Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
At first I thought this was sort of like a temporary or gradual self tanner type of product and though it is not, it does leave the effect of a healthy tanned look to your face depending on how it's used. I tried it on just the high points of my face such as my cheek bones and I also put some all over my face. I have light-medium skin tone for reference. That's really because I live in Florida. Prior to living here I had fair skin.The point being most of my body is quite fair so when I put it all over my face though it did look really good, especially during winter, it didn't quite match my neck and decolletage so if you're light and planning on using it this way I recommend blending it into your jawline and neck area. It's not super dark but it is noticable. As far as using it on the highpoints, I'm not sure how I feel about that. I don't usually use a warm shade of highlighter so it didn't look quite normal but because I don't use warm not because it's bad. I have neutral undertones so I can use either but prefer cool tones. I think it's best used say, across the bridge of your nose and just wear the sun might naturally hit your forehead. Like just where your hairline meets your forehead but just barely, not your whole forehead. Now if you've got more medium-dark skin this would be beautiful on cheekbones, a bit on the forehead,or again all over for a been at the beach all day look. It's a smallish tube so I think it's meant to be used all over but I'm a makeup artist so I love experimenting with different things. I recommend for those with medium to dark skin but not so much for porcelain -light medium shades.
I bought this product about 2 months ago and have been trying to like it ever since. I'm not here to cause a kerfuffle, but I get extremely frustrated with the application process for this product. It works great to give you a subtle bronzy glow, but it's a mess to get there. The formula is very thin and tends to get all over the bottle. Sometimes while in the packaging, the product will bubble or come out of the tube with the slightest amount of pressure- getting formula all over your hands and clothes. Even with no pressure, the bottle tends to spit out "blobs" of product. Such a mess can ruin an outfit, and takes an unnecessary amount of time to clean up.
Robin from NJ
I absolutely love this stuff! I do wish they'd make a lighter shade, but I mix a pea sized amount with my moisturizer & it comes out beautifully on my light to medium skin. Use less if you're very fair.
Anne from Ohio
This was way too orange for me so I gave it to my grandaughter. Did not care for it. No, I would not repurchase.
First it is way too dark/orange for pale skin. Second it has something like glitter it in that made me sparkle. Third after wearing it my face was so red. It looked and felt like I was sunburnt.
Jmolina87 from Texas
Beautiful formula. Blends seamlessly and is better than high end in my opinion. Very lovely product. Highly recommend. A little tiny bit goes a very long way.
Brook K from Maryland
Mmeiss01 from Philadelphia, PA
I got a spray tan and my pale tinted moisturizer wasnt gonna work. I dont want to buy a deeper shade so i bought this. A little goes a long way and I only needed about a blueberry size to make my pale face match my bronzed body. Its a yes from me
Serrah from Michigan
Was not expecting to love this as much as I do! It's perfect for everything. Wear alone, mix with moisturizer, use as bronzer or eyeshadow, mix with foundation. Very versatile. A tiny bit goes a LONG way. I have very sensitive skin and every other self tanner/bronzing product I've put on my face has broke me out in a rash or bumps.
Hayley from Hartford, CT
Got this as a dupe to DE bronzi drops and this is cheaper but no less in quality! Blend a litte with a glowy lotion sunscreen and youre LITERALLY golden! I GET SOOO MANY COMPLIMENTS THIS SUMMER on my skin and makeup and i accredit it to this!
ShwetaKots from Florida
I'm so happy that I gave this a try, I USE IT EVERYDAY! It's creamy, subtle but buildable. I can't say enough good things about it. My favorite new bronzer!
Mari from Detroit
I bought this and the highlighter. This is my go to natural makeup. It wears well with my cc cream. I prefer sheer makeup I have mature textured skin. This is beautiful. I use it as bronzer and eyeshadow. Tip, a very little bit goes a long way. Please don't discontinue this.
Shell from NC
I really like this liquid bronzer. The only thing I wish that Physicians Formula gave you more. I feel its too small of amount and the cost is a bit much. I've used this on face and body. Gives a nice bronze color. I did mix it with some lotion for my arms and legs. Works nice.
Audilover from SF Bay Area
I bought this along with the liquid highlighter and I'm just amazed with these! So easy to apply and blend on to the skin with beautiful results. My skin is on the dry side and when I use these products on my skin looks so hydrated and glows up with a sun kissed look. I also have clear skin and these didn't break me out as some cosmetics I've tried. I will definitely be purchasing again. Great product. Please come out with a cream blush!
H from hushghugx
I got this and I did like it but my recommendation is use very little if you have light skin. Or you could mix it with moisturize.
ks19 from TX
I have a base that is too light for me so I mix this to get my shade. It has good pigmentation, easy to blend and no issues with wear or skin irritation.
Shoskins from Sikeston Mo
I had high hopes for this product after seeing it on social media…. the product packaging arrived trashed but I wasn't going to just not use it because of that. However I tried the product and it's SO orange, even on my tan skin. It smells good though, just kinda bummed about it
KaylaTheShopaholic from Milwaukee
Bought this to compare to drunk elephants bronzi drops and it was pretty similar, its not as dark but i mix both with a moisturizer anyways. It doesnt have any weird smell, a little bit goes a long way. Leaves a slight glow, i have a fair complection
Haley from Indianapolis
Tried this because my drunk elephant bronzing drops ran out I would not even compare the two. This product goes on very thick and very orange. Gets on clothes!!! the drunk elephant is much light and more natural looking
Anna from Dallas
This product is gorgeous on my skin. I wear it under foundation. Love it!
Jaime from Indiana
It blends easily and very nice. However, it's way to orange and I was really hoping it wasn't going to be scented like the powder bronzers, but it is. Other than that it's not a bad product!
Paristumbles from undisclosed
I tried really hard to like this bronzer but I couldn't get it to work for me. It was very difficult to blend evenly and ended up looking orange on me. It also greatly enhanced the texture of my skin. I do appreciate Physicians Formula's quality ingredients though.
Ray1214 from Oxford AL
Easy to blend. Perfect shade for my fair/light skin tone. I don't think it would be enough for medium skin tones. But the formula is beautiful and blends like a dream. Doesn't take much so the tube will last me for a long time
gianna from virginia
this stuff is nice! it's less orange than the drunk elephant and you also don't need to mix it with a moisturizer because it blends well on its own. definitely thicker than the drunk elephant but much better. a little less glowy but still very nice
Michele from New Jersey
Better than my Drunk Elephant bronze drops. Smells so good. I bought both the bronze and the liquid highlighter. Even my teen daughters loved it.
TippyTara33 from Millville NJ
If your looking for a lightweight feeling liquid bronzer,than the Physicians Formula Butter Glow is perfect for you.I like most like to enhance my features,but hate all the caked on makeup.I was looking for a natural look with a hint of color to make me feel more youthful.When I tried this for the first time,boy was there a difference but a more natural one.The bronzer bring the perfect uplifting not only look,but feel I wanted.The formula has a golden hew and rich and creamy feel.This is very easy to apply on it's own or blend with other makeup to get the exact look you desire.
yllom from Kansas
I used this in the heart of winter when I'm usually my palest - we went to Florida and I wanted to feel confident in shorts and a bathing suit! The subtle glow was just enough that I felt great, didn't look orange, and the best part was that it lasted!! It did not become extra dark around my knees or elbows which I always am weary of, and it was a great tan - not orange or fake looking at all! Love it and will be a regular user!!