Physician’s Formula has introduced a new line of BB products for Spring of 2013. This post will review the Super BB Powder from that line. If you would like to see the review of their BB Cream you can read it here.
I must say I was so excited to see a “BB Powder”. I’ve never seen one before and I’m easily entertained. I like Physician’s Formula powders in general so I was super excited to give this a go!!
Aside from the color and sparkle, the packaging is much like other Physician’s Formula powder compacts with the hidden mirror and small brush that you will probably never use unless you find yourself in a pinch, but it makes us feel better to know its there, just in case.
The first problem with this powder is that it only comes in two shades. I got the lightest shade in light/medium, which was actually a little too dark for me. The powder is pigmented and soft with little to no scent. You might be able to detect a slight woodsey smell, but you are going to have to sniff really hard to smell it. It has some shimmer to it. Its not frosty on the face, it just helps to illuminate you a little bit. Unfortunately it does emphasis pores.
Physcician’s Formuala claims that the Super BB Powder has 10+ benefits including smoothing, perfecting, protecting, oil control, pore minimizing, airbrushing, line softening, concealing, setting and long wearing. Lets look and see.
As you can see the powder is very pigmented and provides good coverage. It is buildable. Its smooth in texture and helps to even out your skintone. It protects your skin against sun damage by providing SPF 30. It will also conceal minor imperfections, but you will need concealer if you have acne, hyperpigmentaion or scars. It does control oil and lasts for several hours. It will set your foundation or bb cream and help it to last longer.
So what is the problem with this powder? If you try to build it it will begin to look cakey. Even if you don’t try to build it it emphasizes pores and fine lines. Not my idea of a good time.
I like the concept of this medium to full coverage powder, however I do not like the fact that it emphasizes pores and fine lines. This retails for around $14 in drugstores. The price will vary depending on where you purchase it.