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A few months ago i had gone to my local Walmart to get some groceries as well as other little things for Valentines day (which was that day). Naturally my little bum finds its way to the makeup section of the store. Now i had already gotten makeup for Valenties day, so there was literally no reason at all that i needed to be in that section, but somehow i always find my way there! As i was searching for old favorites i came across a primer from hard candy. It was very affordable, i think i only spent 8 USD. I also noticed how the whole brand had very affordable prices, to me it looked like a mix between L.A COLORS and E.L.F. This made me a little hesistant to buy any more of their products. I didnt want to buy a full face of their brand and go home to realize its cheap and doesnt work. So for that day i only went home with one of their primers.
After going home and trying out their blurrifying primer i was very impressed and immediately went on their website and orderd an almost full face of makeup. My totally only came out to about 50 USD which i was very impressed with, usually a full face of drug store brand makup may come out to like 60 USD or maybe even 70.
Since i’ve now tried out a fair amount of products from this brand, i thought i would do a blog post on it. I will give a little disclaimer though, i know that you can only purchase Hard Candy’s products from Walmart or their website https://hardcandy.com/.
Lets get down to business. I’ll start with the primer first.
Blur Face Primer:
Sheer Envy Blur Face Primer blurs away imperfections to create a perfectly flawless skin finish. Worn alone or beneath makeup, this revolutionary liquid-to-powder formula glides on effortlessly, weightlessly; skin feels natural and silky smooth. Blurring effects work with the natural light to color-correct, fill and minimizes fine lines and reduces the appearance of pores
Lets take this step by step. Hard Candy starts with promising that their primer will blur away any imperfections. I will say i was a bit skeptical of this at first, when i hear of something blurring away any imperfections i think of there being some type of color in the primer to correct those imperfections. When i pumped the product into my hands i was surprised to see that it was a skin tone color. i didnt think that it would blur out any of my imperfections. Upon applying this to my face i was pleasantly surprised to see that it actually works both with and without makeup, which leads us to the next topic. Hard Candy assures consumers that this primer can be work with AND without makeup. I’ve never heard of wearing a primer without makeup, if im not in the mood to wear makeup, i will throw on a moisturizer and call it good, but even without putting on any other makeup, this primer gives my imperfections a airbrushed look. This i’ve noticed draws attention away from said imperfections. Now does this formula glide effortlessly, weightlessly and makes my skin feel silky smooth? Well yes and no. This is probably my only issue with this product is that when applied hands to face it feels a little dry going on, after while i feel like im tugging on my skin while massaging it into my skin. Althought i will say it does feel weightless on my skin which i really do like. No matter what look im going for on a day, i do not like the feeling of makeup weighing me down. The last thing that this product promises it does is color correct, minimize fine lines and reduces the appearance of pores. I was pleasantly surprised that it actually did all of this. My biggest issue is the pores on my nose are really big, but once i put this on it does make them look smaller, which gives my makeup look a perfect finish.
I would rate this product aout of 5 stars. My only real issue with this product was that it wasnt very liquidy, so it made it hard to massage into my skin.
Hydrating Coconut Water Infused Primer Mist:
The coconut water infused formula boosts skin hydration benefits for up to 12 hours. Use after face moisturizer to prime and prepare skin for makeup application.
This was one of the first things that i added to my cart. Those of you who have been following along with our blog for some time now know that im a huge sucker for anything that is lavender scented. What you guys may not know is that coconut scented things are also another weakness of mine. I’ve only been the the islands of H’awaii once, but for the like two weeks i spent there i was just covered in coconut scented things. So when i saw that Hard Candy had a Coconut scented mist primer you know i just had to get it. Their primer begins with promising to boost hydration in your skin. When i applied this mist, my skin did feel very hydrated. Like the primer i wrote about previously i also use this primer with out without makeup. If its a hot dry day in Texas sometimes i will throw it on in the morning just to give my face a little hydration boost to get through the day, and it does keep my face feeling hydrated both with and without makeup on. Thats all that was really written about this primer. Its oil free, so if you suffer from oily skin like i do somtimes, i feel like this primer is perfect. My biggest and only issue with this primer is that it didnt smell like coconuts at all, not even coconut water. That made me a little bummed because it smells just like cinnamon, not coconut. As for keeping makeup on for the 12 hours, i dont normally wear makeup for longer than maybe 8 hours, but i can say that it does keep my makeup on for the 8 or 9 hours that i do wear makeup.
I would have to also give this primerout of 5 simply because it doesnt smell like coconut at all and im really butt hurt about that.
Pore Primer Stick
This lightweight primer stick also helps reduce the appearance of pores and absorb excess oil to give you a mattified finish.
This was the second thing that i added to my cart. As i mentioned earlier, the pores on my nose are always so big, and i hate puting makeup on around my nose because it just makes it look so bad. Since this stick promised to reduce the appearance of pores i got this as quick as i could. I was really pleased with now much it minimized my pores, so much so that when wearing it you can hardly tell that i have pores on my nose. What i also like about this is that it really is lightweight. Once its on my skin i hardly notice its on at all. The fact that it absorbs any excess oils also makes me really happy. I dont suffer from super oily skin, but when im stressed out, or nearing my perioid my skin does tend to be a bit more oily than usual. So to have a priming stick that does that is really awesome! i use this on a daily basis, and i definitly will be re-purchasing it when it runs out.
I would rate this product aout of 5. I really love this product and how much it helps my daily look.
This was the third thing i added to my cart. Other than lipsticks (wich im surprised that i didnt get from this brand) foundations are my other weakness. I have thousands of foundations, some of which i ever use because i have so many! Latley i’ve been having terrible luck finding true full coverage foundations, and full coverage is a MUST in my makeup bag! And when i read that this was a 16hr wear on top of that i just had to get it. This was 6 USD whihc is possibly the cheapest foundation i have ever bought. The price did sketch me at first, i had such high hopes for this i just didnt want anything bad to happen to it. I will start off by saying this foundation is truly ol free, in no way did my skin feel oily while applying and it throughout the day. As i keep saying in my reviews, i try not to wear makeup for too long. I usually wear makeup long enough to last me through work or a date and take it off right after. SO i only really wear makeup for 8 or 9 hours. Which i was plesantly surprised to find that it did last for the whole 8 or 9 hours that i wore this foundation. Hard Candy also states that this foundation effortlessly glides along your skin, giving it a naturally flawless look. The foundation as a little stick applicator, so it does glide on very easy, it does give a natrually full coverage look. When i think of full coverage foundation, i do think of cakeiness and creasing on the under eyes, so i was also very surprised to find out that it didnt cake or crease against my skin, which just made me fall in love with this foundation even more. Its full coverage without feeling heavy on my skin.
I would rate this foundationout of 5 stars. I had no issues with this foundation whatsoever. I have nothing but praise for it!
Instant Eye Fix Under eye treatment:
Awaken and illuminate dull, tired eyes. Instant Eye Fix eye treatment instantly brightens, de-puffs, and eases the appearance of fine lines. Metal tip applicator cools and immediately soothes delicate under eye area.
This product interested me greatly interested me. I’ve heard of eye serums,but never a i concealor type product. So i just had to try this out! As a young college student working 3 jobs, my under eyes are RUINED, i permenatley look like a 50 year old racoon. So i had high hopes on this working out. Anything to look more awake and more human im down to try. So lets start, does this awaken and illuminate my tired eyes? I would say it does make me feel more awake, but it doesnt illuminate my under eyes. Nor does it brighten my skin, but it does reduce morning puffiness. I would say other than dark under eyes, i suffer from really puffy eyes in the morning. It has a metal applicator which stays cool all the time, i dont need to throw it in the fridge or anything i just open the cap and its cool for me. The product itself comes out ina nude concealor type color, and it blends out very well. I will sy though, other than brining down the puffiness, this product doesnt really do much, i dont see it helping my under eyes in anyway.
I would have to rate this product aout of 5 stars.
Plumping Lip Primer:
Plumping lip primer for added pout & long lasting color.
I guess i did kind of order a lipstick from this brand. I got this plumping primer not because i want Kardashian big lips, but because on the days i dont wear makeup, i want a little colors to be brought to my lips. Hard Candy says that this primer will add a pout to my lips. Unfortunatly i didnt notice any plumping going on. I also realized that instead of a minty flavor that most lip plumpers give off, this one tasted more like vanilla which i didnt mind too much, it was an interesting surprise. AS for lasting color i noticed that if i didnt wear makeup it brought the blood flow up to my lips, giving them the natural tint that i was looking for. And when i did wear lipstick
it helped make the color last longer which is a huge pro for me.
I would rate this aout of 5 simply because it didnt do any plumping like it said it would.
Thats it for todays blog!