Saturday, February 5, 2011

Physician's Formula Happy Booster Collection: Review & Swatches!

Physician's Formula has released a line of face powders for spring called Happy Booster powders, which claim to boost the mood.

"Infused with our Happy Boost Blend, featuring Happy Skin and Euphoryl, natural plant extracts have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicing [sic] the effect of Endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress."

I'm not sure about the plant extracts' ability to boost my mood, but I do know that every time I look at one of these powders I'm instantly a little happier. They are just the cutest things I have ever seen! I picked up the entire collection, which consists of 2 blushes, 2 natural face powders, and 2 bronzers.

Clockwise from top left: Translucent, Beige, Light Bronzer, Rose, Bronzer, Natural

I picked these up at my local Rite Aid, and each powder had a "$3 off instantly at checkout!" sticker on them, AND Rite Aid was having a Buy One Get One 50% sale on Physician's Formula. The checkout lady let me use BOTH coupons, so I ended up getting $3 off every powder, plus 50% off of 3 of them. Pre-discount, they were roughly $12 each, and I walked out with all of them for roughly $40. Not bad!

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The two face powders they released are called Translucent and Beige. Translucent has a lot of champagne, light tones in it, while Beige is a bit darker with more tan and golden tones. I have been using Beige as an all over setting powder, and while it looks a little dark in the pan, it comes out significantly lighter on the skin. I won't be able to use this too far into summer, I don't think.

Left to right: Translucent, Beige

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Two bronzers were released in this collection, Light Bronzer and Bronzer. I was really hesitant picking up Bronzer because in the pan it looks like it would be an orange-y muddy disaster. Additionally, you can see a sheen to these two powders, and I was afraid it would give a frosty finish to my face (I HATE frosty bronzer). I decided to take a risk, and as it turns out, these powders both have minimal sheen and don't pull orange on me at all. In fact, I have been using Bronzer over my NARS Laguna the last few days for my usual quick contouring and have loved it. I think the pink hearts in these powders just subtly keep them from being too orange, perhaps.

Left to right: Light Bronzer, Bronzer

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Last are the blushes: Natural and Rose. While they look quite different in the pan, they come off very similarly. Natural is a little more warm/peachy and Rose is more true pink, but they are about the same level of darkness.

Left to right: Natural, Rose

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Each powder has a flip open compartment under it with a mirror and mini brush. The brush is adorable, but I won't be using it anytime soon. I prefer to apply these with a MAC 129 (blush) or 150 (larger powders).


Overall, I think Physician's Formula really hit the nail on the head with this line. The packaging concept is fantastic: shiny hot pink with heart printed powder has me written all over it. The powders are pigmented and blend/wear easily, and did I mention they smell good?! I totally recommend these!

xx, Allison

15 comments:

  1. Oh wow they look gorgeous!And the heart pattern is adorable :) I wish I had them in my country.

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  2. The natural blush looks so pretty!
    Are these sold in the uk? I so hope they are :) x

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  3. Omg the two blushes are so cute I can't even take it

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  4. Do you know any website that sells it and ships worlwide?

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  5. aww those are so cute! im surprised you set your make up with those face powders, though. I heard that they are more of a shimmery highlight!

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  7. aw! they're so pretty and happy looking :) and it's good to know that these not only look good, but they ARE good too! Loving all your swatch-fest photos!!

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  8. "... because in the pan it looks like it would be an orange-y muddy disaster."
    I thought that said ANGRY muddy disaster =) HAHA. All the letters are there though.

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  9. where do they sell this prouduct? :P

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  10. I love these but they are so hard to find. I went to 5 places before I was able to find the blush :( I want to get the others but can't find them anywhere.

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  11. definitely gonna get the bronzer and blush.
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  12. @Allie if you're in the US, you can get them at any drugstore (Target, Wal-Mart, CVS, etc.)

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  13. I really want to purchase something from this line, but I haven't seen Physician's Formula on sale for a while o.o

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  14. I found these at Target if anyone is still looking. Loving the Natural blush.

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