Review: Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Loose Powder

Product Info from Physicians Formula:For extra sensitive skin, less is more, less ingredients that is. This gentle formula allows skin to breathe and can help to minimize the risk of irritation and breakout. Minerals such as Mica help achieve a smooth "second skin" feel and finish. Mineral Wear Loose Powder offers the performance and coverage of a foundation with the blendability and natural finish of a loose powder in one easy step.
Hypo-allergenic, Fragrance-free, oil-free, Talc-free.
Non-comedogenic, Dermatologist approved.

RETAIL PRICE: $ 23 (about Php 1,015.24). Available at
This shop is also selling authentic products from Benefit, Smashbox, Stila etc.

NET WEIGHT: 0.49 oz / 14 grams

Available in 4 shades.

* unscented
* with SPF 16
* offers light to medium buildable coverage yet feels so lightweight on my skin.
* my skin looks luminous whenever I use this (see swatch below)
* no whitish cast on photos
* no allergies/breakouts
* does not look cakey even with frequent retouching
* non-messy- i love that the sifter lid can be closed.
* powder glides easily when applied

CONS:* packaging is bulky to carry
* the free kabuki brush is scratchy

* may accentuate dry patches so don't forget to apply moisturiser first.
* so-so oil control, my t-zone starts looking shiny 2-3 hours after application.

* this powder
can be used alone to even out your skintone or to set your liquid foundation.

* always use blotting sheets to absorb oil before applying powder to prevent caking.
* I always use a brush with my loose/pressed powder when retouching coz it looks natural than piling powder with a puff/sponge (and its hygenic too!).

* i threw the free brush and replaced it with my Ecotools Kabuki brush. Good thing it fits!

People with normal, dry, combination and acne-prone skin.

I've been breaking out lately and this powder is the answer to my woes. Its good for acne-prone skin because its mild, unscented and talc-free.

More pics (click to enlarge)

Translucent-medium shade

Product info on box


See what I mean?! It gives you that "glow" =)

Till next time,

Disclaimer: Products were sent for review/consideration.
This is not a paid review and is solely based on my honest opinions.


The Beauty Junkee said...

I'm lovin' PF's Mineral pressed powder too. Agree with the brush though. Masakit sa fez! :D

Cassandra said...

thanx for the review!!! i think im going to buy this powder!!!

Anonymous said...

nice review!!!

. said...

Nice review

Amy said...

This powder looks so nice! :O Thanks for sharing!

Sweethestia said...

That's for the heads up about this babe.

Kaycee Enerva said...

I had one of these before, the pressed one! Used it back in college and I loved it.

PF have good products