Hi Guys and Dolls!
Today I’m excited to share with you a yet-to-be released product, Happy-Boosting Blush and Face Powder from Physician’s Formula! According to the press release:
“Developed to stimulate happy-thoughts, a sense of joy and through mood-enhancing ingredients combined with Color Therapy, Aroma Therapy and Texture Therapy.”
I’ve had these to test out for a few weeks and they do make my happy! I don’t think these are magic or have scientific powers- but each time I look at the metallic-looking Magenta compact, the cute multi-colored hearts and smell the powder I can’t help but smile, and yeah, I guess my spirits get lifted. I’m not sure if this it really more than the joy I feel using other specialty powders (my beloved Moonriver blush comes to mind). I do think the scent of the powder has a bit to do with making my want to keep applying it- it smells GOOD! I’m pretty sensitive to smell, so if a cosmetic is scented and I dislike it, I just can’t hang with it. There are very few scented powders that I like (I do enjoy Benefit’s Sugarbomb) but when some powders/lipstick/mosturizers smell “rosey” like a lot of French cosmetics- it gives me the Icks (I had a housemate whom had an obsession with rose oil). These smell fresh and light- and let’s just say if you like Clinique Happy Heart you’ll love this! I couldn’t put my finger on the smell so I borrowed Mr. VOT who said- “it smells like Clinique”. HA! See men do pay attention to details!
The Face powder seems pretty sheer, though the one pink hear can make it a bit too pink for me to use as a highlighter- so I try to avoid that one. The Blush is buildable, depending on how you apply is is can be a sheer wash or give that in-from-the-cold rosiness to your cheeks. I honestly love applying both of these as sheer as I can so I can keep building them up and smelling them!
I can’t say too much about wear time, since the longest I’ve worn these was just 4 hours- though they were still on after 4 hours or errands. I think like any powder cheek product, dry skin will need to hydrate before application other wise they may not stick around.
These powders are a bit on the drug-store pricey side, $11.95 for the blush and $13.95 for the Face Powder, however this is a specialty powder, so it’s not run-or-the-mill- and when you compare it to similar specialty powders it’s a bargain especially if you can get them on sale! These come with a little flat blush brush (eh, not impressed, though it is cute, this is not the best way to apply blush) and have a mirror, though the top is clear so you can always see the hearts! The compact looks metallic though its really plastic- time will tell if the finish will chip. These are set to launch in February (a heart-shaped blush for Valentines day!) so I have plans to give a few as gifts!
What to you think? Are you excited for these?
Disclaimer: This review contains a sample product that was send by PR for review CONSIDERATION. I do not ever guarantee reviews. All options are my own and do not represent nor are they influenced by any company or individual. My commitment is you to, so I’ll always keep it straight with you!