i have beige and i find that the colour is too "dirty" for my NC30 skin. apart form the colour this is a pretty good quality product. it really does even out my skin tone without any cakeyness. i also find with a few days of using this my skin looks brighter and clearer.
i use my MAC powder sponge if i want a med-heavy coverage followed with a kabuki brush, or i use my powder brush if i want to set my foundation. the product does give a lovely glow without the sparkles or settling into lines. although i do notice that my skin looks dry at the end of the day, maybe i need to try and use a richer moisturiser or get another colour. will will try everything in my power to get make this powder work for me before i give up...thats how good it is!
Ok i havent been able to get the right colour for my skin tone, ratings remain unchanded though, but will not repurchase again
PHYSICIANS FORMULA, MORE COLOURS PLEASE!!!
I have this in sand beige and it's a great setting powder. I use my ecotools powder brush to apply and it works great! It's not chalky, keeps oil away, and has a natural finish. Granted I also use my fyrrinae gel silica primer so that helps a lot. Love it!
Cheap, and good coverage for a powder! I never used to use powder, since I always thought it dried my skin out...but this one doesn't dry it out, and acts a semi-concealer over my foundation. There are a few colors to pick from too, and I got a perfect one that gave me a nice glow (Beige, if anyone's interested.)
It comes in a cute compact with a mini-brush. I usually don't use the brush at home, but when I go out, it's usable and does the job in a pinch. Love it!
I bought this one day last year from the drug store because i forgot my usual MAC compact at home. it IS sort of pricey for a drug store cosmetic (i believe it was around $13 USD)
but it actually works very well. i actually think it looks nicer on my skin than my MAC studio fix powder does.
This applies way better with a kabuki/buffer brush than the little brush that comes with it. I used this today instead of foundation and it gave my skin a nice finish, I didn't even need concealer. it also kept the shine down all day.
Also my friend just informed me that CVS sometimes has physician's formula cosmetics on sale for buy 1 get 1 50% and on clearance for 50% off. i'm definitely going to check that out.
I've used this face powder for about two years now, I use it in creamy natural. While not my HG powder foundation, it think its my favorite drug store brand powder foundation. It has a very smooth texture and I find it to be mattifying in my t-zone area. The brush it came with is crap and I throw it away instantly. I mostly use a round sponge for application, which works fine for me. It seems to me that there is a lot of product in the pan which is nice, so it lasts a long time and I love that it has no fragrance in it.
ok i used to this product for a long time b/c i suffered from breakouts and i thought that my covergirl powder was the cause of it. this didnt break me out so its a good thing. it looks reaaaaally good when u first apply it. like amazing. but sadly after just ONE hour, it looks cakey and it leaves streaks in my face and didnt look anything at all when i first applied it. i have combination skin. oily tzone and dry cheeks. this accentuates the flakes on my skin. when i touch up, it looks horrible and CAKEY. so i wouldnt recommend this especially that its like what.. $14? i now use maybelline dream matte pressed powder which doesnt break me out, and looks amazing and lasts a good 5 hours without touchups. TALC doesnt clog pores, so dont be afraid to use talc! dont listen to physicians formula lol
Dare I say that I like this powder more than my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural? I purchased it for my purse after reading some of the reviews here along with the Ecotools retractable kabuki and I am truly pleased! The brush it comes with is aweful & the compact is chunky, but the product itself is a true gem. This powder is talc-free, very finely milled & soft, fragrance free, and leaves my skin with the most LOVELY finish. It's not powdery or chalky looking at all, it doesn't settle into fine lines or pores, and although it's great at eliminating shine - it's not super matte, it really gives me a soft glow (but not shimmery or glittery at all). Poor shade selection, but I got mine in Creamy Natural and it's a decent match (NW20/25). I purchased mine at Target for $12 and it came with a bonus mineral blush in rosy glow (I like that too:). Thank you MUA!
Picked this up in Sandy Beige. It's a near-perfect shade for my NC42ish skin w/ fairly strong yellow/olive undertones. I agree with most reviews that the packaging is not much to be desired, but the product itself makes up for it. Upon buying, I used it as a setting powder for my liquid foundation at first (which was nice), but I've begun to use it every day as my daily foundation. Not full coverage, as most mineral powders aren't, but I can build it up to a medium coverage to even out my skintone & cover up some scarring using a kabuki brush. Absolutely lightweight, controls the oil on my face for the better part of the day & the best part for me: NO breakouts.
My husband has actually mentioned that he loved the way this looked on me - he said that everything else I've used in the past has made me look too oily or cakey, but that this powder was perfect. With comments like that coming from a man who isn't the biggest fan of my makeup obsession, I think this product deserves MAJOR KUDOS!
This is the first mineral powder I've ever bought so I can't say its the best. I just tried it today, and I'm really liking the results. It evens out my skin tone nicely. I'm asian, fair skin, and translucent light is perfect for me. It gives me that smooth and matte look. As for coverage, its pretty sheer. I like this better than applying tinted moisturizer... Then again, this is my first time trying this. Like everyone said, the brush is crap, the flipping is annoying... but otherwise, its a really good product for its price.
I loooooooooove this! This is hands down the BEST powder I have ever owned. It's smooth, feels light on the skin, blends well, minimizes my pores, has great coverage, AND clears up my skin. I really couldn't ask for anything more. I wear this over the Mineral Wear Tinted Moisturizer and it's just amazing. It gives me perfect medium coverage, and lasts all day. I will definitely be buying this again. Let's just hope they never discontinue this! Oh, just as a side note, the brush stinks, so I apply this with a sponge and it works so much better.