Sunday, December 26, 2010

Shine On... Without Looking Like a Discoball :)

During the holiday season it's perfectly normal to have a bit of shimmer and sparkle to your makeup (although I tend to opt for shimmer throughout the year). For the past two days I've been sporting a shimmery highlight by Physician's Formula which you probably saw in my last haul post.


I picked this highlighter up after I saw a few youtubers talking about it and I love highlights for giving my cheeks and face a healthy glow. The design on the powder as well as the pretty pearlescent sheen also caught my eye. There are several variations which you can choose from this line and I got the lightest shade in Translucent Pearl. You get a decent amount of product, 8 grams or .28 oz, for about $15. Physician's Formula is not exactly the most inexpensive drugstore line but their products are quite reliable in terms of quality.

You can see the powder is made up of several shades which are pressed together so that you get a multidimensional glow. The powder is very finely milled and when you sweep your finger or brush across it, fallout does not occur and there is no chalkiness.


The compact flips open to reveal a dinky brush which is flimsy and not soft at all. I tossed the brush in the trash because I was not going to use it anyway. There is also a mirror which can be handy if you like to touch up your makeup.

You can see that the powder is finely milled with just the right amount of pigmentation. The color glides onto my fingers easily and does not leave loose powder in the compact which I like.


This is a heavy swatch on my hand because I used my finger to pick up the color. I suggest using a brush to apply this to the high points of your face. The E.L.F Studio Complexion Brush does a decent job but I should probably find a more precise brush to place my highlight. On the face, this product imparts a soft, shimmery finish and I will definitely be reaching for this throughout the winter season. I can see this looking great on pale people but it can look decent on a variety of darker skin tones. There are some darker versions of this product so you can decide for yourself what will look best on you :)

4 comments:

  1. oo that looks like it'd be a really pretty highlighter...ughh but I'm still trying to finish the HUGE lioele bb touch highlighter >< ahhh... the swatch is lovely tho~

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  2. Really nice swatch! :) I do love the highlighter.. it's beautiful :)

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  3. InsideOut Elle: I have a few highlighters I need to finish too >.< I find myself reaching for powder highlighters more often than liquid because they're easier and faster to blend out....

    Rainy Days: It really is beautiful :) It feels like a high end product for sure!

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  4. Pretty! I love finding non-glittery highlighters... this looks likes the new MAC Blush from the Mickey Contractor collection.

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