Thursday, February 10, 2011

Does Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush Make You Happy?

Does Makeup Make You Happy??

Cause it definitely makes ME happy! But if you dont agree, maybe Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush (*phew* thats a mouthful!) can help you out ;) Today i'll be reviewing their new blush in Natural, a blush thats supposed to make you feel happier!!

first up, pictures of courseeee :)

just looking at the hearts make me happy ^^

outside packaging

outside packaging with box
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Product details: (taken from packaging)

- 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.

- 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.
now... lets take a look inside the packaging!

oh.. quick note here, im not sure if i just got a bad product or not, but when i took my blush out of the box, the bottom part of the plastic packaging had a hole in the middle :S at first i thought it was just because it was stuck too tightly to the box so part of it had pulled off.. but i couldnt find the broken pieces anywhere! so.. it just disappeared? :( not sure :(

however, looking up other people's reviews, i dont think this happens often so i probably just had bad luck :( boo.. oh well, doesnt stop me liking the product inside though!!

i really like this design! there is a little button on the side, so rather than having to pry open the top with your nails.. when you push the button, the top pops open slightly so you just lift the lid.. i hope im making sense here! haha basically, all you have to know is that this product is made for us lazy people :) another small step to make you happy in the morning!

underneath the blush, there is a separate compartment for a mirror and a brush.

close up of the brush

it is cute and i would say its better than most brushes that come with drugstore products, but generally.. i wouldnt be using this to put on my blush everyday. However, for emergency cases when touchups are needed, this can get the job done without being overly scratchy :)

and the brush fits quite nicely in the compartment without touching the mirror or anything :)

and just a size comparison....

the packaging is slightly taller in height compared to MAC blushes (MSF on left, blush on right)

width and circumference wise, its right in the middle :)

packaging overview - 4.5/5
although the packaging may seem bulky, its actually not that bad! fits into my hand quite nicely :) the overall product is very appealing with its hot pink metallic case. the plastic is very sturdy making it great to have in your travel makeup bag. the included mirror and brush are also very handy and make great accessories for travelling. plus, the little push-up button makes life much easier ^^

overall,  forgetting about the minor flaw (which should be only limited to my specific product), i love the whole design and packaging of this product :)


time for swatches!

all colours mixed

colors separated
lightest peachy pink (background), baby pink (large pink heart on bottom), corally shade (smaller hearts)

colors separated
shimmery bronzey beige (large brown heart), pinky red (small red heart), all colors blended

all colors separated with flash
last shade on right is all colors blended

all colors separated without flash

all colors blended - finger swatch

finally, some face swatches :) this blush was all i applied on the cheeks, no other product other than foundation was used prior.

Product Overview - 5/5
The color is gorgeous! i'd say its a pretty corally pink with tiny shimmers which give off a very pretty glow :) the product itself includes a variety of shades but i like to use it best when they are all swirled together :)

i love looking at all the hearts and just that itself makes me happy :) what i also like is the fact that there is a slight floral-y scent to the product. although i know not everyone likes their makeup to be scented, i quite like this one because it is very light and actually does make me smile when i put this blush on :)

- cute hearts design
- very flattering shade (would be good for most skintones)
- gives you a nice healthy glow
- is very pigmented and buidable
- light floral scent (supposed to be violet according to packaging)
- good packaging, very sturdy & not too bulky 
- mirror and brush included
- great for travel

- a tad pricey for drugstore brand ($16 for 0.24 oz)
- some people may not like the floral scent

So i guess the final question is...
 does this blush make me happy?

my answer? i have to say YES! i mean, just looking at the blush makes me smile :) the cute hearts, the pretty colors, the hot metallic pink packaging!! what more do i have to say?? ;) haha but actually, the product itself makes me happy as well. the color is gorgeous, easily blendable and very flattering. the scent (for me atleast) is quite nice and adds a nice touch when applying the blush.

overall, i am really loving this blush and i think physicians formula did an amazing job creating it! we all need some more smiles in our life and makeup application should never be without smiles :) plus, smiles are 100% free and definitely contagious, so go on.. spread the smile! :D


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Hi.....nice review ....I'm Nc42.....looking for a nice nude blush, to use with heavy eye makeup, I'm using Mac fleur power right now( a nice pinkish color), I'm looking for a nude shimmer Will this work?...thanx

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