Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Review: Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow and Mood Boosting Blush

So I KNOW that i've been posting only reviews lately, but it's because I don't have anything else to post about! I mean, I really haven't been wearing "outfits" besides my PJs and stuff. I haven't done any makeup because I need to still unpack it. I still have to unpack my jewelry and makeup stuff and blehhh. It's going to take a while. I'll get it done by Monday b/c my BF is coming up to see me that day... I also need to wash my makeup brushes and also get a new storage system for le makeup and le perfumes. ugh. 

Anyway. I bought this blush recently from CVS (yay.) b/c it was 6 dollars off and it had a 3 dollar off coupon. Actually, I ripped the coupon off another product (but it's okay because it was still good for my blush!). K, I'm actually a thief and a bad person. Not really. But okay. 

What They say: 
  • 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.
Swatches/Packaging: It's a D/S product so bulky packaging is eminent. I mean, it's a monstrosity. It's like an inch thick while the product itself is like a 1/4 inch thick. The weird "brush" thing is dumb and unnecessary. I mean it's cute, but dumb. It would be really great if they didn't sell the blush with the dumb little brush things. 

built up with 2 heavy swatches

No foundation or powder on. So bottom cheek color near the dimple is my natural skin pigmentation and the pink stuff is my blush. 

Errrr... It's not THAT pigmented. The pink is pretty light. Again, this is a recurring problem with Physicians Formula. Their face products seem to be geared more towards lighter skinned people. I mean, I'm an NC35. Do you think that someone like NC40 or NC45 or higher would be able to wear this? I found that it's pretty sheer on me. 

Texture: The blush is firmly pressed so when you swirl your brush in it, it's not going to fall apart. You do get color (I mean obviously; look at the swatch above) so it's not like you have to use a drill hammer to get some pigment. Excellent. 

Wear: Few hours tops. I find that if I apply this at 10:00 am or so, it'll be gone by 6:00 pm. It does have some "shimmer" but it's not very noticeable. I'm not a glitterazi kinda person. I actually like satin finishes better. It didn't break me out, but I'm also not a breaking out kinda person on my cheeks. I'm not a breaking out kinda person in general. Unless I'm under a lot of stress. 

Weird misc stuff: It smells nice. It also doesn't make me happier when I apply it or use it. 

Price:  An extravagant price for a not-so- luxe product. PF is one of the more "HE" d/s brands. It retails on the website for 11.95 while at CVS, its 14.50 (uhh wtf?) It averages around 12 dollars most places. 14.50 is too expensive for a d/s product. Anything over 10 dollars is too expensive for a d/s product. It's the drugstore goddamnit. This isn't ulta. It's CVS. So I'm glad that I picked it up for 5.50. 

Recommended: If you happen to see it on clearance or at a low low price and your skin is of a vampiric quality, go for it. For people whose skin tends to be more coffee or mocha like, skip it.


Red said...

I have this and love it. lol I agree the brush is something they could really do without, the packaging is ridiculous and the scent (while I like it a lot) isn't exactly a mood booster. The color shows up really well on me... though I DO have, as you called it, a "vampiric" complexion. lol (Seriously... my "tan" is still ridiculously pale to the rest of the world. I'm a natural redhead so tan and I don't mix at all!) I have the powder of this too and use it as a highlighter, the shimmer in it is more noticeable and I am not fond of it being so shimmery.

Y said...

LOL thanks so much for reading red!!

G A B Y said...

Wow, I never though the packaging was that bulky! I've heard it smells so good though... but this is wayyyyyy too pricey for me!

The Beautifier said...

OMG! That blusher is uber cute! Would make a perfect v-day gift for anyone! Me wants! xoxo

Y said...

@ G A B Y- Yeah! I wouldn't have bought it either if I didn't have the coupons.

@ The Beautifier- It is cute!