Physicians Formula Glow Boosting Bronzer


 I’ve been putting off posting about the Physicians Formula products in the hope that they may have launched in the UK by now. I kind of thought they might do something before Christmas but alas we appear to be no closer and I have no more news so I thought I would just go ahead and review the bits and pieces I have.. this is one of my favourites.


 When I first opened it up I thought it was basically a golden powder, total nightmare scenario for a glitter-phobe like myself and I assumed I would hate it but crisis averted.. it was just a pretty overspray. The same thing happened with their Happy Booster Blush, if you have been following me for a while you may remember my review where I was ranting how disco ball it made my face and then I realised it was just the top layer. Okay PF it makes the product look nice but it’s totally impractical and had I seen this in store I would NEVER have picked it up because it looked so glittery.. you could be losing customers!


Once you get past that gold the powder is a sheer bronze that has a beautiful sheen so serves the purpose of both bronzer and highlight. I would say that if you’re super pale this could er on the orange side.. I applied it heavily for the below picture so that the colour would pick up on camera. You can definitely get a more subtle effect but I would rather use this as a highlight on top of another bronzer because it’s not the perfect tone for my skin but I can see ho on warmer or darker complexions this could serve double duty.



Have you tried this? It’s really gorgeous and if I already had some colour, maybe in the summer or after a holiday I would reach for this but it doesn’t work so well trying to warm up my pale skin from nothing.

Available online here for £7.45 plus (astronomical) P+P from eBay US

Miss BB



  1. 19 November, 2013 / 1:55 pm

    sigh too bad they haven’t launched yet, I have a couple PF products I like but haven’t tried this one. Good to know about the glitter!

  2. 19 November, 2013 / 4:16 pm

    This looks very pretty in the pan, but like you I have pale skin, so this would only work for me when I have a tan.

    Loving the snow 🙂

    Paula at Beauty Lover

  3. 19 November, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    Lovely post this product looks so like guerlain xx

    • missbudgetbeauty
      19 November, 2013 / 6:20 pm

      once upon a time I worked next to a guerlain counter and I though the same when I saw it

  4. 20 November, 2013 / 4:50 am

    I have been debating on whether to purchase this item or not. All the colors are soooooo gorgeous. I’m purchasing it soon. It looks like a convient item to have in your makeup collection. Great post!

  5. 21 November, 2013 / 10:18 pm

    This looks lovely, it’ll be one of the first PF things I pick up I think
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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