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Review: Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Blush and Baked Eyeshadow

The Physician's Formula Talc-Free Mineral Blush (5.5 g) is oil-free and talc-free so it's ideal for people like me with sensitive, break-out prone skin. I picked one up at 25% off last week so it was originally $11.99 but I got it for $8.99. It comes in 6 matte colors: Natural Glow, Pink Glow, Blushing Glow, Rosy Glow, Nude Glow, and Warming Glow (which I use as a contour color or a bronzer).

Warming Glow
The website claims that it's the first mineral, bi-colored pressed powder blush...and it's talc-free. And let me tell you, I'm sensitive to pressed powders containing talc after years of experience and it's very hard to find any pressed blushes sans talc. Actually, I think this is the only one I've found and so far I've had no bad reactions to it.

As far as the texture, pigmentation and packaging, they're awesome. The texture is smooth, the pigmentation can be buildable if you use a light hand but it's very pigmented, and there's also a mirror with a brush underneath. The lid is clear so that you can easily see what color you have. I hope to get more soon when there's another sale since PF products are pretty pricey but well worth the money.

Pink Glow is actually a peachy-pink color. Rosy Glow is a pink blush that's darker in tone and slightly more mauve.
Pink Glow swatch
Mineral Wear Talc-Free Blush Ingredients: Mica, Lauroyl Lisine, Boron Nitride, Squalane, Silica, Zinc Oxide, Kaolin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine.

The second PF product I bought was the Baked Collection Wet/Dry Eyeshadow in Baked Sands (2.1g). Even though I'm not going to use the sponge-tip applicator, I love how it's clipped in there so it won't annoyingly fall out. The packaging is a little big with it's dome shaped cover and it comes in 9 different color trios. The eyeshadows are well-pigmented but I have not tried it wet because I think it's a good natural, neutral look when used dry. It's also not powdery and I haven't experienced any fallout when using it. This is one of my favorite go-to palettes, but I just wish the packaging was sleeker.

I'm very happy with PF products. My favorite bases are the ColorEyes Cream Eyeshadow Sticks that I found at the Dollar Tree and the 99 Cent store earlier this summer. I swear by them. UPDATE: They're now discontinued! BOO! =(

UPDATE: More PF Mineral Wear Talc-Free Blush Swatches

The new one I picked up recently is Blushing it.

Here's a recap of all three of my Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Blushes (jeez, that's a long name).

  • WHERE: Find it at any drugstore as well as Walmart and Target stores
  • PRICE: Around $11.99. PF rarely has BOGOs so if there is one, swoop them up as fast as possible. There are usually BOGOHOs (buy one get one half off) instead. Sunday paper ads may have a $1 off coupon.
  • AMOUNT: 5.5 g
  • INGREDIENTS: Scroll above, and yes, they're talc-free and oil-free. Woo hoo!
  • SKIN REACTION: I haven't have any bad reactions with this blush; it's a keeper.
  • APPLICATION: I like to use my elf Studio Complexion Brush with this.
  • PIGMENTATION: 5 out of 5. I swipe my brush very lightly about 2 times.
  • PACKAGING: 5 out of 5, though the brush isn't that special, it's still useable if you don't have anything else. It has a clear cover and a mirror that flips up underneath.
  • COLORS: Blushing Glow- matte tan peach; Pink Glow- matte peachy-pink; Warming Glow- matte warm brown; also available in Nude Glow, Rosy Glow and Natural Glow.
  • PROS: Great for those with and without sensitive skin who like good quality matte blushes.
  • CONS: A bit pricey and not offered in many colors
  • First-ever mineral, bi-colored pressed powder blush!
  • Ideal for sensitive skin, the talc-free, minimalist formula allows skin to breathe and can help minimize irritation and breakout.
  • Minerals provide color that achieves soft, sheer shades for a long-lasting smooth, natural finish.
  • The marbleized design features two shades-in-one for a flawless and even finish.

2 comment(s):

Farangis said...

I already noticed we both like the same colors, haven't I? ^_-
It's such a pitty I son't seem to be able to get the physicians's formula products here *sigh* even on ebay they don't want to send to germany - I'd really love to try the e/s, since the colors look so beautiful...

Also the blush is interesting. Not bismuth or oxides greens in it, correct? (The mac blushes have that always -.-)

Lady Lostris said...

Farangis, if you like neutral, wearable colors than the PF baked shadows are really pretty. It seems like there's not a lot of stuff available in Germany =(. No L'Oreal HIP either at the drugstores?

And I love the blush and hope to get the Pink Glow one when there's another sale. No bismuth! That's my enemy. hehe

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