- Unique palette of multi-colored pearls blends together to create an instantly glowing complexion and a perfectly even skin tone.
- Real Mineral Pearl Extract delivers a luxurious skin-perfecting effect.
- Available in 4 shades
-Light Bronze Pearl
Hypoallergenic. Fragrance Free. Paraben Free. Dermatologist Approved. Non-Comedogenic.
May be worn alone or over makeup. Lightly brush powder over face and neck to even out skin tone. For the most even application, be sure to tap excess powder from brush before applying. For best results on dry to very dry skin, apply moisturizer prior to using powder.
MICA, KAOLIN, SILICA, NYLON-6, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, LAUROYL LYSINE, ACRYLATES / C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, PEARL EXTRACT, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) OIL, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, BIS-PEG-12 DIMETHICONE BEESWAX, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, HYDROGENATED COCO-GLYCERIDES, POLYBUTENE, METHICONE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PHENETHYL ALCOHOL. MAY CONTAIN: IRON OXIDES, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, CARMINE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TIN OXIDE, YELLOW 5 LAKE.
Pros: This is an absolutely gorgeous looking product, I always keep it on my makeup table because of how pretty it is! The Physicians Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls in "Beige Pearl" has a really smooth formula, it feels like butter when you dip your finger into it. This powder has multiple uses, on your face as a highlighter on your cheekbones, on the inner corner, under your brow bone, or even as an eyeshadow all over the lid. The product is really suitable for any skin color as its not a white based highlighter, which can look harsh on those with darker complexions. The Mineral Glow Pearls has a lovely champagne-colored base with really fine white and brown glitter that never comes off chunky. The flip-open compact is handy for on-the-go as it comes with a large mirror and little brush the perfect size for highlighting your cheek bones.
Cons: The regular retail price of $13.95 is absurd and off-putting, who wants to come to the drugstore where makeup is supposed to be cheaper and pay that much, but Physicians Formula is known to have over-priced products! The packaging on Physicians Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls in "Beige Pearl" feels super flimsy, like it could easily break if it took a tumble. Having the little pearl detail on the cover is quite annoying as it doesn't allow you to stack things on top of it neatly! Physicians Formula needs to get better with packaging their products with care, the box that this powder comes in doesn't have any barrier between it and the product, so its quite hard to find one in the drugstore that isn't already scratched up, and even basic wear and tear shows up easily on the clear plastic top. All of the various drugstores I've been to have only carried the Physicians Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls in "Beige Pearl", so if you want one of the other 3 shades, you'll have to do some hunting or order it online! The little brush that comes in this compact is very scratchy, and sheds a ton. You don't actually get as much product as you think, its mostly the flip-open brush compartment that makes the powder look like it goes deeper, but the powder itself is only a small pan. The compartment has little holes on the bottom, so if you use the brush that comes with it and store it in here, there's a good chance some of the glitter will end up falling through the holes into your purse or whatever you're keeping the compact in. When you put the Mineral Glow Pearls on your face it doesn't have any noticeable smell, but if you take a whiff of the powder compact it has a very typical cosmetic-y odor. When I apply this in the morning and touch up my face about 2 hours later I can definitely tell that the Mineral Glow Pearls have worn off, leaving only a bit of glitter. I also notice that the glitter has a tendency to travel on your cheeks, so you can get a little disco ball-y if you're not careful!
Overall: I only paid $3 for this when Physicians Formula products were on sale at CVS and had a $5 off coupon out, but I don't know if I could fork out the money for the regular price of $13.95 on a drugstore item! It's usually slim pickings at the drugstore when it comes to highlighting, so when I find one, I almost always take it home with me. Although the Physicians Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls in "Beige Pearl" is a rare product and it works fairly well, I just don't think its worth the price. If you're thinking about getting this powder, I would either wait for a really good sale (we're talking 50% off), or save up your money for a higher-end highlighter such as NARS Albatros!