Even out your skin tone with Physicians Formula mineral

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

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.

physicians formula mineral wear correcting powder
Soet, ne?

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.

powder with mirror
See what I mean?

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:

physicians formula green cover stick
Physicians Formula Gentle Cover concealer stick in Cover Green

Its great for hiding red blemishes or scars and is recommended by plastic surgeons and dermatologists.


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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger (LipGlossIsMyLife.com). She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Zellikinz

    Where can you get the concealer

    6 years ago •

  1. me

    Would also like to try the concealer stick

    6 years ago •

  1. SpiceY

    I most certainly want to try this green concealer…

    6 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    Never even knew you get a green cover stick – interesting!

    7 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    I might give green cover stick a try, thanks for review.

    7 years ago •

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