Rated 2.65 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Flawless Coverage
Excellent loose power. Very good coverage. Washes off easily. Doesn't turn colors or fade. No breakouts ever. This is the best powder ever. I wish there was more color choices.
Most Helpful Critical Review BRING BACK THE OLD VERSION
Wish I could give 0 stars!!! This used to be the best loose powder!!! This was my everyday go-to! Now, suddenly they have changed it! The new container is hard to get the product out of and you can't remove the grid easily like on the previous container.....so once it gets low you can either spend 20 minutes trying to bang the rest of the product out or just toss it. The previous version also included a brush (which I didn't use, I used my own professional set) but it has now been replaced with a useless sponge. However, my biggest issue is that apparently they changed the formula and some of the very few shades they did offer have disappeared! The new shades I've tried either have a greenish weird tint or make my face look dirty/muddy. This new formula is also very heavy and looks super cakey when used to set my makeup. WHAT HAPPENED??? Please go back to the previous version of this product it was the absolute best this new stuff is garbage!!!
Reviewed by 113 customers My all time favorite
Jade from Utah
For the past 2 years, this has been my go to, whether by itself or over foundation. It makes my pores disappear and looks so natural.
overall good, but light shade is too dark
Jvs21 from Queens, NY
I have light medium skin and usually buy light-medium foundation. This is way too dark, and surprisingly, is still the lightest color. I never had this happen, it's buzzard. Overall the finish and look and feel is nice and I like that it has SPF, I can pull this off at my darkest in the summer and have worn it, but am tossing it as I don't want to hold onto it for next year. If there were more shades and this was made medium, I'd try it again in a different shade.
Bring back old formula - and translucent medium!
Gypsiegurl from Virginia
Why, oh why, did you change the formula?? I have been using the loose mineral powder in translucent medium for years. The color was perfect!! The formula natural, easy to blend, made my skin look flawless, got compliments regularly. It was the ONLY foundation powder that worked on my uber sensitive, rosacea skin. I stocked up from an online retailer when I found out the old product was being discontinued. But, now I have to switch to the new version and creamy natural is NOT the right color for me. : ( so sad!! I'll have to look elsewhere and find a brand new product. Disappointed.
DB from Baltimore
Like many of you, I really miss the Transluscent Medium the powder used to come in. I tried mixing some of the new colors Physicians Formula offers and can't seem to create it myself. I recently discovered that Covergirl Professional has a translucent medium loose powder that works for me. If you're as frustrated as I was, you might want to try it.
Mineral Wear Loose Powder
kandigma from Wichita, Ks
I love this powder, it doesn't leave you face feeling powdery or cakey, it leaves a nice glow on the skin. Really pretty.
Very disappointed. What happened to the old powder
Brook from Los Angeles,CA
Disappointed. I bought this to try, I have used their old loose powder for years and it is not the same.... please bring back the old loose powder!!!!
Translucent Light Mineral Wear Powder
Anna Heinz from SLC, UT
This is my favorite mineral wear powder. I have tried countless other mineral wear powder brands and no other compares to physicians formula. The translucent light is the perfect color for my skin tone and the coverage is amazing. I cannot say enough good things about this product!
The old product was better - please bring it back!
katefly21 from Davenport, IA
I miss the old product. I wore it for years and years and this is just not the same. The brush applicator on the old product was so much better.
I guess this is good-bye
missjess from NC
I've been looking for the old version of this powder for a year or so now. I just thought I was unlucky in my timing, that the stores would stock it up soon, and in the meantime, I tried this stuff instead. What a waste. I don't understand when companies change up a good thing. This stuff accentuates every line; it clumps in wrinkles you didn't even know you had; it is far from looking natural like the original formula. You have proven that change is not always a good thing :(
Way worse than old one, color I wore for 15 years is gone
Kay from Detroit, MI
This product is way worse than the one it replaced. The packaging is only slightly better--the old packaging was terrible, this one is better but still quite bulky for no reason. But the formula itself is way worse. For me this powder causes breakouts more than the old one, doesn't look as nice on, and oxidizes in a big way. I always used to purchase Soft Ivory in the old formula (for many years) as my only skin product which did me well with acne for a fuller-coverage and gentle product that didn't make acne worse. These powders oxidize quite a bit for me as I get more oil throughout the day--my skin starts kind of dry and then as oil builds up, the makeup still stays on well but it darkens a bit. So Creamy Natural looks good for a short time, but then far too orange. Please bring back Soft Ivory!
PLEASE BRING BACK THE OLD!
PaytonJ from Appleton, WI
The old formula was the only thing that had ever worked for my skin. I'm on the second container of the new stuff and I'm getting acne all over my forehead from it. Please bring it back, my confidence begs you.
Horrible for mature skin
ArchiveGenie from Central Florida
I have used Physicians Formula in the past and it gave me okay coverage. I am now 67 and my skin is drier and I have minimal wrinkles. This product immediately cakes and looks horrible.
Feels like my skin is burning hours later
Melissa from Oregon
I've used the old style of this powder for over a decade. Just got the new one and within minutes it felt like I had a chemical burn all over my face. I've washed it all off and I still feel like my face is burning hours later.
Maddie from Texas
I've been wearing this mineral powder (instead of liquid foundation) for about 8 years now. It used to be in a different container, but same product. This has been the best product on the market and nothing compares! It's amazing!! I will continue to buy it every month. Gorgeous finish to your skin and a sunscreen!!!
Good Product, Bad Packaging
Ashley from Chicago
The powder is nice, very smooth and slightly glowy. I have oily skin and love dusting this over a matte foundation for a little glow. Packaging is horrible though, I poured it into an empty of a different loose powder to make it work!
Beautiful! No Shine!
Winter from Teague, Tx
This is a great powder for oily skin! I did not have any shine through out the day! I pressed it into my skin instead of dusting my face with it.
bbest from undisclosed
This in no way compares to the old formula that I have used for years...tried two different colors hoping that was the problem. Have had terrible breakouts.... Trying out other brands for a new favorite........still searching .
I have finally found a foundation that works....
mom2ekj from Vincennes, Indiana
I have finally found a foundation that works for me. This mineral wear foundation is the only thing that looks natural on me with my lupus skin issues. I just tried this for the first time today. I have seen people complaining about this not being as good as the original. I never tried the original, however, I didn't really like the applicator that came with it, so I just shook some product into the lid and used my own brush!
Miss the old packaging!
Lexie from Ontario
I have been using this powder as a foundation for over 10 years. I started with the powder that came with 2 shades in it which was amazing and so glowy! Then they got rid of that so I started using "this" one in the translucent light which also fits me quite well, then I stopped wearing makeup for a bit and when I ran out I came to find the packaging had changed to this! I still love this product but I don't like that it has talc. And I HATE this packaging. It's so much harder to get out now and I end up wasting so much. The old packaging I used to be able to remove the lid when it was getting close to the end so I could simply dip my brush in to get every last ounce of powder but now I cannnot get this lid off. I'm still going to buy this product as I do love it but man I wish that PF never changed the packaging or formula!
5 star rating
gilbertkat from gilbert, az
I use daily to cover freckles and prevent more sun damage. I apply sunscreen too.
I really like this product and hopefully it does become discontinued.
I liked the old container better.
Prefer the old product!!!!
JuneMcP from Elizabethton, TN
The old product packaging was easer to use. The powder provided better coverage and felt light on your skin. Too expensive for what you get. Also very disappointed with the limited color choices.
Deb Rollins from Wisconsin
I finally found a product that is the perfect color and so easy to use! Makes my skin look so natural!
Katherine from CA
I LOVED the old formula. Used it for years and it was perfect for my sensitive skin. I'm very disappointed with the change. No "soft ivory" and it irritated my face. Guess I need to look for a new foundation for the first time in 8 years.
Miss old version...
Angie from Auburn Maine
I've used physicians formula for years and have had to stop using the loose powder ..the color I've used forever has been discontinued and for some reason my face tends to break out more now and the new sponge and new packaging just doesn't work for me .. I really miss the other style with brush .
Jus from Marquette, MI
I have been using this brand of powder for 13 years and love it over foundation. I have tried several different brands and types. Gives me a smooth natural look without making me look "unnatural and photoshopped" I also love that I don't have to spend an arm and a leg for it. This powder even stays on well after taking a 200°F sauna! The formula has changed slightly over the years I've been using it, but overall I still love using it. I wish we actually had it in our local Ulta store, it's still worth it for me, ordering it online.