- Infused with nourishing ingredients
- Can apply directly to face or work off back of hand
- Buildable sheer to medium pigment
- Creamy texture
- Easy to blend with a brush
- Gives a warm sunkissed glow
- Natural finish
- Only 2 shades available
- Not insanely long lasting (6-8 hours off wear)
- Leans more towards a bronzer than sculptor
Affordable, clean, and easy to use: Physicians Formula bronzer stick subtly sculpts while warming up your complexion.
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Physicians Formula bronzer stick is an easy cream contour and bronzer in one.
Raise your hand if you love products that are easy to use and give multiple effects? I know I do! I’d like to introduce you to a Physicians Formula bronzer that is just that. Sculpting Bronzer Stick, as the name implies, defines and warms your complexion. With this product, you don’t have to layer both contour and bronzer to achieve a sculpted, bronzed glow. And, did I mention its a clean formula with skin-nourishing ingredients?
Promises vs. Performance: Will it check all the boxes?
Physicians Formula Bronzer Sculpting Stick has an ultra-blendable and buildable formula. The creamy texture has a cream-to-powder formula for an easy application. This organic bronzer is infused with good-for-skin antioxidants like organic jojoba oil, natural Indian seena seed, organic aloe vera, and botanical cactus flower. Sculpting Bronzer Stick comes in two shades, Mocha (a cool toned bronze) and Truffle (a warm toned bronze) to give a sun kissed glow without the sun.
I like to apply Physicians Formula Sculpting Bronzer directly to my face, anywhere I would want some added definition or warmth. This includes under my cheekbones, around my hair line, down the sides of my nose, and under my jawline. The creamy stick glides on effortlessly and blends seamlessly with the help of a brush. My favorite Fenty Face Shaping Brush is a great match with the formula! I have no harsh lines left behind after blending, no patchiness, and it doesn’t disrupt my base makeup.
This cream bronzer gives a slightly sculpted, yet warmed up complexion for that just-got-back-from-the-beach sun kissed glow. While this isn’t the longest wearing cream bronzer out there, I am happy with the way it wears. It doesn’t wear off uneven or patchy looking, it just fades in color.
Quick Rating Rundown
:Physicians Formula Sculpting Bronzer Stick
How It Compares: Physicians Formula bronzer stick is the best clean drugstore cream bronzer.
I have to say, I am quite impressed with this Physicians Formula bronzer. But should I have been surprised when they are home to the award-winning Butter Bronzer? Nevertheless, this cream bronzer stick is a drugstore gem. The creamy texture applies and blends easily, leaving a slightly sculpted, warmth to the complexion. It doesn’t look patchy and has minimal settling during its wear. While it doesn’t have the longest wear when compared to other cream bronzers, I am happy that it has a wear that fades evenly.
As much as I do give props to Physicians Formula Sculpting Bronzer, there is one at the drugstore that has a slight edge: e.l.f. Putty Bronzer. Putty Bronzer has a bigger shade range, with 8 shades to choose from. I also find it has a longer wear on my normal to dry skin. This cream bronzer is also infused with skin-nourishing ingredients and has pigmented, but buildable color.
But, I’ve got to say: I love my cream bronzers and can’t get enough of them. I have added so many to my collection over the past year as brands continue to launch their own cream bronzer. And I truly believe cream bronzer is foolproof and easier to use than powder. The Milabu Team has put together a list of bronzers we love, including our favorite clean cream bronzer from Saie Beauty and our favorite makeup steal, e.l.f. Putty Bronzer. To see our picks of the ‘Best Bronzers That Are Foolproof With Big Results,’ click here.
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Edited by Maddie