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on 10/29/2012 4:45:00 PM
More reviews by DecoDolly
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I really wanted to love this. I love that it has SPF 30 (that's the reason I bought it), and it did make my skin look smoother and it covered quite well. Unfortunately, the so-called "Translucent" shade is WAY too dark for me. Not a little bit too dark. WAY too dark. Now I'm stuck lookin' crazy for the rest of the day.If you have truly fair skin, sadly, this probably just isn't going to work for you. Don't be fooled by the name, translucent it is not!
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 10/27/2012 10:22:00 PM
More reviews by samhoney
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
My staple powder. The effect is very luminous but not sparkly or glittery. Very beautiful!!!!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 10/27/2012 9:26:00 AM
More reviews by kamiekirk
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Pros:-light to medium coverage-flawless application-good color match-no shimmer, but not flat-decent price-doesn't cause break outs-great for setting liquid foundationCons:-packaging sucksOverall, this is my #1 favorite powder. It has a light to medium coverage, which is what I'm looking for, and it's perfect for setting liquid foundation, as it doesn't cake up. The only problem I have with this product is that the packaging sucks. It breaks easy. However, the product is amazing.
on 10/26/2012 3:50:00 PM
More reviews by desertwaya
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
The first time i tried this i used the brush it came with & thought meh, its ok nothing special. My pores were still showing & some of my red areas were still showing. Figured i could use this as a finishing powder over my liquid. But today i used the ELF flat top brush out of curiousity & it looked so much better. It covered my red areas & my pores werent as noticable. Its a shame this powder is a little on the expensive side. But id buy it again since this is one of the few powders that don't give me hives or zits. I got this in translucent & its an ok match for me (NC15-20)Ive used this more & im going to raise the rating, its actually pretty darn good when using that ELF brush & still no hives or zits!
on 10/23/2012 8:17:00 PM
More reviews by jccmz
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I have fair, NC20-25, sensitive, oily, breakout-prone Asian skin and I like this powder a lot. I started out a month ago with the shade Beige, which looked perfect when I put it on, but a few hours later, it had oxidized to a darker color. Please note that this is typical for me -- almost ALL foundations, concealers and powders oxidize on me so I just use lighter shades. For instance, I use Smashbox Studio Skin SPF 10 in shade 1.1, which after it oxidizes, looks perfect on my skin. I had to return the Beige and exchange it for Creamy Natural, and also picked up Translucent. I like this product because it is creamy and goes on smoothly. It is not chalky/dry but it does not really hide pores/imperfections.It makes my skin appear matte and helps even out skin tone but I have very oily skin and I have to blot frequently (every 2 hours or so) while using this powder and reapply the powder each time. --------Update ------- Since writing the above, I've been using several new and other compact powders and have decided I prefer the Revlon Nearly Naked powder and Rimmel's Stay Matte powder. They are both less heavy than this PF and apply to give a much nicer 'airbrushed' effect, hiding pores/imperfections and I need to blot less with them than the PF. I am beginning to doubt whether SPF in powders really work, to be honest, so I'm concentrating on getting SPF in primer or moisturizer under my foundation rather than powder. I have changed my Overall Rating to 3 lippies (from 4 a year ago). I would probably not repurchase this product again.
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
on 10/22/2012 8:40:00 PM
More reviews by Beautlfy
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Love this. I don't know how Physicians formula did it - but it really does look airbrushed. I was looking into buying a 'Temptu' compressor and hop onto the airbrushed makeup band wagon, until I looked around the drugstore and saw this powder and decided to give it a try.I use this powder over the "Sally Hansen Air Brushed Legs" - which is a leg makeup in a spray can, but i use it as a face foundation.And when I set it with this powder - WOW. It looks like I went and spent over $200 dollars on real airbrushing equipment. I get so many compliments. I saw a few people complain that this powder is sparkly, but I feel like a lot of powders get a bad rep from people who have oily skin. My skin is very dry and this powder has a "sheen" to it - i wouldn't call it glitter, just a sheen. Kinda like the NYX stay matte but not flat powder. Anyway, the sheen it has makes my dry skin look hydrated, nourished, and airbrushed. I wouldn't recommend it to people with oily skin. I will repurchase this, and I also love the packaging. It reminds me of the beach with its rich metallic blue compact, and the wavy, desert sand-like texture imprinted onto the powder itself. Very nice!
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 10/10/2012 11:33:00 PM
More reviews by kateybrooke
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
I got this because the store was out of the regular mineral wear powder, and I needed something right then. Words really can't express how much I hate this powder. It's cakey, and using "enough" to get the coverage I was used to with the regular powder makes me look pasty. The texture is just not good, and it doesn't look natural at all.I used the powder while I waited for an amazon order (of the normal mineral wear powder) to come in. During that time, my (extremely sensitive, which is why I use PhysForm makeup to start with) skin became irritated, even more dry than usual, and red. Once my regular powder came in, I tossed this one. I'm never going back!
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 10/2/2012 10:36:00 PM
More reviews by GenosGirl
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I love this powder. I don't like to wear liquid foundation but I still need good coverage. I have normal skin but I wear a moisturizer. I wanted a powder that would last, look natural and give good coverage. This one does it all. It's now my staple powder. I got translucent and I love shimmer in my powder. I've read some of the reviews complaining about it having too much glimmer in it but I didn't even notice it until it was mentioned on this board. It works well for me . Happy make-upping, everyone.
on 9/24/2012 12:54:00 AM
More reviews by purplekiwi22
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
I Luv It! It does come with a really nice mirror which flips up so ignore person who says it doesn't. It has a really interesting creamy texture which when applied to your skin is glowy but matte and hides my freckles and works fantastic over liquid make-up. I was nervous about trying it but really glad I did. I bought translucent. FYI Target has it with a coupon stuck to it that says buy one get one free. I grabbed a blush instead and guess what it worked! So I got a pretty new blush and this for price of one. Brush is a bit odd but it does work in a pinch like everyone esle I used a better brush to apply. I'm very happy with my purchase it has a youthful finish to it. I also feel's like its good for my skin - talc free. I wore it today and went for a hike with my family and my skin did not feel irratated or itchy or sticky. It will be interesting to see how long it lasts me as not sure how deep the pan is. Hopefully I can find it again for a deal.
on 9/4/2012 5:24:00 PM
More reviews by roxyower
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
The people who are complaining have got it all wrong!!! It looks beautiful on!!! It never gets oily, never gets cakey and looks SOOO natural. The packaging is nice and it does have a mirror so whoever said that must've not lifted the lid haha. I will endorse this product till I die because I love it so much!! I hope they never get discontinued. I am FLOORED by all the negative reviews when I came on here specifically to rate this product because I love it so much!! The ONLY thing they need to do is get mor colors but I am very pale and all the colors are perfect for me!! Even in the summer! UPDATE: 2/18/13I STILL love this! I have been messing around with other liquid foundations and I do not know why I ever stray away beause NOTHING is like this. I seriously cannot NOT come back to this. It provides amazing coverage but doesn't look like you are wearing any makeup. Soo amazing and doesn't make me look "dead", it glows and makes me look healthy. PLEASE DONT EVER DISCONTINUE!!
5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
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