Friday, February 5, 2010

Review Time: Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Powder Foundation SPF 50

That's right you skin care freaks. SPF 50. Powder Foundation. That's bascially the reason why I picked it up. I've been meaning to look for some powder sunscreen and powder to even out my duo toned faced. I need the powder sunscreen because I am so lucky that I need to walk home in the sun and I hate using sunscreen over concealer. My concealer just moves then. Also, duo toned face? 2 shades? 'Nuff said.

According to PF:
Delivers maximum SPF 50 broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and full coverage with a soft-matte finish.
Protects- SPF Boosters and Mineral-based sunscreens provide SPF 50 protection without residue or greasiness.
Prevents- Potent antioxidant blend helps prevent future UV damage and premature signs of aging.
Restores- Licorice Extract & Tomato Derivatives help brighten skin and diminish the appearance of sun spots.

Let's break it down... packaging: Lovely! It's bright orange and hot pink! It reminds me of summer. I usually hate orange but this isn't puke inducing. If it were, I'd probably see if it fit into the bamboo refill case. Probably not but you know. Better than a gross orange. Also, the sponge feels gross and rubbery. Don't use it. It just soaks up powder like no other and well, this stuff is expensive for a drugstore brand. Also, it feels like something you'd use to wash dishes. I like how it kinda looks like a donut. Remember, pictures on the bottom of the post!

Shade Selection: Horrid. Seriously. I estimate that they go from an NC15 (with Translucent Light) to NC35 or a NC40 (Creamy Beige). I have Creamy Natural which is a bit dark for my NC25 lower face but perfecto for my NC30 forehead. If you have super dark skin... maybe the try the bronzer as a powder sunscreen/ light foundation. Seriously. The line is really more directed to lighter skinned people.

Coverage: I'm not 100% sure because I don't have MUCH to cover really. I use concealer for some minor booboos. It does even out my skin so that it looks even. I'm going to say Sheer to medium?

Price: It's 15 bucks at CVS. At CVS they didn't even have that stupid 5 dollars off NOW that they have at Rite Aid. Luckily, I found the 5 dollars off now stuff on the floor and it was 2 dollars off sooo, it came out to around 8 dollars. Nice no? I might look for this at Target or Walmart instead considering it's so expensive for a drugstore product. It is cheaper than getting a powder foundation from Sephora or the Jane Iredale one.

Overall, it's a nice product. I wasn't lookin for some miracle. I can't comment on the SPF because well, I'm not going to put some on half my face and then go tanning. The price is iffy, but hey! With coupons it becomes a great deal! Do I recommend it? Sure! If it were on sale 75% off at CVS, i'd snap them all up.



Lillian Funny Face said...

I really want to try this, anything with a high SPF is perfect for me!

Y said...

Yeah! Definately try this out! It's pretty good. Do they sell this in the UK?

~tHiAmErE~ said...

at least you were able to slash a couple of dollars for this.

packaging is nice i think
thanks for the review!

Y said...

No problem thiamere! I love the packaging. I think that I might get this again just for the spf.

BLIX said...

I will be buying and trying this soon! Since it has the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation, you know it has been tested and works:

I don't like buying products that don't have the seal of recommendation so I feel good about this. Thank you for the review!

Y said...

Nice! Now, I feel much better that it DEFINATELY works =]

Stavroula said...

Nice review!! I found your blog looking for a review on this! lol ;)