Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder
About: Pressed powder that offers a subtle glow. Packaged in a plastic compact with a concealed brush applicator and a mirror.
Review: I was instantly impressed with Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder – and who wouldn’t be with all those pretty hearts. The powder contains a variety of beige, peach, light brown and a single pink heart, all with various amount of glitter - so subtle that it just adds a touch of glow. The combination of colours also means that the powder doubles as a blusher and highlighter as well. The colours blend together to help even out the skin tone, and the single pink heart adds a touch of subtle colour and radiance to the skin, which I find is a lovely touch, and so different to other powders. For an extra pop of colour, you can sweep brush over the pink heart only and just apply on your cheeks. Happy Booster Powder is ultra-smooth and light weight, the pigments are so finely milled that it blends easily, and feels comfortable to wear, as well as it looks natural on the skin. Being translucent this powder is suited to fair and medium skin tones. The powder has great staying power. Using it on top of my normal foundation, it also works as a setting powder, with few touch ups required during the day. Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder is infused with natural plant extract that claims to promote the feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of endorphins. To be very honest, I do not think that using Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder made me any happier, except for the smile on my face from looking at the pretty palette with the hearts.
The powder is further more enriched with a violet scent – the first thing I noticed when I removed the powder from its packaging. The fragrance does not last on my skin, and while this is a lovely touch, I would prefer it to be fragrance free. I would imagine this scent may disagree with sensitive skin types. Happy Booster Powder is hypo-allergenic, dermatologist approved, non-comedogenic as well as paraben free, which is all fantastic, but again as mentioned above, I wish that it were fragrance free. Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder comes in a pink metallic compact that I must admit I find a little too bulky, and the metallic pink colour looks a little too girly and cheap for my liking. It has a hidden compartment which houses a 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 so cute too, but I find that it is a little too stiff for my liking. The brush will quickly scrape and ruin the pretty design on the powder and is difficult to create an even look. Consequently I found I had much better results using one of my larger, softer brushes. Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder retails for $29.95, and it is a fantastic buy. I will definitely continue to use it and will purchase it in the future.
Reviewed by: Karina Nyholm-Hunter