Around the time I was turning 30, oh shut it, I so did not admit to being over 30….
A-hem….around this time I was a firm believer in NO powder under the eyes. I swear when I hit 30 it was scary good times under my eyes, so dry, Sahara Desert dry, possibility of no water on Mars dry, someone did not fill up the Pur Water Pitcher dry…..you get the point right?
So yes no powder was allowed anywhere near my eyes around this time, it was bad. Anytime I attempted getting powder near the area or tried setting my concealer with it, I’d end up aging myself 20 years or more. All that dryness really made for a terrible time.
The good news is I discovered how to treat my aging eyes correctly and suddenly I’m a firm believer in powders especially brightening powders for under my eye area.
That’s why I got excited when I recently came across the new Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Perfecting Mineral Concentrate.
Check it after the jump!
So I love the idea behind this, love the concept, love everything about it…but needs SO much work to be good.
Here’s the deal Physicians Formula is a fav drugstore brand of mine, that’s saying something as I’m not too keen on drugstore makeup. They make great products so of course I trusted that this would be awesome.
What is it?
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Perfecting Mineral Concentrate is a talc-free 3 in 1 click pen concealer, foundation, and all in one powder. It’s good for concealing under your eyes or setting your concealer, good for covering up blemishes, acne scarring, etc….or just as a quickie touch up on your face as an all over finishing powder, etc….or so it says!
It has many uses and it’s handy slim design with a click style pen to distribute the powder and an attached brush makes that easy.
First off the brush is terrible. It’s scratchy, cheap, and sheds like my cat. No good. Def do not want it anywhere near my under eye area, too rough.
Secondly, the powder shade I got is a fav of mine from Physicians Formula, Creamy Natural, however it ends up going on transcluent or maybe it’s just not distributing properly from the brush? I’ve know idea what the hell the problem is but if you think you’re going to conceal anything with this you’re nuts. It has virtually no pigmentation from what I see so far and it just doesn’t seem to flow correctly through the brush which could be the problem.
The thing is I apply powder under my eyes with a small Bobbi Brown blending brush and it works a treat. This made me absolutely love the idea behind Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Perfecting Mineral Concentrate. It seems like a nifty little way to brighten up and freshen my eye area and seemed to be a mess-free way to do it. Problem is it just doesn’t work correctly. They need to revamp the packaging and possibly the formula too!?
Overall, just didn’t work. Looks fab in the packaging, it’s a gem of an idea, but they need to revamp it for me to even attempt trying it again. No good. Brush stinks, powder formula appears to be bad, and just doesn’t do much of anything.
Wasted $10 bucks.
Love the idea, hate the finished product.
On a side note, Physicians Formula did get me thinking that maybe I could find a similar style brush, crush up one of my Physicians Formula Mosaic Pressed Powders and fill the brush with it and try using it in the same way!
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