Saturday, November 19, 2011

Physician's Formula Bronze Booster: Swatch & Review!

Today's featured product is the Physician's Formula Bronze Booster. I have been really curious about trying this product because I've never used anything like it before: the actual product is small balls of bronzer powder! Kind of like a ball bath at McDonalds but a zillion times more sanitary.


This product especially reminds me of the Guerlain Meteorite products (I would be willing to bet Physician's Formula modeled this product after those), but the PF product is a fraction of the price!

If you look closely at this picture, you may see someone you recognize! Hello!

The lid screws off, which to be honest is a little bit of a hassle considering I had to try many times to get it to screw back on correctly. The product comes with a mirror on the inside of the lid, a brush, and a powder puff.


I personally think this is something you would want to use a brush in. A sponge/puff may work but a brush would be easier to really work through the product.


Now for the moment of truth: the swatch. Ugh. I hate it. For my skin tone, I think this is way to shimmery and the color just doesn't work. It isn't light enough for a highlight, is too shimmery for an all-over color, and no where near an actual bronzer shade. The only time I could ever see myself utilizing this is if I was a Greek Goddess for a costume party. Otherwise, it just doesn't work.


If you have oily skin, I wouldn't dare touch it. However, if you have a very dark complexion, I think this would be a great highlighter. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this product. It's unfortunate because it is so pretty to look at!

Have you tried this product? Do you have any suggestions for a way I could make it work better on me?!
xx, Allison

22 comments:

  1. Oh wow! That looks sooo pretty! I definately want to buy that!

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  2. Such a shame that it hasn't worked out for you... perhaps in the warmer months you could use it more as a highlighter, or dusted over your chest and arms for nights out. In the meantime it could make a nice base for a coppery/bronze eye look perhaps x

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  3. you could try and use it as eyeshadow, or dust it over your body if you are going out at night. you could also use your finger to swipe i tiny bit above your cupids bow, your brow bone, or to highlight near your outer eye bone area where people like to highlight

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  4. Thanks so much for this review I've actually been thinking about buying this product but now that I know it looks like that on light skin tones I don't think I will. Too much shimmer and not enough bronze!
    xx

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  5. I agree, I bought this and it was far too glittery for me!

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  6. Also, the bronze booster in the compact is a much better bronzer, IMO. No shimmer and a realistic color.

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  7. to shimmery for bronzer but a color like that would look gorgeous as an eye shadow!

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  8. Justine (Productrater)November 19, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    I love the bronze booster in the powder format, I've been using it for years and there isn't a dent in it.

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  9. I haven't tried it but have heard so many good things about the PF products in general, so I was planning to try one. I was thinking of maybe getting a happy booster, but after seeing this review I don't know if it is a good idea. Thanks so much for a different sort of blog post... I love to see things people ion't like too!

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  10. Return it if it doesn't work.

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  11. I really wish this worked! It looks so pretty and I'm looking for a new bronzer to try out! oh well....

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  12. I bought the light/medium in the compact. I never wore bronzer, as I have melasma on the top of each cheekbone, (which I cover up as best that I can) but the PF compact in light surprised me; my face looked lit-up and well...healthy. Not oily or garish, just really healthy.

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  13. maybe you could use it as an eyeshadow instead :)

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  14. Have you tried their Cashmere Bronzer? It's one of my favorites, and has a LOT less shimmer than this!

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  15. Ohh love the look of this, its gorgeous! Agree that it isnt the most wearable shade though!
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    xo

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  16. I would try the pressed powder version in the darkest color. I have lighter skin than you and it looks FABULOUS!! Less shimmer than this version.

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  17. That definitely don't look like it would look good on lighter skin tone! Way to organge-y and shimmery for me! But I think this would look amazing on darker skin! Thanks for the post! :)

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  18. I have never used this product. The pkg looks pretty though...
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  19. I agree with Nisha, maybe use it as an eyeshadow? I've heard really good things about the happy booster in the compact as well. Let us know if you find a way to make it work! :)

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  20. Hopefully you kept the receipt =)

    In the past, I have gone on the PF website and they have this "shimmer" type of scale and if you click on the products or hover over them it will tell you the shimmer scale effect of that product. I found it to be super useful when picking up some new PF products =)

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