Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer Review

February 4, 2012

When I saw the display for these new products from Physicians Formula, I was intrigued in trying out this Bronzer. There are two other products that are available as well: a blush and a lip gloss. I had such a bad experience with one of their lip products before, so I didn't want to try the lip gloss. Also, I have so many blushes I didn't want another one so I went with the bronzer. Here is what I thought.

Here is a description of the pH Powered Bronzer:
Fluorescein Based Dye-senses the pH level of your skin & adjusts within 60 seconds to create your perfect bronze glow. Photochronic Powders-light adjusting pigments adapt to your environment so color looks the same indoors & outside. LED-powered compact lights up and features a full-size mirror for touch-ups anywhere & everywhere!

 So first, let me start out with the packaging. It's very bulky and big, considering this is supposed to be a compact that you can carry around with you "anywhere and everywhere." It's interesting that it comes with lights on the compact, which they are pretty powerful for being small lights on a makeup product. The light really do light up my whole face. 
Here is is with lights on.
Now the bronzer itself is good. It goes on kind of dark but doesn't stay that way. It was so dark I was scared to put it on! Haha, but it did end up changing. So I'm guessing the whole "adjust to your skin tone" really is happening. The only thing I wish about this bronzer was that it was matte. It has shimmer in it for that glow effect. So I ended up using this not to contour, but kind of where I needed color. I really do like the way it give my skin this almost natural glow and the shimmer is not overpowering. But it is there. I like this product, but I don't love it. It also comes with a brush on the bottom, I didn't use it though. It cost $15.99 which to me you can any kind of bronzer for way cheaper. You are mostly paying for the packaging. I used extrabucks and coupons with this and got it for $6.99 which I didn't mind paying. I'm not sure if I would of bought it at regular price. If you have coupons, use them so you don't pay full price if you want to try this.
Picture is blurry on purpose so you can see the shimmer.

What do you think? Is this bronzer something you would try out?

♥ Stephanie


  1. i wish they did coupons and so many offers on cosmetics like they do in america! they nver have that in the uk lol

  2. I hate shimmer bronzers!  Boo!  Maybe they will come out with a non-shimmer soon!