Review: Happiness Boosting Powder?

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!

“Natural” Blush in Packaging

How cute are the hearts?

Face Powder (shade Unknown)

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!

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  1. January 18, 2011 / 4:42 pm

    awww these are so cute! love the packaging!

  2. Geo
    January 18, 2011 / 4:53 pm

    I am intrigued by these. I have just started using Physician’s Formula products ( thank you CVS clearance!! :-), so if those work well enough for me, I might have to wait for a sale and check these out.

  3. January 18, 2011 / 5:04 pm

    aww these look adorable!
    I might just deal with the price and buy one when they come out.

  4. chicky82
    January 18, 2011 / 5:04 pm

    They are very cute, but won’t they make you sad when it’s all used up and you can’t buy anymore? 🙂 I’ll have to keep an eye out and hope the come to Canada.

  5. January 18, 2011 / 5:21 pm

    These are so pretty! Must get and try. Thanks!

  6. January 18, 2011 / 5:23 pm

    It’s so pretty. I must get and try. Thanks!

  7. Tricia
    January 18, 2011 / 5:32 pm

    I looooove PF product so I cannot wait till these come out! deff gonna try them out. 😀

  8. January 18, 2011 / 6:11 pm

    Adorable! I might think about it if they go on sale at Walgreens/CVS/wherever, but I have so many blushes and powders already that I probably wouldn’t consider otherwise.

  9. jennifer
    January 18, 2011 / 7:58 pm

    My local grocery store fred meyer is selling these already they have been since before christmas.. I was gunna pick one up but i didnt but i think im going to next time i go there..

  10. Patricia Welch
    January 18, 2011 / 8:42 pm

    Cora, The Physician’s Formula Blush & Powders are adorable. Fantastic idea for Valentine Presents…for my Daughters! Thank You so very much for Your helpful review.

  11. January 18, 2011 / 9:33 pm

    Very cute! I would love to see some swatches!

  12. January 19, 2011 / 3:45 pm

    I have been using the powder for 3 days and I absolutely love the all over glow that I get. I apply it after I have completed all my makeup. Definitely would re-purchase.

  13. elizabeth
    January 23, 2011 / 11:07 am

    My husband just got me both the blush and the face powder last night and they’re great!! They smell nice and not overpowering. They have a great texture and leave a sheer glow to your skin. LOVE them!!

  14. xuopdiva
    January 24, 2011 / 1:40 pm

    Just returned from a quick lunch break trip to Riteaid…PF is buy one get one half off and both the face powder and the blush had a manufacturer’s coupon for $3 off. How fantasic is that?!!!

  15. Sara
    January 25, 2011 / 2:49 pm

    I just picked up the blush and ammgoimg back to Ulta for the powder. I LOVE it!!! Gorgeous color and, yes, it DOES make me happy. How can those cute little hearts and lovely light violet scent NOT?!?

    Btw, Ulta has buy 1 get 1 50% off on the PP stuff. Plus the package comes with a $3 off coupon.

  16. Steph
    January 31, 2011 / 1:08 pm

    The smell sounds intriguing but also makes me worry about my sensitive skin and whether the scent will be irritating. Thanks for the reviews!

  17. Elysia
    February 1, 2011 / 8:57 am

    Just picked these up last night,, and they are too cute for words..the scent is lovely….

  18. TheMrssmith26
    March 8, 2011 / 2:52 pm

    I got this in the face powder, shade is transluscent, and i love it! I use it as a little highlighter just above my cheeks and down the middle of my face. I love it and it smells good.

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