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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.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I have used this for years.

By Southerner

from New Orleans, LA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Sensitive Skin

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

    I use it everyday and love it.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Drugstore Powder!!!

    By Lauren

    from Austin, TX

    describe yourself Natural Style

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Noncomedogenic
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Travel

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

      Best powder, applies naturally and evens out skin tone.
      APPLY WITH AN ECO TOOLS BUKI BRUSH!! Throw that piece of junk brush included out, you will not regret!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome product

      By bargaindaughter

      from gardner, ma

      describe yourself Natural Style

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

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

        LOVE LOVE this product! Can't say enough good stuff about this one. I use as my compact in my purse and I use it when I don't have a lot of time to get ready so I use it as my foundation. It's quick, easy to put on but I use a powder puff. I personally hate the brush it comes with, it's too harsh and rough on my face. What's great about this product is that if you are sweating a lot (perfect for summer time) it doesn't come off!! Definitely worth the $ on this one.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great coverage but feels light

        By Susan the Country Girl

        from Seattle, WA

        describe yourself Classic Style

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • poor applicator

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

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

        I use it every day and love the lightness and coverage, but have trouble finding the shade I need in local stores. I don't use the brush applicator, but a cotton cosmetic round instead. The brush applicator is worthless and flings powder everywhere.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        Comment on this review

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simply Delightful!

        By Violet

        from Manhattan

        describe yourself Classic Style

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Travel

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

          I absolutely love this powder! I have very pale skin with olive undertones, so finding a powder or foundation that even comes close to matching is a pain. On top of all that, my skin is extremely sensitive and breaks out at just about anything. I've tried Jane Iredale (that just irritate my skin) and I tried Bare Escentuals (which gave me the worst cystic breakout I've ever had). This is the only powder I've found that works; it goes on smooth and covers blemishes easily. I love how natural it looks. For more dressy occasions I wear it over Vincent Longo's Water Canvas Foundation, and the combination is a flawless, airbrushed finish. For everyday I just wear it on it's own, it's easy to dust on in the morning's and it lasts all day. The only annoyance is the brush that comes with it, it's positively worthless, but if you buy a kabuki brush that will give just the right coverage. I will never buy another powder again, EVER.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          poorly designed case

          By Grandma5

          from Columbus, Nebraska

          describe yourself Trendy Style

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                The powder is okay, I thought by "Pressed powder that it would be solid This is the worst designed case I've ever seen. 1. after 2 days the powder was totally loose and spilling onto my clothes when applying. 2. the brush that came with it is stored UNDER the powder so you have to turn the case over the get to the brush and mirror, then back to get to the powder, then back to get to the mirror It's a disaster waiting to happen. It makes no sense. No instructions came with it.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Better than the expensive brand!!

                By Bearfan

                from Milwaukee, WI

                describe yourself Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Noncomedogenic

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Sensitive Skin

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

                  This value priced product is especially good for those who have very fair complections. It covers well without looking unnatural. I use it everyday and it does not dry out my skin.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  makes you "glow"

                  By anonymous

                  from california

                  describe yourself Classic Style

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out
                    • Sensitive Skin
                    • Travel

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

                    I look fake with any foundation liquid or powder I have tried so I heard about this online and decided to try. I lightly applied this with ecotools kabuki brush and it covered redness and uneveness while still looking natural. It was not obvious I even had anything on my skin. People kept asking me what I had done that looked different and that I looked beautiful. I heard a few days later that people were talking about how I had that "glowing" look all day and I told the informant that it was this new powder I had used that day.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    everyone asks what i'm wearing

                    By wife/mom

                    from friendswood,texas

                    describe yourself Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Everyday
                      • Going Out
                      • Sensitive Skin
                      • Travel

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

                      I get soo many compliments on my make up and asked where to get it. Looks and feels so light, but really covers the little red or purple viens, or splotches without looking like your covering anything. People say what beautiful skin I have- I use to have problem skin, and this actually not only looks great, but has completely eliminated skin problems.My only concern is that now that I love it and never want to use anything else, the stores in my area no longer carry it! I have to order it from drugstore.com, thank heaven they have it.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Terrible product!

                      By SacTownBetty

                      from Sacramento, CA

                      describe yourself Trendy Style

                      Pros

                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                      • Heavy
                      • Messy
                      • Too light even for fair

                      Best Uses

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

                        The worst thing about this is that it is SUPER messy. The powder is very loose for a compact, and gets all over everything; your clothes, your carpet, your bathroom counter. Trying to use it on-the-go is a very bad idea. The formula itself, once you actually get some on your face, isn't bad - though its color is too light and I have fair skin, and it is a heavier powder than I like. I will probably toss this in the garbage because of the mess it makes on my clothes.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair

                        Comment on this review

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