Physicians Formula Butter Eyeshadow Palette Review

Check out the full review of the Physicians Formula Butter Palette new at the drugstore! See swatches of all the gorgeous shades and my full thoughts on both Physicians Formula eyeshadow palettes. 

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Physicians Formula Butter Eyeshadow Palette – Review + Swatches

Happy Monday loves! Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Today I’m excited to be sharing a full review of the new Physicians Formula Butter Eyeshadow Palettes. You might remember I first shared a sneak peek at them in my Soft + Romantic Makeup Tutorial earlier this year, and right off the bat I was really impressed.

But as with all the makeup products that I use, I like to use them for a little bit of time so I can give the most accurate review of them as possible. So today we’re diving deep into the new Physicians Formula Butter Palette, including pros, cons, swatches of both eyeshadow palettes, and overall whether or not I think they’re worth purchasing.

Physicians Formula Butter Eyeshadow Palette

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Physicians Formula Butter Palette Packaging

The Physicians Formula Butter Palette features a beautiful clear and holographic case with tropical leaves – perfect for spring and summer. Currently the PF butter palette comes in two different palettes including Tropical Days and Sultry Nights. Each of the palettes feature 12 shades each in a range of matte, shimmer, and metallic shades. They are sectioned off into three quads for easy eyeshadow creations. Each palette also includes a dual- ended sponge brush applicator.

Physicians Formula Butter Palette Formula/Performance

Like the rest of Physicians Formula Butter products, the Physicians Formula Butter Eyeshadow Palette features the exclusive butter blend in each of its eyeshadow shades. This makes for a soft and creamy texture that can be applied wet or dry.

In terms of performance, I found the matte shadows to apply best with a short, stiff brush like this one, and the shimmer and metallic shades are best applied with your finger. Although a couple of the shades (like the purple and black) were on the drier side, I was impressed with the pigmentation of several of the brown matte shades and found them to be very similar in texture to the butter bronzer (which is my holy-grail!). I also have to say the shimmer shades were my favorite and they looked beautiful on the eyelid.

Physicians Formula Butter Palette – Tropical Days

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Physicians Formula Butter Palette – Sultry Nights

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Physicians Formula Butter Palette – Pros/Cons/Overall Thoughts

Overall, both palettes are very pretty and include a great range of eyeshadow shades and finishes. Although I think the Tropical Days Butter Eyeshadow Palette  is more for spring/summer, and the Sultry Nights palette is great for year-round, I really can’t pick a favorite because they both have beautiful shades in them.

Pros: The palettes are the perfect size and the packaging is very well made – perfect for traveling. The Butter Blend formula in many of the matte shades is very similar to the Butter Bronzer and has wonderful velvet-soft, rich pigmentation. I also love the quad setup in the palettes that makes it easy for makeup beginners to know what shades compliment each other best.

Cons: There are a few inconsistencies among the formulas. A few of the darker matte shades are drier, making blending a little difficult, and a couple of the shades are very faint. I also wish the sponge applicator was a brush instead (personal preference).

At the end of the day I really do like these palettes and to be Physicians Formula’s first big eyeshadow palette release, I think they did a great job! If there’s one thing I love about Physicians Formula, it’s that they’re constantly making improvements to their formulas and really listening to their customers so I’m excited to see what’s next from them. With their amazing Butter Blend formula, I think they’re a total force to be reckoned with! 😉

If you’re looking for a fun, affordable eyeshadow palette for summer definitely pick up a Physicians Formula Butter Palette and give them a try!


Which Physicians Formula Butter Eyeshadow Palette colors do you like best? Tropical Days or Sultry Nights? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

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8 Comments

  1. Karly wrote:

    I’ve been so curious about these palettes, so as always thanks for your honest feedback! Some of the colors are just so pretty.

    Just sayin’,
    Karly @ What Karly Said

    Posted 5.10.19 Reply
    • Of course! They definitely have some fun shades and the butter formula is really nice. I do wish all around it was a little more consistent with the pigmentation though.

      Posted 5.14.19 Reply
  2. Nadine wrote:

    I am a fan of their butter line, these palettes look so fun!

    Posted 5.7.19 Reply
    • I didn’t think I’d like the shimmers because honestly that’s what usually is less-than in drugstore palettes, but these were really pretty and good quality.

      Posted 5.14.19 Reply
  3. these look so pretty for summer!!

    Posted 5.7.19 Reply
  4. Emelia wrote:

    These are so pretty! I love them both, great shades for daytime and summer night looks!

    Posted 5.6.19 Reply
    • They do have really pretty shades. I’d love to see them come out with some other palettes, because their formula is very similar to higher-end eyeshadow brands.

      Posted 5.14.19 Reply