I really like this bronzer and love that it's natural and partly organic. The color is great, not real brown or orangey. It doesn't go on heavy or look cakey. I will definately buy this again.
I've used lots of Physician's Formula products over the years. I was looking for an inexpensive bronzer to use on my fair skin during the wintertime to warm me up a little bit. I was looking for Milani and my local Target didn't have it, so I decided to try this.
I have another Physician's Formula bronzer and I hate it, but I like this one so far. It's smooth and light and really pretty on. I bought the one for light skin.
It doesn't seem to give a TON of color, so if you are looking for a really strong pigment this may not be for you. But for a sheer wash of bronzer this is great. I just needed a little something for the days when I don't wear foundation. ;)
It does have a weird smell. I noticed it yesterday and thought it was my brush but it's the makeup. It goes away within a half hour or so, and by the time I got to work yesterday I couldn't smell it.
This is my 2nd time using it, so I may return to this review after I've used it for a week.
its so-so. its not quite as dark as i would like it.it works better for an all over powder/brightener.my husband could smell it on my face which turned me off of it.ive tried soo many bronzers and im loveing too faced beach bunny bronzer right now!
I bought the "Healthy Glow" color (the one with the lavendar in it) for my light to medium skin. I was disappointed the first time I tried it because the bronzer did not appear to add any color to my cheeks whatsoever, even after I applied another layer. I was ready to return it, but I decided to give it another try the next day. I'm glad I did. The second time I tried it, the color showed up. There must have been some translucent layer on it when it's new. Anyway, the product is very soft (fine powder), and it's not sparkly like other bronzer's I've tried. It added a nice healthy glow to my skin (hence the name)--not garish at all. The cardboard packaging is cute...and light. The lid to the bronzer and the lid to the little brush in the compartment on the underside of the bronzer closes with a little magnet. I won't ever use the brush it comes with, but it's nice to have a little compartment on the bottom (good for blotting sheets, etc.). It also houses a handy mirror. Since the packaging is light, it won't add to the weight of your handbag. Best thing about it is it contains no parabens and other gunk that most other products contain. Thumbs up to PF!
I FREAKIN LOVE THIS PRODUCT! it's almost as good as bare escentuals.
PROS: goes on SO smooth, especially if you apply moisturizer right beforehand, no caking; natural looking tan (i'm a medium/olive complexion depending on the season), there's no need to apply more than twice, makes my complexion brighter and healthy-looking.
CONS: the smell (i'm not sure what it is, but i need to spritz on extra perfume before i leave the house so it can cover up the smell), the container (i know it's eco-friendly and whatever, but i left it by the sink and it got wet, the cardboard is gross looking now. lol but that's my fault.), the brush sucks--i recommend using the kabuki brush from BE, goes on more evenly
LOVE, would repurchase and even though it's $15, it's a lot cheaper and less messier than bare escentuals =)
I love this bronzer! It seems in the past whenever I have tried bronzers designed for fair skin, they has chunks of bronze or gold shimmer in them and it just looked so fake to me. This is a perfect,natural tan shade. The formula is very light weight and breathable. It blends very well, and doesn't irritate my skin or cause breakouts or clog pores.
I love the earthy packaging and the cute brush it comes with.
It looks like it will last a long time, as well.
Nice look, but...smells exactly like fish bait. Absolutely no exaggeration whatsoever. What a complete waste of money. Don't buy this unless you want to carry a stinch.
PROS: The color was nice for my skin tone. It was a matte shade that didn't overwhelm my skin, and didn't look fake. The organic ingredients are a nice touch; hasn't made me break out. Also, I love the packaging. It's cute with the mirror and the design. Although the quality is somewhat mediocre.
CONS: I tried to use a bronzer brush or a small powder brush, and the pigment didn't pick up very easily. I had to use a smaller blush brush to really kind of swirl, swirl so the poweder pigments would come up. Once on the skin, it was harder to blend, since 1) the pigments were too concentrated on the blush brush; and 2) I don't know, it just didn't blend out and spread very well.
Oh yes, and I cannot stand the smell either. I wonder if people that are close to your face could smell it,
Everything just seemed stuck in one spot. I had to go through my bag of tricks to blend this powder. Once I got the hang of it, the glow on my skin was really nice and the color was very natural, as I've already said.
I'm sort of on the fence on whether I'd buy this product again. I think it makes for a great everyday bronzer as long as you know how to really blend it in. Otherwise, you give your tell away, since it could end up looking stripe-y.
And by the way, throw out the brush that comes with it. The size is horrible and the bristles are quite stiff. Definitely not to be used for bronzers, blushers, or anything for that matter. I used it just to see what's up, and it didn't pick up any color.
this stuff is very weird but when you put it on it just looks flawless, its summer and its blazing hot here in south texas and this has not broken me out once. it seems to not interrupt my face at all! its incredible! after discovering that makeup was causing my face horrors i bought the set of this after trying everything!!!!! department store to drug store and this bronzer is terrific. cant wait till winter to try the powder and concealer that came with it!!!!!! oh ya about the smell.....i havent really noticed but up close it does smell like child's craft paste! still HG bronzer for sure...
this bronzer makes me look like an oompa loompa.....good for if you're going for the guidette look