Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hard Candy Cosmetics

Posted by iamglamourpuss at 2:53 PM
Imagine my excitement when I received a FedEx box in the mail yesterday from Hard Candy! Once I opened it I found these:

Eye Def in Sequin

First of all, I love the Eye Def shadows. They are overflowing with glitter and are so easy to use! I always look for products that are quick and easy. The color is a really pretty purple color, the texture is creamy and dries nicely. I do find that the color stains my skin a little bit. BUT as you can see, I am insanely fair. I don't find that to be so problematic that I wouldn't use the product. As you can see in the photo below, I used the Eye Def in Algae in the inner corners of my eyes and it looks fabulous!

The Plumping Serum - Fat Pout Lip Gloss was a gorgeous color. Nude Beach is a gorgeous neutral color with lots of sparkle. This shade would be really easy for anyone to wear. It made my lips all tingly too! I used the gloss with MAC's lipliner in Subculture. As for plumping, I've always had a pouty lower lip, it's my upper lip that is challenged!

Last but not least, there are the Hide & Go Cheek - Cheek Tint Duos. I really like these. The colors looks a little dark when you first look at Hot Date, but once you get them on the skin, it really is a sheer wash of color. Again, I love products that are easy to use and this is. Just swipe on your cheeks and rub. And there is no need to panic or rush, like there is when you use a liquid cheek stain like Benetint. This doesn't stain upon first contact, so you have some time to blend it out nicely.

All in all, I really like everything they sent me! I know I definitely want to pick up the Eye Def in a few more colors. And I know that Hard Candy is going to be releasing a lot of NEW products sometime this month and I look forward to trying them. (Especially their Lash Ink, a mascara that tints your lashes for 4 days!)

Now, I know some of my readers are Anti-Walmart and this can turn into a heated debate (Hard Candy is exclusive to Walmart). For some it's just the experience of going to a Walmart store, for others it's feeding into the big box store that has taken over areas and put a lot of small businesses out of business. If it's the prior situation and you just don't like going there, you can order Hard Candy products on their website with FREE shipping. If it's the latter...there really isn't anything to say. I understand the stance and respect all views on that subject.

**Oh, and for my vegan readers, here's a list of vegan products Hard Candy makes: **



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