i love physicians formula. i have dry skin and having dry skin means you have to be extra careful when applying face products and also when purchasing because you might buy something that you'll regret getting. the worse thing is patching on the skin due to dry skin. but this powder did not give me any patches and had amazing coverage. only one negative, mine kinda broke. i dont know how but it did. i still manage to use it. and i love how they packaged this although it is a bit bulky but i defiantly recommend for dry skin.
I love the coverage and finish of this powder. I normally use the PF mineral wear loose powder for day to day. The Super BB coverage is more like a foundation and I apply it using a foundation brush - a little goes a long way- then finish by swiping a kabuki without powder over just to blend. It is not shimmery but does have a slightly luminous quality to it. I think the biggest draw back would be the limited color choice. I wear either creamy natural in summer or soft ivory in winter and the light/medium is a very good match for me.
This is slowly becoming my favorite powder. At first I was unsure, but the coverage is so amazing. And the finish is so unique! It has a little bit of a sheen to me ( no shimmer) so use it sparingly! As you should anyways since coverage is full coverage. The finish gives me a natural skin look and I can use it on top of foundation/bb cream or wear it alone with primer and concealer and it still looks amazing. It is more pricey than what I'm used to from the drugstore but I'm willing to pay and a little goes a long way! As far as packaging, I can do without the second compartment and crappy brush. They should just get rid of it and put more product in for the money, lol! But oh well. Still love it!
Posting this review since this is really great coverage powder and deserves notice. Cheaper than other mineral powders as well — it's not marketed as a mineral makeup, though it's primary ingredients are: "Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide. "
Apply with a light hand as I said coverage is excellent, but heavy handed, can look chalky and made-up. Lasts awhile as well and I have T-zone oiliness. Touch up after lunch, so say after 5-6 hours.
The included flat brush in compact is a little too "dinky" for applying.
I just use my own bamboo brush.
Also of note:
• No parabens.
• Has stable version of Vitamin C (Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate) and also Vitamin E
• Though I almost didn't buy at first due to: Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate,
Environmental Working Group + GoodGuide, etc deem it very low risk, no bioaccumulation, so I'm fine with the ingredients in the powder.
Have not tried the liquid BB to this line, but will when I run out my other one.
Ingredient list from PF website:
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide. Inactive Ingredients: Mica, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Magnesium Silicate, Lauroyl Lysine, Triethylhexanoin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil, Lysolecithin, Glycerin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Glyceryl Caprylate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.
I absolutely LOVE P.F. That being said, this product was not a great one. I have pretty fair skin, and the lightest shade of this product looked waaay too dark, and settled into my pores and just made me look sick! So, if you are medium skin-toned, this may work well for you. But fair ladies STAY AWAY!
Leaves a beautiful finish! If you put it over your foundation it WILL cover what ever your foundation doesn't!:) I love it!
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!