Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

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Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter

Champagne

Physicians Formula Champagne Butter Highlighter ($10.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a smooth, creamy consistency that was slightly wet to the touch in the pot, but it did not feel wet once I applied it to my cheek bones. I liked using my fingertips for application, as it remained blendable and easy to work with that way, but brushes or sponges could be used (the latter will yield the most subtle of finishes). It had a strong, noticeable shine but did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for nine and a half hours.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$10.99/0.17 oz. - $64.65 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "cream-to-powder" texture that has "one-swipe blendable coverage" with a finish that will "smooth skin texture" in addition to highlighting it. It has a spongy, creamy texture that has slight wetness to the touch, but it has the thinner, more powder-like feel of a cream-to-powder product when worked with (whether using fingertips, brushes, or sponges) and not a thicker, true cream texture. The added slip helped the formula blend seamlessly over my cheek bones while retaining coverage and minimizing any disturbance to my foundation/base products. They worked well over bare skin or on top of liquid foundation or powdered foundation in my experience. The wear time ranged between nine and 10 hours on me. They were scented with a beachy, coconutty scent, though I didn't notice it once applied.

Browse all of our Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Vinyl Dimethicone / Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Alumina, Silica, Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance / Parfum, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Carbonate, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Sodium Hyaluronate. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Champagne

PPermanent. $10.99.
A
A
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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95%

Average

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About Reviewer
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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That’s one very beautiful, glowy highlighter. It has a softness to it that gives a natural glow to your face. BUT; it’s the lipstick you have on that’s giving me a case of the lemmings! That shade is perfection.

I think there are others that might be more “flattering,” but it really depends on what look or effect you’re going for – would you wear it alone, etc.

This one looks great! Christine, will you be reviewing the two newer butter bronzer shades? Been wondering just how darker they are compared to โ€œlight bronzerโ€ and โ€œbronzerโ€.

You’ve made me very curious by saying that a sponge would be a more subtle finish. I think I’m going to start playing with sponges more.

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