Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Loose Powder

I love this product for the following four reasons:

  • It goes on easily and blends wonderfully
  • It’s very lightweight and feels like nothing on my skin
  • It looks great, giving me the soft, matte look that I’m after
  • The price is completely reasonable, around $15 

Interesting, the packaging claims for this product barely touch on the above qualities and instead focus on how this is a talc-free mineral product that “…was specially developed for the most sensitive and/or break-out prone skin.”

Since I don’t have sensitive skin, I can’t really comment on the above claim but I can say that this is an excellent loose powder that’s become an essential makeup item. It really does deliver professional looking results with very little product and very little effort.

The back of box says that this powder delivers a “’second skin’ feel and finish.” But really, unless you layer this stuff on, it feels like you’re wearing nothing and it looks like you just naturally have matte skin.

The back also goes on about the benefits of using something that’s free of talc and mineral-based. As you can read over here, this is mostly marketing hype (technically, talc powder is mineral powder).

But while the health benefits might be questionable, this powder’s performance isn’t. While it’s not going to last through a workout or a hot/humid day (and if you know of a powder that does, let me know), it can tough out the typical work day. Personally, I find that by the end of eight/nine hours, I just have a hint of forehead shine, and a light brush of powder can quickly make that vanish.

Another reason why I love this product is that it’s packaged in a very clever way. The plastic dome does a great job of preventing spillage and I’ve never had an issue travelling it. Also, it comes with a small brush that while definitely not professional quality, does get the job done.

One downside to this product (and I’ve had this issue with other powders) is that it does highlight dry/flaky skin, including forehead lines. Thankfully, properly moisturizing and priming the skin does reduce or even eliminate this issue.

Also, it really is a matte product. While that’s perfect for me, if you want your skin on the dewy side, you’ll want to skip this particular powder.

Would I buy this again: Yes.
Should you buy it: Yes, but only if you want matte results and dry skin’s not a regular issue.

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