I bought this in Light Bronze Pearl. The package was deceiving in that the spray over-lay on the product is a lighter color than the actual product. In store I thought it might be okay. Imagine my surprise when I swirled my brush in the product and applied a glitter-bomb of an orange bronzer! It also exaggerated all my fine lines and wrinkles. A definite NO for me. Someone with darker or warmer, younger skin may have more pleasing results.
i have the shade "beige pearl" and its not a bronzer at all, its shimmery and light and i use it as a highlighter. i am pale and i got the darker shade because its more of a champangne highlighter vs a pink h/l. i love this, a little goes a loooong way!
Just got this and its great! I got it in Beige Pearl, which they say is for medium skin tones. Strangely the one they say is for light skin tones is actually darker?
Was looking for a natural looking gold highlighter which wouldn't make me look shiny. This is a true champagne but light enough to show up on my tan skin.
I only gave this a 3 for packaging because the testers in store were broken and it seems as though the compact isn't very well made!
Its got the product pressed into these lovely pearl shapes and as you use it the product loses those raised pearls but underneath the varying colours of shimmer are baked into circles so it always looks like a pan of pearls :) There is an actual pearl on top of the lid but I wonder how long that'll last?
Under the pan you lift it up and there is a mirror underneath with a little half-moon brush. I can imagine using this on a night out to add some more shimmer, and probably to my detriment! I would suggest using this with fingers because it blends nicely. The mirror is but probably unnecessary - not a product you are likely to leave the house with! Unless you want a 3:30 pickmeup and if so you'll probably be near a mirror at all times?
I tested this against Prestige Skinloving Minerals Bronzing Powder 'pure shimmer' and that is pure gold but with much larger glitter flecks. Not natural!
Overall, I think this is a good option similar to MAC soft & gentle but only AU$30 at Priceline. I have rated it 3 overall because there are actual miniscule flecks you can see, as opposed to just a shimmer or glow.
More about me:
Asian normal skin - tending towards combination in summer
Was acne-prone for years
Foundation preference is to look as yellow as possible, absolutely nil pink
MAC NC-30, Shiseido O60, BeneFit Champagne, Bobbi Brown #4, MUFE Sand/Desert
Sunscreen everyday - alternating between Sofina and Invisible Zinc
Worst packaging ever. When I opened this, all the little pearls fell out and I had to scoop them off the floor and out of the sink.. yuck. It was so hard to get any product on my brush, and when I really went in for it, I knocked the pearls out again. This was so frustrating and disappointing because PF products are expensive for a drugstore. I didn't notice any significant change in my complexion after using this.
by the looks of this in the package, it looks like it will be a wonderfully pigmented highlighter. I used it with the brush it came with, and it took off the shimmery top layer revealing a much darker, regular face powder. Taking it back, this isn't what I was expecting
So i got this in the light pinky beige color (don't remember the name...) and i really like it... just wish it was a little more pigmented. The brush is amazing and perfect cheek size. I feel as though i dont always get enough product on my brush though... :( i might rub my finger on it and add a highlighter to the top of my cheekbones and it looks rlly nice but fades pretty quickly. I've ALWAYS loved physicians formula and this was a little bit of a downer versus their standard in my viewpoint. until i find a better highlighter... i'll guy this again.
I would have chose yes to buying this again, however, it did leave a few shimmer particles that stayed in the pores of my face. I don't mind a subtle sheen, which from looking at it in the box, I thought I might get. I bought the light skin tones and do get a light bronze glow, which I do get. I just don't like a fleck here & there that stayed behind. There wasn't very much of it, but enough to bother me. The product looks like little pearls into pressed powder, not the loose pearls they sell. It has a shiney silver case with a brush underneath with a mirror. I did like that it didn't have cornstarch as the main ingredient which makes my pores congested.