Friday, August 31, 2012

Physician's Formula Happy Booster in Natural

Lately I've been on a blush kick, looking at all the bright pinks, sunny corals, and muted rose shades in the drugstore.  So when Rite-Aid had a sale on Physician's Formula, I took the opportunity to try one of their Happy Booster blushes.  (I have a light bronzer, which I like but do not use regularly.)

Part of me was drawn to this blush because of the girly pink packaging... and the super girly hearts.  But the color was the biggest draw for me - Natural is a nice rosy color that isn't over the top.  It isn't too bright pink, isn't too plum or brown.  It's a nice, natural (ha) flush on the cheeks.

Happy Booster comes with a separate compartment for a little hot pink and red applicator.  My picture didn't turn out, so you'll have to just trust me on that.  I do not use that brush, as I prefer my Sigma F40 angled brush for blush application.  But it's nice to know that in a pinch, the applicator is there.

The swatch shows the general color.  It's rather sheer on the cheeks, but definitely visible.  I think it looks like a nice, natural flush - no clown face.  Another thing I often look for is oxidation - that annoying thing when your makeup turns orange on your face for a while.  I have no issues with this one after an entire day of wear.  One last thing to note is the fragrance.  Physician's Formula tends to add fragrance to their cosmetics, and I've actually heard some people complain about the smell ("like plants").  The Happy Booster in Natural smells very nice to me - and I'm actually super sensitive and picky to fragrances.  This smells feminine but not fruity, flowery, or "plant-y".  It just smells nice.

If you've tried this, let me know in the comments!  What did you think?