Friday, June 4, 2010

Review: Physician's Formula Mineral Wear Correcting Powder

Hello Beauties!

I've been selfish and had these pictures for awhile and never posted a review... apologies. =)

Ok-- so up for review today is Physician's Formula Mineral Wear Correction Powder in Translucent. (about $12 at Wal-Mart).

What it claims, as per their website:

3-In-1 Corrector + Primer + Powder
  • Versatile powder color corrects the most common skin imperfections, smoothes skin texture and evens out skin tone.
  • All colors blend together to create a perfect canvas finish: Pink brightens, Green tones down redness and Yellow adds warmth.
  • High-tech Japanese formula delivers a natural-looking finish that won't cake, crease or settle into fine lines.

I'm going to be honest with you-- I was first interested in this product merely because it looks pretty. I mean, check it out!

But then I read the above claims and thought, "Hey, this
might not be a bad investment."

Just be careful--- the powder is a little too eager to get away from the compact, haha! Use a gentle hand~

Let's talk about coverage. Here is a picture, with one side bare and the other with this powder
(applied with a Kabuki brush):

It evens out redness pretty well! I am actually quite impressed with this powder-- you can use a concealer brush to concentrate it, too, such as the capillaries on your nose and even as a nice alternative to eyeshadow. Score!

The ONLY this about it is, with my combination skin, applied alone (i.e. not on top of foundation) it tends to only stay til about mid-afternoon... minor flaw in that you can just reapply more! It builds nicely. DRY SKIN GIRLS! This is probably too powdery for your sking =( and OILY GIRLS! Like I said, it doesn't have too much staying power, and it sucks to think of putting on a primer and then this, which claims to be a primer as well.

Definitely fun to play with!

Anyone else try this? Want to? Or do you think it's overrated? Let me know!

Until Next Time~
Beauty Maven


  1. I have been weary to try Physician's formula, because sometimes I feel its overpriced for not delivering optimal results. Especially because my T-zone is sort of oily. I do love compact powders as opposed to loose though. What are your thoughts on each?

  2. Hey girl! I tend to agree.. Physician's Formula is way overpriced.. If they actually came through on what they promised, they be one of the top brands! But alas, they don't =/

    I prefer compact simply because with a loose powder 1. it's messy and 2. it's easier to get WAY too much on the brush. I'd opt for a really good compact (even if it costs a little more) because they are normally more finely milled. The drugstore brands are catching up though!! L'Oreal's TrueMatch line is really giving department store brands a run for their money!!

    I'll be doing a post soon about summer/humid make-up ;)

  3. I definitely need to find a good powder for the humidity. And I'll be trying L'Oreal's line too, and let you know.

  4. Oh! I will soon have a summer/humid post!! Please let me know if you try anything =)