loverlover1328's review of Physicians Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls Bronzer


13 reviews

46% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$


Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

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 nice but 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 anyway?
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

Edit: Not a repurch for me - there are so many better highlighters and illuminators out now, and I feel like this has a slight grey cast on my skin which I didn't notice before. This is still ok for "drugstore" but for the price you may as well buy the Balm Mary Lou Manizer for $30

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