I own two products from the Happy Booster range and I will admit that the packaging and the heart imprints on the powders really suckered me in. These look cute – but do the products work? In Australia, Physician’s formula is not what I would consider a super budget friendly brand. If you are going to pay $20-$25 for a drugstore product, you want to be sure it is worth it!
Considering that the cute aesthetic of these products is the reason I purchased them, let’s address the packaging first. These compacts come with a brush and mirror. Although the heart indentation and shiny pink base is pretty these are super bulky. The mirror is a handy addition but the brush is terrible and I would only ever use it in an absolute pinch. I would have rather they ditched the brush for a more streamline (easier to store!) compact.
Now for the actual products.
The Glow and Mood Boosting Blush that I own is in the shade ‘natural’. It is a pale pink shade with a satin formula. This is a subtle blush to be sure. It is easy for every day wear as you can really slap it on without too much thought and you won’t get crazy clown cheeks. To be honest, I find it almost needs a bit of building up to show, even on my fair skin. I don’t find it is overly long lasting but it does get me through a work day without disappearing completely. I can’t imagine that this would work on skin any darker than light to fair complexions.
The other product I decided to try is the Glow and Mood Boosting Powder in ‘translucent.’ I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one, but hoped it was a glowy finishing powder – and so it is. For a moment I was really disappointed with this product as the first time I used it I could see micro glitter on my face. EEK! But don’t panic my friends, the glitter is an overspray. Is it truely translucent though? I don’t think so. It is glowy but it also has a very pale, slightly pink base pigment that gives a slight cast on the skin and I imagine this could be a bit ashy on people with darker skin tones than mine. The glow is very subtle – too much so to really be used as a targeted highlighter but I enjoy using this as a final step to finish my contour, blush and highlight for a really blended, glowy look. I would compare this to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders (if you are familiar with those).
So, do I think that these Happy Booster products are worth the money? To be honest, not really. If I had my time again I would have used that same money on something else because I have very similar products from other budget-friendly, cruelty free brands that cost half the price. These are nice enough, but they aren’t anything super special.
Have a wonderful day!