Physicians Formula Super BB Powder in Light Medium


If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know my love of face powders. Maybe it’s the white combined with the holographic packaging, but I couldn’t resist trying out this fairly new powder from Physicians Formula, the Super BB powder ($13). This can be worn alone or with the BB cream of the same name.


  • 1st ever Beauty Balm Powder form for a smoothing effect that instantly diffuses the appearance of imperfections, evens out skin tone and minimizes the appearance of pores.
  • Weightless powder acts as a protective veil from UV damage & moisture loss so skin looks and feels smooth, glowing and naturally flawless.

The product is packaged in the standard PF container: it’s bulky, comes with a bad brush, but has a nice sized mirror. These compacts are also easy to depot if you choose to do so.


This powder only comes in two shades: Light/Medium and Medium/Deep. I have the light variety and it has a little bit of shimmer to it, which is not visible on the skin, but rather gives it a glowing, natural sheen. The coverage of this powder is amazing! I wish this had been around in my teenage years. It blocks out any redness and is so easy to apply. I used a powder puff from MAC, but I think I prefer application with a fluffy brush, like the one from Real Techniques. The texture of the powder is very soft, and I love how it feels on my skin. It isn’t heavy and doesn’t make me feel greasy.


Wearing PF BB powder and Coola tinted moisturizer

This powder actually does everything it claims to do. I think this is perfect for summer days; slap it on before heading to the beach, or just carry it in your purse for touch ups. The only downside is that it only comes in two shades. I had no problem with the color match, but those who are very fair might find this too dark. The finish is so natural and it doesn’t look cakey.


This is a great powder for those looking for a drugstore powder with coverage. I recommend it for those with normal to dry skin; I could see this being a little slick for the oily skinned set, but you won’t know until you try it!

Have you tried this powder? What do you think of it?

This entry was posted in Face Powder, Physician's Formula and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to Physicians Formula Super BB Powder in Light Medium

  1. Kitsu says:

    Ooooh I’ve been thinking about buying this one for a while. Glad to know it works, thanks for the review!

  2. I think a BB powder is a really good idea. And your skin looks amazing. Great review! 🙂 x

  3. Do you think you will ever move away from the Dream Matte or is this totally different? Seems that it might be a little more pigmented.

    • MelissaC says:

      Super BB is definitely has more coverage. So far I like it for just freshening up (for example, I had it at the beach over the weekend for when I was done swimming). It will not replace Dream Matte for me…DM is way better as a setting powder. Lightweight, not chalky at all, and of course matte. BB is more of a satin finish.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s