Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Physician's Formula Mineral Powder Review

Physician's Formula is another American brand to recently reach our shores, and also one that I've been wanting to try out for a while. So you can just imagine how excited I was when I was sent their Mineral Wear Correcting Powder to review!

It also came with a little mirror and brush, but I didn't use either of them.

The powder didn't come with any sort of instructions, so I hopped onto the Physician's Formula site to see the product claims, and directions for use. According to the website, the powder serves as a 3-in-1 corrector, primer and powder. It claims to smooth out skin texture and even out skin tone, with the red bit brightening, the green toning down redness and the yellow adding warmth. The website also says that you can wear the powder either on its own or over make-up and it is recommended that you apply moisturiser before putting on the powder if you have drier skin (which I do).

Green, red & yellow powder

I tried it out three ways: under foundation (as a primer), over foundation and on its own., using my Etude House Collagen Moistfull Cream underneath each time. They said it worked as a primer so I wanted to try it out as such too. I wouldn't recommend using it under foundation, it really clings to any dry patches you might have.

Over the foundation, it did look a bit weird at first, but after blending out with a damp beauty blender sponge and letting it set for a few minutes, it actually looked quite nice. It gave a nice finish, really smoothed everything over. There was still the tiniest bit of dryness on my forehead, but you'd only notice that if you looked reeeeeeally close. 

Shade - Natural Beige

By far my favourite way of using this powder is on its own. I apply my moisturiser, then using a big fluffy powder brush, I apply it all over my face (as evenly as I can!), using a slightly damp beauty blender sponge to blend it out. It evens out my skin tone, neutralising the little bits of redness around my nose, on my cheeks and on my forehead. It leaves my skin looking flawless, but natural at the same time. It's also so lightweight, it doesn't feel like you've put anything on at all. I've been using this everyday for the last three weeks or so, it's become one of my favourite everyday products.

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I love this stuff, and also by how well it worked for me. Having dry skin, I was a bit apprehensive about using this at first, but all of that went away quickly once I slapped on the powder. Don't knock it before you try it I guess!


*This was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine, as per usual

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