Visions of Etude House might have came to mind when my eyes set on the new Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Illuminating Bronzing Veil.
Too bad this isn’t a blush as I’d really go full out ballistic…tongue hanging out of my mouth, drool, buggy eyed…ya know that kinda reaction to wicked sweet makeup!
Some of that joy was held back though as I’m so not a bronzing girl but still these cute little heart shaped bronzing beads are too adorable to pass up.
Well, they are a bit of a waste. These come in two shade selections Light Bronze and Bronzer however, after trying both (I only own one but tried the other shade since my friend purchased it) I can honestly say they are terribly sheer and just not worth the $14.99 price tag.
The hearts are stored in a domed lid screw top container with a brush and a powder puff housed inside for application. There’s also a mirror on the lid of the top. There are two varieties of shades here one of which is an golden bronze heart and a muddy semi-matte one. In a powder format these colors might actually look very pretty on skin reflecting a golden bronzed hue. However, the hearts make it difficult to pick color up which results in very sheer results. Heck I can’t even say they’d work well as a highlighter of sorts as color just doesn’t transfer well. I tried picking up with the enclosed puff, with the brush, with my own brush as well as swirling a kabuki in the hearts but sadly, nothing worked to get any color pay off.
Cute factor wins out here as the adorable heart shaped pieces are adorable! Physicians Formula is a heck of a lot more generous with these as well considering Etude House only included ten hearts but there at least twenty here! The sweet scent of violet supposedly provides a feeling of joy each time you apply….Mmm well, I didn’t feel any joy applying but sure did find myself smiling at the hearts!
Overall, they have a great idea here and the golden pearl bronzing hearts are simply stunning however, they are too sheer to get excited about sadly. Perhaps if you nail them on sale? But damn it would have to be a great sale!
Sorry hate to burst your bubble but I don’t think you need them. Well, that is, if you can force yourself not to buy something so incredibly cute.