03 July 2013

Review: Physicians Formula Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder

As promised, here is my review of the Physicians Formula Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder. I mentioned this in my June Empties post (read here) that this Physicians Formula was so crap that it deserved a post dedicated to its crapness. So let's get started.
 
When I first started using this powder, I thought it was good. It helped set my foundation, didn't make me look cakey. The shade Creamy Natural was perfect. All was good until...

The friggin lid broke off!!! I haven't even dropped it yet! I cannot express the annoyance I feel when fiddling with the lid to get it closed when I'm in a rush. I don't understand why Physicians Formula would even put such a crap lid on a rather beautiful metallic blue body.

I also do not understand having the mirror on the other side of the powder, especially since the packaging (especially the lid) is so delicate and... well, crap. On the upside, the brush is quite soft. However, I do not understand why they'd include such a thin brush. I'd rather they include more product than such a thin brush. I did not bother using it because I like using a big fluffy kabuki brush for a more even (and faster) coverage.

Notice the two different tones of the powder in the picture above? Well, the lighter tone is the original colour of the powder (maybe a touch lighter), and then gradually, the powder started darkening. I wouldn't have minded all that much if the powder was actually still functioning as a powder. Instead, it's like... a hard clay. Barely anything transfers to my brush when I brush over it.

Anyway, when my sister came over on Sunday, I showed her this and she said it's happened to her before. The darkening of the powder is caused by oil. This has NEVER happened to me before. She said that she could try to fix it by scraping off the top layer. She tried to with the brush that was included (that's why it's dirty in one of the pictures above), but then we got distracted and she said she'll give it a go at home. I told her I didn't want it back anymore, as it just wasn't worth it. It'll only be a matter of time before it comes back again and I haven't even used half of it yet!

This has got to be the worst powder I have ever bought. Packaging and formulation are it's biggest downfall (and those are the two main factors that make or break a pressed powder for me). Physicians Formula Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder is definitely a fail for me in the history of powders.

Has a pressed powder gone funny on you before?

15 comments:

  1. Haha! Oh no! Ive had that with after setting a foundation with a powder it turned into about 4 shades darker on my face and I freaked! Sorry to hear it isn't working! Maybe it could be a bronzer?

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    1. Unfortunately, it can't because it's not longer a powdery finish. It's just so clay like, it's hard to get it on my brush.

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  2. I have a problem with Physician's formula too, it settles in my pores and makes my face look dotty. The only powder products of theirs that I can use is the blushers.

    Jac x0x

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    1. I really like their eye booster eyeliner something something. It's a fantastic eyeliner. I also quite like their blushers as well. This powder is the first PF product that failed on me so far. :(

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  3. Oh man, that sucks !
    that colour really looks like bronzer

    The Forest Elf's blog

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    1. Too bad it's not useable unless I scrap that top layer off... but ain't nobody got time for that!

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  4. It changed colour!? That's so weird! :/

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    1. I know right! Never in my life has that happened to me before this stupid powder came along.

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  5. I will avoid this, thanks for the honest review haha!

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  6. A good way to clean off the oil buildup is to take a cotton pad with rubbing alcohol on it and firmly wipe over the product until the caked on layer is removed or you can scrape it off with a sanitised spatula.
    Some formulas are more susceptible to oil buildup than others but this looks really peculiar to me because usually those oil buildups are caused by using a sponge applicator and then putting it back in the compact to store it. I dunno, I'd be getting rid of it too if I were you! I'm not a fan of Physicians Formula products due to using some real duds in the past and this just puts another brick in the wall for me lol.

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    1. That's a good tip with the rubbing alcohol! But I don't think this should ever happen for the amount of money they want for their product.

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  7. Urgh this sounds terrible! Why can't things just be good D:

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  8. Wow!! I use their bronzer and that's about it. But thankfully I read your post!! That is so strange how it changes colour!! Thanks for the great review!
    Madeleine
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