Physicians Formula is the #1 best selling bronzer brand in North America. They offer a huge line with a large variety of bronzers for every skin tone, skin type, and finish to recreate that summer glow, throughout the entire year. I have a selection of some of their top products in their bronzer range to share with you, each with a unique attribute. I’m a huge blush fiend and I collect blushes like there’s no tomorrow, but these bronzers are definitely collector-worthy because each of these serve a specific purpose with a specific look. Gotta collect them all!
Physicians Formula Glow-Boosting 2-in-1 Bronzer & Highlighter in Medium to Dark (C$19.99) is a bronzer & highlighter is formulated with 24 Karat gold. It also claims to be hypoallergenic, paraben-free, gluten-free, fragrance-free, oil-free, and non-comedogenic. The bronzer side is a neutral brown that’s very soft, slightly powdery, and not too pigmented so that it’s easy to apply and won’t go overboard. The highlighter side is a chunky yellow gold with large glitter particles that doesn’t blend in too well with the skin, looking too yellow and also too glittery.
Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Bronzer & Blush in Light/Medium (C$19.99) is a beauty balm bronzer and blush duo that helps to create a healthy looking glow. It contains a multi-tasking BB Brush and Mirror, as well as 10 beauty benefits – bronzing, healthy glow, smoothing, perfecting, protecting, highlighting, airbrushing, line-softening, brightening, and long-wearing. This is my favourite of the five as it’s super soft, pigmented, and applies smoothly. The bronzer side is a neutral light-medium brown, and the blush side is a cool toned coral pink. The brush is a cool “M” shaped brush with two humps that will help apply each side of this powder on a precise area of the cheek – the bronzer part is matte and not orange at all so you can easily use this as a contour palette too.
Physicians Formula City Glow Daily Defense Bronzer in New York (C$19.99) mimics natural glow from the sun and provides advanced protection against urban environmental aggressors, for the ultimate healthy-looking tan glow. Some of its benefits include anti-aging, anti-dullness, anti-grey, anti-stress, and anti-pollution. The bottom part of New York is a light-medium neutral brown, and the top part is a light warm brown that leans a bit yellow. This bronzer isn’t very pigmented, and you can easily use this as an all over powder even for the most bronzer-shy of users. If you prefer a stronger bronzing effect, this isn’t the powder for you.
Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Bronzer (C$19.99) is infused with 100% Pure Argan Oil (#6 on the ingredients list!), know as liquid gold for its rich conditioning benefits that can improve skin’s brightness, tone, texture and elasticity. This is the only scented bronzer of the five, and the one with the most finely milled shimmer. There are three shades in this powder – a medium warm brown with gold shimmer, light champagne brown with champagne shimmer, and light yellow gold with gold shimmer. The three shades blended together create the most magical glow. The texture is also ultra soft, and it’s relatively pigmented in that you can achieve a healthy glow without applying too much product. The downside is that the scent is super overwhelming; I can smell even after about an hour on my face, and it’s so strong that it’s quite nauseating. It’s like a decadent, sweet gourmand scent. If you’re a fan of glow and are okay with scented products, then this is the product for you.
Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Bronzer in Light Bronzer (C$19.99) is the least bronzey of the five bronzers here. It has 4 shades that mix together, but all of the shades are light like highlighters. Depending on the shade, the shimmer is either finely milled (top two shades) or slightly chunky (bottom two shades), but the end result is a still a slightly chunky shimmer.
My top choices of the five are the Super BB Bronzer & Blush and the Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Bronzer. The Super BB Bronzer & Blush is just so convenient to apply in the mornings, one swipe of the M-shaped brush and you’ve got your blush and contour/bronzer in one. The texture is smooth and it’s also pigmented, which requires a lot less effort during those busy mornings. The Argan Wear Argan Oil Bronzer has such a lovely smooth texture, that, despite the scent, I just can’t help but love. The three different shades mix together to create a beautiful sun-kissed look, as if you just came back from a warm beach vacation.
Physicians Formula offers such a wide variety of bronzers for everyone that it’s definitely work a look. You can purchase Physicians Formula at Shopper’s Drug Mart locations across Canada.
Glow-Boosting 2-in-1 Bronzer & Highlighter in Medium to Dark (first two), Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Bronzer & Blush in Light/Medium (middle two), and City Glow Daily Defense Bronzer in New York (last two)
This post was sponsored by Physicians Formula. As always, opinions are my own.