This is quite a highly pigmented blush, and I need to apply it with a very light hand on my very pale skin.
It gives a lovely rosy flush to my cheeks, and emulates that delicious “Snow Bunny” look that I seem to want every winter.
This blush looks quite glittery in the pan, but when swatched heavily on my finger it translates to a satin finish, and when blended onto my cheeks it has a barely perceptible glow.
Ease of application:
This blush is finely milled, and very pigmented, so with the right tools, it is incredibly easy to apply. Unfortunately, the things that I love about it may make it a little difficult to apply for anyone without their own set of good quality makeup brushes.
The brush provided with this blush might cause problems with depositing too much colour in one spot. It is also quite spiky against my skin, and not really designed to blend product out.
I recommend purchasing a fluffy blush brush to use with this product, and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. EcoTools, Real Techniques and Manicare all make nice brushes that will make this product a lot easier to use.
There’s no question, the packaging and presentation of this blush is most definitely eye-catching. Presented in a hot-pink, chrome finish pan, this is what I would describe as a flashy product.
The presentation of the product itself is quite lovely, and reminiscent of much higher end brands, with the integration of a number of different colours in the one pan, and not just an overspray.
On close inspection, the imprinting of the product is slightly out of alignment with the design. This would irritate me in a high end product, but given the price-point of this blush, it doesn’t worry me.
The packaging of this Happy Booster Blush in Rose also contains a hidden compartment, housing a very cute (but not really practical) brush.
I personally would prefer more slimline packaging and no brush, but I realise that most women don’t have a set of makeup brushes and use the applicators that come with their makeup products.
Anything else worth mentioning?:
The Happy Booster range is supposed to improve your mood with the combination of a number of plant extracts and the scent of violets. I enjoy the smell, it is not overpowering, but I really don’t think this blush has any chemical reaction on my body to improve my mood. Having said that, I really do enjoy pretty makeup products, and looking at this makes me happy, so maybe it’s true!
What they say:
- Ultra-soft and blendable blushing powder features a fresh and vibrant mix of blushing tones infused with a pop of color to create a healthy glow.
- Multi-reflective pearls provide a soft iridescence to highlight contour and add radiance to cheeks.
- 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.
- The sweet scent of Violet provides a feeling of joy each time you apply.
Hypoallergenic. Non-comedogenic. Paraben-free. Dermatologist approved.
Using a soft powder brush, sweep over entire palette to evenly blend colors. Tap excess powder from brush before applying. Brush over cheeks to define and contour or apply right below cheekbones for a more defined dramatic look.