Physicians Formula Super BB Powder in Light Medium

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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.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION (from PhysiciansFormula.com)

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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