Hard Candy Cosmetics Six-Product Review

 

Hard Candy Cosmetics Moon Glow Illuminated Translucent Pressed Powder and Blush Crush
Hard Candy Moon Glow Illuminated Translucent Pressed Powder and Blush Crush

 

When I found out that Hard Candy Cosmetics had some new products available, I was eager to investigate.  I picked out a few that recently launced along with some old favorites in the line to share with you for this review!

The first thing I wanted to test was their new Glow Away-Bronzer & Highlighter Duo.  This is a great stick with a bronzer shade at one end and highlighter at the other.  I choose the lightest shade in Maui (a beige-bronze) of this line.

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What I did was to swirl the cream bronzer stick around the sides of my face in a large number three shape.  I started at the temples and worked down to my upper cheekbones all the way to the jawline.  Then I applied and carefully blended the shimmering highlighter over it to accentuate my cheekbones followed by the Blush Crush–Baked Blush in Honeymoon (dusky pink with pale violet threads immersed in the color).

I dusted this Honeymoon shade on the apples of my cheeks next and was left with a glistening sweep of pure soft pink light.  This paler shade really helped play up my cheekbones to the max when using this technique with bronzer.   This technique with the lighter bronzer and pale shimmering blush really helps contour facial structure without looking artificial, especially for those with wide cheeks.

The That’s How Eye Roll Shadow Stick & Loose Shimmer was another perfect choice.  This is a creamy pencil on one end with primer infused shadow for lasting wear and the other sports loose shimmer in a rollerball.  I picked the Drama shade, which was a coppery shadow that can brighten eyes subtly while the shimmer in a peachy-beige further lit my lids up for quite a stunning natural effect.

On the other hand, I also picked out a Kal-eye-descope-Baked Eyeshadow Duos in (Rock n Roll).  Think of a shimmery dark plum with some black thrown in for impact on one half with the other a pale violet.  With dark brown eyes, this is a great choice to make them smolder with smoky eyes.

Hard Candy Cosmetics Kal-eye-descope Baked Eyeshadow Duo, That's How Eye Roll Long Wear Shadow Stick and Loose Shimmer, World Balmination Glossy Tinted Lip Balm, Glow Away Bronzer and Highlighter
Hard Candy Cosmetics Kal-eye-descope Baked Eyeshadow Duo, That’s How Eye Roll Long Wear Shadow Stick and Loose Shimmer, World Balmination Glossy Tinted Lip Balm, Glow Away Bronzer and Highlighter

 

This is a highly pigmented  baked formula that really uses color to its best advantage from using wet to make it bolder to dry to keep it softer.  To me, the dry application stays put for hours and is all I need to create beautiful eyes with mystery.

The Moon Glow Illuminating Translucent Pressed Powder was wonderful for finishing my makeup.  This product gave my face a luminous glow, which was especially fitting for summer.

Last of all, I just had to sample the World Balmination Glossy Tinted Lip Balm.  I selected the Miss Independent shade, a juicy pinkish-grape that moistened my lips with a provocative sheer yummy raspberry shine.

I am now obsessed with a few more newly discovered Hard Candy Cosmetics and will be adding them to my shopping cart when I run out.  I suggest checking these products out  because they were all simply wonderful performers to me.

 

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14 Comments

  1. PAIGE
    June 29, 2012 / 8:50 pm

    I want to try the Plexi Gloss – Glossy Lip Shine

  2. Amy V
    June 30, 2012 / 12:24 pm

    i'd also love to try the 'flat to fab-instant curling and volumizing mascara'

  3. pattersonchick
    July 1, 2012 / 4:00 am

    id love to try the glamoflauge conceler

  4. julis55
    July 1, 2012 / 7:12 am

    Fox in a Box Blush/Bronzer in Truth or Dare.

  5. fatema
    July 7, 2012 / 3:16 pm

    i love their Glossaholic – Sequin Saturated Shine Lip Gloss

  6. Natasha Sobhn
    July 8, 2012 / 6:59 am

    i love their Glossaholic – Sequin Saturated Shine Lip Gloss

  7. intensev5
    July 14, 2012 / 12:35 am

    I really like the Sheer Envy Primer

  8. Bonni
    July 16, 2012 / 5:13 pm

    It would also be great to have the purple hard candy nail polish

  9. Atreau
    July 17, 2012 / 4:12 am

    I would love to try the Kal-eye-descope – Baked Eyeshadow Duos.

  10. Breanne
    July 17, 2012 / 6:41 am

    I'd like to try the Curl Up & Dye Mascara

  11. dvice12
    July 17, 2012 / 3:26 pm

    I'd like Visibly Wet – Glossy Lip Pencil

  12. /Heather/
    July 17, 2012 / 3:45 pm

    The Flat to Fab Instant Curling & Volumizing Mascara seems really cool, and I do love mascara!

  13. /Heather/
    July 17, 2012 / 3:55 pm

    I follow Nuts4Stuff on twitter – ilovetoclap 3

  14. A Roach
    July 18, 2012 / 2:44 am

    I like the Ginormous Lash Voumizing Mascara!

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