Hard Candy Makeup Reviews, Swatches and Product Launches

Available in 4 gorgeous shades of golds and bronzes, Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer ($9) comes in the cutest compact and are such a great dupe of my favorite MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – at half the price!

The bronzers impart a dewy, bronzed glow and can easily be layered on for more color. I like to dip a large powder brush into this and buff onto the skin for a natural glow or you can use it wet for a more intense effect.

My only gripe is they don’t travel well and tend to break easily so make sure you keep them somewhere safe.

Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer is available at Walmart for $9.

Like every other beauty addict, I am always on the hunt for the one product that will make my skin look flawless in the easiest, quickest way and recently, I discovered a gem at my local Wal-mart to achieve just that – Sheer Envy Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 from Hard Candy!

The Sheer Envy tinted moisturizer is a sheer, lightweight formula with a hint of color you can use in place of foundation for a natural finish and a healthy glowing complexion. Active ingredients include Octinoxate (6%), a common ingredient used to block out UV-B rays and Octisalate (4%), for further UV-B protection.

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Below are reviews and swatches of my recent Hard Candy haul!

The Candy Cream Eyeshadow in Queenie with matching Glitter Eyeliner ($5) comes in a white plastic sliding compact just like Hard Candy’s old Eye Candy Eyeshadow. The color is a gorgeous purple that reminds me of MAC Fuschia Glitter. Compared to most other cream eyeshadows, this feels more like a gel packed with tons of silver glitter. It goes on slightly gooey and super pigmented. Because of the gel-like texture, I would recommend applying it in a patting motion – if you blend, you will only end up rubbing the color and glitter off. I really doubt this will stay on well if you don’t use a base.

As for the glitter eyeliner, it is a gorgeous violet with silver glitter. It is very creamy and applies smoothly but the staying power is definitely not the greatest either.