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on 8/9/2015 4:15:00 PM
More reviews by hpaige
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
Wanted to try this - and hoped to love it! - because it's natural and partly organic. I got it new from eBay for about half of retail price, but I was very disappointed. I was concerned about the odor from reading other reviews, but I didn't think I wouldn't be able to use it due to this. Natural products do smell different and sometimes can be harder to bear, but that's just the nature of them- I'd rather natural over synthetic. But, the smell is too overpoweringly unpleasant. I'm all for fragrance free, but I wonder why a natural essential oil isn't added to mask the unpleasantness. As for its ability to control shine, I can't really say. I think I remember some shine while wearing it. I wore it alone to see how much coverage it'd provide, and it didn't cover blemishes very well- I didn't expect it to, so that's ok. Overall, the retail price is too high for a product that smells so unpleasant. The smell is almost like a rancid smell mixed with cardboard- maybe the packaging (which I do like, except for the mirror being on the opposite end) adds to the stench? The little brush that it comes with was useless to me as well. It was rough on my skin and doesn't seem to pick up and blend the product well. My favorite part of this powder is the Eco-friendly packaging. I wouldn't recommend this, sadly. :(
on 5/7/2015 1:07:00 PM
More reviews by sunny899
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I hated this powder. never showed up on my face. case it's in is cardboard and flimsy. This was a waste of time and Money
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on 5/6/2015 9:52:00 PM
More reviews by grapefruitgal
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I must say Physician's Formula always has a great look and packaging when it comes to presenting their products. They look beautiful, however you judge a make up by its wrapping or price, just because physician's formula products are quite pricey does not mean its the best in show. I must say the pressed powder on my dry and sensitive skin did not give me negative reactions, but it did not apply well. I can barely see the results. And even more disappointing is that it smelled really bad. It smelled like a strong stench of bamboo skewers and soil/dirt from the ground. Once applied onto the face, I still smelled the stench and I had to throw it away, I could not stand the bad odor.
on 3/16/2015 4:28:00 PM
More reviews by virginblue
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I seem to be in the minority when in that I really like this powder. It stays matte, has decent (but not heavy) coverage, and evens out my skin tone. I use it over foundation or tinted moisturizer. I have never used it alone, so I can't attest to its effectiveness as a powder foundation. I get compliments on my skin when I wear it. It is difficult to find in stores near me, so I order it from drugstore.com where it is often on sale for under $9. The only con is that it can look chalky if over-applied, which can highlight imperfections. This is great as a light, everyday powder for a natural look. Very few powders work for me. Just my luck one of my favorites is not a very popular one! I hope it doesn't get discontinued.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 11/7/2014 1:35:00 AM
More reviews by hellok1tty
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I really wanted to like this powder because it's organic and I have a love-hate relationship with Physician's Formula makeup. The first thing wrong with this powder is the smell. I can't identify exactly what the scent is or what it reminds me of, but it bothers me. This face powder is very pigmented. It's almost like a powder mineral foundation, which I believe is one of the suggested uses for it. This powder layers on and can start appearing chalky and uneven after a couple of swipes with it. I have not yet been able to blend it or smooth it to make it appear more even. Even when I apply this powder lightly with a light face brush, it still goes on very thick. It rests on top of my skin and accentuates every imperfection on my face, especially wrinkles. It is very noticeable on my face, and it gives it a very sickly, unnatural, white cast. The packaging is not cute to me, it is cheap and annoying. I know it's supposed to be sustainable, and I appreciate the gesture, but in reality, coupled with the very peculiar and unpleasant odor, it gives this rather pricey for a drugstore brand powder a very cheap feel.
on 10/17/2014 7:36:00 PM
More reviews by Tatiana12
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
I like this product. I wear it over my Everyday Mineral makeup (my perfect match is Sand) as I need something that tames the shine and last a few hours, and isn't full of nasty chemicals. This does it. The color, translucent medium, blends with my olive, medium skin tone just fine. I have normal skin, so the staying power of the powder works for me.Yes, the smell is a bit off-putting, the main reason I didn't rate it as 5 lippies. I hope the PF folks read these reviews and add an essential oil or something lovely to counteract the odor. But for a pressed power that is organic and helps the shine, I'm satisfied. The packaging is also fine for me. I wanted something for my purse, and it is durable enough for my bag. I rather like it, in fact. It feels substantial, earthy. I'm not planning to use the paperboard compact around my pool or the beach anyway. (!)
on 5/23/2014 11:36:00 PM
More reviews by ebullient
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
It SMELLS. My boyfriend would comment on this everytime he leaned in to kiss me. As a product, it works, does its job, but I would NOT buy this again because it literally stinks!
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 4/3/2014 2:43:00 PM
More reviews by Chickeys
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
(I said "Yes" to repurchase but I'm having a sordid affair with the Hourglass Ambient powder as my go-to face makeup. See my review!) I have mostly unblemished skin that's normal-to-combo, and I was previously using the non-organic PF powder as I'm lazy and can't be bothered to apply liquid foundations. Curious to try the Organic Wear, I picked it up in Translucent Light (same shade as the non-organic stuff). I honestly don't notice much of a difference between the organic and non-organic, other than the smell, which I don't think is very strong and I don't mind it either way. I apply the PF face powders with a MAC kabuki (182?) and it's very nice for evening out my skin...but be careful, it can get cakey/overly powdery if you're too heavy-handed on application. I'm not a huge fan of the cardboard packaging -- feels cheap and if it gets wet, you're in trouble. I also felt the organic wear lasted longer than the non-organic powder...but I dunno. I will probably buy this again if I can find it: my store had the organic wear on super-sale, and then it was gone. :( EDIT 8/12/14: It appears that this product is on its way out, as my color is impossible to find in stores. Booo!
on 1/23/2014 11:16:00 PM
More reviews by YEAHAnGiE
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
This looked like powder. It gives a white cast.
on 9/11/2013 10:49:00 AM
More reviews by AgentMakeup007
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Red, Relaxed, Coarse
Bad color payoff, it's really translucent... Felt more drying than other types of pressed powders I have purchased before. I couldn't stand the smell either... Smelled horribly.As I have read in comments before it has a cute packaging and all of that, but that's not really important, at least for me. Could work for setting liquid foundation (like all pressed powders out there). All in all, nothing special about this one.
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