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?

Do share!

Stay beautiful, xo.


Pixi MultiBalm (Baby Petal) Review:

I’ve gotten quite the spread of PR samples from Pixi Beauty, and absolutely loved all that I have tried from the brand. However, Pixi’s MultiBalm Stick ($12 for 0.23oz) didn’t exactly work for me. I have no complaints about the product in general- it’s great. I’m thinking the shade (Baby Petal) I received was far too light for my skin tone.

Hear me out.

Product Details:

• The crème-to-powder texture is great for cheeks and leaves a natural finish on lips

• Awakens skin by adding a touch of color to the face.

• Infused with aloe vera, shea butter, and rose hip oil to protect

• Try one shade on cheeks & lips to look pulled-together instantly!

• Travel friendly

•Not tested on animals

Baby Petal is a very, very neutral pinkish nude.

Although the swatch depicts a good amount of pigmentation, that wasn’t the case upon application. When applying Pixi’s MultiBalm Stick to my cheeks and lips, barely any color showed through. The proof is in the pic. Lol.

In my opinion, I think this shade would benefit porcelain skin tones rather than light (me) to deeper complexions.

I beg to differ with the creme to powder texture. It is indeed creamy, but does not set powdery. It’s more of a creamy/balmy texture, which I like.

The formulation of the product is lightweight, easy to apply, easy to blend, not buildable from what I can tell with this shade, comfortable to wear, has a good amount of hydration, and is perfect for all skin types, especially dry skin. I am not so sure about the color payoff, but by the dewiness I felt lingering on my skin, it was about 6 hours. My lips stayed for about two hours, and that was due to eating and drinking.

Give this product a chance if you are a fan of Pixi. There are more pros than cons to Pixi’s MultiBalm stick. You just have to find the shade that works best for you. Nudes were never my thing, or shade of choice. Lol. I’m going to see what the other colors have to offer. By what I am gathering on the Pixi Beauty site, Soft Strawberry is looking like a strong contender. Target here I come!

Stay beautiful! Xo.


Lorac California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette Review:

Happy Fall Equinox glamour babes! Could you believe it?! Fall has officially crept up on us in its good old fashion style-sneaky! So, as you have your pumpkin spiced latte in one hand, Lorac’s California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette should be in the other (on sale for $15. Orig. $30).

Even though it’s a summer palette, the soft, universal shades are neutral enough to wear during all seasons.

The limited Edition Palette has a variety of shades, containing 6 Matte and 7 Shimmer finishes.

Sandcastle is a warm pearl shimmer.

Button is a linen shimmer.

Overcast is a dusty lilac matte.

Bonfire is a pastel mauve matte.

Hot Toddy is a rose mauve matte.

Starfish is a coral bronze shimmer.

Seaside is a deep emerald shimmer.

Cable Knit is a plum wine matte.

Cozy is a khaki matte

Boots is a blue steel shimmer.

Kitty Cat (my favorite) is a bronze pewter shimmer that looks more like a foil finish.

65 Degrees is a pink champagne shimmer, and is the least pigmented out of the twelve. I use it to highlight my brow bones or base for the lids.

The formulation of the eyeshadows are finely milled with a super soft texture. When applying, I suggest using some sort of an eyeshadow shield to prevent fallout. These can get messy. They are highly pigmented, comfortable to wear, blends and builds well, does not crease or run, and works for all skin tones.

You can play them up or down. Either way you do it, your eyes will stand out beautifully. I love creating pale, dusty lids and lining my lower lash line with a more deeper shade (Kitty Cat) to make my eyes pop.

I haven’t worn eyeshadow in 10 years (crazy I know) so I am having a ton of fun at the moment experimenting with various palettes, especially this one. Like I need another addiction, lol. At least it’s affordable…….hahahahaha. Yea right. Who am I kidding?!

The longevity of these eyeshadows last just as long as the California Dreaming Cheek Palette- 8 to 9 hours with or without primer. You’re probably better off using a shadow primer to keep the hues rich. They will fade a bit without it.

Lorac’s California Dreaming Eyeshadow Palette is available online at LoracCosmetics.com for the sale price above, which is a nice steal for a high end palette.

Do you think you’ll grab one?! Way or no way?

Stay beautiful! Xo.


Lorac Cosmetics California Dreaming Cheek Palette Review:

Do not let this palette get away glamour babes. Lorac Cosmetics California Dreaming Cheek Palette is definitely one to consider owning. The shades are beautiful. And, it is now on sale for $21 (orig $30 for 0.48oz) on their site!!! Link is above.

The cheek palette carries four limited edition shades that will add highlight, color, and glow to your complexion.

Sunlight is a warm gold pearl shimmer.

Wavelength is a soft warm pink shimmer.

Ray is a warm dusty matte rose, that works nicely as a contour shade.

Golden Hour is a rose gold bronze shimmer.

Ray and Golden Hour are very dark for fair skin tones. I’d go in with a light hand when applying these two shades. Lightly swirl and tap your brush of any excess powder. If bronzers or blushes are something you’re not use to wearing. The colors can come off as overwhelming.
Perfect for everyday wear. The formulation of the four are finely milled (kick back alert), richly pigmented, velvety smooth, lightweight, comfortable to wear, apply evenly and easily, blendable, buildable, flattering on all skin tones, and have a frosted pearl finish, except for Ray.

You can wear them invidually or mix and match the shades to create a customizable one.
I didn’t get that creative. I liked wearing the neutral toned hues separately, using Ray as a contour, and sometimes as a rosy blush to get some color back into those cheeks of mine.

The color payoff is great. Sunlight, Wavelength, Ray, and Golden Hour stayed intact for a full nine hours, showing lots of glow, vibrancy and warmth throughout the entire day.

So, what do you think of Lorac’s California Dreaming Cheek Palette?

Is she pickin up a good vibration?

Do share your thoughts!

Stay beautiful! Xo.