-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.
Hypoallergenic. Non-comedogenic. Paraben-free. Dermatologist approved.
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At the start of 2011, Physician’s Formula released the “Happy Booster” line of blushes, bronzers and face powders. It’s not really a large line; there are two shades in each category. They seemed to take off really well in the online makeup community, but I held off as I figured I didn’t really need them, plus Physician Formula’s products tend to be a little pricey.
Well, my blog bestie Cheryl was extra sweet and sent me this blush a couple weeks ago to cheer me up during all what I’ve been going through lately. How sweet was that? It really does make me smile every time I use it because I think of her – I can’t exactly say it’s a cause of the “happy boost infused blend” haha!
There are two blush shades to choose from; Rose and Natural. Both are pretty similar, but Rose is a brighter pink, whereas Natural is more of a muted, warm pink. I have Natural, and although I own several blushes, I don’t own any that closely compare. There are a handful of different color hearts – a raspberry pink, baby pink, tawny/brown pink, nude pink, etc and when all the shades are swirled together, a luminous warm pink with subtle shimmer is created. I wouldn’t say it’s overly shimmery or frosty. I’d compare it to a MAC Sheertone Shimmer finish. It’s a color that would look great on any skin tone – especially for those of you that have trouble finding a pink blush that isn’t too neutral, blue or purple.
|Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Blush in Natural|
The blush itself is silky soft and applies sheer with one thin layer, but can be easily built up. I always apply it a little heavy and go back with my setting powder and kabuki brush to soften the edges and tone it down if necessary. The color looks really natural and adds such a healthy color to my face. It’s a great color for every day, that doesn’t seem to clash with any of my other makeup.
I usually end up disappointed with the staying power of drugstore line blush, but this blush seems to last all day.
Also, like mentioned in the product description, it has a slight (violet) fragrance that I really enjoy. It’s no where near as potent as Chanel Joues Contraste Blushes or other scented cosmetics I’ve used. I can only really smell it when I put my nose up to the pan.
The only bad thing that can really be said is that the packaging stinks. All of Physician’s Formula products have bulky, plain packaging with a clear lid that gets scuffed up like crazy when tossed in my cosmetic bag. Also, the brush is too scratchy to be usable. To the PF PR: If you’re reading this, I think it’s about time to re-vamp your packaging. Just a thought. Love yours truly, Natty.
PROS: Great blendability, soft texture, buildable coverage, natural finish, beautiful color
CONS: None for the actual product! Unless you strongly dislike fragrance in your makeup – I know many out there despise it, and it may cause irritations for others.
PACKAGING: A little bulky, Not very appealing (but what drugstore product does have nice packaging anyway..) The design is cute though, and I like that the compact is pink and that the pan flips upward, exposing a mirror and compartment for the brush that’s included.
OVERALL: This blush has quickly become one of my top choices as my go-to blushes for daily wear. It’s definitely a new favorite of mine and I highly recommend it!