Cheapie but Goodie: Physician's Formula Happy Booster Powder

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Attention oily-skinned girls: meet the best highlighter ever.

If you're like me, and you swore up and down that you could never wear a highlight because your face is too greasy, this is the product that will change your mind.

For starters, this powder isn't even really marketed as a highlighter, so there's absolutely no fear of chunky glitter particles. Instead, this compact delivers the most subtle, natural, gentle glow that could conceivably be produced through makeup. It almost makes every other highlighting product look really obvious in comparison!

(Actually, liquid luminizer mixed with foundation may be even more natural, but unless you have dry/normal skin, there's no way it'll hold up throughout the day). So powder highlighters it is!

Happy Booster delivers the absolute prettiest radiant sheen--the ultimate undetectable no-makeup makeup, especially if it's an oblivious guy examining your face. This product is honest-to-goodness so natural that as long as I've got a mattifying foundation on (Revlon ColorStay), I can put this all over my face.

Yes, you read that right.

In fact, the combination of ColorStay and Happy Booster is nothing short of perfect. I get the oil control and coverage that I need, but then there's this gorgeous gentle, glowiness all over that that just makes me feel pretty. It's so nice to be part of the highlighting club! If I feel like looking especially fresh and summery, I'll do two lines of Benefit Watt's Up (post) right across the top of my cheeks, and then top that off with Happy Booster. That tends to be more of a nighttime thing, though. 

And if I'm wearing my BB cream (post) I just sweep some Happy Booster across my cheekbones, and maybe hit the browbone as well. The little pink heart is especially nice for beneath the brows as the coolness of the pigment really "pops". 

The powder comes in beige and translucent, each being more suited to yellow undertones and pink undertones, respectively. It's also quite a soft powder, so something with stiff bristles like a stippling brush will scratch and mark up the surface. I'm not even sure I would recommend a fan brush with this--I prefer something soft and fluffy, like my super cheap E.LF. Complexion Brush. 

Physician's Formula products are some of the most expensive drugstore items, but if you're looking for a fabulous highlighter and can catch it on sale, get it. Even if you don't have oily skin, drier skin types could use this as their normal face powder and the same goes for normal skin, though you may want to avoid the T-zone.

Basically, I'm thrilled to have found a product that allows me to have the much coveted subtle glow without adding to the sheen my face already produces!

I know the Happy Booster line is popular, so tell I need to get the blush too? =)

Hope you're well!

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