Updated Review: Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30
I decided to give Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30 another chance, since my skin is in a better state now. I wonder if the condition of my skin last year resulted in poor results with this makeup powder. Hmmmmmm! Who knows! I thought I threw this product out, but it looks like I still have it. Let’s try it again! I’ve been searching for a good makeup powder with SPF but didn’t feel like purchasing a new one. haha. I can’t seem to find one that’s worth purchasing right now. I don’t want to bother buying a new one if my heart’s not in it. I guess I’ll just test this one out and see how it goes! I hope it works!
The powder does what it did before. If you missed out on my previous review, don’t forget to go here for more! The texture of the powder feels fine and soft. It gives the face an airbrushed look to it. It helps to smooth out the skin. It feels lightweight on the skin even though it gives the skin medium-full coverage. I usually prefer the full coverage look because I don’t see the point of wearing makeup if it doesn’t do anything for my skin. I’m also using this face power for the SPF. This is what I did before too. Um, before my favorite makeup powder was no longer available. RIP. 😭 I would just use a face powder with SPF for sun protection and coverage throughout the day since reapplying liquid sunscreen is messy and impossible for me, especially with makeup on. I don’t want more acne on my face either! Also, my skin is very oily and prefers powders over liquid products. Less breakouts and skin issues overall. With this powder, I took a soft face brush and dusted it all over my face. The powder feels a bit drying on the skin, so make sure to moisturize the skin well beforehand. It contains mineral filters that can dry out the skin. On my skin, mineral filters tend to dry it out. When that happens, the powder settles into the pores and looks not as smooth as it should be. That was my first impression of the powder.
Here’s my experience after less than a week! I couldn’t use it any longer. This is why!
As mentioned before, it contains mineral filters. I still thought the powder was drying on my skin even after moisturizing, lol. But after a full face application, my skin gets super oily during the day, I would dust more of the powder on my skin to get rid of that oil. I love how the powder absorbs excess oil on my skin. My face is even more oily since it’s summer. In the amount of time I used this powder, it looked good on some days. On other days, my skin looked terrible. If you have dry skin, this will not work for you unless you’re okay with light coverage. The powder is indeed drying overall. With the dryness, this leads to fine lines and wrinkles becoming more prominent. It settles into creases (yuck!). I avoided applying the powder in areas that has the tendency to crease easily like my under eyes. Reapplying was not fun. The powder doesn’t blend well and end up in blotches all over the face. And yes, I heavily moisturized my skin beforehand. Lots and lots of moisturizers. It. Just. Didn’t. Work!
As for the coloring, I have the power in Translucent. This powder does have a slight peachy color to it. On my skin, it made my skin look whiter or brighter. However you want to put it. My face looked washed out when the application was fresh on my skin (hmmmm, minerals), but it turned into an orange color after a few hours. There ya go, I’m orange once again. 🍊 ha! Lastly, yes, it can provide medium-full coverage, but it can look cakey if too much is used. The powder starts to settle into the pores and accentuates them much more. I have pretty large pores due to acne, so I didn’t like that. So it looks like I didn’t like the outcome of this product once again. But this time, I didn’t breakout from it. I have my acne under control much better this time around. Thank goodness! I think the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30 is too drying on my skin to be used as an all-over full face application. I didn’t like how the coloring (it’s not supposed to have any!!!) of the product changed on my face too. Also, fine lines and wrinkles and so on. Ugh! No, just no. I won’t be purchasing or using it again due to this experience and the experience before this, lol.
I do have another powder from Physician’s Formula. It’s the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Face Powder SPF 16. The SPF is way too low for me to consider it as an option. I’m not too fond of Physician’s Formula powder makeup anymore. They used to be good. I don’t know what happened. 😩 So I’m not going to bother with it. It’s too bad Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30 didn’t work out. I was hoping it would due to the fact that it’s summer. I needed more protection for those hot, sunny days. ☀️😎
Don’t forget to checkout my update on sunscreens 👈🏻
Trying Out Sunscreens Again! 😎
I have a bunch of sunscreens that I wanted to try again. Most of them broke me out in the past, but ya know, let’s give them a go! Let’s start off with the first one I tried! 🙂
Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen SPF 70+:
I wanted to try Neutrogena Sport Face Oil-Free Lotion Sunscreen SPF 70+ once again. It has a high SPF (70+), broad spectrum, water resistant (80 minutes), and is very affordable, especially for daily wear. The sunscreen feels a little thick. At the same time, it absorbs and blends into the skin well. It doesn’t leave any white cast behind. This sunscreen is a chemical sunscreen. After a few days of using this sunscreen on my face, I had to stop using it. It didn’t break me out in that short period of time, but it gave me bad headaches. This sunscreen smells like a bunch of chemicals. Kind of like plastic too. I couldn’t tolerate the sunscreen any longer. I stopped using it on my face.
Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30:
This sunscreen was once my HG sunscreen. I haven’t been using it much once I switched to another sunscreen (Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++). I still have a tube or two left. It’s more moisturizing than what I’m using now, but I’m really liking the higher SPF much more. Also, Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 tends to ball up too sometimes. I do miss the brightening effect it had on my freckled skin. It didn’t help fade my freckles but made my overall skin look brighter. Maybe I’ll just use the rest as a moisturizer in the morning. I’m not too big on sunscreens that are SPF 30 since I’ve found other sunscreens that work on my skin that contains a higher SPF.
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Stick Sensitive SPF 50+:
I tried using this sunscreen stick on my face. It contains shea butter, coconut oil, candelilla wax, sunflower oil, sunflower seed wax, and other oils and waxes. It’s thick and greasy. It felt very moisturizing on the skin. A little difficult to blend into the skin. Once the product melted, it gets much easier but not by much. I love that it contains 20% Zinc Oxide and doesn’t irritate my eyes, skin, lip, and face. It smells like coconut. Mmmmmmm! But since it’s a mineral sunscreen, it accentuated dry skin all over my face and made them look more apparent. This sunscreen made my overall skin texture look softer and smoother though! It’s just that, I can’t deal with a product that makes my dry skin more obvious. Also, it made my face whiter too. I really wanted this sunscreen to work, but the application was too difficult and the results were poor visually on the skin. I guess I can use this sunscreen stick on other parts of my body.
Kose Suncut UV Perfect Essence Super Waterproof SPF 50+ PA++++:
I really liked the texture of this sunscreen. It’s lightweight, gel-like, smoothing, and glides on the skin oh-so-nicely. It feels cooling on the skin too. Also, it’s SPF 50+ PA++++!! That’s pretty awesome! Unfortunately, this sunscreen contains alcohol (possibly the cooling effect it has on the skin), and it also broke me out. I used the rest of the sunscreen on my body with great results! It’s non-sticky and non-greasy too. It’ll be amazing if this sunscreen worked on my facial skin. Too bad it doesn’t! I most likely won’t purchase again due to it being high priced and comes in a small tube. I have plenty of other options for a body sunscreen that doesn’t cost that much!
If you missed out on my thoughts on Canmake, here it is:
Review: Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++
An Update on Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++!
Trying Out Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++ White For The First Time! Here’s My First Impression!
Update on Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++! Which One Is Better? Clear or White??