I love mineral makeup. It helps me look my best yet at the same time giving a natural, not too-made-up look. Aside from that, I don't break-out from it.
I've tried so many brands mainly from home-based women-owned companies. The only down point is the loose messy powder form it mainly comes in. I've learned to deal with that in the 3-4 years I've used it but I've learned to branch out too and try out drugstore brands that are of good quality yet still maintaining the mineral makeup ingredients I look out for. Plus, I try to look for those in a pressed form.
Physician's Formula is one such brand. They have a whole range of mineral makeup in loose and pressed forms but unfortunately it isn't available locally. I get mine from drugstore.com.
The 100% Mineral Face Brightener is the first face powder I've tried (I've tried a couple of eye shadows from them). Although it isn't a foundation or finishing powder (I already have my HG brands for those), it still looked interesting to me.
The compact has a mirror and a compartment for the brush included at the bottom. It is a bit bulky though because of the dome shaped top of the cover.
I got the Translucent Glow shade for $13.95. The pressed powder has multi-colored flecks of lilac, white and beige in it and is unscented (woo-hoo!). It applied smoothly and silkily without being chalky. I used a fiber optic brush to apply because it is a face brightener. Since I am oily skinned, I only put it on my cheeks and sparingly on my forehead, nose and chin to avoid looking greasy. The brush included isn't really crappy but it's shape isn't very ideal for highlighting powders, imo. Maybe for travel it would do.
For a highlighter it has fair oil-control for me. If it weren't such, I'd definitely put it all over my face. It gave a subtle glow without shimmer. It is now one of my HG highlighters in pressed form (loose mineral form HG's of mine would be Dayna's Minerals Glow Powders and Lumiere's Silk Radiances)!
Here it is swatched on my hand. It is buildable but still not too shimmery.
FOTD with PF Mineral Face Brightener:
No foundation nor lippie. I don't remember what blush I was using here since I took this photo months ago. And as seen in the photo, the powder does give a smooth pore-less effect (from the silica content).
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