6 March 2013

Product Review: Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush

Using a blush not only helps define your cheekbones, it also gives you a rosy glow, making you look healthier. But finding the right one, can be tricky, so when I was asked to trial the *Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush by the lovely and talented makeup artist, Tammerly from Spoilt by Pink Diva, I naturally happily accepted. Here are my thoughts;

What They Say:
"Ultra-soft and blendable blushing powder features a fresh and vibrant mix of blushing tones infused with a pop of color to create a healthy glow".

RRP: $21.95 – Available from Priceline.

What I Say:
I instantly fell in love with the Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush, all those pretty pink hearts were just too cute. Almost such a shame to use the blusher and ruin the pretty design. I also recently reviewed the Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder, if you haven’t seen my review, you can see it here.

I trialled the blush in colour Rose, which contains a light to darker variety of pink in complementary tones, all with various amounts of glitter and sheen. At first I was a little worried that it would be too dark as well as it would be way too shiny and glittery, something that having combination skin, which often shines in the ladder part of the day, I just don’t like. But I needn’t have worried as it just adds a subtle touch of glow and sheen to my cheeks.

As for the colours, even though they look dark in the compact, and I thought that it was better suited to those with darker skin tones. Again I did not need to worry, once applied they are more soft and glowing pink on your cheeks, looking very natural and sheer, so perfectly for those with fair skin. However, it can still easily be layered for a more intense look.

The colours in the compact blend together for a nice overall blush to the cheeks, leaving behind a nice radiance as well. For extra pop of colour, or for a darker look, it is easy to simply just sweep the brush over one of the darker hearts and apply it to your cheeks to define and contour, or apply right below the cheekbones for a more defined and dramatic look. Using one of the lighter colours on and it works as a highlighter too.

The blusher is ultra-smooth and light weight, and the pigments are so finely milled that it blends easily, and feels comfortable to wear, as well as it looks natural on the skin. It has a good staying power, and I find that I do not need to touch up doing the day.

The Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush is infused with Euphoryl (natural plant extracts) claimed to promote the feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress. To be very honest, I do not think that using the Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder made me any happier!

The Blush is further more enriched with a violet scent – which was also the first thing I noticed when I took the powder out if its packaging. The fragrance does not last on my skin at all, and while this is a lovely touch, and while this does not cause any issues for my skin, I would prefer it to be fragrance free.

The Happy Booster Blush is hypo-allergenic, dermatologist approved, non-comedogenic as well as paraben free, which is all fantastic, but again as mentioned above, I also wish that it was perfume free.

The Blush comes in a pink metallic compact that I must admit I find a little too bulky. In saying that, I do not normally carry my blusher around with me for touch ups during the day, so I can certainly see past this. As for the metallic pink colour of the case, I find that it looks a little too girly and cheap. But I do like that it has a compartment containing the little brush as well as a mirror, both of which are handy for touch ups on the go.

The brush is half pink and half red and quite cute, although I find that it is a little too stiff, and quickly found that it scraped the pretty design, as well as it is so small that it allow you sweep it over all the colours in the palette, making it more difficult to achieve an even look. I found I got a much nicer and a more even result from using one of my own soft blush brushes.  

The powder retails for $21.95, and all in all it is a fantastic buy, that will give my face a much needed pop of colour. I highly recommend it, and would consider purchasing again in the future.
*This product was kindly provided for trial by Spoilt by Pink Diva, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of the idea of mood boosting makeup? Have you ever tried any of the makeup from Physicians Formula? Have you found your ultimate blush?




  1. It looks so pretty that I wouldn't want to mess it up xx


    1. When using a soft blush brush the heart pattern lasts surprisingly long!!

  2. I just got one of these and I agree that the packaging is a little too girly, and I would also prefer it to be perfume free, but it seems to be a nice blusher. Nice review!

    1. Thanks heaps Danielle. But I guess on the other hand the packaging is different to anything else outthere, so at least it stands out!!


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