I kept reading reviews how everyone liked this mineral better than Neutrogena, BE, etc. I started with Jane Iredale and tried Youngblood, Aromaleigh, Pure Luxe, Twisted Fayte, BE, Trish McEvoy and now this one. You can't beat the price tag of PF, even though I am not crazy about the packaging. While most hate the "shine" of BE, I love it (or should I say I want Glow) due to my older, drier skin so most are too matte for my tastes. Some lines have glow products to enhance their mineral foundation for people like myself that want "glow" and not the matte effect. It took me many drugstores but I finally found it! This is not shiney, or super glowy but not completely matte. I really am impressed how nice this is for the price and a drugstore mineral foundation. It is natural and melted in with my skin and gave my overall complexion a natural look. I will repurchase!
I had been hearing good things about this product on QVC's boards & finally found it at Walgreens. I like mineral makeup, but don't like paying $35.00 for Philosophy Supernatural. But since the Supernatural gives wonderful results, $35 was something I was willing to pay. The Physicians Formula container holds much more product that BE or Philosophy. I use a BE handi buki brush to apply it. The results are exactly the same as Philosophy's , if not better. Seems to me the PF wears longer. No breakouts, itching, or turning orange. No sparkle & it does not accentuate pores/wrinkles. I have said it before & will say it again- there is a learning curve with mineral makeup, so if you have never used mineral makeup before, don't give up on your first(or second or third) try.
I really like this product. It has a velvety texture, with sheer to medium coverage depending how you apply it. Unlike other reviewers, I found the mini kabuki brush soft and good for light application. The powder didn’t turn orange on my skin by the end of the day. My only complaint would be lack of portability, because the container is rather clunky. IMO, PF is far superior to BE or Neutrogena Mineral Sheers.
I just bought this today and I love it. I got it in Translucent Light and it matches my fair skin very nicely. It's finely milled, soft, and gives a radiant finish. I use it over the rest of the Physicians Formula mineral makeup line. I would recommend this to ladies who love Bare Escentuals! :)
I got this on sale at Walgreen's 40% off, so it cost me about $6-7. That's a great price and it contains 14grams of product, 40% more than my JI containers. It's also nearly 3x the amount you get from Neutrogena. Packaging Quality, it's pretty good. I too think that the little brush is scratchy and too tiny, so I use a Kabuki brush. I like the setup of a top cover, then a snap in place lid over the sifter. It's bulky but when I shake the container I get about what I need to do most of my face, it's even better than my more expensive sifter jars. Now for the powder itself, will it replace my etailers or JI foundation....no. There are very few choices in colors and Translucent Light is almost like a traditional loose powder in the lack of coverage. Will I keep it around to use when I'm broke and can't order some, or leave this less expensive setup for my boyfriend's house...a resounding YES!
I love this product. I have always had acne around my mouth and have used tons of different products in hopes of helping, but the acne always came back in varying degrees...BUT I've been using this for 10 days and my skin is almost clear. I don't have any active whiteheads, just some healing sores. I cant remember the last time my skin looked this good. I didnt get the poreless look others got, but my skin is really oily and sensitive and I really couldnt expect that. Overall, not the greatest coverage and the brush it comes with is stiff and scratchy-but it really agrees with my skin!
I bought this at 40% off. It's very good. Lightweighted, makes me feel that I am not wearing any makeup. After applying the powder, my face is so so smooth, just like I have very very good skin! I have it in translucent light, it gives me a natural look. definitely repurchase!
I really love this makeup..I am so glad the mineral makeup is available in the DS now..I always paid so much more and had to wait when I ordered online. This had fantasticcoverage as well..no breakouts..love it
I'd been thinking about springing for Bare Escentuals recently, since I was pretty sure that my old makeup regimen of Cover Girl foundation and loose powder was not doing anything to help my acne-prone skin (although it did cover nicely, and I'd used it for years). I couldn't bring myself to bite the $60 B.E. bullet, though, so I was thrilled to discover this mineral makeup for only $10 a pop at CVS. I bought the PF Mineral Wear liquid foundation in Classic Ivory and the loose powder in Translucent Light. I applied the foundation (see separate review) and some concealer first, let it set for about five minutes, and then brushed on the loose powder. I'm not wild about the packaging -- the brush is very small and hard, good for covering up areas that need slightly more powder, but not so great for covering your whole face. I used a big puffy powder brush instead. There is not a lot of space between the sifter and the lid, so it's hard to get enough powder in one shake. The powder itself, though, is great -- my skin looks clear and even, but it's almost impossible to tell that the powder is there. It left my face soft, with nice coverage, not enough to look like a mask, but enough so that I feel comfortable. Combined with the Mineral Wear foundation, this is definitely the best makeup I've used, and I'm praying that it won't break me out. I might experiment with the pressed powder next time, just for curiosity's sake and because I don't really like the loose powder packaging, but this stuff is definitely worth a purchase. UPDATE: This doesn't seem to be giving my skin any trouble; in fact, if anything, my skin is looking healthier!
“For extra sensitive or breakout-prone skin! Minimalist formula helps reduce irritation and breakout. Offers the performance and coverage of a foundation with the blendability and natural finish of a loose powder in one easy step. Innovative sifter lid helps contain mess. Brush snaps in place for ease of use and convenient storage. Hypoallergenic. Fragrance-free. Oil-free. Talc-free. Non-comedogenic. Dermatologist approved.”
PACKAGE SIZE: 0.49 ounces/14 grams
RETAIL PRICE $9.95
mica, zinc oxide, zinc stearate, boron nitride, lauroyl lysine, methylparaben, propylparaben. May contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides.
AVAILABLE IN 6 COLORS:
Translucent Light, Translucent Medium, Creamy Natural, Buff Beige, Natural Beige, Sand Beige
Good quality mineral makeup for less…finally! This is a hybrid between of a foundation and a powder. Definitely has more coverage than a loose powder, but may not be enough coverage for some people. On my combo/sensitive skin, I would say it offers light to medium coverage (still need concealer for blemishes). The finish was very natural with a slight “glow”. It doesn’t make me feel itchy like BE (no bismuth) but is not as matte as Aromaleigh. Mid-day I had some definite breakthrough shine on my nose, so those with oilier skin may need to prep with a mattifying product before applying this foundation/powder. I have fair to light coloring, so I chose the lightest shade, “Translucent Light”…and it’s a great match! The package is a little cumbersome because of its odd oval-shape and domed lid, and yet I like the security of the snap in place sifter. I also like that the lid doesn’t come off completely, it just lifts up and off to the back and out of the way. There is a small brush attached to the top of the sifter and then the domed lid snaps over top. The brush looked good in the package, but I was disappointed that it was quite stiff and scratchy…so I applied with my kabuki brush instead.
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Loose Powder would be great for those wanting a natural, no-makeup-but-better look or anyone that doesn’t like to wear traditional liquid or cream foundation. The best part? You can finally get mineral makeup at the drugstores for almost half the price as traditional mineral makeup!