Made Up in Boston

"A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction." -Oscar Wilde

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Product Review: PF Happy Booster Blush in Rose

My name is Tiffany, and I'm a makeup addict. A shameless glutton for pretty powders and creamy glosses.

Take the Physician's Formula Happy Booster Glow and Mood blush, for instance.

If you'll recall, I mentioned in one of my last posts that I had another CVS coupon (naturally). That coupon, combined with an additional promotional coupon, meant I only spent $2.95 for this blush which normally costs around $12. Now that's a score and worthy of a review.

If you're like me and spend too much time reading beauty blogs, then you know this blush came with a ton of hype. The product is infused with natural plant extracts that mimic the release of endorphins, meaning your body experiences a tiny rush each time you use it. It's also loaded with minerals that protect skin from environmental stressors. Finally, the bright pink color of the product, as well as the use of violet extract to create a sweet little scent, creates a psychosomatic effect that is supposed to make you feel happier after you've used it.

Intro done, let's get back to the product...

After weighing my options, I went with the Rose hued blush because the Natural was a little too brown for my skin tone and seemed more like a bronzer than a blusher.

To start, I love all the colors in this product. I love the cute little packaging, too. It comes with a small mirror and a brush. The brush is nothing stellar, but I love that it's tucked away so neatly.

More so, I really love the smell, which is divine and quite unlike so many other pressed powders (you know the smell I mean; the one where Grandmas hug you and all you can smell is Ben-Gay, baby powder, and that musty perfume that's been kicking around their medicine cabinet since 1968). Nope, this product really does smell like violets!

So, back to the hype. In my opinion, it's totally true. The first time I used this product, I was really giddy and bubbly (see? Psychosomatic). This blush is fantastic! The color payoff reminds me of MAC's Swoon, minus the ridiculous price tag. The formula is soft and easily blendable, and has the smallest amount of shimmer. It's really a blush and highlighter in one, if you think about it.

Here are some action shots:

First up, my freckly skin without any blush.

Followed immediately by a light dusting of PF's Happy Booster (looking a little brownish here, but it's just the lighting):

And now from the front:

A little really does a long way with this stuff. Like any mineral product, it's good to get rid of any excess from the brush before you apply the product. This blush is pretty sheer and you can really work up the amount of blush you put on until you reach the color you're looking for.

And now the whole package:

Just add some Revlon's Cherries in the Snow and you're good to go! You look fresh, healthy, and glowing.

The best part about this blush is that it lasts all day. I never have to reapply unless I want a bolder cheek. This is a product I absolutely plan to buy again and again, so much do I love this stuff.

Grade: A+

1 comment:

  1. Stellar review. I love the pretty packaging :)