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Review: Physicians Formula Mineral Correcting Powder

17 Feb

physicians formula pressed powder     I picked up Physicians Formula Mineral Correcting Powder at Target for around $13.00 about a month ago. I gravitated towards this one because of its claims to “correct the most common skin imperfections, smooth skin texture and even out skin tone. Pink brightens, Green tones down redness and Yellow adds warmth.” Despite these lofty claims, this product totally delivers

This powder goes on smoothly over foundation and totally changes your complexion. I have found myself wearing less and less foundation thanks to Physicians Formula! I have strong red undertones in my skin and I have combated that with different foundations and powders for years, however this powder totally evens out my skin tone without making me look pasty or dull. In the place of my redness, I am left with an even complexion and a beautiful glow. If you are looking for shine control, you will also not be let down by this compact. Despite my skin’s tenancy to become oily midday, this powder totally prevents that while also keeping my foundation in place. Need another bonus? All Physicians Formula products are cruelty free! So you can buy without harming any critters in the process.

If I had to list a con to all the pros of this makeup, I would have to say its the brush. Though this is not an issue for me since I never use the brushes that come with compacts. But if you do, beware because the brush is very small and course. My advice: grab a regular powder brush and don’t let this tiny con prevent you from trying out this amazing product!

This is without a question my all time favorite powder and I will certainly be buying it again! If you decide to try it out please let me know what you think!



Review: Maybelline Dream Matte Powder

29 Nov

Taking the advice of numerous makeup gurus, I always set my liquid foundation with a powder. My skin is not overly oily, however my T-zone (especially my chin and forehead) do tend to get a little on the shiny side as the day wears on. This is yet another reason that I am a big believer in the powers of powder. I recently purchased Maybelline’s Dream Matte Powder at Rite Aid for around $7.00. I’m a big fan of the matte look and figured that, since this powder had “matte” in the name, that it would be especially suited to cut down on my shine issues. The powder comes with a application puff (which I never use) and a mirror. The slide out mirror is really handy and the packaging is study and efficient; very top notch for an inexpensive product. The powder itself is very fine and easily transfers onto a powder brush. The application is nothing short of flawless. It goes on effortlessly, is easily blended, and provides a very matte but still light finish. The powder’s downfall is its inability to last and as a result I would not recommend this powder. I was thrilled with the results when I first applied it, but a few short hours later my makeup was an oily, muddled mess. The powder actually seemed to make up face more oily than it had ever been before. It literally melted off my makeup and left blotches of foundation all over my face. I have never had this happen before, even when I have applied no powder at all over my liquid foundation. As a result, I will not be purchasing this powder again.

Have you had better results with this powder?