Organic Wear Finishing Veil Reviewed

by Bionic Beauty on 28.Jun.2008

Phyisicans Formula Organic Wear Finishing VeilPhyisicans Formula Organic Wear Finishing Veil
Physician’s Formula Organic Wear has created quite a stir in the mass-market cosmetics industry. Organic cosmetics and makeup available to every consumer in your normal shopping centers!

When I purchased my Tinted Moisturizer, it can in a bonus pack with a full size Translucent Matte Finishing Veil for face. Finishing Veil’s are used over top of your standard makeup routine to set makeup, create a soft photo finish, and provide a little coverage for blemishes/skin tone with natural SPF (due to the minerals used).

While I have never given a Finishing Veil a shot (Bare Minerals, Ferro, and many other mineral companies offer quite a few choices), I was eager to try.

The Physician’s Formula version comes packaged with it’s own natural bristle brush and a tiny mirror on the lid. You lift off the clear lid and untwist the brush applicator. Underneath is a sifter jar. Tap out a bit of powder product and use the brush to apply.

The packaging is nice. Fully recycleable in most areas (which is a huge bonus for me); however the brush is a bit rough on my face. I switched to my standard softer kabuki brush to apply. The mirror is good for touchups, but is a bit small for full face applications.

The sifter itself is too shallow for my tastes as there is not enough “room” to really tap out a bit of product without spilling it onto the floor or countertop.

The powder contains mica for light-reflecting and kaolin for mattifying. Those with breakout prone skin should test this product carefully as it does contain glycerin and glyercin-related ingredients. There is also come citrus (grapefruit) oil that could act as a potential irritant. And only 24.9% of the ingredients are certified organic. (See ingredient list below.)

As for the veil itself, it wears well. Mine lasted all day and really set my makeup. The finish was soft, not overly matte (you know… that truly *fake* matte look that you see on the streets?). There is a mild scent to the powder- a slight herbal reminiscent of the Tinted Moisturizer from the Organic Wear line. Coverage is minimal, but as it’s not billed as a “cover up” it does the job of veiling your skin nicely. It would score more points with me if the brush was not so rough, more ingredients were organic, and they lost the glycerin; but the powder is nice enough to purchase again.

There is also a Bronze Finishing Veil available that adds a bit of glow to your face.

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Matte Finishing Veil TranslucentPhysician's Formula Finishing Veil powder is now available online at or in local drugstores nationwide. Typical retail price is $13-14.

Ingredients: Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Oryza Sative (Rice) Hull Powder, Glyceryl Caprylate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Cinnamic Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Sodium Levulinate, Tocopherol, Water. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide. *Produced from organic farming.

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