Here we go with another mouthful from Physicians Formula! Their Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30 (whew) is a new product made for those with sensitive skin.
This powder is ultra-fine and very soft. It helps reduce fine lines, pores, sun damage and other imperfections and also contains all sorts of vitamins and anti-oxidant ingredients.
Chamomile, Ginseng, Ginko Biloba and Green Tea help make skin look more flawless and soothe skin. Vitamins C and E help deliver skinceutical benefits. SPF 30 helps protect against sun damage. It’s also non-comedogenic, fragrance free, hypoallergenic, paraben free and dermatologist approved.
There are three shades: Translucent, Creamy Natural, Natural Beige.
Under the powder sits a secret compartment with a mirror and buffing kabuki brush.
Translucent is just that, translucent! I haven’t used a lot of mineral type powders before so didn’t really know what to expect. I think I thought that it would just look like a regular powder and not really do much in terms of hiding flaws and making my skin actually look better. BUT IT DID!
Let’s talk about the brush. I first attempted to apply it with the little brush they include, but it’s just too small, hard to hold and felt a bit rough. So I used one of my own brushes.
As I swirled it onto my face (I was only wearing face lotion at the time) I noticed it was actually doing something. It didn’t look powdery. It was blurring my fine lines a bit and covering my pores. It made my uneven skin tone look less uneven. It helped cover my red blotchy areas and darker spots. And even after going over and over my skin with it, it never looked heavy or powdery at all!
I am wearing it in the above photo, and the only other thing on my face (besides blush) is a face lotion underneath. I think it did a pretty great job of concealing my flaws, and it felt very soft and nice on my skin. Light, as though I had nothing on it.
For me, the less I can “get away” with on my face the better. I generally don’t like spending more than 10-15 minutes on makeup. Even though this has SPF 30 in it, I will still be wearing a moisturizer with SPF in it underneath because I tend to get dry patches (I use Renova currently) and I like the double-barrier of SPF in case I missed an area or didn’t apply enough.
Overall: I really like this powder and am going to try it more this spring and summer to see how it holds up. I think my next test will be to try it out over a BB Cream, which I tend to wear now more than foundation.
Pricing: $13.95 for 0.26 oz.
Do you ever wear mineral powder? Which brand is your go-to?
Note: Physicians Formula is cruelty free.