Physicians Formula Happy Booster Powder Translucent Review, Photos, Swatches
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Collection has us all happy around these parts. I think we are all lusting after that sweet design eh? I’m coming to the conclusion that these might not be LE but available permanently which is good news if you’re busy trying really hard to hunt them down at your local drugstores.
I reviewed the bronzer recently which I wasn’t in lust with and today I have the Happy Booster Powder Transculent.
Let’s check it out!
A facial powder that supposedly boosts your mood when applied!
The powder actually comes in several variations including bronzer, translucent, light bronzer, and even a beige shade. This shade I have here is the translucent which I purchased in the hopes of using as a finishing powder.
It’s infused with what Physcians Formula dubs a “Happy Boost Blend” featuring plant extracts which promote happiness by mimicking the effect of Endorphins. I was a little giggly after application this morning but blame that on the fact that Dramabeans was calling Kim Joon the “Yo Yo Yo” bro from Boys Over Flowers. I dunno why but I had mental flash backs of Kim Joon uttering yo yo yo and nearly peed myself laughing so it was 1. Really funny. 2. I’m easily amused. or 3. The powder was kicking in!
Here you watch it, see if you laugh, if not we can blame it on the powder yo!
The powder is violet scented so this could be also something to take into consideration as it might give you a happy feeling when you smell it, as a bit of an aromatherapy experience.
This comes in a metallic fuchsia dual compartment cases which features the powder on top and a full size mirror and brush housed below. I find the packaging rather cute and girly and I’m all about such styles of makeup so yay!
The translucent isn’t really as such. The shade comes across frosty even after the very subtle overspray disappears on first swipe. The powder is made up of interlocking hearts in various shades of cream and creamy beige and a single pink heart. The pink heart does add a bit of glow to your face and the other shades offer more of a highlighting effect in my experience with the product. So if you’re picking it up in the hopes that it will apply transparent, you might be disappointed as it does come across with a slightly frosty, pearlish glow.
I was actually in the disappointed category. My face is already full and I think applying frosty or pearl-like highlights to areas of it make it look fuller and unflattering. I just wanted the powder to remain transparent once applied and allow me to set makeup with it and use it throughout the day to mattify if needed or just for touch ups and evening out skin tone however the pearly, frosty finish gives my face more of a glow. This won’t be entirely unpleasant for some as you might like such a glow, but personally I feel it’s unflattering on my skin.
The brush included is awful. Scratchy as hell and sheds terribly.
The violet scent is debatable. I like it and I dislike it. It smells ok but too much of a good thing can make it nauseating however once on the scent pretty much is gone which is a good thing!
- Anyone who likes whimsical makeup pieces (the hearts are to die for).
- Anyone who likes a candlelit glow (this gives skin a glowy look)
- Anyone wanting a finishing powder that highlights.
- Anyone who wants a transparent finishing powder sans pigment that evens skin out, mattifies, and sets makeup (this acts more as a highlighting than a pressed face powder).
- Darker skin tones (you might feel this applies chalky or a bit too frosty on darker skin tones).
It goes without saying that the packaging design really sells the product. The hearts are darling and sweet as can be so I’m happy to have the powder in my collection. Overall, I did not like the finished results using the powder. I’d have preferred a transparent finish however the glow this imparts may appeal to some, just not me. I think the powder is well made as the heart design runs deeply so it doesn’t disappear after a few uses, it’ll remain for a while.
If you’re looking for something that gives your face a bit of a glow you might like this however if you’re seeking something to set makeup sans pigment you might wish to look elsewhere.
I like it well enough but sadly it’s not a love.
Anyone own it?
What did you think?
Available at drugstores now!
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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