Physicians Formula Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Blush in Rosepetek, oktober 11, 2013
I think it's safe to say that this blush is the prettiest in my collection, at least as far as appearance goes. The pink hearts certainly give it much appeal and I bet it wasn't just me who bought it because it was adorable. It's also supposed to be infused with a special "Happy Boost Blend" that promotes happiness, but I'm sorry, I just have to laugh at such ridiculous marketing. How stupid do they think people are? They do realize it's just a blush, right? I digress...
Colour: It's a light-medium warm pink. I see no shimmer and it's leaning more to matte, though I noticed a slight sheen when I looked at the swatch in the sun, but it's not visible on my cheeks. Perhaps satin finish might be the best description. It gives a typical I-just-came-from-the-cold flush and I find it works best with pink, red and wine shades on the lips. I actually have nothing similar in my collection.
Pigmentation: I'll be honest: it's nothing to write home about. It's rather poor, I'm afraid, and this is not a-little-goes-a-long-way blush, though it is buildable. I'm very, very pale and I still need several layers of this to properly show up. I prefer blushes that are really pigmented, but this a blush for those who like to build up their blush gradually and have actual patience (which is not me at all). I'm not saying it's bad, it just takes time to build up the colour.
Staying Power: Blushes really don't tend to last well on me and much like most blushes this lasts about an hour or two on my cheeks.
Scent: I detect only a faint floral scent.
Packaging: It's metal pink, a bit girly I guess and not particularly elegant. It has an additional compartment with an added brush and a mirror, which makes it rather bulky. The closing mechanism between the blush "layer" and the additional compartment doesn't work on my blush. I'm not sure if that's how it's supposed to be, but I find it irritating. Brush is fine for me. It works well enough and isn't scratchy, though I bet there is a ton of people who hate it (some just like using proper brushes). Included mirror is an added bonus - though it's small, I can make it work.
Price and availability: Mine is from iHerb for about 8 € (they ship wordwide), otherwise it's available in the USA. There are several shades available, but I could only find this one and a shade called Natural on iHerb.
I can't deny it's a pretty blush. The heart design and the colour are cute, though the metal pink packaging is not my cup of tea. My gripe is the pigmentation. It's sheer, though buildable, yet I expected more. I don't find it expensive and I don't regret buying it, nor will I say it's bad. But if you prefer more pigmented blushes, this might not be it. It sure looks cute on the vanity, though.
Have a great day!