A while back before Valentines Day, the stands at my local Rite Aid had overflowing displays of Physicians Formulas newest offering including the infamous Happy Heart Booster Glow Blush. The other item on the stand that caught my attention was the bronzer beads, which PF has dubbed Sun Stones.... how cute. I got nostalgic thinking of when I was first introduced to bronzer beads... AVON was the brand and I was smitten! It was my favorite product from line. Later, I began lusting after the Guerlain Meteorites, but that was a bit out of budget. Between the unavailable AVON products and the out of reach Guerlain, the drugstore beads from Physicians Formula was my middle option, roughly $14, pricey in its own right.
I saw the glistening beads peaking at me through the packaging... it appeared to be magic in a compact! My choice was made! Luckily, there was a $3 off coupon attached on the front.
Take a look at some photos, swatches and my review:
Physicians Formula says:
- "Luminous bronzing Sun Stones provide an instant and lasting tan-boost that blends and builds easily to your desired level of bronze.
- Indescent bronze and gold blend together for a gorgeous and glowing bronze effect.
- Unique Sun Stones provide the soft, smooth look of a loose powder without the mess."
CONS: Beads float around as you rub across them with your brush and at times they will get caught in between your bristles. I use a duo fibre brush (MAC #187)dusting lightly across the beads and apply. The lighter beads carry bigger chunks of glimmer.. but I don't mind. They are a bit sparse and I like having an option with just shimmer , bronze and a little drama.
Do you have this bronzer? What do you think of it?