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on 1/28/2016 7:47:00 PM
More reviews by SuziH
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Curly, Medium
None of the brick & mortar stores in our area have been stocking Youthful Wear Illuminating Powder, so I purchased mine in the translucent shade from Amazon. This powder is quickly becoming the one I most reach for, and translucent works very well for my pale NC10-15 complexion. I've been using it over a tinted moisturizer or over a BB cream to set the product for longer lasting wear. I love the illuminating aspect, it really does proved a subtle (in my opinion) amount of lustre that creates the illusion of healthy glowing skin. After a dusting of this powder, I mist my complexion with rosewater in an atomizer and/or the Nyx Dewy Finish Setting Spray.For those of you affected by fragrances in products such as this, I have to agree....I could happily forgo the scent of this powder. Ordinarily, I can deal with a mild powdery fragrance, but I concur with the comparisons of this powder's scent to that of the halls of a nursing home. It calls to mind some nondescript floral perfume with an underpinning of stale urine. I'm really not trying to be funny or disgusting, that is truly what the scent evokes. Fortunately for me, the scent seems to fade after a brief time, and perhaps is more readily eliminated by my use of rosewater and/or setting spray. I leave this powder at home, only for use in the morning. After having read about the fragile nature of the domed compact, I don't want any mishaps. Also, as many of you have already pointed out, the enclosed brush is not very practical. At home, I apply it with a fluffy powder brush or a kabuki brush. In my handbag, I carry Guerlain Les Meteorites in the Voyage compact with a brush for touch ups, which is much more elegant to take out of a handbag than the clunky domed compact of PF powder. Also, it'd be my luck for someone to catch a whiff of the urine-like PF powder, and think it was emanating from me! Overall, I will definitely repurchase, despite the odor. Maybe PF will get the hint and stop putting a funky fragrance in this otherwise lovely powder!
on 12/12/2015 10:29:00 AM
More reviews by Chelseadeluna
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I bought this at Rite Aid for like under $7(excellent sale) I do not have the Mac skinfinish mineralize powder but this powder really is a good one. I cant really use mac it breaks me out. i would also light to add that covergirl radiance powder was also suppose to be a dupe for mac skin finish as well. I have it, but I feel like this is more of a performer because its less powdery maybe more finely milled and glowy. I use this as an allover powder in beige i believe (nc 25) Its a great color match ontop of Bourjois healthy mix 52 vanilla. It really does give a noticeable yet subtle glow. in saying this I have an ambient light powder and its not the same but it a differnt type of subtle glow. the shimmer in the powder just gives off a nice glow. dont worry about looking shimmery. I really like this powder, its gentle for sensitive skin and thats been an issue for me. it seems sheer so you dont have to worry about it looking cakey if you use a light hand. I will definately repurchase this, im kinda new to the physicans formula brand because I am very picky, but i will give it more attention because it seems very underrated and i say that being used to high end products. the packaging is a cute purple color and seems travel friendly just dont drop it. lol im combo oily acne prone skinthis does its job. try it i dont think you will be dissapointed
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 8/7/2015 8:51:00 AM
More reviews by kasabourin
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
LOOVE THIS !!
at first i didnt know what to do with it. i thought it was an all over face powder/setting powder. but it is too shimmery to use it like that. you will look sparkly and unnatural in my opinion.
then i thought, DUH !! its THE perfect highlighter !! dust it on your cheekbones nose forehead everywhere as you would with a highlighter. it gives a great natural looking sheen without being too overly glittery or artificial like a lot of highlighters are.
the texture is very nice and creamy. wonderful product id definitely recommend and repurchase
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 5/19/2015 2:41:00 PM
More reviews by siogcroi
MAC MINERALIZED SKIN FINISH NATURAL DUPE! Love this powder,gives a natural finish while providing awesome coverage and isnt too chalky looking on the face :)
on 5/1/2015 9:48:00 PM
More reviews by DionysusSeven
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I love this stuff. I wear this as a light dusting over my final makeup (after blush, before bronzer) and I like to almost "buff" it into my skin with a soft powder brush. Wayne Goss talked about buffing powder into your skin to give it an absolutely flawless look, and I feel like this works really well if you want a bit of glow. Some reviewers mention that it's maybe a bit too shimmery for daytime, but I use it all the time for daytime and I haven't had any moments where I've thought it looked a bit too much. Also, the smell is really nice! Very light floral (not old lady floral) that's soft and does seem to disappear as wear time lengthens.
on 5/8/2014 6:25:00 PM
More reviews by Truthaboutmakeup
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I bought this because I heard it was a dupe for mac msf . It's a very sheer coverage I only use it as a setting powder , however I feel like in attempt to give that dewy satiny finish that msf has they added gold sparkles in it . I wanted a more everyday Mattish yet dewy finish ( I know that sounds contradictory but msf gives you that finish ) and this one gives a much more iridescent finish . Great for a night out . Overall I'd give it a 4 because it's a bit too shimmery for an everyday product .
on 3/27/2014 7:04:00 PM
More reviews by eadinsmo
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Medium
It's like I have some kind of compulsive disease where I absolutely must buy ALL the Physicians' Formula powders, and cannot even leave the drugstore unless I have checked to make sure I'm not missing one! But that's because they're good products, despite the disastrous packaging.This one is no exception. I had to experiment a bit with application, because it's a pretty high-coverage powder. I am using a smallish blush brush that doesn't pick up much product (whatever the opposite of dense bristles are, that's what it has). I've been applying this powder on top of the virtually pigment-free Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream, and the look is terrific.I get some coverage, but not so much it looks cakey. Just enough to even things out and look smooth. The match to my skin color is very good. I can't tell if there are any sparkles or glitter, but my face doesn't look dry or matte, so it's all good. As long as I keep my fingers off my face, it lasts in place for hours. The packaging, as usual with PF powders, is ridiculously large. You do get a lot of product, but the two-level compact is just huge. I normally toss the brushes that come with these powders, but I've kept this one because it's different. I haven't figured out what to do with it, but it has much shorter, denser bristles than the usual PF powder brushes. It's more like an applicator of some sort.As for price, PF is expensive for drugstore. But CVS and Rite Aid often have 40% off sales, which brings the price down to ordinary Revlon levels.
13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.
on 2/3/2014 5:19:00 PM
More reviews by Giron0922
This powder is amazing! It's just like Mac mineralized skin finish powder! It gives sheer coverage but perfects your skin! It leaves a glowly/dewy look but it's not tacky! It also smells so nice and while the brush it comes with is not good for applying the powder I love to use it for contouring!
on 3/18/2013 10:59:00 AM
More reviews by meowcung
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I like this powder but it was too dark for me.
on 11/24/2012 7:13:00 PM
More reviews by Viesha
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
This is going to be a 2-part review.The PowderThis is an amazingly soft creamy full-coverage powder that I use to touch-up during the day. When traveling, I've even been known to use it as a finishing powder after my makeup, if I don't have my loose powder with me. I sometimes use a thin puff with it. Other times, I'll swirl it on with a kabuki brush, kind of like you do with mineral products. It's excellent. I'll touch up at my desk right after lunch, and it lasts well into the early evening, even through my workout.The PackagingThe packaging is a complete disaster. It's a 2-part container that's become popular lately with many products. The powder rests inside of a slightly domed lid, and an additional bottom portion opens up underneath to reveal the sponge/puff applicator. While I do appreciate the sponge/puff being included as part of the product, I hate the thick bulky packaging. I suffered through carrying it in my makeup bag for months until the lid's hinge finally cracked from use. I wondered for awhile if I should just depot it and put it in a Z-palette. Today, the powder pan came loose on its own when I opened it. Fortunately, it didn't drop out or break. I love the product, but am very very hesitant to repurchase only because of the packaging. I take off one lippie because of the packaging.I would, however recommend this powder to anyone looking for a really great touch-up pressed powder.
12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.
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