Makeup and Beauty Product Reviews and Swatches

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.

milani eye tech liquid eyelinerMove over, MAC Penultimate Liner! Milani Eye Tech Liquid Eye Liner has officially taken over your place as my HG liquid liner!

The Eye Tech Liquid Eye Liner comes in a small gold tube about 3.5 inches tall, which makes it perfect for traveling. It goes on very smoothly with zero skipping and tugging and with its sharp felt-tip applicator, anyone (beginners included) can easily line their eyes in one single stroke. The liner is also super pigmented and dries off within seconds. There is absolutely no need for relining unless you are going for a thicker, Amy Winehouse cat eye look.

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.

The new and limited edition Mineralize Blush Duo ($23) from the latest MAC Too Fabulous Collection combines 2 complementary colors that swirl into an abstract pattern to deliver “sheer colour and a soft, dimensional pearl finish”.

Two Virtues is a cool-based light pink paired with a light violet, which are both really pretty. The pink is identical to that in the Love Rock Mineralize Blush Duo.