Ever since Jen of frmheadtotoe posted her drugstore haul, I’ve been obsessing over picking up the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Face Powder. I’m honestly very happy with my current favorite foundation, MAC Face & Body, but lately I’ve been looking for a good powder foundation. I find powder foundations so quick & easy to apply. I used to use MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural for the longest but it broke me out. I was pretty upset that it did because I LOVE that powder!!! I guess some people use it as a powder over foundy but I used it as my primary foundation. I also LOVE Lumiere mineral foundation BUT I don’t like dealing with a loose powder foundation on a daily basis. I’m too clumsy to deal with anything loose that often. If they made a pressed foundy I wouldn’t even be looking to be honest.
So I planned to purchase the MFP (Mineral Face Powder) at CVS because I knew it was BOGO 50% but I had to go to Target and they happened to have a manufacturer’s coupon for BOGOF on the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear line!! I really wasn’t planning on getting something else from the Mineral Wear line but it was free so what else was I to do? I ended up paying about $14 with tax for both items.
I also ended up impulse buying a Wet n Wild Idol Eyes Creme Shadow in Pixie. It was $1.99 so it wasn’t like I broke the bank on this impulse… I needed a neutral, champagne shimmery base so thought I would try this out.
I ended up picking up the Buff Beige MFP. So mini gripe… PF for some reason loves to glue the crap to the packaging making it impossible to salvage the packaging. I guess this cuts down on returns and theft?
The packaging itself isn’t the most dainty thing. It’s actually bulky & awkward. I find most of PF’s packaging pretty poorly designed. It’s like non makeup wearing men designed it while drinking beers and watching the game. It’s also silver. I have this thing against silver packaging. I feel like it looks cheap. I’m not the type that carries around foundation (or anything really) to touch up throughout the day so ugly, bulky packaging doesn’t bother me too too much. I carry a blot powder for that.
I shouldn’t even have to say this but it has a shitastic brush. I didn’t actually touch the thing to my face but it’s pretty much a given with drugstore (and even high end sometimes) products. This is exactly why I think the whole transformer action thing it does to reveal the mirror and brush is unnecessary. They could have make a sleeker compact without it but then again I won’t be lugging this thing around so whatever.
The powder itself has splotches of color throughout. I don’t find it particularly appealing to the eye but I really don’t care either. Just seems like PF would have done something more attractive since that’s their thing.
It was a hot summer day so when I got home I was shiny and dewy from my MAC Face & Body. This is one of my gripes with F&B actually. I quickly swiped the MFP on top of my F&B. The color was perfect, it wasn’t powdery at all and had a natural finish (neither dewy nor overly matte). I was quite impressed although I won’t even attempt to review this until I’ve gotten some real wear out of it. I look forward to really trying this out. For the record, I am a C4 in F&B and was a Medium Dark in Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. I’ve never been actually MAC color matched in their traditional foundies.
The other product I picked up was the Mineral Wear Color Correcting Talc-Free Correcting Powder in Buff Beige as well. Currently, I use Guerlain Meteorites as a color correcting finishing powder. We’ll see how this measures up. The packaging on this was still bulky with the transformer action but it was clear throughout. This made it really fun to photograph. (sarcasm)
This powder has swirls of yellow, pink & green mixed together to correct some common problems in skin. The yellow adds warmth, green balances out red tones and pink brightens. My skin is annoyingly pink toned so I appreciate the greens very much. This powder is supposed to even out your skin tone and smooth skin texture without actually having coverage. This can be used before or after foundy just like the Guerlain Meteorites although I rarely use it under. I might start experimenting with that.
Oh look! Fun, useless brush!
Nothing much to say about the Wet n Wild Creme Shadow Pencil other than I look forward to testing it out. I will use it as a base as opposed to as a shadow on it’s own. It swatched very pretty unlike the pretty purple shade called Techno that I swatched at Walgreens. It was already open I swear… Techno was horrible. It was not pigmented and pretty much disappeared. It’s a shame because it was gorgeous in color. These run $1.99 each.
Have you tried any of these products? Let me know your thoughts!
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