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Physicians FormulaYouthful Wear Youth-Boosting Mattifying Face Powder
Physicians Formula

Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Mattifying Face Powder

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Physicians FormulaYouthful Wear Youth-Boosting Mattifying Face Powder
 
3.7

(based on 16 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Blends well (12)
  • Controls shine (12)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (10)
  • Easy to apply (10)
  • Lightweight (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oily skin (6)
    • Normal skin (5)
    • Sensitive skin (5)
    • All skin types (4)
    • Acne prone skin (3)
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      • Brand buyer (7), Budget shopper (7)

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Wonderful product, stupid packaging

    By tina

    from new orleans, la

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Controls Shine
    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
    • Silky Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Mattifying Face Powder:

      First of all, I love this powder. It is very light, has the slightest "radiance" to it and smells lovely. I use the translucent, so it doesn't add any coverage or oxidize or cake up over the course of the day. However, and this is true of pretty much all Physicians Formula powder products...the packaging is just plain stupid. I have no problem with providing a brush or storing it under the product...however...putting the mirror under the product, too is just idiotic. In order to apply AND use the mirror in the compact, you have to keep flipping back and forth and back and forth. It's a pain in the hinder. Also, I have never, ever been able to actually use any of the brushes provided with Physicians Formula products with the products they came with. The bronzer brush that comes with the Bronzer Balm, the foundation brush that comes with the Youthful Wear Serum Foundation, and the brush that comes with this are all a joke! The bronzer brush actually does work for contouring my cheeks, but the other two I just had to toss. They are good for nothing...besides prompting snarky reviews. That said...this powder, like the bronzer and foundation I mentioned, is good stuff. You'll just need to have or buy a brush that is actually usable for application...and have another mirror handy. #sigh Seriously, people in charge of packaging at Physicians Formula...you really need to fall back and regroup.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not impressed

      By dagreen

      from Orlando, FL

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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            Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Mattifying Face Powder:

            I didn't find it mattifying or line blurring as described.

             
            4.0

            Nice Finish

            By flagirl

            from Florida

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Controls Shine
            • Covers Well
            • Doesn't Settle In Creases
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Silky Finish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Mattifying Face Powder:

                Gives a nice light finish to "blur" lines and inperfections. Does not cake up or settle in lines. Seems to really brighten up my face.

                 
                5.0

                Great powder for a great price

                By essbee

                from midwest

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Controls Shine
                • Covers Well
                • Doesn't Settle In Creases
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Paraben Free
                • Silky Finish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Oily Skin

                  Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Mattifying Face Powder:

                  I was looking for a pressed powder that was paraben free and found this one. I love how smoothly it applies. The price is reasonable, too.

                  (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not worth my money

                  By you snooze you loose

                  from Maple Grove, MN

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor Coverage

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Mattifying Face Powder:

                    You have to be so gentle when using the applicator or it crumbles. And when you put it on there is very little coverage. :( I wasted my money.

                    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great powder, packaging is a disaster.

                    By prettygreenglow

                    from San Mateo, CA

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Controls Shine
                    • Covers Well
                    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Silky Finish

                    Cons

                    • Packaging Is Awful

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Skin
                    • Normal Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Mattifying Face Powder:

                    This is going to be a 2-part review.

                    The Powder

                    This is an amazingly soft creamy full-coverage powder that I use to touch-up during the day. When traveling, I've even been known to use it as a finishing powder after my makeup, if I don't have my loose powder with me. I sometimes use a thin puff with it. Other times, I'll swirl it on with a kabuki brush, kind of like you do with mineral products. It's excellent. I'll touch up at my desk right after lunch, and it lasts well into the early evening, even through my workout.

                    The Packaging

                    The packaging is a complete disaster. It's a 2-part container that's become popular lately with many products. The powder rests inside of a slightly domed lid, and an additional bottom portion opens up underneath to reveal the sponge/puff applicator. While I do appreciate the sponge/puff being included as part of the product, I hate the thick bulky packaging. I suffered through carrying it in my makeup bag for months until the lid's hinge finally cracked from use. I wondered for awhile if I should just depot it and put it in a Z-palette. Today, the powder pan came loose on its own when I opened it. Fortunately, it didn't drop out or break. I love the product, but am very very hesitant to repurchase only because of the packaging. I take off one lippie because of the packaging.

                    I would, however recommend this powder to anyone looking for a really great touch-up pressed powder.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice Mattifier

                    By Curly Sue

                    from Kansas City, MO

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Controls Shine
                    • Covers Well
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne Prone Skin
                      • Oily Skin

                      Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Mattifying Face Powder:

                      Very nice product. A little pricey, but had a coupon--so worth it. Makes skin look velvety smooth if you apply over foundation. Does help oil breakthrough better than with nothing, and I have super oily skin.

                       
                      4.0

                      Would buy again.

                      By Niecie

                      from Shelby Township MI

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Blends Well
                      • Controls Shine
                      • Covers Well
                      • Doesn't Settle In Creases
                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Silky Finish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Skin Types

                        Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Mattifying Face Powder:

                        I like the matte finish. However, I might try the dewy formula, too, just to find out which I really prefer. This really finishes the face make-up and makes you look GOOD!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Mixed Feelings

                        By frankenstein

                        from Tampa, FL

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Controls Shine

                        Cons

                        • Goes On Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Normal Skin

                        Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Mattifying Face Powder:

                        I'm in the middle about this one. It controls shine fairly well, but feels a bit heavy.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great powder

                        By Bargain Beauty

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Blends Well
                        • Controls Shine
                        • Doesn't Settle In Creases
                        • Silky Finish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Oily Skin
                          • Sensitive Skin

                          Comments about Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Youth-Boosting Mattifying Face Powder:

                          I love this powder paired with the Youthful Wear foundation.

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