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Physicians Formula Powder Palette Glow Pearls with Real Mineral Pearl Extract

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20130429_081835[1]20130429_081730[1]What a cute little compact and with it being summer, you might want to opt for a tad of shimmer on your cheeks, the bridge of your nose and maybe forehead.  Pearl shimmer being the perfect summery compliment to a powder, and with a cute little case, I couldn’t resist.

The package said: Multi-Colored Mineral Pearls for an Illuminating Glow: 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: -radiant finis blurs imperfections, revealing a flawless and youthful glow.  -protects and conditions skin with antioxidant properties.  (Also the product is made in Taiwan, boasts “built-in mirror and includes a high quality brush.)

If a drug store ever wanted to shelve something that would be a quick fix rival to Guerlain’s Meteorites, this might be it.  The compact’s lid is actual a window adorned with a pearly half-spherical accent.  Open the lid and shimmery spheres adorn the compact powder pat.  (In the Physicans Formula version, it is actually a textured pearl pat; no actual spheres are in this compact as is the case with the Guerlain Meteroites.)  Tucked under the hinged compact pat holder is a teeny cute flat but rounded brush in a slotted holder, and the compact holder itself is two-sided, the other side being a small mirror.

As far as colors of the powder, you get a yellowy-gold, a beige-copper, and a rose gold and deeply embedded in these colors of powder is your bright warm white pearl shimmer.

You are not going to get a lot of wear-time with Powder Palette Glow Pearls.  You probably will end up using it all throughout the day, as I did.  However, when it is newly-applied, you get a nice glow and some coverage, enough to give your skin a fresh glow for a short while.  You might need to apply every hour or so but that’s probably acceptable for a product meant for day wear in summer when your skin is at its most temperamental.

My only complaint is that it doesn’t wear long as it wasn’t as shimmery as other products I have tried that are meant for blending imperfections.  The concept is not new, in fact I recall this “illuminating” fad from around 2000 and these products are probably getting lighter and lighter due to how heavy they were back then.  But I like this product and am glad to have it.

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