Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Physician's Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Airbrushing Bronzing Veil Deluxe Edition Review

Okay, first off, before we get into anything else, can I just talk about how this is the longest product I've ever come across? It's definitely a mouthful (or should that be eyeful?). I had to cross check the name several times to make sure I was getting it right.

Now then.

I'm not regularly a bronzer girl (although you might have seen my reviews on Nars Casino and Bare Minerals The Deep End bronzers). I usually use matte bronzers to add a bit of a contour, but I never really wrapped my head around the concept of a bronzer being used to add warmth all over the face. I mean, as a brown girl, adding more brown to my face kinda seemed... counterproductive.

I've had this bronzer in my sights in a very in-and-out fashion. I mean, I was intrigued by the design, and I was intrigued by the packaging, but what made me hesitate was the price. I mean sure, Physician's Formula is a drugstore brand but it tends to be on the pricier side of drugstore. So when Ulta had their 40% sale on Physician's Formula products, I decided to bite the bullet.


The packaging is gold plastic, quite bulky but not very weighty. I rather like it, to me it looks rather elegant without being ostentatious. I also really like the design, that sunburst design is so, so pretty. To be honest I pretty much got this just for the design!


The shade I have is Medium to Dark. I have to mention right off the bat that this is not a matte bronzer. It's a shimmery bronzer, and furthermore, it's a rather orange-toned bronzer. So it's definitely not a good idea to use this as a contour shade. One, because of it's shimmer, and two, because it's orange.


The packaging, as I mentioned, is bulky, because of the extra pocket under the product pan that houses a brush. The brush isn't good, it's very floppy and doesn't pick up the product very well. I'm not even sure if it would be good in a pinch, really.


Look at that design. Isn't it gorgeous? I've used it several times now and the design is still pretty much intact.

Serious talk now. This bronzer? Love it. Yeah, it's orange, and yeah, it's shimmery, but man, does it add a gorgeous glow to my face! The orange tones definitely work for my warm skin, and enhance it. Let's get it straight - this doesn't add brown-ness to my skin, it just makes my skin... look better. Like I've been on the beach, relaxing on a recliner, sipping pina coladas and mai tais, soaking up some sun. Or like I'm in a J Lo video.


You can see that it's not insomuch shimmery as much as it's glowy. It shows up, but it's not over the top, nor is it subtle.

The Physician's Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Airbrushing Bronzing Veil Deluxe Edition (phew!) has great pigmentation. It applies smoothly and blends out easily, I use my Real Techniques Blush brush to apply, and it picks up the product easily. It lasts 5 hours on bare skin, and a little longer over foundation. It works great with or without blush. I feel like this shade will work on people with my skintone and lighter (I'm NC42) but I don't think it'll work quite the same on deeper skins, which is unfortunate.

Here's how it looks on me (note that I don't have any blush on, only the bronzer)


It gives me such glowy, healthy skin, and I've been reaching for it a lot more than I expected to when I first bought it, frankly. If  you're looking for a bronzer that'll give you a genuine glow, you should definitely give this a try!

BGMM Rating: A-

13 comments:

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    1. You win comment of the year, lol.

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  2. I stay away from shimmery bronzers..infact I don't think I have any on hand right now..physician's formula always has the best design on their powders!

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    1. I was surprised I liked this as much as I do because I'm a huge fan of mattes! This one has some kind of magic almost!

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  3. The packaging/embossing of Physicians Formula always is stunning. And I love the J Lo glow on you. Better get dancing, girl!

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Thanks! I'll have to skip the dancing on account of my two left feet but I'm all for a good glow! :)

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    2. It´s J Lo. Just shake the booty.

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  4. somehow i dont like to use shimmer in bronzer because i already have a oily skin and anything shimmer on face is a big no for me...though on u it looks beautiful!

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    1. Hi Rachna! I have oily skin too, and this doesn't make me look oily, It just makes me look healthy! It might be worth a try if you get it on a deep discount :)

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  5. I've never considered a shimmery bronzer... but oh boy this is tempting.

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  6. Firstly, what pretty eyes you have! :)

    That design is so pretty, and it does look like a summery glow on you (something I crave!)! I don't do bronzer often, because almost everything I've tried looks a little muddy or orange on me. I will give this one a go soon! :)

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    1. You should! I'm not a bronzer girl usually but this changed my mind :)

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