Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter Review:

I went (Harmon), I saw, I got excited, I bought, I swatched, and I tried Physicians Formula New Butter Highlighters ($9.99 for 0.17 oz), and didn’t fall in love with them as I was hoping I would glamour babes.

The highlighters come in four shades-Rose Gold, Pink Rose, Champagne, and Pearl. I purchased Rose Gold and Pink Rose. Champagne and Pearl were sold out.

Rose Gold is a warm pinkish coppery gold.

Pink Rose is a soft rosy pink.

Let me just tell you a little bit about PF Murumuru Butter Highlighters before I share my dislikes.

These multi-dimensional cream to powder highlighters are infused with Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter, and Tucuma Butter. As well as ultra refined pearls and soft focus pigments that will help smooth skin texture, brighten skin tone, and deliver a gorgeous highlighted finish.

The formulation reminds me somewhat of Colourpop’s Super Shock Highlighters. They have a mousse like bouncy texture, are lightweight, creamy, easy to apply, easy to blend, not so much buildable, and have an ultra metallic sheen finish with a lovely tropical scent of coconut lingering through each highlighter. I will say that Colourpop’s are indeed buildable and carry a lovely pearlized finish. I did not care the metallic sheen finish along with the Hydrating Brazilian Butter infusion. The shine only enhanced my oily t-zone and enlarged my pores. My skin looked and felt super oily. I think these would work best for normal to drier complexions, and possibly medium to deeper skin tones. Oily skin is a no go though.

The pigmentation was great when I did the swatches, but I was a little sad to see that there was barely any color on my cheeks. In the photos I went heavy handed with the application so you can see the shades better. The color melted into my cheeks and vanished when I began to blend them into my skin. What’s up with the pigmentation factor lately? I really wanted to love these. I’m a huge fan of Physicians Formula. Sigh.

Wear time was about 7 hours before I washed away the glossy face staring back at me. There was too much shimmery dew going on.

I’m going to play around with these some more. Maybe I can layer the Butter Highlighters over a powder blush or try them as an eyeshadow.
Physicians Formula Butter Highlighters are available at Harmon Face Values and Bed Bath and Beyond.

Do you think you’ll try them?

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Stay beautiful, xo.

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