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on 2/14/2018 3:27:00 PM
More reviews by Babs81
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I'm not sure if they sell this anymore, but it's my favourite PF powder. I bought it a year ago and just recently opened it, but I haven't seen it in any PF display since. Anyhoo, if you don't mind a bit of shimmer in your setting powder, this is beautiful. Disappears into the skin and gives a nice glow. Non drying, non cakey, does make me feel airbrushed. Love. I don't feel like I'm wearing sparkles or glitter on my face as I'm sure the anti-shimmer people have dramatically described it as...just a bit of sheen or glow unless you're staring really closely under certain lighting, then you see a fine shimmer. That's why it's called illuminating. Brightens up the face a bit. I believe they also have a matte version of this powder if that's your preference...
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 1/26/2018 9:30:00 PM
More reviews by practicalz
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I don't know what this is for - it's too peach-y to be a luminizer. It doesn't look nice as an eyeshadow or highlighter at the brow bone. It does have a subtle glow, but the peach color makes it untenable for use on my fair-with-lots-of-redness cheeks and it looks too powdery and dry for use as undereye setting powder on my over-45 skin. I wish I had read the reviews that warned me this was not for fair people.
on 7/28/2017 2:54:00 AM
More reviews by IAL11
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
I have used multiple compacts of this. I find it amazing. It's a great translucent powder that sets your make up and is really good as an under eye setting powder. It has some finely milled sheen to it but this is so beautiful it looks like a glow on the skin. You could also top this as a finishing powder. Will keep buying.
9 of 9 people found this helpful.
on 8/18/2016 1:27:00 AM
More reviews by inanlo
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
5 lippie rating for this one.Doesn't break me out. Provides translucent coverage to set foundation or under eye concealer. Has shimmer in the powder, but is very similar to the Hourglass ambient lighting powder in luminous light.I love to set my eyes with this. And this one as well as the matte one both work well with every foundation, allowing the colour and finish from the foundation come through, without being powdery.
8 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 5/29/2016 9:29:00 PM
More reviews by VeniceinPeril
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse
What I love about it:This is a good, hypoallergenic Physician's Formula powder. It doesn't irritate eyes, and it's gentler on skin than some of their other powders--it's also very finely milled and thick enough that you can use it as a foundation and it covers even dark broken capillaries.What I don't like: This is very light peach when it starts out, and it doesn't turn paler on skin; it also oxidizes. It's a light peach when it starts out, and then it turns darker. If you're very fair, this is not for you. My dislike of it is only related to shade--I wish they made a paler color.
on 2/18/2016 5:25:00 AM
More reviews by deedrr
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Ordered this online because I heard it was a dupe for MAC MSFN. Its definitely not. Its just a regular matte based powder with sparkles in it. It doesn't have the non sparkly luminous finish that MSFN does. Pass for me.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 2/8/2016 4:29:00 PM
More reviews by REDZGIRL24
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I'm pretty sure this is my HG powder. I don't use alot of powders anyway, but this one is so finely milled that it doesn't accentuate pores or fine lines very much. Alot of it will, but not as much as others I've used. It's got a very light amount of fragrance but it isn't much so I don't mind. It gives a nice healthy glow. Beautiful formula, nice packaging. Decent price. I will repurchase this one.
on 1/28/2016 7:47:00 PM
More reviews by SuziH
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Curly, Medium
None of the brick & mortar stores in our area have been stocking Youthful Wear Illuminating Powder, so I purchased mine in the translucent shade from Amazon. This powder is quickly becoming the one I most reach for, and translucent works very well for my pale NC10-15 complexion. I've been using it over a tinted moisturizer or over a BB cream to set the product for longer lasting wear. I love the illuminating aspect, it really does proved a subtle (in my opinion) amount of lustre that creates the illusion of healthy glowing skin. After a dusting of this powder, I mist my complexion with rosewater in an atomizer and/or the Nyx Dewy Finish Setting Spray.For those of you affected by fragrances in products such as this, I have to agree....I could happily forgo the scent of this powder. Ordinarily, I can deal with a mild powdery fragrance, but I concur with the comparisons of this powder's scent to that of the halls of a nursing home. It calls to mind some nondescript floral perfume with an underpinning of stale urine. I'm really not trying to be funny or disgusting, that is truly what the scent evokes. Fortunately for me, the scent seems to fade after a brief time, and perhaps is more readily eliminated by my use of rosewater and/or setting spray. I leave this powder at home, only for use in the morning. After having read about the fragile nature of the domed compact, I don't want any mishaps. Also, as many of you have already pointed out, the enclosed brush is not very practical. At home, I apply it with a fluffy powder brush or a kabuki brush. In my handbag, I carry Guerlain Les Meteorites in the Voyage compact with a brush for touch ups, which is much more elegant to take out of a handbag than the clunky domed compact of PF powder. Also, it'd be my luck for someone to catch a whiff of the urine-like PF powder, and think it was emanating from me! Overall, I will definitely repurchase, despite the odor. Maybe PF will get the hint and stop putting a funky fragrance in this otherwise lovely powder!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 12/12/2015 10:29:00 AM
More reviews by Chelseadeluna
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
I bought this at Rite Aid for like under $7(excellent sale) I do not have the Mac skinfinish mineralize powder but this powder really is a good one. I cant really use mac it breaks me out. i would also light to add that covergirl radiance powder was also suppose to be a dupe for mac skin finish as well. I have it, but I feel like this is more of a performer because its less powdery maybe more finely milled and glowy. I use this as an allover powder in beige i believe (nc 25) Its a great color match ontop of Bourjois healthy mix 52 vanilla. It really does give a noticeable yet subtle glow. in saying this I have an ambient light powder and its not the same but it a differnt type of subtle glow. the shimmer in the powder just gives off a nice glow. dont worry about looking shimmery. I really like this powder, its gentle for sensitive skin and thats been an issue for me. it seems sheer so you dont have to worry about it looking cakey if you use a light hand. I will definately repurchase this, im kinda new to the physicans formula brand because I am very picky, but i will give it more attention because it seems very underrated and i say that being used to high end products. the packaging is a cute purple color and seems travel friendly just dont drop it. lol im combo oily acne prone skinthis does its job. try it i dont think you will be dissapointed
on 8/7/2015 8:51:00 AM
More reviews by kasabourin
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
LOOVE THIS !!
at first i didnt know what to do with it. i thought it was an all over face powder/setting powder. but it is too shimmery to use it like that. you will look sparkly and unnatural in my opinion.
then i thought, DUH !! its THE perfect highlighter !! dust it on your cheekbones nose forehead everywhere as you would with a highlighter. it gives a great natural looking sheen without being too overly glittery or artificial like a lot of highlighters are.
the texture is very nice and creamy. wonderful product id definitely recommend and repurchase
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
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