Physicians Formula Deep Bronzer Butter Bronzer ($14.99 for 0.38 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, slightly red undertones and a satin sheen. I had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly on my skin and blended out nicely along the edges with little effort. The powder was soft, smooth, and dense without being too stiff or firmly pressed in the pan, so I could easily pick it up with my brush and apply it to my skin. This shade had a subtle sheen to the finish but wasn’t as shimmery as Sunkissed Bronzer in the formula. This shade wore well for eight hours on me.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$14.99/0.38 oz. - $39.45 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to be "ultra-rich" and "melt into skin" with a "creamy and soft texture." They are fairly pigmented with soft, smooth, and lightly creamy textures that are denser but not stiff or difficult to pickup or to apply. The powders sit well on the skin with natural, luminous finishes that don't emphasize skin texture. They tended to last around eight hours on me. They have a very strong, coconut scent to them that is apparent while on the face at times.
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Talc, Synthetic Sapphire, Mica, Dimethiconol Stearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Octyldodeyl Stearoyl Stearate, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Fragrance/Parfum, Polybutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Oleate, Citric Acid, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850).
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