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Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter
Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter

Pearl

Physicians Formula Pearl Butter Highlighter ($10.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a soft white with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented and yielded a smooth, high-shine finish on my skin. The consistency felt slightly wet to the touch, was creamy and smooth, and easy to work with on my skin (both over bare skin as well as over foundation). The added slip helped it slide over my skin with ease without losing intensity or coverage. It never made my skin look more textured. The highlighter wore well for nine hours on me before fading slightly.

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, Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Silica, 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, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Carbonate, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Sodium Hyaluronate, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Pearl
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford TX14 Extreme Shadow
  • Tom Ford TX04 Extreme Shadow
  • Tom Ford Smoked Opaline Private Shadow
  • Tom Ford Videotape Private Shadow
  • Tom Ford Naked City Private Shadow
  • Tom Ford Breathless Private Shadow
  • Tom Ford TFX20 Shadow Extreme
  • Urban Decay Scorch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Lancome Rose Lancome L'Absolu Rouge

Product Availability

Physicians Formula Pearl $10.99/0.17 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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The formula/texture is completely different. Also, Laura Mercier’s had a similar raised, swirled pattern for a few years at the very least 🙂

I have this one and love it! I recall some YouTube people being initially confused/disappointed (maybe just surprised?) in these. Probably because they are wildly different in texture vs the butter bronzers and blushes. As a side note, that lip color is beautiful on you!

It’s gorgeous! I love that even though it’s technically white, and the glow coming off of it is, the base isn’t lightening your skin in a weird chalky way! But alas, I do have Fenty Metal Moon for a similar type of effect. Yet still different…. enough?

While this product is not for me (wrong color, too metallic), I just have to say I love when a ‘budget’ brand nails it. Good for them.

Once again i am verified that highlighter is a product u definately don’t need to pay a lot..drugstore brands do h.lighters perfectly…mostly 10 bucks and under…like this one..

Sounds great I’d love to try the pink one. I lived the one I got from Essence cream to powder smaller round case. They sadly discontinued it is so pretty I wanted a backup. Too late. Wonder how close this is to it. Hate when they discontinue a great item just to make more experimental stuff.

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