BEAUTY SWAP: Makeup that can Make You Happy

Like this post if you're pro-happiness

Mid-last week I received a package from my friend Jenni. It was one rainy afternoon when the Philippine post office EMS truck parked in front of our office and filled me with excitement! It contained a few Physician's Formula products and below is what seems to me to be a cult favorite, the Physician's Formula Happy Booster Glow and Mood Boosting Blush*. More pictures after the jump!

Jenni gave me the one in shade Pink--couldn't be happier! It was a really nice soft pink. I realized my blushes are mostly coral so it's a refreshing change for me to have an undoubtedly pink blush! As you can see in the photo below, the blush has a very hygienic packaging. The blush actually came with a brush but contrary to how the brand describes (it), the brush is not at all soft! I'm thinking of using a sponge instead since the packaging is not mold-friendly.

It also comes with a mirror so it's an all in one product! Those who wish to maximize their cosmetic pouches would be very happy with this blush..

Infused with our Happy Boost Blend, featuring Happy Skin* and Euphoryl, natural plant extracts which have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of Endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress.
Here's how pink the blush is. So pretty! With or without the Happy Boost Blend Physician's Formula boasts of, I think I'd be very lifted and blissful with such a perfect pink flush. It's not shockingly pink yet not sheer to the point of invisible. It has reflective pearls that gives off that soft iridescence to an otherwise pale looking aesthetic. It's also just the right amount of pigmentation and shimmer.

Here's the blush beside my phone as point of comparison for size. Based on the website, this blush retails at $12. Jenni shared there was a Physician's Formula sale when she shopped for me so if you're interested, you might want to watch out for any ongoing Physician's Formula promotions in your area!

To those who didn't see my sneak-GIF post, here it is again. :)

I can totally see myself suffering from withdrawal once I hit pan on this blush. How about you? What product would you suffer separation anxiety from?

PS. Here's the other Physician's Formula makeup item Jenni got for me. I'm totally floored by how she got my skin tone right! I'm amazed cause I didn't even give her a shade reference (or did I?). At first I was like, "Oh this looks too light for me. I guess I'll just use this as a dusting powder"; but when I tried it on, it blended so perfectly well on my skintone. So relieved!

Check out this quirky spaceship looking packaging of a mineral powder.

I love that this loose mineral powder came with a brush of its own. Normally loose mineral makeup come in pots and you would need an entirely different set of brushes for application. But for Physician's Formula Talc-Free Mineral powder, the packaging bothered to have a proper casing for the kabuki brush it came with. The brush looks dense and it was so-so. I'm huge on tools and I decided not to use the brush this product came with although still kudos to Physician's Formula for the effort to provide a brush. It was just too scratchy for my taste... good thing I have a perfect replacement for the brush it came with!

Tadaa! The perfect substitute! My The Balm kabuki brush! It's like they were separated from birth (only that one is blonde and the other is a redhead).

So back to opening the powder. The powder has a sticker seal like any other mineral makeup. Now you would have other people recommending not to pull out that sticker but I won't do that. I always give in to excitement and I really can't be bothered to be troubled when I want to use the product. If you want your makeup to last longer, just make sure you take care of it, don't expose it to unfavorable environment and don't apply on a dirty face.

Just to point out, not all Physician's Formula cosmetics are talc-free. For one, my Mood Boosting blush isn't talc-free! It even has Carmine, which you red lipstick lovers should know to be a chemical ingredient that came from crushed cochineal insects! Despite that, it's still great to know that Physician's Formula's Talc-Free Mineral Powder is Hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, oil-free and duh, Talc-free. It's also non-comedogenic so it won't clog your pores; and most importantly, it's not just dermatologist tested, it's actually dermatologist approved (there's a difference between the two ladies! Be an informed customer!)

Anyway, I do appreciate though that they released a talc-free mineral powder because talc irritates my nose and for something that is a huge part of my makeup application routine, it's really helpful for me to avoid the sniffles if my powder is talc-free (haha yes, trivia! When I'm applying makeup and I use products which exposes me to too much talc, I end up sniffing the world out of the world!)

All in all, these two Physician's Formula cosmetics are greeeeat addition to my makeup routine. I also have one last makeup product from Physician's Formula but since it's a lip product, I prefer doing a post on that separately. :) So that's about it. Thank you so much Jenni and you know how much I really appreciate our friendship :)

Have you used any of Physician's Formula's collection?


  1. hi!

    how long did the package get to you? i also did a make-up swap with a blogger from the US and it has been three weeks but i still haven't got my it :/

    1. It took a while like 3 wks. I think there was a delay because of the recent typhoon calamities. Usually it does take a month for my US swaps to arrive

    2. Oh. Mine will be 3 weeks this 21st because the parcel left San Fran 31st of July. I'm starting to get a little worried :/

    3. Just have faithe. Ive receives countless of packages from all over the world and unless the order is small, they almost always turn up. Like out of ten, i lost 2. Big percent but i hold on to the fact that 8 finds it way to me :)

    4. Oh dear sorry for the typos. Hard to type on my iphone haha

    5. 2 out of 10 get lost? that's still pretty scary! but thanks :)

  2. Ones a blonde and ones a redhead... funny!

    Wow, I did not know about cochineal insects, and talc... etc. Very informative post. I bought pink because I don't like corals on me and we might have similar skin tones. You didn't tell me your skin color but I can see from your photos and took a guess. But phys. forms. blend well anyways, from past experience with them.

  3. Hello Kumiko!!!
    The blush is so lovely and not just because it has hearts! ;-)
    Me too, I dislike a big part of small brushes that come with products, they're often too hard for my skin.
    Anyway, I'd suffer separation if I lost my Avon Magix or my Eyeko Cherry Fat balm... probably I'd be very sad for the balm since it is a discontinued products that had a nice scent and a sexy cherry red tone.
    Have a fab day :D

  4. I really love the pink blush! :) so kawaii! :)


  5. Lovely make up haul! That blush with the hearts is so cute! I believe things can also make us happy. It sounds materialistic but it's true if even for a short while. :)


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