Physicians Formula • organic wear translucent medium • Pressed Powders
|Would buy this product again.||46%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really like this powder. I got it on clearance at Target for $3 (from $14). This powder is certainly not matte. It's first ingredient is Mica. I get a very "glowy" smooth look with this powder. I do blot to make it look less "shiny" and that helps. The ingredients and the claims this product makes are more pluses (organic, hypoallergenic, etc). I do occasionally use the brush that came with it and I find that it actually works well with the powder, though it is a tiny bit scratchy, it is not irritatingly so. This particular shade has a yellow tone and goes on a bit lighter than one would think. I have noticed the smell everyone talks about, but it doesn't bother me (me, with a very sensitive nose) enough to not use the products, and the smell does go away. All in all, it is a good product for someone who worries about sensitivity or chemicals on their face.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This product SUCKS, basically.
It sucks as a powder, and translucent powder.
I DO NOT recommend this.
makes me look TOOO pale. and it smells BAD.
just don't get it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love, love, love this powder, especially because it's 40% off at CVS this week! I went to CVS to return a Revlon foundation that looked just awful on me and saw that all the PF stuff was on sale. Although I had no experience with this brand, I decided to buy up some of the organic stuff because it has no parabens or talc. I bought the organic tinted moisturizer (awesome) and the pressed powder in translucent medium to go with it, and I absolutely love the combination. I do not notice a bad smell at all, and I like the compact with its little brush and mirror in the bottom compartment. This powder is super fine but doesn't sink into my pores or fine lines. I think it's superior to the Origins Silk Screen, which I used to love but stopped using because it aggravated my rosacea. I might even go back to CVS and buy a backup while it's still on sale.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
OK, I'll start with the packaging. It comes in a cute container that is space saving. Amazing for the purse! The problem being..
The brush. I would have had better luck at the dollar store. It sheds something awful, not to mention it REEKS. Another problem with the packaging is the holder for the brush cannot be removed so you can get more powder out of the sifter, so it's a bit time consuming to get enough powder out to do your entire face. With that aside..
It's got very sheer coverage, although it did not break me out. In fact, I think it did the opposite! It however has a distinct musty smell. It's barely tolerable. To tolerate it, I put a spearmint flavored lip gloss on. This is very lightly colored, even though I bought translucent medium. It'd be great over a foundation or on top of concealer to blend it in better.
If you're looking for heavy coverage, stay away! This however, has been what I really need, a loose powder with slight coverage to reduce shine without clogging my pores. It is a bit drying, under my nose feels a bit dry. I would recommend a moisturizer before and after it's use.
The price was decent for what the product is. Honestly I would throw out the Kabuki that it comes with, it's useless!!
I don't wear alot of face make up, and I prefer a 'less is more' policy as far as my face goes. This gets the job done at a reasonable price.
EDIT: This is going down from 4 to 2 lippies. 1. It has talc, which when inhaled, is dangerous. Considering this stuff goes everywhere when you swirl it on, not a fan anymore. 2. With prolonged use it made my skin VERY irritable. I have since switched to Bare Minerals and had much better results. Not as chalky, less irritating. But this isn't bad for the price, I suppose.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am fair skinned but I bought this in translucent medium. It goes on lighter than than one would think. Keep this in mind if you decide to purchase it. It isnt a normal pressed powder even though thats what it says on the package. It is actually foundation according to the website. I happen to like it because I like the luminosity it gives. If you want a matte finish you may not care for this one. It does have a slight smell like the organic products in this line. I dont use the silly brush it comes with unless im in the car for a quick touch up. I use my kabuki brush and apply it like you would with other mineral foundations. I use it lightly because it does seem to sit on your skin and can look cakey if you use too much. I dust it over my tinted moisturizer (PF organics that i happen to love). It gives more coverage if you apply it with a makeup sponge. It gives nice coverage for me and my skin looks absolutely flawless. The only thing I really dont like is that it rubs off very easily in comparison to other mineral type foundations. It it very light on your skin and doesnt feel like you have on makeup. I have had no breakouts either. Im not big into powders or powder foundations but this is very good. it also covers my dark circles when I use it with the sponge instead of a brush. very happy with this purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am falling in love with this product line more and more! I first tried the bronzers...LOVE. Then i decided i should try the pressed powder. I was a little nervous since everything makes me break out but since the packaging indicated that it is: 100% free of harsh chemicals, free of synthetic preservatives, free of parabens, free of synthetic colors and fragrances and last but not least...cruelty free...how could i not give it a chance? This particular product is great for touch ups and take the shinies away. Really gives me a natural finish and so far no breakouts! I am kind of hoping they come out with a liquid foundation too!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I usually love Physician Formula Powders. The solar one really got me compliments. I have 3 of their blushing brushes. but this one smells kinda bad. I can't stand it. The smell makes me want to gag. So I can't use this and also, i notice this powder doesnt work as nice as the others. wll not repurchase. =(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this pressed powder. It seemed like the color would suit me. The color was a little off. I'm a latina with a med tan (if you want to call it that) and yellow undertones. I choose the translucent because I did not want it to look ashy. It did not look ashy but it did just sit on top of my skin. I had a black sweater on and it rubbed off on my sweater. It has no staying power. I would not buy this again. Although I will give the packaging credit it was cute.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this thinking wow! an organic product! I have used other organic products and this one is horrible. It STINKS like someone who has not showered in days.....It really is bad. I am very disappointed. I really like the packaging but the smell - no way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will not be repurchasing EVER again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this! I couldn't believe it when i saw ecocert at a drugstore. That was really cool. The had the products all the way at the top shelve so i had to basically jump to get them, but it was TOTALLY worth it. This translucent powder is very light and it does a great job of mattifying and evening out my skintone. A couple years ago, i used to use another translucent powder from physicians formula, and i used to get so many compliments about how my skin looked velvety. But i switched to organics and i never bought it again. This is truly a great product because now i can have both.! I highly recommend it. With this one you won't have to worry about what it is that you are putting on your face, because it tells you and its all natural.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
Goes soooo well with the TM from this line. Feels air light and looks so natural. I don't feel heavily made up. Natural tans don't look good with heavy powder. So this is perfect. The packaging is so cute. Love that it's paper. Goes hand-in-hand with the whole organicness of it. Doesn't break me out eather. Smells earthy to me. Like clay. My new HG. Been using this line for about 5 days and it's definitly improved my skin. Love it.
UPDATE: Looooooove it even more now than I did then. It's been like a month I think? Yeah. Lol. It's amazing. I don't notice the clay scent anymore. At all. Like I can't even smell it. I guess I got used to it forever. Try it ladies!!! Thank me later LOL :P
UPDATE: I just got my second one like 15 minutes ago. I got it in the medium this time. I accidently got light last time cause I thought it was medium light since the center is light and the rest medium. But yeah. For the peoples who don't like how it smells, you actually get used to it after using it for like 3-4 days. I didnt like it at first eather but I love the product so continued. Im so used to the scent, that when I opend the new one I took a wiff to see if maybe the other one's scent faded and nope,, I still dont notice the scent. I <3 this product. I will never use another powder ever again. This has no talc or mineral oil like the cover girl one I was using which I realized was why I was breaking out. My skin can breathe!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this based on it being organic. It didn't really provide much coverage for me, it did take down any shine I had but that was really it. I think if you have unblemished skin and just need to even out your skin tone this would be nice. Also, after I put this on my dh went to give me a kiss and said my face smelled like mildew...that was first! I don't really notice a fragrance of any kind in the pot but I don't want my hubby gagging if I'm sitting close by! Like most of PF products, I think this one is a bit over priced for what it delivers or lack there of; I do like the packaging though. All in all it's going back to the store just based on my dh response to it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I just bought this and i'm not ready to review but i just wondered why someone said since its organic it smells funny. the smell, which isnt bad to me, smells like natural clay maybe like cardboard? and its from the kaolin (clay) thats in it. you can only smell it if you put your nose up to it and take a big whiff. and its very light, you cant smell it once its on or anything. so dont panic. haha
organic means the plant part is grown without chemicals. i eat a lot of organic food and in my opinion the organic food tastes and smells better than the non-organic variety (like bananas). if you read the ingredients, yes it does contain some organic stuff, but for the most part its still got a lot of synthetic man made ingredients.. its nice to see a mainstream company coming out with a "natural" line. but if you want a truly "natural/organic" makeup.. well this only comes half way.
the other thing is that it comes in a magnetic clam shell compact..so i'm scared to throw it in my purse.. it seems like it could easily open..its magnetic on both sides with powder on one side and a mirror on the other (so its three parts not two) which is kind of weird and wastes time... i think ill just stick with the loose powder from this line which i really like..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Hmmmm, this stuff is "alright" i looooove the though of using natural, organic products. But this stuff is extremely ........ ummm i guess you could say "shimmery or opalescent". Very overpowering as an all over powder, i now use it as a highlighter for my upper cheeks and thats about it, i cant let this stuff touch my nose or else it looks like a lightbulb, the shimmer in this stuff is verrrryyyyy strong (beware if u want a matte finish!!!!!) Also i have found that this stuff is awfully hard to wash off at the end of the night it honestly does not want to come off!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is a new line of Physicians Formula and I bought it at Walmart for about $12.97. If you can, get it at Walgreens or another drugstore that lets you try it and bring it back if you don't like it. I couldn't find it at our Walgreens yet.
On the box it says: Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Pressed Powder, Ecoblend Featuring Organisoy & Eco-Olive, 100% Free of Harsh Chemicals, Parabens, Synthetic Preservatives. This all sounds really tempting to me. My face has been breaking out really bad lately so I am doing everything I can to try to stop the nasty buggers. (Even though I am sure they are hormone related... uggh!)
The color I chose is Creamy Natural for my Medium Pale complexion. I was torn between the translucent light, translucent medium, and Creamy Natural. I like a little color and coverage with my powders so I thought I should go with the Creamy Natural to start with.
Now, I can't tell you how this is going to effect my acne prone skin just yet because I just bought it yesterday, but I will update in due time on that one. However, I will tell you about the color. In my opinion, it matches pretty well. It is a bit light and a bit shiny. Sort of like the pur minerals or bare minerals shine. But, this might be because I used my kabuki brush to apply rather than the small, brush it came with (which is totally worthless). I am going to purchase some regular powder pads to apply it with next time and see if it makes a difference. I like my powder to be matte, not shiny.
One more thing before I finish, and I do apologize for the length, it does have an icky smell. I am sure this is bc it is organic.
I am not sure if I will buy this product again at this point.
Will update after I have used longer.
Update: Well, it's been a while since I bought this stuff and it has now been moved to my "emergency" makeup stash (for when I am totally out of my good makeup). I still detest the smell. I also eat lots of organic/raw foods, but that doesn't mean I want my face to stink. There are other organic powders that certainly don't smell as bad as this one. I can smell it, even after I have put it on. I guess it's just a matter of personal opinion, but I don't think it's worth the price mainly based on the smell and the shiny appearance it leaves.