Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearl Blush

I got very excited when I saw these guys online. I could not wait to review them for you! Check out the gorgeousness:

As my mom so eloquently put it “that looks neat. it has bumps!” hahaha… <3 you mom.

Online it seemed to have a big white pearl in the middle. Unfortunately, the pearl is actually on the packaging, not the blush itself. Observe:
There is also a compartment under the blush pan that comes with a little brush and has a nice good sized mirror. The little brush actually isn’t completely scratchy and useless, but I would still much rather use my own.
If you have a keen eye and want to know what is on my nails, it’s Zoya Ivanka.
For those of you who like MAC’s mineralized blushes or mineralized skin finishes, you should definitely check these out! The finish is very similar. This color, which is called Natural Pearl, is a warm rosy pink with a gold sheen. Similar actually in color to MAC Stereo Rose. If you like Stereo Rose you will probably like this. I’m not saying it’s a dupe, because I haven’t swatched them side by side, but it’s “of that ilk”. 
Heavily swatched on skin that is lighter than NW15 (I wear MUFE 110).

Slightly better view of the golden sheen.

If you like rosy colors and don’t mind a bit of shimmer, check out Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearl Blush (is that name long enough for you?) in Natural Pearl. It’s available at drugstores where PF is sold, and I believe they are approximately $10 each.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Pop – Green Eyes

I know these have been out for a while, but don’t we all love swatches? :) There are some things I like about this palette and some things I don’t. Anyway, I won’t babble… here is the Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Pop in Green Eyes. Of course, you can use these colors on any eye color… but yeah. You can click the photos to view them much, much bigger.

So here you go. You get 9 eye shadows. PF suggests these are three trios in one palette, and if you get intimidated by palettes with tons of colors this is a good way to think about it. The skinniest ones are meant to be liners. The palette comes with a kinda unique-shaped applicator that I haven’t seen elsewhere. It could be used for lining or for applying shadow. Nifty! It’s not particularly soft but not too terrible either. I used it to do my swatches. 
At the top of this picture there’s the best example I got of the duochrome in the “white”. It’s a white shadow that flashes green. Pretty cool looking.
That last liner in the palette is really disappointing (bottom of the photo). It is quite sheer and went on a little patchy. I’d suggest using that one wet, maybe? The two kinda yellow-greeny colors are very similar. They’re not identical, but to me they feel kind of redundant. 
My overall feeling is that this palette is fair. You get a lot of colors. A couple aren’t that great, but there are some really pretty ones too. That turquoise is gorgeous, and the white/green duochrome is really unique. There are some colors that you don’t typically see in drugstore palettes these days. Some disappointment for me is that all of the colors have the same finish and depth. Same finish isn’t that big of a deal but there’s very little contrast, since the “dark” liner is essentially useless. 
Do you need it? I am not saying no, but I’m not saying rush out and buy 6 either. They are a little on the pricey said for drugstore brands at $10.95 apiece, but if you have coupons or there’s a BOGO, you might enjoy this palette for some new colors.
Sample provided for editorial purposes.