February 24, 2012

All-Season Bronzers - Physician's Formula vs Guerlain

I've wanted to try Guerlain's Terracotta 4 Seasons Tailor-Made Bronzing Powder for a while.

Picture courtesy of www.beautylish.com

And now apparently Physicians Formula has duped the concept, if probably not the actual product, with Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Season-to-Season Bronzer.*

Picture courtesy of www.physiciansformula.com

Hmmm. High-end or drugstore - which way to go? (I usually tend to go with the original innovator, but I actually like the design of PF version, and the shades themselves look more up my alley, at least for potential contouring.)

*I can't be the only one getting tired of the absurdly long product names, right?


  1. I actually quite like the look of the PF shades. I've contemplated getting 4 Seasons, but am concerned they might be too dark for my pale skin. I might pick up the PF version to try.

    1. I haven't used PF in years - I think I had a blush once, one of those mineralized ones? Anyway, just recently got a HappyBooster blush, and liked it quite a bit. I am definitely willing to give more of their line a try.

      Guerlain bronzers are truly excellent. The 4 Seasons might be too dark or warm, but they probably do have a bronzer that might suit. Have you tried the Sheer Bronzing Powder in Blondes?

  2. This is another one that was sent to me! So bizarre that you post this (and the blush) in the same week that I receive them too...plus your review is really helping in preparing me!!! You must have ESP, Maggie!!!

    1. Lol! That IS bizarre. *insert X-Files theme here*

      I was going to pick this up tomorrow (those darn Pharmaprix Optimum Point specials always suck me in!), but I may wait to read your review first. =)

    2. Part of me want to tell you to wait (in case this product disappoints...don't want you to lose the Optimum Points for nothing) but I have to be honest and say that I have such a massive backlog, that I don't know at this point when I'll get the chance to review it....just wanted to give you a heads up!

    3. No worries! I went out today and saw that the PF bronzer has a bit more shimmer than I generally prefer, so I ended up grabbing one of the new Lancome Rouge in Love lipsticks and a new Clarins gloss instead. (PS - The Rouge in Love? AWESOME.)


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