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Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Face Powder SPF 16, Translucent 0.03 oz (9 g)

 
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Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Face Powder SPF 16, Translucent, .03 oz
 
3.7

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (23)
  • Easy to apply (20)
  • Smooth (13)
  • Easy to take-off (11)
  • Long lasting (11)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (3)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (15)
  • Everyday (14)
  • Travel (7)
  • All skin types (6)
  • Going out (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (7), Classic style (6), Budget shopper (5), Brand buyer (3)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love the Product - Hate the compact

I love the lightness of this product, while providing medium coverage. It contains no talc, and because of the minerals Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide it also offers SPF protection.

The...Read complete review

I love the lightness of this product, while providing medium coverage. It contains no talc, and because of the minerals Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide it also offers SPF protection.

The packaging and the brush are not good (Physicians Formula if you're listening), but once you are aware of it, you can make adjustments.

The brush is not good with this product. It just loosens the powder and it gets messy. So I just throw it away immediately and insert a round cosmetic sponge. I can then travel with this compact without the powder getting on everything. At home I use a good mineral powder brush.

The compact design is messy just because the brush comes stored underneath. It's better with a sponge because the powder is not so loosened, but the design is still cumbersome and needlessly think for carrying in a purse or cosmetic bag.

That said, with an adjustment to the applicator, you are left with an awesome product that is quick to apply and leaves a smooth all day finish. I often do not even bother to use a moisturizer underneath.

I do wish there were a couple more shades available. Most people do not have the same shade skin all year. I have found that the shades are very mixable....by just using a good brush I can combine two shades to give me a perfect color. However, this means that if traveling, I would need to carry two shades.

Luckily, because my morning application lasts all day, I do not need to carry this around in my purse. I put it on in the morning and forget about it. And one more thing....I have no oily shine all day.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

VERY VERY DISAPOINTED!!

I'm Very disapointed in this product, after reading all the reviews it didn't seem to be a pretty bad product but Boy i was WRONG!! I have acne prone/very oily skin and...Read complete review

I'm Very disapointed in this product, after reading all the reviews it didn't seem to be a pretty bad product but Boy i was WRONG!! I have acne prone/very oily skin and so i thought ok oil-free, talc-free, helps breakouts etc..it would be my miracle product. At first it looked like it was going on nice and smooth, but then when it started to settle on my skin it decided to go where it wanted to go, you could see blots on your face where it stayed and then it would show lighter blots where it i guess "melted off", it was cakey/heavy and my face got really oily. I was really dissapointed, i even got to the point where i was embarassed to be seen in public bcuz my face looked so uneven and gross. I did like the color though, its not orangy and has a nice bronze to your foundation. Would never buy Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Pressed Powder ever again.

Reviewed by 61 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simple to use!

By Cloversmom

from IN

describe yourself Budget Buyer

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Silky Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Face Powder SPF 16, Translucent, .03 oz:

    I agree the brush that comes with product is better used to clean my computer keyboard! I use a flat face brush and it works well. A swirl around and a a few taps to remove the extra and on to my face. It do use their primer corrector some times alone or under this with a little blush. At age 61 I am ready for simple, easy and light.

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    4.0

    Just the coverage I need!

    By Trish

    from Cincinnati, OH

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Covers Well
    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

    • Doesn't Control Shine

    Best Uses

    • Acne Prone Skin
    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Face Powder SPF 16, Translucent, .03 oz:

    This covers very well. It is a bit pricey and it doesn't seem to control shine very well.

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    1.0

    Powder?

    By Kasia

    from Walnut Creek, CA

    describe yourself Brand Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Messy
    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

      Comments about Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Face Powder SPF 16, Translucent, .03 oz:

      The product I received was in a box that seemed already damaged (wouldn't close properly, so the powder runs out of box making it impossible to carry in a purse). Also, I did not expect the powder to be so thin. The brush enclosed with the powder proved to be completely useless, however, even when using my own large brush the powder is very messy. Is it possible that the product went wrong during the shippment? Very disappointed.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The product arrived in a damaged box, even though the paper box outside was intact. The box does not close properly-- so much of the powder came out in shippment. Neither I can carry it in my purse (messy).

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      By Army Gal

      from Afghanistan

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Controls Shine
      • Covers Well
      • Doesn't Settle In Creases
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Silky Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne Prone Skin
        • Dry Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Face Powder SPF 16, Translucent, .03 oz:

        I love this product, it is best I ever had, I was looking for this products for a long time. it is not pricy at all and gives you best result. I keep ordering it.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Made me brake-out.

        By User

        from New York, NY

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Controls Shine
        • Covers Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • SPF

        Cons

        • Causes Breakouts

        Best Uses

          Comments about Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Face Powder SPF 16, Translucent, .03 oz:

          I was excited about the idea of an SPF product, and I've happily used other products from this brand before. But this formulation made my skin brake-out quickly and persistently. Would not recommend to the acne-prone.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          love this product

          By shardane

          from louisiana

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Covers Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Face Powder SPF 16, Translucent, .03 oz:

              49 yrs. old and get compliments on my skin, when really it's the product that covers my blemishes and dark spots, making my skin look balanced and fresh.

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              4.0

              such a high-quality product

              By Crystal

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              describe yourself Brand Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Controls Shine
              • Doesn't Settle In Creases
              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Makes Skin Soft
              • Silky Finish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin
                • Normal Skin
                • Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Face Powder SPF 16, Translucent, .03 oz:

                I just bought this powder the other day because I like the whole idea of mineral powder but I've never actually had the chance to try one.. I forget what color I bought it in but it was for lighter skin tones & the color totally matches my skin tone and hasn't made me break out or anything and it also makes my skin sooo soft, it's wonderful.. but if it does make me break out in the future at all, I'll be sure to post another review saying so. it doesn't show up real powder-y or anything like that at all, though.. just nice & silky is the finish, which is sooo nice, too. the only complaint I have about this is that A) the brush is cheap and feels kinda rough on the skin when applying and B) when you do apply the powder with the brush, a lot comes off at once, like more than you mean to put on the brush so that kinda sucks cause you might end up wasting some powder but in the long run, I still think it's a great product cause I just blow on the brush to get the excess off and it applies wonderfully & I'm sure if you used a powder puff or a sponge instead, that probably wouldn't happen. also, it doesn't seem to really cover up blemishes or red spots too too well but it is only powder & I don't have an issue with that, so it's no biggie. I'd still highly recommend this, though.. it's definitely at least worth trying

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                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not thrilled

                By Sue

                from IL

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Controls Shine
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Bad brush
                • Settles In Creases

                Best Uses

                • Normal Skin

                Comments about Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Face Powder SPF 16, Translucent, .03 oz:

                Really would prefer a powder puff to a brush

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Decent product for it's price!

                By Sarah SG

                from SG

                describe yourself Brand Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Doesn't Settle In Creases
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Natural Looking
                • Silky Finish

                Cons

                • Packaging makes a mess

                Best Uses

                • Acne Prone Skin
                • Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Face Powder SPF 16, Translucent, .03 oz:

                I really love what this product does to my skin. I have tried a couple of big brands (Clinque, Biotherm, Revlon, Bobbi Brown, etc) and they all made my skin breakout. It could have been that i was younger and more prone to zits, but since i switched to Neutrogena, the problem went away. The powder goes on easily, the makeup is natural looking and covers uneven skin tone and minimial concealer necessary. Gone are the days of standing in front of mirror with heavy liquid foundation and concealer, this product actually improved my skin!

                The only con with the powder is that it does not help my oily skin in the humid weather so I touch up 2 to 3x a day.

                However the package is not well thought through - the powder does fly all over my top when I am in a hurry, the mirror is right above where the brush goes so it's impossible to use the mirror because the powder is all over it. The plastic packaging looks cheap and i've cracked one before -- BUT i will still use the product because it works for me.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love the Product - Hate the compact

                By iamshooshoo

                from St. Louis, MO

                describe yourself Natural Style

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Noncomedogenic
                • Smooth
                • SPF Protection

                Cons

                • Compact design
                • Ineffective brush

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Travel

                Comments about Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Face Powder SPF 16, Translucent, .03 oz:

                I love the lightness of this product, while providing medium coverage. It contains no talc, and because of the minerals Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide it also offers SPF protection.

                The packaging and the brush are not good (Physicians Formula if you're listening), but once you are aware of it, you can make adjustments.

                The brush is not good with this product. It just loosens the powder and it gets messy. So I just throw it away immediately and insert a round cosmetic sponge. I can then travel with this compact without the powder getting on everything. At home I use a good mineral powder brush.

                The compact design is messy just because the brush comes stored underneath. It's better with a sponge because the powder is not so loosened, but the design is still cumbersome and needlessly think for carrying in a purse or cosmetic bag.

                That said, with an adjustment to the applicator, you are left with an awesome product that is quick to apply and leaves a smooth all day finish. I often do not even bother to use a moisturizer underneath.

                I do wish there were a couple more shades available. Most people do not have the same shade skin all year. I have found that the shades are very mixable....by just using a good brush I can combine two shades to give me a perfect color. However, this means that if traveling, I would need to carry two shades.

                Luckily, because my morning application lasts all day, I do not need to carry this around in my purse. I put it on in the morning and forget about it. And one more thing....I have no oily shine all day.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

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