Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Powder Review & Swatches

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Medium

The Physicians Formula Nude Wear Collection is a new Spring 2014 launch that includes the new Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Powder which is available in two shade selections.

This is a fragrance-free powder which promises a beautiful bare but glowing skin finish. Apparently the bare skin look is right on trend for Spring and this creates a no makeup look according to Physicians Formula with weightless coverage and a pretty glow.

Take a look!

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Powder spring 2014

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Powder is available in a Light and a Medium shade selection. It comes housed in a nude bow decked square palette. The palette is adorable to say the least and major props to Physicians Formula for always have very cute girlish packaging.

The square palette is a double compartment which the powder featured on the top and the bottom housing a generously sized mirror and brush. As with all my Physicians Formula reviews I’ll rant and rant and rant until they change the brushes on these products! This comes with the standard flat brush which most all of their products come with. It’s scratchy, it sheds, and it isn’t good! I’m sorry but CVS charges nearly $20 for Physicians Formula products and if I’m paying that much I want a soft brush! Granted I rarely use the brush that comes with products like this but I still want a nice brush. Jeez…!

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Thank you for letting me rant.

Now inside you’ll find a block of powder that’s has four tiles in graduating shades of color that range from light to dark. I got the Medium shade which has a golden over spray that spells out “Nude Wear”. This over spray dusts away with a single use and the words disappear rather quickly as well. The colors of the powder include a creamy beige, a peachy beige, peach, and a tan which combined create a a soft beige shade. There isn’t a lot of glow-y here so don’t be scared….! No glitter, no shimmer (aside from that over spray) but perhaps a very soft glow that isn’t terribly visible.

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Powder

The texture is very powdery but buttery as well and velvet-y with a satiny finish. Unfortunately it clings to my drier skin like the devil so it ages my skin considerably if I wear too much of it. Note from the wise user, dust it on, don’t try to use a puff or sponge to wear it all over your face as the consistency is a little too heavy for that. Perhaps in the Summer when my skin is a bit more oily and normal this will be a nice lightweight powder to wear as although sheer it does have a bit of pigment to brighten up skin and even it out just not to conceal major issues.

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Powder swatches

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Powder swatches blended

Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Powder does have the potential to give that nice naked look but the powdery texture could look a bit drying which defeats the purpose of that makeup look. I’d like to revisit this when my skin is less dry and see how it does but right now I’m a little on the fence about it. I must admit I am very disappointed in their prices because even with sales I find their product price point a bit high especially at CVS who charges $15-$16.99 per product. This is worth a try out if you can get it at a decent price perhaps….!

Anyone try it?

Do share!


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by the Muse for review purposes.
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  • 1/9/14 12:48 sjgs:

    Just FYI, you should NEVER pay full price for PF at CVS. They often have it on sale for 40% off and they give out LOTS of coupons (either on your receipt or at the coupon center) for $7 off. You just have to keep an eye on the sales. I’ve never paid more than $3 for a PF item there.


    • 1/9/14 12:51 Isabella Muse:

      I’m awful when it comes to sales and keeping tracking of ’em!


  • 1/9/14 13:26 kim:

    My local rite aid was charging 14.95 for this, but i was lucky enough to find one of the BOGO stickers on another PF power. so i took that, and got this powder and one of the blushes for 14.95. I love it! it is so pretty, and it does give a glow effect. Almost like a drugstore version of the Hour glass lighting effect powders. The blush is also amazing. It has the same glowey finish, and starts out very sheer, but can be built up. It looks a LOT like Nars O without the shimmer. Also, i dont think it is totally fragrance free. I detect a subtle baby powder scent. It reminds me of a doll i had when i was little. haha


    • 1/14/14 15:59 Isabella Muse:

      yay happy to hear it worked for you kim! I didn’t love the blushes unfortunately, it looked a bit too clingy on my drier skin :( oh I should check it out again, I didn’t notice that scent!


  • 1/9/14 13:44 Sara:

    I second sjgs! I always hit up the coupon machine and I frequently get $3 off a cosmetics purchase or the $7 off a PF purchase or something. I’ve gotten nearly all my PF items for under $5 a piece that way. My biggest haul was using a circular coupon, 2 coupon machine coupons a few $ of extra bucks plus a PH sale to get like $25 worth of PH items for $3.


  • 1/9/14 14:42 Let:

    I got one of these in Light (didn’t realize there’s a Medium version). I like it without the overspray (overspray is too glittery for me :( ).
    I suspect I could actually use this as an all-over powder lightly in late Fall and Winter, even though I have medium skintone…


    • 1/9/14 14:46 Isabella Muse:

      I think maybe I could too Let but in Summer when my skin is oily…right now it clings to my drier areas, it’s a bit too powdery!


  • 1/9/14 14:43 alma:

    I have been looking for this every where…i am excited to get my hands on it. Sales is the only way I buy physician with those price point I prefer to tell just shop at sephora.


  • 1/9/14 17:55 fancie:

    This is very pretty! I really like how it looks swirled together! The packaging is super adorable and I really want one of these compacts lol. But you’re right about the price. It’s a bit steep for drugstore makeup. I’ll probably still end up caving on something lol


  • 1/9/14 21:18 Laina:

    I’ve been reading your blog a lot recently. I LOVE your reviews. :) Also couldn’t help but notice that you put “..smells out ‘Nude Wear'” I would surely hope it doesn’t smell ;P


    • 1/10/14 9:50 Isabella Muse:

      thanks laina glad you enjoy Musings. Oops that’s what happened when you’re tired. All corrected :)


  • 1/10/14 10:34 kia:

    agreed! but i love their liquid liner so i cough up the cash!


  • 2/12/14 13:50 Danielle:

    I really love this stuff it does remind me of Hourglass Ambient Powder in Dim Light from what I can tell. It say’s if you’re on the dry side to use moisturizer prior. Have you tried that? Silly question but it’s on the instructions;)

    Love your blog btw you’re the only blogger I know who shares my pension for Asian cosmetics,skincare, and packaging!


    • 2/12/14 17:04 Isabella Muse:

      hey there Danielle! NEVER ever apply prior to moisturizer hehe 😀 and primer :) aw thank YOU i’m flattered ;-D Gotta love Asian beauty!!!!!!


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