I’ve been seeing a lot reviews for various Physicians Formula Butter products lately. Because I’m a fan of cream-to-powders or creamy powders, I wanted to try it. I had a $5 off coupon at Ulta, so I decided to give it a go.
At Ulta, just like at CVS, there was a very small selection of anything from the Butter collection. They had several Butter Bronzers, but I don’t wear bronzer. Among the blushes, there were two choices, Plum Rose and Natural Glow. I picked Plum Rose because I hoped it would have more color than Natural. While writing this review, I noticed that Target carries Rose and Nude.
According to Ulta, Murumuru Butter Blush is made up of a “Skin-Loving Blend: Infused with a powerful blend of Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter and Tucuma Butter, from the lush and nutrient-rich Amazon. Packed with essential fatty acids and pro-vitamins that soften, condition and moisturize skin, leaving it silky soft.” Sounds promising!
Packaging-wise, the Butter Blush is very similar to the adorable heart blush I purchased and reviewed a few years ago. It’s packaged in plastic with a clear top, has a built-in usable mirror and a compartment for the hidden brush or applicator.
Instead of a brush, the Butter Blush comes with a two sided foam applicator. I’m not sure if that’s because the applicator works better with this formula.
First, the scent is divine if you’re a fan of coconut scent like I am. It smells likes the islands in a blush! But if you’re not a coconut fan, you won’t like this because the coconut scent is strong, and it lasts for a while before disappearing.
The Butter Blush formula feels like a creamy powder especially when I do a finger swatch. It feels lightweight, very smooth on the skin, and is easy to apply and blend.
I tried to do a swatch on my arm, but you can’t see the color. At. All. When I apply it to my cheeks, it makes me look like I have less color than I already do (though one reviewer considered this a plus for her to tone down her redness or if she applied too much of another blush).
According to the Target website, Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush has a “Moisturizing formula (that) features ultra refined pearl and soft focus pigments that smooth skin texture and delivers a gorgeous nude color.” The pearl doesn’t show up on me, though a couple of reviewers on the Ulta website mentioned that they got a little bit of a highlight.
Some of the pluses of the product include:
- Paraben free
- Gluten free
- Dermatologist tested
- Cruelty free
- Clinically tested
In spite of those product positives listed above, I am going to return this to Ulta. Even with $5 off, it’s not worth it because I’ll never wear the Murumuru Butter Blush. It doesn’t work, or it’s not really a blush.
As much as I love the scent, I don’t recommend the Murumuru Butter Blush. At Ulta, it was priced at $12.99 for 0.26 oz./7.5 g. The price varies widely according to where you buy it. Instead, if you see the highlighters in stores (and I have not), pick up one of those to try because the reviews are much more positive.