Physicians Formula • Mineral Wear 100% Mineral Facebrightener • Pressed Powders
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I am fair in the winter, but I tan out quickly in the summer: I use the medium glow for summer. This is a product much like MAC naturalize skin finish, but NO TALC. It is buildable in terms of coverage. Delivers a matte/shimmer fresh look. I throw it over my BB cream when I want a more finished look. I wouldn't recommend using the sponge compact applicator. I use a kabuki brush. This is a product I'm sticking with.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was browsing Ross, and I came across this for about 4 bucks and decided to give it a go. Boy oh boy, am I glad I did not buy this for full price because it was just a disappointment. It feels nice, but has no pigmentation what so ever. No matter how much product I put on my face, I can't see a difference. It's a shame because Physicians Formula is really good stuff, but this is a miss, for sure.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
why did Ph discontinued this? it was the first powder compact/highlighter/booster that worked great.
why do companies discontinue products that people buy and like and introduce other junk
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is a horrible product. No matter what brush I use, the product barely comes up. The little product that does come up does nothing for my face. I cannot see a change whatsoever. It is really expensive for what it is, and the packaging is bulky. I will not repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Zellers was clearing out a few selected Physician Formula products and I picked this up for $3.00. I really like the actual product, but hate the bulky packaging and the brush provided. The powder itself is finely milled and silky. I like that it leaves a beautiful soft sheen and glow that is wearable even during the day or outside without looking glittery or overbearing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I like this powder a lot, I was looking for something to highlight or brighten my face, and this dose just that. Mine is in Medium Glow, although I am pretty fair I like this shade because there is almost NO pigmentation in these powders at all so i don't think that it would ever be to dark on anyone. It makes my face look bright and refreshed with a slight glossiness. It's also worth mentioning that I am oily in the summer and dry in the winter and this works for me year round. I am playing with this now as a setting powder and we will see how it does. Oh and one more thing, the packaging is I think kind of cheap looking, but it holds up well, and it does come with a brush that i don't like but have used when i've been in a pinch and it does apply OK, when I'm home i use and dense kabuki that works best with this very hard pressed powder.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Yesterday I bought PF face brightener/highlighter powder which has talc in it & in no way brightens the complexion but mattifies it.
Today I bought PF Mineral Wear face brightener (this product here) in Translucent Glow which is talc-free & indeed has sheen to the beige powder with color flecks of white & lavender througout. Application was very very sheer but did give my face a gentle glow from the sheen.
This compact will last me virtually forever (I'll be surprised if it doesn't) so I'd hate to say I'll buy it again but I would recommend it if you're looking for a sheeny glow. Better to apply it with your own face/makeup brush rather than the dinky fan brush included - the natural bristles of this brush are coarse & offensive to skin, if you ask me (though not that bad if you MUST use it in a pinch).
I like the new oval packaging PF updated its look from the boring old round dual-deck compacts & while it's still bulky it seems sleeker somehow, probably because the outer edges are more tapered than in tthe past.
All in all, nice enough. Worth $14? Not in my opinion. But I like to try lots of new products. This item had an automatic $3 coupon attached to it so I really paid $11 for it. Worth that? Meh. I'm not amazed or anything, but it does do the intended job. Fair enough.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I LOVE this stuff. It's my HG finishing powder. It's light, it brightens my complexion and it gives me that perfect glow without shimmer or sparkles. I was using Hard Candy Moon Glow and I do love that product, tho this one is much more subtle. It adds warmth and radiance to my face. That sounds so cheesy, but it really does. The only complaint I have and I see others are having it as well, the powder is difficult to get on the brush. You really need a good sturdy brush for the perfect application. I heard they are discontinuing this so I might go and buy a few more back ups. I Love Love Love this powder. I love Physicians Formula.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I first bought this in Translucent 6 months ago to brighten up my face. I found the color too light and I would put tons and tons on and you couldnt even tell. I use PF's pressed powder as a setting powder so I wasn't looking to use this as a setting powder. I ended up throwing it away because I had no use for it.
Later, I got Translucent Light and I use it as a bronzer (except during the summer- with my tan it doesnt show up) I like PF mineral makeup because I know it won't break me out. When I use this as a bronzer during the fall/winter/spring it does give me a subtle glow. Good for days when I do not feel like putting on blush. I would repurchase but its going to take me forever to use it up. And the packaging is very bulky but I do not touch up during the day so it is not an issue
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Grey
This is still sold at Ulta.
I picked up two of these. They work so great to really brighten my face and blurr out blemishes and redness. It also kind of controls oil and sets liquid make up well. :D
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I would buy this again. I grabbed it in the CVS 75% off section for 3 bucks so its discontined. It work nice, I like it. Okay packaging. I don't have a mirror in my purse and this works well. You have to use a lot to make it work though. I go over and over and over my face.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got this in Light and Medium. Light matched good with the mix of colors, but boy it was soooo shimmery, made my face look greasy. The medium was too brown made me look shimmery and muddy. Returned both.
I have to admit i did fall for the type of powder this was, it reminded me of laura geller or guerlain multi-demensional/multi-colored powders. I think the concept is good, because medium skintones are not strickly one shade, I know for sure I'm NW35 very yellow on my forehead, cheeks, and chin, and I'm a different shade with very sallow undereyes, darker discoloration around my nose and jawline. I guess I will stick with PF Powder Palette.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I'm not a powder person, but I love this stuff. It's the perfect finish & keeps my face looking fresh all day. I haven't tried wearing it alone yet, just over foundation. I'm very very fair & Fair Glow is a really good match. Really nice coverage & just a hint of sparkle. No irritation or congestion problems at all. I actually like the packaging & the fan shaped brush that came with it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
A little expensive for a drugstore product. But it's great! It has the slightest shimmer and it really "brightens" your face. I just don't understand why packaging from this line is so bulky. :/
One lippie off for that. They really shouldn't include the brushes since most people, like myself, would throw it out anyway. I wonder if the brushes are part of why they're so exensive? O.O
But yes I will repurchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I've always wanted to try Physician's Formula makeup because it's just looks so gorgeous-looking. Well this week there was a 40% off sale at Zellers, and I bought this in Translucent Glow (so that I could use it year round). The verdict? I love this stuff. It takes my skin from either matte and blah or super greasy and oily to dewy, glowy, and ever so slightly shimmery. I also like the packaging - it's very sleek looking and comes with both a mirror and a brush. The brush is actually good, which is rare for the brushes that come with products. Of course I could get a better brush separately, but this does the trick quite well. A standard powder brush works too though. The price isn't great, but it's worth it. All in all, this makes me look refreshed and with the sort of glow you see on celebrities on the red carpet.
EDIT: I forgot to add that it provides ZERO coverage. It brightens your skin and makes it look less tired and sallow, but if you need coverage, use a foundation or something under it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I got this in a BOGO, and it is my first highlighter ever. I like it okay, but i think when i get it again, it will be in BOGO again, cause its not worth the 13 bucks in my opinion.
IMO, this product lightens up my under eyecircles and illuminates the tops of my cheek bones. And i really like that.
The things that take off the lippies are the packaging, which sucks! the pan is like falling out of the compact, i'm gonna ply it out and then glue it back in. Also, it takes a lot of product to make a difference. i apply and apply and apply.
Also, when i use it over my cream bronzer the bronzer starts to look really blotchy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I saw this product on closeout sale for 8 bucks. i use a lot of physicans formula bronzers so i was curious about this one. this is not a bronzer but rather a subtle bronzer/brightener. it is a gorgeous for highlighting cheek bones! i use it over my blush and bronzer and it brightens my face rather than making it look shiny or oily! love it!
Update: took a lippie off. i thought this was brightening up my face but after using it a few times i realized i couldnt really see a difference. after dusting some on my arm to see if it really "brightens" i saw nothing. not quite enough shimmer which is disappointing because i thought i found the perfect highlighter that didnt make me look oily and gross.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Update: Still loving this and I de-potted it....it was very easy to pry out of that horrible package with a paring knife. I stuck it into an empty Clinique Almost Powder MU compact with double sided foam tape, added a sponge and I'm happy. The product actually looks really nice in the green and white compact. Just FYI if you hate the package as much as I do but love the product.
It's just a given that PF never gets the packaging of their products right. That being said this product in "Fair Glow" is HG for me. I chose this colour because it has some green parts in it which I thought would cut some of the red in my skin. I actually had this sitting around for two weeks because I was going to exchange it for Translucent but then I caved and cracked the packaging open and I'm sooooo glad I did. I have mature skin with minimal wrinkles but some powders including high end, just make me look dead. I go through the trouble of using semi dewy foundation like Guerlain Parure Extreme so then I don't want to kill the effect with a nasty powder. This works fabulously for setting my foundation and keeping the slight oilies on my nose and chin under control. Best of all, it just has a subtle glow without buildup.....it's just amazing.....and it doesn't cost $65.00! If this were in a slimmer compact with a sponge it would be perfect for carrying in my purse. I love using it in the morning with a super soft brush like the Lancome one for their mineral makeup or the Eco Tools one....the finish is so light and perfect. The perfect glow for me (light medium with cool undertones).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was browsing through a local drug store yesterday and came upon this product (PF Talc free 100% mineral wear facebrightener). I was a lil' curious as to what this pressed powder REALLY does. I decided to go ahead and purchase it and gave it a go ! It's very light and sheen. It has a very subtle glow to it. Not too much shimmer. Two things that caught my ATTN was the fact that it's translucent and it contains silica. Which it's PERFECT ! It's great to wear alone, & gives your skin a colorless subtle glow. The silica contained in the product worked great as it didn't decrease the shine 100% ( but no matter how low or high end the product is I will always have a subtle shine) but I did notice less oil build up and shine. I also saw that in the morning it did make me skin look brighter and healthier. Over all I think it's a wonderful product. $13-15 was worth the price. THOUGHT : This product (FOR ME) kinda works as the MAC blot pressed powder because of the non-color results and the silica provided which helps control my shine. I liked the MAC BPP but thought it was a little heavy on my face as oppose to the Physicians Formula product which gives me the same results but less heavy, makes your skin look "awake" in the morning, and adds a low- key glow. Hope PF doesn't discontinue this product !
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the most heinous packaging I've ever seen. The compact is a fat oval shape and the lid is this strange bubble thing, which makes it difficult to store. The bottom of the compact swings open to reveal another compartment where a small (and completely useless) brush is stored. With that being said, I love this product. I am NC20 with combination dry acne-prone skin and the facebrightener has not irritated or broken out my skin. I don't think it actually does anything in terms of controlling oil, but what it does do is give you a gorgeous glowy finish to your skin. It's VERY subtle. When I first bought the product, I was a bit disappointed because I was expecting a more obvious sheen. For those of you who are used to more shimmery highlighters, this may not be for you. I bought this in translucent and it just barely shows on my skin. I have to work to pile it on my cheekbones if I want actual shimmer. I usually just use a big fluffy powder brush and apply it all over my face for a subtle glow. Darker girls may want to go with another shade...translucent may not show up at all on you. My only complaint (and this goes for almost all of Physicians Formula products) is the price. I balked a little paying so much for a drugstore product but I gave it a chance due to the positive reviews on MUA and the 40% sale at Zellers. In Canada, the original price of this is around $22 (ridiculous!). I'm not sure if I would purchase it again at that price, but if I found it again at 40% I would.