"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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!