Hi girls! Things still haven't slowed down since the holidays so I hope you'll excuse my reduced posting. I read about the latest additions to the Physicians Formula Happy Booster Collection over at Musings, and I truly expected I wouldn't see any of these until February. It just so happens I needed a new shower pouf and headed to my closest CVS last night to pick one up and spotted a couple of the new displays! They had the new Eye Kohl Trios, the two Happy Booster Lipsticks (I got I <3 Nude, which isn't nude at all but is rather like a less-glossy MAC Ever Hip... comparison pending), the two new Happy Booster blushes (pink and warm, didn't get yet b/c I want a sale price), and Bronze/Rose and Bronze/Natural Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting 2-in-1 Bronzer & Blush!
I just got Bronze/Natural.
Under the powder is a mirror and brush compartment, just like the original Happy Booster bronzers.
|Left to right: bronzer, top heart (more of a highlighter and doesn't really show), middle heart, bottom heart|
Unfortunately, as the swatches show, it's quite lacking in pigment. It smells really nice, is very adorably packaged, and goof-proof because of the lack of pigmentation. I had to really work for the swatches and the bronzer didn't show up on my NC25 face at all (though it did sort of work like a light-diffusing finishing powder). I think this would be good makeup for a teen and it certainly doesn't look bad, but it's over-priced at $14.29 for something so unpigmented. I'm going to carry it for blush-refreshing and cuteness but it's no workhorse product. It's really a let-down because the original Happy Booster bronzers are much better! If you want a festive Valentine's Day compact I'd go with the original Bronzer or Light Bronzer.