I am very loyal to my beauty products that I love and trust. Recently, I was out of town and found myself without my beloved Cover Girl Tru Blend foundation. When a mother needs to pack for not only herself, but also her two children, inevitably something will get left behind. Not only did I fail to pack my perfume, I also failed to pack my daily foundation with my makeup. A quick trip to the local drugstore caused me to almost have a panic attack when I realized they did not have my shade of Cover Girl Tru Blend foundation. I then spotted the Physicians Formula Mineral Foundation.
With the word around the campfire being that mineral foundations are a great buy, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give this product a try. Considering that my body is thirty seven years old, but my skin still acts like it is sixteen, I opted to purchase the Physicians Formula Talc free, Mineral Foundation for extra sensitive or breakout prone skin in Natural Ivory. For $7.99, I bought the one fluid ounce squeeze bottle.
Physicians Formula Mineral Foundation extremely easy to apply. After removing the plastic cap, the bottle is squeezed gently until the desired amount of foundation flows out of the hole in the sponge applicator. You then use the sponge to blend the foundation evenly to your skin. The easy application process allows you to release and use just the right amount of foundation to achieve the coverage you desire. I definitely consider this to be a pro, as foundation is expensive and I hate to waste any of it. The suggested next step is to set the foundation with Physicians Formula Mineral Loose Powder. Since I generally use pressed powder and managed to remember to pack that, I allowed the foundation to set and then lightly powdered my face with my usual pressed powder.
I was immediately pleased with the shade and coverage of Physicians Formula Mineral Foundation. The Natural Ivory was a great match for my fair, Irish skin tone. It definitely had a very natural look, while also evening out my skin tone and adequately covering any imperfections. After several hours, the product did start to slide off my face. I have oily skin, so this is nothing new. It was also about eighty five degrees that day and I was busy cleaning and taking care of the dogs and the kids. Although the Physicians Formula Mineral Foundation did start to slip and slide, it did not give my face an orangey hue. I found this to be a definite advantage to this product.
After a full day of wearing Physicians Formula Mineral Foundation, my skin still felt like it was able to breathe and not clogged with makeup. This product is definitely lightweight and healthy feeling.
Physicians Formula Mineral Foundation has many, many positive attributes. The simple squeeze design of the applicator sponge allows you to apply a small amount of product at a time, thereby eliminating waste. The applicator sponge contains an antimicrobial agent that keeps the applicator and foundation from becoming contaminated. The product contains minerals and derivatives of Vitamin A and Vitamin E which are beneficial to the skin. Would I recommend this product? Absolutely! I immediately went back to my usual Cover Girl Tru Blend Foundation upon arriving home, but that is more of a reflection upon me, than the product. It’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks!