Hi ladies! I know, it seems that I keep repeating that I want to feature more makeup products on Gaby's Beauty Blog, but you know, skincare is really my first love! I figured out it would not be too hard to talk about some of the products I reach for almost on a daily basis, and one of them is Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder Bronzer -
I must start by saying that this bronzer is nothing special or over the top, and if it was not for its faint 'violet' scent - which is more fruity to me - I probably would have not cared much about it at all, but I was curious. This bronzer is infused with Physicians Formula' Happy Boost Blend, which features natural plant extracts to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress - sounds gimicky, right? Well, it is - no, the scent did not provide a feeling of joy when I applied this bronzer, and don't worry, the smell is so subtle that you - or others - won't be able to catch a sniff of your bronzer thorough the day.
This bronzer is really ultra-smooth and the complementary palette of color blends together to even out skin tone with satin finish (despite its shimmery appareance in the pan), a flawless radiance and healthy glow, although I wished it was darker, since I have to build it up for a good two minutes. Also, the little pink heart bugs me a little since I personally don't use bronzer directly on my cheek, and I really don't want a hint of pink if my bronzer is going to be applied all over my face!
I quite like the cute - but bulky - plastic compact that includes a mirror, but don't be fooled by its size, because you are not getting that much amount of product - there is a small, flat and not so soft brush that I probably won't use, but I will keep it in case of emergency touch-ups, housed in a separated compartment underneath the bronzer.
I am not overly in love with this bronzer since it is mostly a waste of time to me - yes it is buildable, but it is so subtle, it barely shows up on my naturally pale face without at least two applications, and at 4:45 in the morning, I really don't need this! I really prefer my Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Pressed Bronzer, which provides a dark, natural and uniform tan with only one swipe of product.
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder Bronzer is available in Translucent, Beige, Light Bronzer and Bronzer for $13.95.