Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer Review

Hi everyone,

I don’t usually use bronzers because I have naturally dusky complexion and my skin tends to tan very easily on a very short exposure to sun. High point of my face is ironically my high cheek bones, well not that high, but I can accentuate them buy using a good blush. Bronzers are another way to do that and I recently purchased one and following is my take on it.

Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer

Product Description:

  • Makeup Powered by You!  First ever bronzer with pH power complex that transforms into your perfectly personalized hue.
  • Fluorescein Based Dye-senses the pH level of your skin and adjusts within 60 seconds to create your perfect bronze glow.
  • Photo chronic Powders-light adjusting pigments adapt to your environment so color looks the same indoors and outside.
  • Look your Best in Every Light!
  • LED-powered compact lights up and features a full-size mirror for touch-ups anywhere and everywhere.

Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer


My Take on Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer:

This bronzer is an amalgam of a compact powder and a bronzer, but for my skin tone, it looked more like a compact with shimmer; however, I found a use out of it even though the shade was a bit too light for me.

Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer

Packaging:  The product is in a plastic pan which is then attached to a thick, black, plastic case with a built-in mirror. It comes with a brush and LED lights attached to the sides of the mirror.  The LED light feature is unique, albeit futile, except to find something in dark.

Texture:  It’s a baked powder bronzer with excessive fall out and homogeneous shimmer. One can dab off the excess from the brush during application to remove any loose pigment. It is very soft in texture and blends effortlessly.

Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer

Color:  Very pretty light tan-bronze hue with shimmer. The color is not dark enough to be used for contouring my face, but I still use it to set makeup under my eyes and around my mouth, and a little shimmer to my nose and cheeks.

Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer

Pigmentation:  Awesome pigmentation if used as a highlighter. One sweep is enough for a cheek, in fact more than that might look too garish and unnatural. Fair skin tone people can use it as a bronzer, but I personally avoid shimmer bronzers for contouring. If one uses this product, then a highlighter is not required since it has a highlighter shade and is perfect for accentuating cheek bones, brow bone and Cupid’s bow.

Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer

Shimmer and Shine:  It has a very pretty sheen to it, but one has to exercise caution while using it or face might end up looking too greasy or orange especially during summer. If used sparingly, it can give a good lift to cheek bones and other high points.

Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer

Staying Power:  The entire day or till it is removed, however, the shimmer particles might transfer a little if subjected to vigorous rubbing.

This is a very pretty compact cum bronzer that comes in two shades; however, both of them are light for my skin tone. This product performs well, but it’s a bit expensive, and not that essential in our vanity.

Pros of Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer:

  • Comes with a built-in mirror, LED lights and a brush.
  • Natural warm sun tan shade with mild shimmer.
  • Can be used as highlighter or a compact.
  • Can be used as a bronzer for very pale skin tones.
  • Feels lightweight – barely there.
  • Looks natural on my dusky complexion.
  • Decent staying power.
  • Homogenous shimmer.
  • Blends easily.

Cons of Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer:

  • Bulky packaging.
  • Lot of fall out.
  • Can’t be used to contour my face since it is too light.

Would I Repurchase Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer?

No, because it is just a compact with shimmer, it is not meant for my skin tone, hence I would say I wouldn’t repurchase, once was enough.

IMBB Rating:
4/5 (as a highlighter) 2/5 (as a bronzer).

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