Top: Physician’s Formula Super CC+ Powder
Bottom: Physician’s Formula Super BB Cream Compact
I tested both the CC and BB compacts from Physician’s Formula on my friend Ellie because she wears minimal makeup and I wanted to see how she felt towards them since these products target women who want minimal makeup, but a fair amount of coverage. (I’m a heavy makeup wearer, fyi.)
The Super CC+ POWDER Compact comes with a lower compartment that contains an application brush and the compact itself is palm-sized. It’s available in two shades, Light and Light/Medium, and runs for $13.95. The CC+ Powder is SPF 30 and claims to visibly corrects age spots, dark circles, blemishes, dullness, uneven skin tone, redness, dark shadows, discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles and signs of fatigue. Not only does it aim to do all that, but also contains color-correcting pigments and anti-aging components.
This photo is after application of Light/Medium and it definitely covered her few imperfections but still looked natural. I used the brush provided in the compact to deposit the powder over her face, but the brush provided was light so I began applying it with one of my own powder brushes for additional coverage.
Ellie said it felt light and even looked light on the skin but she had a bit of dry skin around her nose that became more visible with the powder over it. When looking at her face, it looked natural and after wearing it for 6+ hours, the coverage stayed in place and had minimal signs of fading. So if you want minimal coverage but still something on your face, this compact is perfect!
The Super BB CREAM Compact comes with a lower compartment that contains an application sponge and the compact itself is palm-sized. It’s available in two shades, Light and Light/Medium, and runs for $14.95. Not only is the BB Cream SPF 30, but it also claims to have 10+ beauty benefits: smoothing, moisturizing, protecting, firming, priming, filling, perfecting, concealing, brightening, line-softening, and long-wearing. It replaces the need to apply a separate moisturizer, foundation and SPF product.
Ellie said it felt light and even looked light on the skin. When looking at her face, it looked effortlessly flawless and quite natural. It wasn’t sticky after application, as many creams are, which was a pleasant surprise. After wearing it for 6+ hours, the coverage stayed in place, which is really impressive for a drugstore product. If you want minimal coverage but still something on your face, this compact is perfect! Also, the benefits are pretty great: it has Vitamin C and E to help brighten the skin and won’t leave skin looking (or feeling) shiny and greasy.
VERDICT: Both Physician’s Formula compacts are perfect and light-weight for summer, aka how your makeup should be! How to pick just one? Go with the CC Powder if you have oily skin or desire a more matte finish and the BB Cream if you have dry skin or prefer a fresh luminous finish.
NOTE: This post is not sponsored. Samples were provided for review. All thoughts are my own. All photos are my own.