Physicians Formula Powder Palette Multi-colored Pressed Powder Translucent

Physicians Formula Powder Palette Multi-colored Pressed Powder Translucent

3.8

44 reviews

59% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this in "Beige" - not translucent. This is quality powder. Dare I say it? I love this as much as (or even better) than my Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation (in NC30 by the way). This is just beautiful - medium coverage, imparts a soft glow, not powdery... it's just good! Makes my skin look great. I wear concealer under my eyes, around my nose, and on freckles/spots and then use the included puff and pat firmly into my skin all over. Love it. :)

Ps. I'm back again. This is now my hg. It's beautiful. I don't like wearing concealer under my eyes and around my nose every time I have to use it bc I'm used to just a one-step powder foundation, but this is such a lovely powder that I don't mind putting on concealer lightly beforehand. If you don't have redness around the nose or melasma like I do, you will enjoy the powder as is and it will give you a flawless look. It's never cakey either. This is a hidden gem.

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I'm a forty-something PPP with sensitive, oily skin. After a week, I decided I couldn't use this, because it makes my face hurt. However, if you don't have sensitive skin, read my review below:

This isn't an exact match for pale skin. It does oxidize to a very light peach undertone and a very light neutral-pink, after several hours. This is more like a good cover and a finished look with two applications. (Apply once, then wait twenty minutes and apply again.) It is a very, very light peach at its most oxidized. The oxidized color is comparable to much more expensive powder foundations like Lancome and Zuzu Luxe. This has a believable finish and an acceptable cover for dark circles, broken caps, redness and mild acne.

CVS puts it on sale, frequently, which makes it $20.00 for a six month supply if it's BOGOF. Also, and I can't say this enough: this is truly gluten-free. (I'm a celiac with an old diagnosis: I react to anything over 5 ppm.) Finding a powder makeup that is truly gluten free and good for oily pale skins is nothing short of a miracle. Good stuff.

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on 12/25/2014 3:38:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Olive, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I've been using this lately to set my foundation, and I'm very happy with it. I didn't think it would work for me, since I'm an NC42 & on my brush it looks WHITE, but it provides a matte look without any chalkiness or lightening of my makeup. No scent, either. It's kind of expensive for a drugstore product, but it goes on sale at CVS often.

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on 10/6/2013 4:10:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

The main thing I like about this pressed powder in Translucent is that it's not a solid block of color. Application is light and soft. I've tried other translucent pressed powders that are a solid block of color, and even a light application with a brush leaves a heavier finish than I want.

The compact now comes with a brush rather than a puff in the lower section, and the brush also contributes to providing a light application. I apply concealer to cover a little redness on my inner cheeks, and this powder sets the concealer and still looks natural.


on 12/28/2013 12:42:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

this is just a "good" powder
it does its job but nothing amazing.
keeps me matte for maybe a couple of hours, but then i start to get oily again :(
price in canada is pretty expensive, it was like 16 after tax? or around 14.
i have oily skin so i know that i could get something even better for a fraction of the price like the elf loose powder, and the rimmel one.

packaging is a bit big, it did come with a puff that worked well.

will not repurchase

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on 1/6/2015 3:27:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I love this powder, I keep coming back to it. it does it job to set makeup and keep skin matte. I sometimes just use it over sunscreen/moisturizer that makes my forehead oily to mattify and even out my skin on my lazy days. it has a super subtle shimmer to it so that your face doesn't look too flat. I bought multiples and keep one everywhere; bathroom, purse, makeup travel bag to take on vacation, etc. I will buy more when I run out or when there's a sale :)

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm a big fan of PF powders but this shade just missed the mark. The translucent makes me look chalky. Does a decent job of setting my makeup and doesn't make my skin break out.

I have never really cared for the PF packaging. The little holes on the bottom always make for a messy bag since the loose powder dust falls through and the lid always ends up cracking before I am done wtih the compact.

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on 5/27/2012 10:36:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

LOVE IT!

I switched to this from the PF mineral wear talc-free pressed powder (It was good to me but I just wanted a change).

Im super duper uber pale so nothing ever works well with my skintone but this seems just perfectly fine. It gives me just a slight glow with no orange tinges or anything. I can use this alone and I can use it over makeup and it never gets cakey or anything. The puff it comes with is cute..its just a round white cloth type puff that seems to work just fine and even handwashes well.

I recommend this for sure!

PS: The only thing I dont like about this (and like all the other PF pressed powders) is the packaging is so fat that I cant really carry it around because it doesnt fit in my purses very well because its just bulky. ah well.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This product is great! It sets my makeup and gives me a really nice even coverage for my pale skin. I love the packaging. I prefer brushes for application so I don't really use the included puff. Although the compact mirror is a really nice feature. I think I have definitely found an everyday must which is really rare!

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on 4/10/2013 1:03:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Other


the first thing I noticed about this powder was how dry it felt so the first time I put it on it was super chalky and it made my skin look extremely dry. The directions say to apply it over moisturizer and, boy, is that great advice! What I do is, use Almay wake up as my foundation, apply a bit of Aveeno moisturizer and then apply the powder with a brush. The powder makes the face looks really smooth and natural and coverage lasts long. If your face gets oily, the just apply a thin layer with the buff par and smooth the excess away with your index fingers.

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