Physicians Formula • Powder Palette Multi-Colored Highlighter • Pressed Powders
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is my all-time favorite finishing powder, hands down. I don't wear foundation on a day-to-day basis; I use a tinted moisturizer, conceal, and finalize the process with this powder. Although other products come and go, this strange-at-first glance compact has been with me from the dawn of my makeup use.
If you go for the not-wearing-makeup look, I highly suggest this.
On days when I plan on lazing out, I still fluff some on; it tones down the red and smooths everything out in a subtle - but noticeable - way.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
First off, this has a very nice air-brushed finish: very natural, non-cakey, light silky finish with hardly any dryness. So smooth in fact, that it does a horrible job at keeping it set beyond an hour. I found that I became oily very, very quickly...in about 45 mins in normal weather. I was powdering and powdering and whacking my puff onto my skin like mad! NO oil control whatsoever! BAD!! Carrying this around with me becomes pointless if I have to whip it out every hour or less. Poor quality product, tedious and time consuming.
IN terms of the multi-coloring, I have no problems. It did not create a chalky white appearance on my face & my yellow undertones worked fine with it despite the powder's lilac hue. In fact, I quite liked the colouring...I found that it neutralised the discoloured areas around my face ever so subtly & nicely. I just wouldn't buy again because it has horrible staying power (and the case broke off very easily...)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I think this product creates a nice, even, healthy glow. I have significantly pale skin with yellowish undertones, and this palette adds just the right amount of color while still looking incredibly natural. All of the colors blend extremely well, providing a soft, balanced touch of color. UnfortunatelyI have oily skin, so the product doesn't last as long as I'd like, however I still love it and anyone who is blessed to not have such oily skin would probably love it even more than I do.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm rating this product based on what I use it for - to set concealer under my eyes. It lasts a long time and the mirror under the product is nice but the clear plastic cover has broken off every time. Basically it's a nice, basic, finely milled color corrector- type powder for my pale sensitive skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I had noticed this product several times at my local store, due to its pretty, cheery colors, and the patchwork-y look of the powder, but I never bought it, as it's a bit on the expensive side for my budget. When I got my holiday bonus this year, I figured, "What the heck?", and decided to give it a try.
The packaging is, so-so. It's a bit bulky, and, as many reviewers have noted, the brush that comes with it is a little iffy. The tiny, fan brush didn't apply the powder evenly at all, so I ended up applying it with my own powder brush.
I played with the powder a bit; trying all the colors swirled together, and then using a tiny brush to apply specific colors to various areas of my face to see if I could tone down redness, etc.
To be honest, this powder didn't really make my skin appear any brighter or glowier or even-toned, as I'd hoped (I've since learned that I may need to try their Mineral Facebrightener for this), but it did leave my skin matte--for a few hours--and didn't make my skin look yellow-y, as many pressed powders, even in the pale shades I need, do, so I decided that it was good enough to keep using.
Flash forward to today, the first real-world test run of this product. I applied it this morning, over my concealer, and thought I looked pretty good.
Unfortunately, as soon as I got home and checked my reflection, I was horrified to see how dark and red my skin looked. At first, I thought I was having an allergic reaction, but then I realized that the makeup had oxidized and turned several shades too dark for me. I grabbed a cotton square and swiped most of it off, and the color on the cotton square was a deep rose. Nowhere near the pale pinky tan that the powder is when it's going on.
Needless to say, there's no way I'm going to be using this product again. Which is a shame, considering what I paid for it. Maybe I'll give it to my younger sister, who has a slightly tanner, ruddier complexion than me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
If this product wasn't pkg'd in a sealed cardboard box, I would return it for a $14 refund!
I barely wear makeup anymore so I thought it would be nice to try a brightening powder to give my daily face a bit of a glow. I could see there's no shimmer particles in the compact, but I thought at least the multi colors would offer highlighting & neutralizing effects.
Well all it does is mattify my skin (that's pretty good, but unexpected for a brightener) and make my skin look pasty & sullen... that's BAD! The opposite of brightening.
What's more, although the colors are made for Light to Fair complexions, this blend deepens my medium summer-fading complexion into a sallow, muddy look. I was hoping to neutralize any residual ruddiness in my skin (which I've always had), not to emphasize it! The more you put on, the more it looks like you're wearing some sort of mask, so more is definitely not the way to go.
So I'll keep this to use LIGHTLY once in a while as a mattifyer maybe in the dead of pale winter. What a loss of $14. Really not what I wanted or hoped for in a highlighting product. Oh well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Bought this expecting way more out of it. It definitely does not highlight my face or give me an ethereal glow, but works alright as a setting powder. The brush is unnecessary as nobody ever uses that type of brush (wide and flat) for powder applications so the extra compartment underneath is just a waste of plastic and makes the whole compact more bulky and heavy than it needs to be.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
This is good if you are on a budget and want to try out the multi-colored thing. This looked too chalky on me and did not do anything a regular skin colored powder wouldn't do. I suggest splurging for the Guerlain Meteorites. It's much better quality and gives your skin an ethereal glow.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have very fair skin with pink undertones, and this product gives my face a nice healthy glow. I use this in place of pressed powder. It really evens out my skin tone, and makes my face look like pretty, luminous porcelain. This is a bit more expensive than other drugstore powders, but I really like the way it looks on me, so I will continue to buy it.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Well, I saw this reviewed her the other day and checked out other reviews on it.
I noticed ladies in my age range gave it high reviews, so I bought it this past
I am liking this quite a bit. I have light (not pale) skin with yellow undertones. This
is the perfect blush for me. It seems to cover redness, but leave my cheeks
with a barely detectable pink color. Very natural looking, with just a hint of
I think if your skin tone were darker than light, it might not show up at all. I have
been looking for a very light pink blush to brighten up my aging, yellow skin.
Blushes have a tendency to look clownish on me.
Paula Choice used to have a beautiful line of blushes "Barely There" but they have
been discontinued. This will now be my replacement.
Thanks, beauties, for another great drugstore find!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Silver, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have been using this for years. I am now also using a mineral powder but always seem to reach for this to finalize my make-up. It just brightens me up. Even when I am running late I still put this on all over, even on my eyelids. This and brushing my eyebrows is enough to get me looking better. I have rather sallow skin so need something to look healthy and this does the job at a reasonable price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This isn't much of a highlighter and I use it mostly as a setting powder. It doesn't have much of a colour so setting with it doesn't mess with the colour of my skin so it works well for that, but it's pretty pricey to use for that function.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This made me look like a ghost. And its powdery and extremely expensive for a drugstore item. And the packaging... oh god it's sucks ass, the part where you snap it shut broke.
Like hell i would buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
yet another product that i'm allergic to. the first day i wore it and was fine. the second day i wore it and my face became hot and flushed. unfortunately i was not at home and could not wash it off, so i had to wait for hours, all the time knowing that something i was allergic to was sitting on my face. ugh. when i did wash it off i had small white heads all over my face, not normal for me. the packaging sucks and the included brush is worthless. i feel bad, throwing it away, since i just bought it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I use this as a setting powder when my face is looking really dull and needs to be brightened.
It doesn't add a color or shimmer and still lets your skin show through.
I know a girl with darker skin that likes to use it as a brow and cheekbone highlighter and it gives her an amazing glow as well (she's Latina)
It's about $15 but you can almost always find Physicians Formula on sale somewhere. As with most other PF products it's very high quality (just don't use the included brush...I don't know why they feel the need to add one- it's just stupid)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I purchased this today (almost $15 at CVS) and within minutes of a faint dusting of it my skin was red and swelling in a welt pattern where I brushed it on. I have never had a problem with their products before but this was unbelievable! I will be returning it and trying to find the talc-free version.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've stopped using my clinique powder because of this powder, but I still like clinique :) I must admit the packaging sucks ( I had to depott it and put it in a different compact) but that's the only negative thing. This powder is really great I use it over my mac studio finish concealer and am good to go. It gives my skin a nice glow and evens out my uneven skintone haha :) so far no breakouts from it, so that's a good thing!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Did nothing for my medium-toned skin. My face looks slightly more matte, but I could have used the pressed powder I already own for that. Otherwise, no highlighting, no additional glow, nothing. I'll try applying the pigments separately to trouble spots (e.g., green to reddish areas), but given the segments are so small, it seems more trouble than it's worth. Will be returning.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
A strange product this one, but I love it!!! It doesn't do anything in the highlight department for me, but it's great as an all over powder to set makeup as it has no real colour (so you don't get that white ghost look when you slap it all over).. I use it every day to set makeup and even skin tone, just swipe my brush in all the colours and off I go.
It's also great used over sunscreen to get rid of that horrible shiny face it gives you, it gives you a nice matt look without taking away any tan you may have.
All in all not a good highlighter, but a great face powder!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i really like physician's formula products. :) i've been using them for years. they currently make my favorite ever pressed powder foundation. :D
anyway. i really like this multi colored powder. i use this before i put on my bare minerals and it's awesome. totally evens out my face and helps my skin look really nice. i do not use the colors individually but just swirl my brush around and then apply to my face! you could even use this without foundation and it would still brighten you up.