I love this stuff. I am older, have aging skin, some fine lines, generally a good complexion for my age. I absolutely love this. It covers any age spots, redness and undereye darkness, and for me it does not accentuate imperfections at all. I love the way it feels on my skin, much more so than mineral makeup. I have used every imaginable BB cream, and this wins over all including the expensive Korean ones. The brush had me confused at first but then someone said to imagine you were shaving. Viola! Now I love it. I hope they never stop making this, at least as long as I live haha.
I really wanted to like this because of the spf/oil control/smoothing/etc. and since it's from such a great company. I've tried the Super BB powder out a few times under different circumstances and have found that it's always the same. That can be a good thing if you like the way it looks on you because it lasts a long time and doesn't change or shift due to weather. However, I wasn't happy with the way my skin looked after application. Even after trying it on over various moisturizers, primers, concealers, other powders and on clean skin and using different makeup brushes, poufs and sponges, it always gave my skin an odd, cakey and fake-looking texture no matter how little I tried to use. It definitely did not improve/cover imperfections, but if blended enough over the skin it does hide pore (and to try and smooth out the weird texture I would blend a lot!). I also had issues with the pot coming loose.
Provides great coverage but have a shimmery finish with isn't good for oily skin, also be careful because mine de-potted itself because it was not glued to the package securely. Will repurchase because of coverage and SPF. Also, light medium matches my light winter skin and the tan I get from lifeguarding, so it keeps me from having to buy new products every week.
I'm ordinarily impressed by PF products; I've been using them since their inception. This might be good for oily and/ or young skin, but mine is neither and the mirror shock was disheartening. Every dry patch, scar, pore, etc was highlighted in bas relief. There was a bit of glow to it, but that did not erase the horror that was my complexion after using this powder. I am around NC 25 ish, fair, warm and freckled. My skin tends to be combination to dry with reactive redness. I did notice some itching like when I have used products with bismuth, but I also have AI disease and am not sure if that was the product or rash associated with my conditions. I would have to exfoliate, use a thick moisturizer and drink a 6 pack to make this look good ( on me, that is!) and I'm only being tongue in cheek about the last intervention. I did get this for 40% off at CVS, and I'm afraid it's going right back. I got light/ medium which was a decent color match at the very least, but this just didn't work for my needs. I had hoped to find a cheaper alternative to Studio Careblend powder, but c'est la vie. Back to the drawing board!
I like this product, but with a couple of caveats:
1) The color selection is lacking. I got the light to medium shade and it's pretty dark for me. It has a beautiful finish if I use a light hand, but otherwise I will look like an Oompa Loompa.
2) If you aren't careful, this can get very cakey very quickly.
I keep this in my purse and use it to touch up my makeup throughout the day. It's okay for that purpose and when applied lightly. However, I have too many reservations about this product to repurchase it, especially because PF products are pretty expensive (for being from the drugstore).
OK, I'm not big on foundation period and try not to wear makeup unless I have to b/c my skin is so sensitive. However, I like Physician's Formula products b/c most don't irritate my skin. I bought this b/c I prefer powder over liquid so my skin can breath. I got this on sale (P.F. products can be pricey for drugstore brands) and tried it. At first I didn't like it b/c it accentuated my dry patches. I was having a never ending battle with trying to find a good sensitive skin face moisturizer. Once I found one (Boots sensitive skin hydrating moisturizer $5 at Target) I came back to this and it works so much better. Don't use the brush that comes with it its a joke. I tried 2 ways with my B.E. kabuki brush for a lighter application to minimize flaws, then tried it with a round makeup sponge for heavier application. Both ways work great just make sure your skin is moist. I use the sponge b4 I got out at night for something special and use the kabuki application for most days doing nothing in particular. I couldn't be happier. Yes, the product is bulky but I do use the mirror and most days I need to touch up once if its warm out. That being said I don't wear a lot of makeup maybe some concealer, liner and mascara and thats it and my face doesn't break out nearly as much and is less sensitive for it. Those first few weeks of going makeup free to let my skin heal was hard but it was worth it and I need less makeup in the end. Maybe not holy grail but definitly worth having in your makeup bag if you like to use powders instead of liquid. Will re-purchase when I run out.
I usually love Physican's Formula products, but I have somewhat mixed reviews about this product.
I really wanted to love it, as I read in some of the reviews and seen the videos about how great a product this is, but I felt that it just did not do well on my skin.
First, the packaging. The packaging is quite cute, and compact that I can fit it nicely in my make up bag. I hate the brush that comes with it (it applies very streaky on my skin) but that's nothing that my own powder brush can fix.
I was attracted to the concept of an all-in-one BB powder that this product offered. It didn't crumble as much as other powders do, but I found that once I applied it, it really emphasized my imperfections (fine lines, bags, etc) and made my face look too cakey, despite me putting on a thin layer, and having primer applied on my skin. I also found it made my primer "roll" as I was applying it, which was not a pretty little sight.
The price is fair compared to other products that are considered non-irritating for sensitive skin.
Sadly, this was left on the shelf.
I must say I am pleasantly surprised at how well this powder works. I'm lucky that my skin goes well with both shades (lighter one for winter and darker one for summer months). I'm asian with light yellow/olive undertoned skin. The powder provides very full coverage (so go light-handed with a kabuki brush!!). I have very oily skin with large pores in the T-zone. I applied this powder over normal moisturizer with a large round kabuki brush. My skin was instantly even and smooth even without concealer. I did use concealer under the eyes and on dark pigmented spots. After 8 hrs wearing the powder and without retouching, my skin is still dewy smooth but without all of the oiliness that usually comes with mineral powder that I'm used to. I can't tolerate liquid foundation and have not used a BB cream yet...but I'm sold on this product. As one who consumes expensive skincare products (ranging from SK-II to DHC), I have to say this product is very good and you cannot beat the price. I (and many of you on here) will never forgive SK-II for discontinuing its widely-loved Airtouch Foundation...but, for the time being, I am so happy I've found this inexpensive powder. I wish they would make it in more shades, though.
I have oily skin, so I've been passing on BB creams so far. I can't find one that is catered toward oily skin, and I don't want to buy one off the internet. Anyway, I was happy to see this product appear at CVS. When it went on sale I picked it up. Unfortunately, there are only two colors: light/med and med/dark. I'm an NC42 and the med/dark is about three shades too light for me. It also makes my skin look dried out. Honestly I don't see how they can label this a BB powder; apart from SPF 30, it's the same as a pressed powder. Instead of removing it, I layered my WnW mineral foundation over it to darken it. I think I'm going to exchange it for a regular PF bronzer.
Like some other reviews said, this concealer looked very cakey and accentuated any kind of imperfection I had. Every pimple, every bump, it made it stick out like a sore thumb. I felt like it didn't let my skin breathe. Overall, I did not like this concealer at all. It felt too heavy and made my skin look terrible.