
This is a great multi use product. Use these stunning metallics on your eyes or cheeks.
Highlight, blush and bronze. I feel that this will become a staple in my make-up bag. The colours are exactly what i like. I currently wear these type of tones on my eyes so i know i will get plenty of use from this brick. To be able to apply the same tones throughout my face and tie it all in , i’m all over that. 5 stunning colours blended together will look amazing on the skin. Shimmer for Christmas and then like a bronzed goddess come Summer again.
Smoky Shadow Shimmer Strips €15.90
Shimmer Strips Shadow & Liner €15.90
Two compact shadow palettes with brush. The smoky palette will be perfect for the party season. Emma demo’d a fab smoky eye on Holly that has given me a few ideas. The first half of the second palette are my type of colours. These will make for great everyday wear, with the option for a smoky eye all in one.
Sexy Booster Lip Gloss €13.90
A hot pink gloss that glides on. I was worried the colour would be too bold on, but it applied a lot more subtle than i imagined. The colour can be built up then as desired. Not a tacky texture and again smells so good. I like that in a lip product. The attention to detail on the packaging here is fab.
Lash Extension Mascara €23.90
BB Stick €15.90
I also grabbed these on the night. We couldn’t not take advantage of the 3 for 2 offer. I dunno if it is just me but i was so amazed by the idea of this BB stick. Another multi wear product. As a foundation, a concealer or a contour stick. I am looking forward to trying this out. The mascara is magic! In the masterclass it looked amazing. A two pack – one standard mascara, one fiber lash builder that goes on top. Reapply the mascara to seal in the magic and wallah. This creates a false lash affect on your own lashes. What is not to love?
Thanks again to the Publicity Loft for inviting us along. I came away from the night with some great new products to try out and experiment with. I should be back in the near future with some more on these. If possible i now have even more love for Physicians Formula. Available to buy here as well as selected Lloyd’s pharmacies.