Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Review and Swatches: Physicians Formula Blushes

More drugstore! More permanent items! Be proud! Lol.
It's so easy to get caught up with the limited edition collections from high end brands and all of that madness. But I have been expanding my collection to include permanent items from not only high end brands, but also drugstore brands!
Today's post includes two Physicians Formula blushes that I have been curious about for a while. Physicians Formula is a generally well reputed brand and their products are cute so it was about time I went and purchased something by them.
I think it was last year that Physicians Formula released the Happy Booster line, which is their line of blushes, bronzers and possibly a highlighter all with that jovial heart design. I'm not sure when they released the Mineral Glow Pearls line, but it was brought to my attention by a recent post Amarixe did of the highlighter from that line.


Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls Blush Natural Pearl
I'll start with the Mineral Glow Pearls blush. The outer packaging is a mirrored silver plastic. On the top of the compact is a little plastic pearl. I like it. Elegant and girly. It matches my room well lol.
The powder comes in a bumpy, multi colored swirl of light and darker pinks. Natural Pearl is lighter than Rose Pearl (which I didn't purchase). It's pretty soft and smooth and pretty pigmented. There's a slight chunkiness to it, like a mineralized eye shadow, but it's because it's a mineral product.
It doesn't really swatch pink like what you'd think, but more of a warm pinky coral. There's quite a bit of shine to it as well. 
The powder blends pretty well and probably builds pretty well but it goes on pretty strong so if you're lighter in skin tone, you're not going to need to do that. 

Happy Booster Blush Natural
Compared to the other Happy Booster Blush, this is the much more neutral and less dramatic. The other is a very bold rose pink color and given that this one is quite pigmented, I can't imagine how the other one applies especially on paler skin tones.
This one has a lot of more brown pinks, like Tenderling Blush by Mac, but this has a sheen and a more pink base, which is confusing since this one looks much more brown in pan. 
The powder is a little more solid than the Pearls blush but is still on the soft and blendable side. 

Pearls Blush Natural Pearl / Happy Booster Blush Natural

Physicians Formula blushes can be found at all drugstores and retail for between $10 and $14 depending on sales and coupons.

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