I've been meaning to write up this review for a while now but for some reason I've just been putting it off for the longest time. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because I was disappointed with the products, but good or bad, I still think it warrants a review because that's why I'm here after all (and aside from the fact that I'm a makeup junkie and I quite enjoy writing too). I've not tried any products from the brand Physicians Formula before so I was really excited to be able to try their products out especially as it's a brand that I hear mentioned quite a lot on YouTube. It's one of those US drugstore brands that isn't available in the UK unfortunately.
Let's kick off with the good. I was actually overwhelmed by the amount of blushes in their range and I just grabbed the first product that caught my attention and that product happened to be the Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush. I think I was suckered in by the varying shades of pink hearts because upon closer inspection, I think the product actually looks quite tacky and more geared towards a young, teen market. But not being one to judge a book by it's cover (who am I kiddin'), I looked pass that and to my surprise, I thought it was actually alright.
Now you might say that I'm being harsh but for me, although it's a blush that I can easily wear on a daily basis, it was definitely lacking that 'je ne sais quoi?'. A neutral toned blush that leaves a healthy flush to the cheeks yet it fails to set itself apart from all the other so-so blushes on the market. At least the formula was fairly decent because a lot more could be said for the packaging. It's a pink, shiny, plastic compact that is small yet bulky at the same time. It's clear top lid opens up to reveal the blush, but then the blush pan also opens up to reveal tiny (very odd and cheap) brush. Needless to say, the brush was wasted on me. Being a drugstore brand with a budget price tag, the packaging never stood a chance. Would I recommend this blush? I would say there's much better products out there if you're looking for a budget blush e.g. the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush.
Now as for the bad, it's more of a case of 'good idea, bad execution'. I'm not a big powder girl but I have learned to love it in the past year as it's essential to keep the shine at bay (and boy do I get shiny). What caught my eye with Super CCC Correct+Conceal+Cover Powder was that it appeared to be a coloured powder, or rather, a regular powder laced with red, yellow and green. Now you may or may not know, according to colour theory, the opposite colour on the colour wheel acts to cancel out the opposing colour. Google 'colour wheel' then you'll know what I'm talking about. Therefore, the red in the powder works to cancel out green/blue, yellow works to cancel out purple, whilst green works to cancel out red. Like I said, great idea in theory but the product fails to deliver big time.
As far as I could see, there was only one shade available in the powder. For me, the powder was a little too light for my complexion and it's one of those powders that does nothing for the face than to sit on the surface and 'cake'. As for the colours deceptively laced through the product, after a few uses of the powder, the colours start to fade. It would appear that the colours are just dusted over the top of the powder rather than infused in it. For me, it was tricky to tell whether the colour in the powder acted to cancel out any unwanted tones, like redness in the skin and blue under the eyes, as I felt the powder looked white and ashy on my skin. This might be one for paler skin tones but my advice would be to avoid going in with a heavy hand. Less is certainly a lot more in this case.
So my impression on the brand Physicians Formula having tried these to products? I'm still intrigued. If you're thinking of getting any of these two products, I hope that this review has proved to be useful. It's a nay for me for now but I haven't given up on the brand just yet. Watch this space....(lame).