Friday, September 19, 2014

AMW Reviews: Happy Skin Don't Get Mad Get Even Hydrating Powder Foundation

I have been meaning to try the Happy Skin Don't Get Mad Get Even Hydrating Powder Foundation for quite some time.  But you know me...I can't seem to start using a new product if I haven't hit the pan, or at least, close to hitting the pan on my current powder foundation.  And mind you, since I have dry skin and most of the powder foundations I use are good, I tend to retouch only once the whole day or at times, no retouch at all!

After using up my favorite Benefit Hello Flawless Custom Powder Cover Up, I'm finally on a full blast using Happy Skin Don't Get Mad Get Even Powder Foundation.  The name Hydrating is definitely the major reason why I wanted to use this so badly! 

By the way, the name is too cute!  Don't Get Mad Get Even! 

The shade I got is 02 Natural Beige which looks extremely crazy dark for me on pan but trust me when I say, this shade is the perfect shade for me!


Happy Skin says ---

AMW says ---
  • Packaging comes with a clear mirror and good quality sponge.
  • Even after several wash, the sponge is still in good condition.
  • The powder part has a plastic "protective cover".
  • Very cute and nice packaging.
  • Has a decent, build-able coverage.
  • No allergic reactions.
  • Can cover under eye darkness and redness.
  • Has brightening effect.
  • Evens out my skin.
  • Has SPF20 PA++
  • Can also be used as retouch powder and it never cakes or creates white cast.

  • The powder maybe named "Hydrating", it is still not enough for my EXTREMELY dry skin.  I have rough spots especially when I retouch midday.  (read tips on how to lessen dry spots)
  • Comes in 3 shades which works for warm skin tones.
  • Price.  Depends on how well the product works for you.  If this is your Holy Grail Powder Foundation, it is worth every single cent.
A nice coverage powder foundation that can also help cover light marks and spots. The effect is long lasting and I don't need retouch for the whole day (consider I have normal/dry skin).

from Happy Skin
  • Use the sponge to pat on the skin-perfecting powder foundation over your T-zone and spread evenly over the rest of your face in light, smooth strokes. 
  • Fold the sponge to target smaller areas around the eyes, nose, and mouth.
  •  Best used with Don’t Get Mad, Get Even liquid foundation for a flawless and seamless finish
from AMW
  • For better coverage, use Happy Skin Don't Get Mad Get Even  Liquid Foundation prior to this powder foundation.  (Read review HERE)
  • Don't forget to peel off sticker from the mirror
  • For light and natural coverage, use a brush.  For heavier coverage, use the sponge and apply with dabbing motion.
  • Use the edge of the sponge to "spot conceal" some marks or spots with a patting motion.
  • Use the sponge that comes with the compact for fresh application, use a big fluffy brush for retouch.
  • Apply more on areas that needed most coverage. (Ex. the center of your face, T-zone etc...)
  • If you have extremely dry skin like I do, use the Liquid version instead.  It works better for dry skin.
  • If you have normal/oily skin, this works really well.  I tried this on my sister who has oily skin and she said she did lesser touch-ups as compared to other powder foundation brands.
  • If you find powder foundation to look fake and unnatural, apply facial mist after powder foundation application to lessen the "powder-y effect".
  • Just like me, if you have extremely dry skin, bring with you a sample sized moisturizer and gently pat moisturizer on areas that "flakes" due to dryness with a patting/dabbing motion. 
Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Normal, Combination and Oily skin.

Where to purchase and how much?
Click the link to know where to purchase Happy Skin Products (
Priced at Php1,299.00 (approx $29.50)

Related Links 
Twitter: @happyskin_ph
Instagram: @happyskin_ph


I appreciate the extra plastic cover that protects the foundation.

Shade: 02 Natural Beige
Works really well on my NC20-25 skin.

Swatch on my wrist, it looks a tad bit dark.  But this proves that you should always test foundation (liquid/powder/cream) on your face, not on your arm!  The back of my arm is lighter than my face.

Before and After Photo
As seen on my raw photos (Photos photoshopped only for cropping).  With a few layers of Happy Skin Don't Get Mad Get Even Hydrating Powder Foundation, my undereye darkness disappeared, the redness on the side of my nose and cheeks also disappeared.  My skin looks more even and best of all?  Really natural-looking in person!  Even Mr. AMW approved of this!

Full Face
Without any base makeup.  This foundation gives me medium coverage and I survived a busy day without retouch.  It covers a good amount of my eye darkness and I actually have 2 zits on my chin area which was also covered by using this Hydrating powder Foundation.

Have you tried this powder foundation from Happy Skin?
Do you like the effect on me?

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(Product sent by company/PR  for review.  Opinion 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)


  1. I'm looking forward to try on this

    1. Same here, it took me awhile and I'm glad I finally did! Ganda pala the coverage!

  2. I love the coverage! I hope I can do the project pan idea before opening a new powder too. Hehe

    1. Kaya mo yan! I guess I have to thank my mom for that! :D Kaya I'm toooo slow with reviews!

  3. Nice find! I always read your blog but I don't find much time to comment. Lol!
    I find this a bit expensive for a foundation, but the coverage is sooooo awesome! You look so flawless right there, but you have really good skin to start with eh? I might just purchase this as an early Christmas gift for myself. Thanks a bunch for this review. *winks!* <3

    1. aww thanks for always reading my blog and finally found time to comment! I really love to get to know my readers :) Especially the long time ones :) THANK YOU!

      Yes, i agree with you, I originally thought this is quite pricey too for a powder foundation, but after using it, WOW, worth it! Coverage is just amazing!

  4. Hi! which is better for you, Happy Skin DGMGE foundation powder or Benefit Hello Flawless Custom Powder? Im looking for a lighter(but not so much) replacement for my MAC Studio Fix;) Thanks!

    1. Hi! If you're opting for heavier coverage, go for Happy Skin, I usually use Happy Skin once in the morning then use the Benefit Hello Flawless Custom Powder to "set" and retouch powder. Both works! But on days I like more coverage, I'll pick Happy Skin :D

  5. Thanks! Happy skin it is!

  6. Hi! :)
    Which is better between Mac Studio Fix Foundation & Happy Skin Foundation? Thanks! :)

    1. Can't tell which one is better because it really depends if the product works for you or not. As for me, personally speaking Happy Skin works better as I have extremely dry skin! The MAC Studio Fix is perfect for oily skinned users

  7. Hi! i dont use foundation but I finally decided to have a light foundation for everyday use. I have oily skin. Is Happy Skin the way to go?

    1. Give their testers a try! But so far, I do recommend this!

  8. Hi AMW! Another great detailed review from you! 😊 I love the TIPS FROM AMW part, it's really informative. Thank you for those. :)


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