Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation Review

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Hello all,

Quite a few drugstore brands are coming out with cushion foundations now. I had reviewed one from L’Oréal some time ago. Today, I am reviewing the Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Cushion Foundation. Read on to find out more.
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation

$16.99. Prices may vary from store to store.

Product Description:
First ever Mineral ABC Cushion Foundation! Weightless mineral formula provides the multi-tasking benefits of an alphabet cream with the gentle, flawless, skin-perfecting effects of minerals. Revolutionary cushion foundation instantly corrects visible imperfections, blurs fine lines and pores with a perfected air-brushed finish.

ABC Cushion Technology:  Ultra-fluid, lightweight formula delivers an instantly smoothing and firming effect, while hydrating skin for effortless perfection. Unique cushion sponge delivery system dispenses the perfect dose. Each tap delivers customizable light to medium coverage.  Featuring a proprietary ABC blend of complexion enhancing minerals, soothing plant extracts, smoothing anti-oxidants and skin nourishing vitamins for moisturizing and brightening benefits that leave skin with a luminous finish.  Luxurious puff applicator provides a cooling and skin refreshing finish upon application. Ultra-convenient for on-the-go!

My Experience with Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation:

Packaging:  The foundation comes in a gorgeous blue compact with dark blue pearl details. The packaging is adorable and looks more like a jewelry box than a foundation.
Cushion foundation outer packaging

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The lid opens up to reveal a mirror on one side and a sponge applicator sitting on a tray. You need to flip open the tray to reveal the sponge cushion soaked in the liquid foundation.

Cushion foundation

This is a design typical of all cushion foundations and it works pretty well. There is no danger of the liquid foundation leaking.
Cushion foundation pan

The puff/sponge applicator is pretty handy and it actually works quite well. You just need to tap it on the foundation cushion and it picks up the right amount of product. It is also easy to use the puff to blend out the product. You can use a brush as well if you want to but it is not really needed.  The applicator can be washed with water and soap to clean it.

Shade:  This foundation sadly comes only in 3 shade selections – Light, Light/Medium and Medium. I picked up the shade “Light/Medium.” When I had first swatched it on my hand, I had thought it will be too light for me. Fortunately, it looked fine on me after blending, but this is a serious con as it will be very difficult for people to find a suitable shade.
Cusion foundation packaging

Texture/Finish/Coverage/Lasting Power:  Like most cushion foundations, this foundation is quite lightweight too. It is creamy but does not feel heavy at all and blends out very easily.  The coverage is light to medium. It is buildable to some extent but it does not provide full coverage. It does smooth out the skin and brightens up the face, but you cannot depend upon it to hide any heavy skin imperfections.
Foundation sponge

Those of you who do not need heavy coverage can surely try this foundation as it provides a light, natural coverage that does not look cakey or made up at all.
Foundation sponge

The finish is a semi-matte satiny finish. It does not look drying on the skin and does not cling to any dry patches. I personally didn’t need any powder to set it, but if you are super-oily, you might need a powder.

The lasting power is average. It typically lasts around 6-7 hours.

Pros of Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation:

  • Very natural-looking finish.
  • Brightens up the face.
  • Lightweight and provides medium coverage.
  • Easily blendable.
  • Puff applicator works quite well.
  • Good staying power.
  • SPF 50.

Cons of Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation:

  • Does not provide heavy coverage.
  • Very few shade selection.
  • Slightly expensive compared to drugstore brands.

IMBB Rating:

Would I Repurchase/Recommend Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation?
Those of you who like light foundations and do not need very heavy coverage, should surely try it out.
I will not repurchase as I like to try out new products.

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