Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Review

Product description:

Ultra-luxurious bronzer, infused with Murumuru Butter, delivers a radiant Brazilian goddess glow! Moisturizing wonder features ultra-refined pearl and soft-focus pigments that smooth skin texture, brighten skin tone and deliver a gorgeous bronze finish.

Ultra-rich bronzer formula instantly melts into skin, sealing-in moisture to deliver instant and lasting hydration. Incredibly creamy and soft texture combines the best features of a powder and cream bronzer, to deliver a lit-from-within tropical glow unlike any other.

– Infused with a powerful blend of Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter and Tucuma Butter, from the lush and nutrient-rich Amazon. Packed with essential fatty acids and pro-vitamins that soften, condition and moisturize skin, leaving it silky soft.

Featuring unique sponge applicator specially designed to be used with creamy bronzer formula.

Hypoallergenic. Paraben Free. Gluten Free. Cruelty Free. Oil-Free. Non-comedogenic. Dermatologist Approved.


Country of origin: USA

Price: $14,95

Size: 11 g

Looking for a new bronzer to try I was wandering around the store to find Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer, which immediately caught my eye. I got so many impressions using this product and I really want to share them all, so make a cup of coffee and get ready for a longread. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Packaging. This bronzer is packaged in the most beautiful colorful plastic box with palm leaves on it, which immediately make you think of summer, sunny beaches and paradise birds flying all around. Top of the box is transparent, so you can see the product itself, which has a wavy surface and reminds me of sand dunes. The bottom part has a sifter lid and contains a sponge applicator and a mirror, which is super comfy.

Scent. The bronzer has an amazing smell of a coconut oil, which is felt on the skin even after application.

Formula and application. The formula is really rich and silky making a bronzer super easy to use – it is well pigmented, but applies onto skin nicely and lays down a very thin veil, allowing you to adjust the intensity of the color.

As to the sponge that comes together with the bronzer, I was a little bit skeptical about it first, because most often brushes, sponges and applicators coming together with the product are pretty useless. But this is definitely not the case. After couple months of using my regular brushes with this bronzer I decided on using a sponge, which was intact until now. And I can’t tell you how much surprised I was. The manufacturer says that this sponge was designed to be used with butter products and that is absolutely true. This sponge picks the product nicely, spreads it all over the skin making it look natural and glowy. I would only warn from picking up too much product on the sponge, preventing it from looking uneven and splotchy on the skin.

Color. There are two shades in the range – Light Bronzer and Bronzer. I have super fair skin, which stays quite fair even in summer and usually I would stick to the lightest shade in the range. But this time I decided to go with the darker shade. The lighter one, which is light bronzer, had somewhat rosy undertone to it, which doesn’t work well for me, because my skin has a yellow undertone. Besides, this shade didn’t look much lighter than Bronzer shade, that was more on the yellowy side and had a grey undertone to it. So I decided to go with a Bronzer shade.

Eventually I made sure this choice was the right one and I am super happy with the color, but matter of fact is that color range can really upset  of the biggest problems with this product. Those two shades will look great on fair skin, light skin and light to medium skin, and from my perspective this will not affect the rating. But if you are a woman of color, you may become really upset with the shade range situation.

Wear. Product feels nicely on the skin and wears great throughout the day. During summer time I have combo to oily skin but using this bronzer I never worry about my makeup even in the hottest weather.

General impressions. It appeals to my aesthetical feelings so much and smells and works so good – you just cannot ask for more. I love to use this bronzer on a daily basis, it is also handy to have it in your bag for using throughout the day and have it on a vacation. It applies onto the skin nicely, blends just amazingly, looks great and works with almost any makeup. What’s more, sometimes I use it as a base shade for my warm summer makeup.

I really loved the formula of the bronzer and would also want to have same product but a little bit cooler in shade to use it for contouring.

This product will definitely not work with each and every skin tone, because two shades in the range suit mostly lighter skin tones and that is the only drawback I can see from the user’s point of view.

Will I buy it again? Definitely yes.

Did it do what it said it would? Yes, the bronzer leaves skin moisturized and really soft and silky to the touch. It looks even, radiant and glows naturally from the inside.


Pros: color, smell, texture, the way it makes skin look, packaging, mirror inside, usable sponge

Cons: shade range (will not work for women of color)


Overall rating: 5/5

*from the perspective of a lighter skinned girl

Ingredients: Talc, Synthetic Sapphire, Mica, Dimethiconol Stearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Fragrance, Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Lecithin, Polybutene, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol

May Contain: Iron Oxides, Red 7 Lake, Titanium Dioxide

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