Thursday, January 10, 2013

Review: Physicians Formula Super BB All-In-1 Beauty Balm Powder (Updated!!)

As mentioned in my last post, I was looking to try the new BB Powder to set and blend out the BB Cream by Physicians Formula since the color was a little dark for my skin.  I got the same shade (light/medium) over the weekend and have been wearing it every day since I got it.

I find that it definitely does help with evening out the neck/chest, but if you're trying to use it for the same reason as I am, I would advise to use it with a light hand on the face because you are going to end up making it darker if you add a lot. 

As far as the formula goes, it seems that when paired with the cream it makes the skin look very dewey, which looks really nice on my normal skin.  The powder itself looks very shimmery in the pan, but when applied to the skin it just adds a nice, subtle glow.  I was nervous that I was going to look like a disco ball since I was putting it all over but it ended up looking really nice.  When used by itself the glow is little-to-none.  This might be a product to stay away from if you have oily skin though since it does contain shimmer in the formula.

I have worn this product on its own once.  The coverage is very light.  For me, it worked well since I don't have too much to cover up (light circles under my eyes and a little redness around my nose).  If you have problem skin, very dark circles or major discoloration this probably won't provide enough coverage for you on its own.

Overall, I think that paired with the cream this is a good product.  If I was looking to wear it on its own I probably wouldn't love it as much but I love the finish it gives on my skin. 

EDIT 05/13/2013:

I was rebrowsing through these posts and remembered that I didn't really give this product a very favorable review.  As luck would have it, this product is now one of my absolute favorite powders.  During the week I try to keep my makeup routine as easy and light as possible and this powder is what I reach for pretty much every day.  It gives good coverage, even over problem areas and blemishes when using a flatter brush (foundation, concealer, etc.).  It also helps to give my fair skin some color, so if you're like me just be sure to blend the powder down your neck and chest so you don't have a color discrepency. 

I guess I just rushed to judge this stuff but it is totally a steal at the price point it's at!  I highly recommend!