Physicians Formula Happy Booster Illuminating Bronzing Veil Review and Swatches

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The clear side is the bottom of the container when you take it out of the box.

Claims and directions

Ingredients

Today, I have a review of the Physicians Formula Happy Booster Illuminating Bronzing Veil in Bronzer. Physicians Formula has come out with many beautifully packaged face powder products, and I have been a fan of their mineral powders for years. The Illuminating Bronzing Veil consists of bronze and gold loose powder hearts that comes in a loose powder package without a sifter. The lid screws completely off and contains a mirror, and a puff and a brush sit on top of the loose powder hearts. This product claims to give an allover luminous glow without the mess of a loose powder. I found mine at Target, but it can be purchased at most drugstores.




While the pink puff and pink and red brush are very cute, I find them to be impractical. Most tiny applicators that come with products never seem to perform as I would like, so I rarely use them. The brush is too small to use for bronzer, but I decided to give the puff a try. These loose powder hearts are not meant to be applied with a puff. I couldn't get any powder to lift onto the puff and on my face with this method. To apply, I swirled a medium-sized powder brush in the hearts and swept the bronzer on my face under my cheekbones, along the sides of the nose, and on my temples. The shimmer in the powder adds more of a glow than a sparkle. Illuminating is an appropriate word choice. I like to use bronzer to bronze and contour at the same time, and this worked well for that purpose. You could use this lightly all over to add a hint of warmth.


Bronzer worn with MAC Well Dressed blush


The Physicians Formula Bronzing Veil is just that, a veil. It isn't very pigmented at all, but as you can see in the photograph above, it can be built up. I do notice a little color on my skin after just one sweep, but if your skin is darker than mine you may not. This veil is best for lighter skin tones if you are looking for some bronzing action.




Inside the container, I counted twelve bronze and six gold hearts. Judging by the look of the golden hearts, I was expecting the texture to be a bit chunky, but that wasn't the case. The finish turned out to be a subtle glow rather than a glitter bomb.


Heavy swatch of gold and bronze hearts

This bronzer really works for me, but I have the right skin tone and skin type for this right now. With the shimmer that this bronzer has, it may not work if you have really oily skin. I usually shy away from shimmery bronzers, but the cold winter we have been having has made my skin normalize. More shine is the last thing you want on oily skin, so I may not be able to get away with wearing this in the summer.

The Physicians Formula Happy Booster Illuminating Bronzing Veil would be great for those of you new to bronzer and don't want to over-apply or for those of you with very fair skin that just wants a more subtle bronzer.

Have you tried any of the Physicians Formula bronzers?
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18 comments

  1. i really wanted to try this because i seen them on sale! now i am going to with my birthday money, looks natural and luminosity i love to have a nice glow. looks nice on you doll! xoxo- Cyndi www.cdelbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Cyndi! You should get it if it's on sale! Physicians Formula can be expensive at full price, and sometimes it's not worth it. A sale is the way to go with this brand!

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  2. I am a huge fan of Physician's Formula. I love their bronzers/blushes. I love the scent. Haven't tried these yet, but I am warmer/olive complected, but I'm sure they have a darker shade :)

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    1. Even if some of them are gimmicks, Physicians Formula does do really nice powders. I want to try the bronzer with the denim packaging next. I bet either that one or the cashmere collection will have a bronzer in a darker shade.

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  3. I do use also bronzers from Physicians Formula and I love it. I love the packaging and the product. Well done review. XOXO, Sissi http://www.beauty4free2u.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Sissi! Physicians Formula knows how to do bronzer!

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  4. What a great review Lauren! This is very thorough. The bronzer looks beautiful on your skin!

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    1. Thank you so much Tanya! I'm really enjoying it. Thank you for stopping by! xoxo Lauren

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  5. Great review. Very detailed and descriptive. I love Physicians Formula products. Excellent post. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you, Shalunya! Physicians Formula has some of the best powders at the drugstore.

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  6. Great post! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can read about it on my blog: http://jenna30998.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Jenna! I'll try to get that up this weekend! Thank you so much!

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  7. I just brought this and I loved its packaging soooo much! Isn't this adorable?
    xx
    StyleGlaze

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    1. It is so adorable! It really does make you happy just to look at it! Thank you for reading!

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  8. I have always been curious about the bronzers/illuminators with little beads like this. It seems like it would be hard to use but I just loveeeee the hearts! And it looks really pretty on you!

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    1. Thank you Brittnee! Once I figured out what brush works best, it wasn't hard at all. I use a powder brush that isn't huge but still larger than a blush brush. The elf face brush works really well. My mom sent me a box of goodies that had another PP bronzer in it with the beads, so I'll be reviewing another one soon!

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  9. This is by far my favourite bronzer!! I absolutely adore the way it looks on my skin and the smell is amazing! It is just unfortunate that our drugstores in South Africa have stopped stocking it. It is truly sad haha. I enjoyed reading this post :)

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    1. This is a great bronzer! That's such a bummer that you cannot find this anymore! Thank you so much for reading! xoxo

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