Physicians Formula is a fab range of cosmetics that put a special focus on colour correcting and minerals. The brand’s been going strong for yonks in the States, but only just arrived on SA shores, specifically at Dis-Chem.
We got sent one of their bestsellers, Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear talc-free mineral correcting powder, R145. A swirl of colour, they blend together to help even out your skin tone; pink brightens, green neutralises redness and yellow adds warmth while a neutral flesh-tone adds a little coverage.
Available in several shades to suit the colour of your skin, we got the Translucent variant. Even though its supposed to match every shade, I found it to be way too light for my skin. Only when my face was at it’s absolute palest (on a day when my facial self tanner had worn off) did it look good. I liked that it definitely did help minimise the redness around the sides of my nose and left my skin looking more even-toned with a slight glow as opposed to a flat, matte finish.
I love that the compact comes with a handy mirror, but the cutesy little brush isn’t ideal.
If you want a nice, even application, its best you apply this using a regular powder brush. A few swirls and you’re good to go, but just be careful that you don’t tip the compact over into your lap; once you’ve got it on your brush, a lot of product gets left behind on the compact itself.
In regards to re-application, unlike MAC’s Blot powder, you can’t use this baby ten thousand times a day without ‘build up’, so make sure you treat it like a powder foundation in that you apply it once and then touch up throughout the day with either a blotting powder or oil-absorbing sheet.
Next time you’re in store, go check it out. (But trust me when I tell you that if you aren’t Casper-white, Translucent won’t be your friend). The brand’s also got a fab green cover stick, which is hard to come by:
Its great for hiding red blemishes or scars and is recommended by plastic surgeons and dermatologists.