REVIEW: Physicians Formula Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Blush



What is this Product? (What it claims)
  • A Skin Perfecting Glow with a Mood Boosting Effect
  • Look Happy! Feel Happy!
  • Brush on a skin perfecting glow
  • Ultra-smooth, perfecting powder in a complementary palette of color blends together to even out skin tone with a flawless radiance.
  • Vibrant pink heart gives cheeks a healthy pop of color.
  • Experience the mood boosting effect
  • Infused with our Happy Boost Blend, featuring Happy Skin and Euphoryl, natural plant extracts which have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of Endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress.
  • The sweet scent of Violet provides a feeling of joy each time you apply.
  • Ultra-soft and blendable blushing powder features a fresh and vibrant mix of blushing tones infused with a pop of color to create a healthy glow.
  • Multi-reflective pearls provide a soft iridescence to highlight contour and add radiance to cheeks.
  • Hypoallergenic. Non-comedogenic. Paraben-free. Dermatologist approved.


Directions of Use
Using a soft powder brush, sweep over entire palette to evenly blend colors. Tap excess powder from brush before applying. Brush over cheeks to define and contour or apply right below cheekbones for a more defined dramatic look.










Main Ingredients
TALC. ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH. DIMETHICONE. OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE. ZINC STEARATE. PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE. ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU SEED BUTTER. HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL. LECITHIN. PHYTOSTERYL CANOLATE. PLUKENETIA VOLUBILIS SEED OIL. RHODIOLA ROSEA ROOT EXTRACT. ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT. THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM SEED BUTTER. SCHINUS TEREBINTHIFOLIUS SEED EXTRACT. PALM ALCOHOL. PHENOXYETHANOL. POTASSIUM SORBATE. FRAGRANCE. MAY CONTAIN: CARMINE. IRON OXIDES. MANGANESE VIOLET. MICA. RED 6. RED 7 LAKE. RED 28 LAKE. RED 30 LAKE. TITANIUM DIOXIDE. ULTRAMARINES. YELLOW 5 LAKE.











Price:
It ranges from $14.99 to $21.99 CAD. I have seen it at many places so it`s relatively easy to find.
Available at: Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, Zellers, and more.
On selected packages there is a mail-in rebate of $6.
I got this from a Goodie bag from the Toronto Beauty Bloggers Event.


Review:
I believe this originally came out around Valentines! I still remember going gaga about it and nagging my boyfriend to get this for me HAHA! This is the cutest make up item I've seen made by a US company! Usually, I find Western make up really boring because of the packaging and their marketing techniques. However, this one definately stood out to me. The hearts are FOR SURE cuter than the MAC Quite Cute collection. Do you remember those pointy, evil looking hearts?

So let's start with the packaging! Underneath the blush, there's a mirror and storage for a brush. The bottom of the container there are holes. I love that it comes with a mirror because, when is an extra mirror ever a hassle? I don't like that it has holes for the bottom though because the residual powders from the brush just goes everywhere. The brush sheds and is not forgiving at all. It looks cute but harsh on skin so I don't end up using it anyway. Thus, the holes in the back of the container don't cause a problem either.

By the way, I really like the concept of this series of Happy Boosters. I read from UK Glamour Mag and it says that it features natural plant extracts which supposedly promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of endorphins. It also protects the skin from environmental stress. Isn't that so cool? Although I don't think the plant's extract boosted my mood all that much, but I do tend to grab this and use it a lot because of the cute hearts! It makes me all bubbly right away =)

The texture is smooth. It is easy to blend and color is buildable. It's shimmery in the pan and even in my swatch because its not blended. Once its on my cheeks, it gives off a very mild sheen almost satin finish. It leaves my cheeks with a healthy glow. It also has scent, not strong for me but I can't exactly tell what scent it is.

Rose is more true pink, and gives off a perfect rosy pink flush on your cheeks. It's very natural and part of my everyday blush. I do think that this color works well with everyone because of its ability to blend and build. If you are fair, make sure to tap it a few times.

Price for the blush is a bit steep considering it is a drugstore brand especially if you are buying it from Canada. So make sure you compare prices and look for mail in rebates when purchasing!

Overall: ♥♥♥♥
Product: 5/5 ♥ Fits with description perfectly
Packaging: 4/5 ♥ Love love love the heart and all its cuteness. Brush was not forgiving.
Price: 4/5 ♥ A little pricy for a drugstore brand.