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Physicians Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls Powder & Blush Swatches, Photos & Review

Physicians Formula Glow Pearls

Physicians Formula is back at it again giving us some products that are super hard to resist because of the pretty packaging!

This time we’re talking about their “Powder Palettes” called Mineral Glow Pearls which come in both a highlighting powder and blush.

The powders are multi-colored “pearls” that all blend together creating a shimmery glowing effect on your face.

The blushes do basically the same thing, but are for cheeks and have a really amazing color payoff.

The Glow Pearls colors are:

  • Translucent Pearl
  • Beige Pearl
  • Light Bronze Pearl
  • Bronze Pearl

The Glow Pearls Blushes are:

  • Natural Pearl
  • Rose Pearl

Physicians Formula Glow Pearls Powder 3
Mineral Glow Pearls

Physicians Formula Glow Pearls Powder

Mineral Glow Pearls

Physicians Formula Glow Pearls Powder 2

Physicians Formula Glow Pearls Powder 4

Underneath each of the compacts is a little area where there is a mirror and small brush.

Physicians Formula Glow Pearls Powder 8
Translucent Pearl

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Translucent Pearl

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Light Bronze Pearl

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Light Bronze Pearl

Physicians Formula Glow Pearls Blush 3
Mineral Glow Pearls Blush

Physicians Formula Glow Pearls Blush
Mineral Glow Pearls Blush

Physicians Formula Glow Pearls Blush 2

Physicians Formula Glow Pearls Blush 4
Rose Pearl

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Rose Pearl

Physicians Formula Glow Pearls Swatches
Translucent Pearl, Light Bronze Pearl, Rose Pearl

Translucent Pearl is a very light pink/white shimmery powder.

Light Bronze is just that, a light brown/bronze color, not too dark for my skin.

Rose Pearl is a very pretty candy pink blush.

The pigmentation with all of these is really nice. You get a lot of color with just a swirl of the brush so definitely tap off excess before applying (especially with the blush which is SUPER soft and pigmented).

They all give off a really nice glow to the skin. If you are looking for a matte blush or something super subtle, this isn’t what you would want because it’s very shimmery, (but not TOO over the top).


I love these because they are pretty, easy to use and you get a great amount of pigment with all of them. The highlight powders are 0.28 Oz and the blushes are 0.15 Oz.

Availability: Drugstores

Pricing: $10.95

What do you think about these, more than just cute packaging?




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  • April 26, 2011

    Physicians Formula is really upping their game. Before I would walk right by the section in the makeup aisle, but in the last year and a bit, I’ve been paying attention to their products.

    The colors you swatched are very pretty. I can see it appealing to a lot of people with different skintones. But I don’t like the bumpy texture. I totally get that they wanted it to look like pearls, but it reminds me of toad’s skin…albeit shimmery, ‘pretty’ toad’s skin. Haha!
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  • April 26, 2011

    I seriously adore my PF “Mood Boosting” powders. If these are anything like those, then I know I will love!

  • April 26, 2011

    I picked up the Light Bronze shade during CVS’ sale recently. Haven’t used it yet, but it looks pretty!

  • April 26, 2011

    SMH The design is a complete rip-off of the Guerlain Meteorites Poudre de Perles and Meteorites Voyage.
    Plagiarism is such a turn off for me. I can safely say that I will NOT be getting anything from this company…ever.

    • April 27, 2011

      It’s not quite plagiarism, as they really only have a similar design. The formula is very different.

  • April 26, 2011

    I absolutely love these. I’ve had the translucent pearl one since last year (*awesome* sale of $5 for any physician’s formula compact, and these counted) and use it almost every day. I love the slight shimmer it gives to my cheeks and wherever else I swipe.

    Can’t seem to find that damn blush anywhere though. I’ve seen the bronzers and the translucent…..but what about that blush? balls!

  • April 26, 2011

    Clearly, Dovile, you’ve not been looking at beauty products/companies for long. *Everyone* rips off of everyone else. High-end brands do it the same as low-ends. And its not an exact dupe at all. These were out on the shelf before the meteorites compacts and don’t resemble the meteorite pearls (no green, not in small loose ball form, etc…the body shops’ shimmer balls are closer in design to the standard meteorites and even then they’re made for sparkle instead of a more subtle approach).

    • April 26, 2011

      Hi Sara,

      I agree with you. As soon as a Chanel nail color comes out, tons of brands follow suit with a less expensive alternative. I see no problem with this unless they name it the same thing or something. I don’t know anyone who buys Guerlain because it’s so expensive I think this is a great option.

      • April 26, 2011

        Following this train of thought, it’s completely fine to bootleg movies, songs, etc. ‘Cuz, hey, not everyone can afford the original!
        Personally, I know at least 5 people who use Guerlain. It’s not that expensive, if you think your purchases through. We buy things that we don’t need all the time. You might have your three PF powders which (I bet) you’ll end up using only occasionally and I might have my meteorites which I might use everyday and actually finish the package. So which one’s cheaper?

        • April 26, 2011

          Hi dovile,

          I’m not going to get into the differences between bootlegging movies and songs and making similar makeup, because they are quite obviously very different things. Lets just wrap this up and agree to disagree on this. Thanks!

        • April 27, 2011

          I agree with Kelly, there is a very pronounced difference between borrowing ideas and reproducing copyrighted material; the most obvious one being legality.

      • April 26, 2011

        Also, I forgot to add my take on the whole polish thing. Personally, I never buy the Chanel dupes. If I want the color, I save up and buy the actual Chanel. But I must REALLY want it because it’s really hard for me to justify spending 25$ on a bottle of polish I will never finish. Good thing I find the Chanel colors over-hyped most of the time. :DD

    • April 26, 2011

      Yeah, sorry, but I completely disagree. From what I can remember, the Poudre de Perles line was out even before 2008 (or was it early 2008?). And when did these ones come out? Sometime last year? Also, I do realize that these are not meant to do the same thing as the meteorites. And personally I find this to be an even further insult to Guerlain. Go ahead and dupe the actual product, but leave the packaging alone.
      Secondly, how can you look at this…
      …and not see that the PH one is a complete rip-off?
      I am a huge Guerlain fan (makeup and perfume) so I don’t feel that the excuse that *everyone* has been ripping each other off nowadays is a just one. I don’t care if you’re a high-end brand, or a low-end one, – think of your own packaging.
      P.S. FYI, not all the meteorites have the green balls.

      • April 26, 2011

        Your opinion has been expressed, you should let it go.

      • April 28, 2011

        So I guess you never buy generic drugs then, eh?

      • April 28, 2011

        Actually, aside from the faux pearl in the center of the lid, this packaging has been used by Physicians Formula for at least 10 years- I still have an ancient blush! So really, who has copied whom?

  • April 26, 2011

    Highlighters usually scare me because I have a heavy hand, but I bought the Translucent Pearl one and love it! I didn’t see that blush at my drugstore or I would have bought that too!
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  • April 26, 2011

    That light bronze looks very pretty.

  • April 26, 2011
    Daniele R.

    Oh, come on now… this is hardly a direct copy. The only thing Guerlain should be afraid of is if a company puts out an exact product of equal quality for less money, and let’s face it, that’s not what this is. In fact, even a more blatant rip-off probably wouldn’t concern them as much as you seem to think, Dovile. Revlon put out Perplex, a colour that was a rip-off (if you can call it a rip-off… definitely ‘inspired by’) Chanel Paradoxal, and no one at Chanel got their panties in a bunch. The luxury brands are about prestige, and they know there are people out there who want a Chanel nail polish on their vanity, not a Revlon. That’s why luxury works.

    All you have to do is look to the fashion industry to see this at work. Forever 21 has affordable copies of every major look sent down the runway every season. It’s the only way most of us could afford any kind of fashion at all, and since we’re not the target customers for designer runway fashion (seeing as we can’t afford it) we’re not exactly cutting into anyone’s bottom line.

    I’m a huge Guerlain fan as well, but I think your outrage is seriously misdirected here.

  • April 26, 2011

    I really like how the shades look swatched on your skin. The shimmer is nice.
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  • April 26, 2011

    Wow, who would have guessed that a simple little review of a perfectly nice product could cause such angst, lol. Personally, I have loved all of my PF purchases, and I find them to be awesome in their own right. If they got influence from a higher-end brand, so be it. Perhaps we should all just enjoy the pretties and remember that what works for some, may not work for others. These are very pretty, your swatches are lovely, and I will happily purchase some of these next time I’m out looking. Makeup should be fun!

  • April 26, 2011

    LOVE Physician’s Formula! As someone with sensitive skin, this is def right up my alley. Their organic wear mascara is so amazing! :)

  • April 26, 2011

    Ooh I’ve been wanting to try these for a while. I was going to get one of the bronze ones last year, but I could never find it on sale and then I forgot about it. I like the pink blush one too!
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  • April 27, 2011

    HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA copying you have got to be kidding me that’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard all year. This is NOTHING LIKE bootlegging movies or counterfeiting high-end purses or whatever other irrelevant inflammatory argument you were going to invoke next. Colors are colors, tons of packaging is similar. I suppose everyone who has a pressed powder compact is ripping someone else off? Everyone who sells lipstick in a squared-off tube? OMG all the lipglosses with doe-foot applicators??? ALL RIP-OFFS WON’T SOMEONE STOP THE COPYING SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN :( :( :(

    • April 28, 2011

      Hahahahaha! Well said!

  • April 28, 2011

    I always appreciate your photos of swatches. I’m cool-toned, too, and I always worry about bronzers looking too orange on me. I have a real hard time finding one that works. Thank you for the post—that bronzer looks fabulous.

  • April 28, 2011

    I agree with Fey! Me too!
    Thank you for the swatches- I’ve been hunting for a very pale, slightly pink highlighter, and almost got one from Tarte for a bucketload of cash. Very glad I held off, because Translucent Pearl looks like exactly what I’m jonesin’ for! (And that bronzer might be enough to tempt even me, the palest of the pale!)
    Thanks again for the swatches and the heads up, Kelly!

  • April 28, 2011

    Woo! I got the blushes at Rite Aid for BOGO 1/2 off plus I had 2x $5 off coupons. What a stealllll :D

    BTW peeps, Rite Aid has the blush but I couldn’t find it anywhere else!!
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  • April 29, 2011

    My first PF purchase was the Rose mood blush. A little goes a super-long way! I forgot all of my make-up on the two-week business trip I am currently on (sigh), so I bought some more PF items as replacements and am happy with the brand (no break-outs with new products in super-humid Florida really speaks to something!). I really love the Natural mood blush.

  • April 30, 2011

    Love these! Physician Formula always gets’s it right for me!
    The bronzer one is specially nice!
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  • May 1, 2011

    Amazing how nice Physician Formula is. I really have to look into these.

  • May 2, 2011

    Eugh! Am I the only one who finds the pearl effect disgusting? Like the actual bubble effect compact? It looks like bubbly nail polish. There’s something about that effect that really freaks me out. I would shamefully pass on these because I’d be too weirded out by the look of it – how silly :)

    • May 3, 2011

      I can understand that- it does kind of look like something from some monster movie. ;)
      But just think of it as more surface area for your money!