Beautiful overlays with Paris and NY cityscapes.
Physician's Formula makes the prettiest bronzers, with those gorgeous overlays and keepsake designs. I am currently obsessed with their Argan Wear Bronzer, which is too light to do any actual bronzing, but gives me a healthy glow. See my looks here and here, featuring the Argan Wear bronzer.
Today I have two bronzers from Physician's Formula's Spring 2015 collection to show you. These are City Glow bronzers in two shades - Paris and New York. I had to force myself to dip a brush into these; they are so pretty!
Scroll down for the review and swatches of the Physician's formula City Glow Bronzers for Spring 2015.
The design is lovely! I don't want to mess it up. The bronzers feature cityscapes of Paris and New York. The cityscapes are gold spray-painted but this disappears as soon as you dip a brush into it a couple of times - boo!
A closer look. There is a bronzing part, a highlighting part and the gold overlay. Once the latter vanishes, you have just the bronzing powder and the highlighting powder. These come with SPF30 and skincare and anti-ageing ingredients, and are paraben-, gluten- and fragrance-free.
Formula-wise, these are comparable to the Argan Wear and other PF bronzers; they are easy to apply and blend, nothing to complain about. If you haven't seen the Argan Wear bronzer yet, this is it. I have been dipping into the northern end of the compact to protect the design.
Bare skin swatches of Physician's Formula Spring 2015 City Glow BronzersParis (extreme left) looks a bit in the swatches, but these bronzers are sheer enough so it blends out without being oompa-loompa. The highlighter part of Paris disappears into my skintone.
New York (third from left) looks medium peachy while the highlighter looks like a regular compact powder on me. One thing about these is that there is very little shimmer apart from that gold overlay, which I won't mess up anyway.
Now to show you how pale these are as bronzers, I have NARS Laguna swatched on the extreme left.
Paris gives me a subtle warmth - the bronzer part, that is. New York gives a very subtle glow. I can probably get away with using it for touch-ups rather than as a bronzer.
VerdictAt $14.95, these do not break the bank and are beautiful to look at. But if you want to use them, be warned that the gold spray disappears very quickly, and that you will not get more than just a bit of warmth or just a subtle glow, in the case of New York. If you like NARS Laguna, theBalm's Bahama Mama or any of the Bourjois bronzers, you will find that the City Glow bronzers are lighter in comparison - these two are some of the lightest bronzers out there.
Available here and here.