January 9, 2019

Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

4 stars out of 5

Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Eyeshadow Palette ($16.95) are a new 12-pan eyeshadow palette that are launched for Spring 2019 in two shades and were inspired by the popularity of Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush, Bronzer, and Highlighter.

This is one of the biggest eyeshadow palettes I’ve seen released from Physicians Formula and it’s testimony to how much the brand has evolved and changed in the last two years. It’s also pretty much the gold standard lately with drugstore brands to reach larger palettes like this that are in the $15 plus price range. Drugstore makeup pricing is nearing mid-range makeup pricing lately and it is always slightly shocking to see it this high!

None the less, pricing aside, I was all about trying these Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Eyeshadow Palette even though I’m not a fond fan of the Murumuru Butter Blush everyone is so crazy about. Physicians Formula recently released a line of Murumuru Butter Lip Creams and based off how wonderful those were I felt confident that the eyeshadow palettes would turn out just as good!

Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Eyeshadow Palette arrives in a holographic silver compact decorated with palms. The palettes are made in the USA and available in two shade selections one called Tropical Days and the other Sultry Nights. Each holds 12 eyeshadows each which are broken down into three quads for three easy looks but of course, shades can be mixed and matched anyway you like. The total weight of each palette is 0.55 oz. In the back of the palette you’ll find step-by-step instructions to create three looks. There’s also a double-ended sponge application included for application. They do have a very, very subtle coconut fragrance. You have to put your nose really close to the palette to smell it though!

I did haul both of palettes but I think some of the shades run together a bit and your looks might look a bit similiar due to the shades being along the same lines of each other. That being said there’s still a lot of pretty shades although, none are truly unique if you already have a lot of eyeshadow palettes in your stash. For the most part, I’d say both contain fairly warm, tropical shades with splashes of aqua and purple. I love how they split the shades into three quads each featuring four colors each. It made my life a lot easier when deciding how I wanted to combine colors. As I said aboce you can mix and match anyway you like but I did find it handy have the shades broken up for me for easy contrasting!

Physicians Formula Tropical Days Murumuru Butter Eyeshadow Palette

Physicians Formula Sultry Nights Murumuru Butter Eyeshadow Palette

There’s a lot of good to be had here but some shades did perform better than others. There are matte, shimmer and sparkle shades in the palette. Some of the matte shades were a tad dry but they blended well (they did swatch patchy though as you can see in some of my photos). The shimmer or I’d go so far as to call the metallic shades were the best formula. They had a soft, velvety texture that felt buttery and applied and blended beautifully. There are some chunky sparkle shades, like the top shade in the third quad in Tropical Days which had a chunky, flakier texture. This formula was a little difficult to apply and worked best as a topper and applied best by patting on with a finger.

There’s some bumps in the road but overall, these are formulated very well for drugstore eyeshadow and you can create some beautiful looks using them! I think Physicians Formula did a wonderful job on them! I’d buy other shades if PF decided to release them!

Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Eyeshadow Palette are well worth a pick up and the price does meet up with the quality you’re getting here. Some shades perform better than other but I’d say on a whole the shadows were beautifully formulated and created some very nice looks!

Where to buy


Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Eyeshadow Palette are a new 12-pan eyeshadow palette that launched in two shade selections for Spring 2019 which are $16.95 each and 0.55 oz in size. Each palette is broken into three quads and the back of the palette contains a guide to create three different looks. There’s a few bumps here with some of the matte shades being a little dry and one or two sparkle shades that had a chunkier, flakier texture but overall, the eyeshadows had an excellent formula that applied and blended well with fantastic pigmentation and little to no fall out.


  • A lot of beautifully textured eyeshadows that applied and blended easily.
  • A nice (but not quite unique) selection of shades that were easy to pair up for different looks.


  • Expensive for drugstore makeup!
  • Subtle coconut fragrance that was pleasant but might be an issue for sensitive users.


Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Eyeshadow Palettes should be exciting and appealing for those who like a good drugstore makeup find! These eyeshadows were quite lovely!

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Carol G

    Thanks for the swatches and review. I think I like the sultry one and will pick it up at Ulta using the $3.50 off $15 to help the sting of the price a little. But hey, 12 shadows is still not bad for $17 if the quality is there. And I love this formula in the bronzer. It’s my go-to bronzer in the summer.

    • Isabella Muse

      My pleasure! You can prob even get it cheaper when PF is on sale at like CVS. I’m just stingy sometimes with drugstore stuff as I tend to pay full price as when it is new they rarely have sales ya know? But all in all, these are quite lovely! A little dryness with some mattes but a lot of the shades are so buttery smooth you likely won’t even notice!

  • Sara

    I’m gonna snap these up the second I see them in CVS. That’s where I coupon so they’ll be nearly free with my magic. I was patiently awaiting your review! I’m planning to grab the new lip ones too after reading how much you enjoyed them.

    • Isabella Muse

      Yay! ;-D Let me know whatcha think when you get ’em! enjoy ;-D xo!

      • Sara

        These were totally worth tracking down.i used the Sultry Nights one this morning and they really do go on smooth like butter. Great pigment and the colors go nicely together. I’m also wearing the Mauve butter lip and it’s great as well. Needs reapply since it’s a more slippery formula, but very comfortable to wear.

  • Silvia

    I just spotted these at Rite Aid! Didn’t purchase…yet but shades do look lovely!
    Rite Aid has great sales often 75% off and others so check frequently I have one near by I walk in after going to the bank.

  • M.

    I snagged both of these along with 3 of the lip butters from the PF website with a 50% off referral code and I am SO glad that I did. I agree with your review that there are a couple of patchier mattes but that the shimmer and metallic shades are smooth and buttery. I’m so glad that PF made these and the lippies to the Butter line. (I was actually using the highlighters as shadows for a while there as I tried to patiently wait for these.) Keep it up, PF. This is good stuff. Now if they’d just re-stock the x Casey Holmes palette…and make a full size fragrance part of the line, too!

    • Isabella Muse

      yay glad to hear it ;-D I’m all about a full-size fragrance!!!!!!! these small ones stink!

  • Jaclyn

    Im a little late to the party here, but I still want to thank you for the review! I work at Target and we just got them recently as well, so I was wondering about the eyeshadow and if its worth the buy. Thank you so much!

    • Isabella Muse

      Yay glad you got them! I think you’re going to love them! You are so welcome! thank you for reading the review πŸ™‚