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Monday, April 9, 2012

Hard Candy Makeup Review

Hard Candy Heavy Duty Glamoflauge Concealer
This is by FAR the best concealer EVER! I have stubborn dark circles under my eyes where I don’t sleep right, and I have tried EVERYTHING to get them covered. Nothing was working very well. Everything else was always too liquidy and you still see the darkness.
Everything about Glamoflauge is amazing, including the price. I have had this for quite a while, and haven’t even made it a quarter of a way through the tube. So, a little goes a long way. All I need is a very tiny dot on my finger to rub under my eyes. If you use too much, you’ll KNOW! It’s thick but not so thick that you can see it under makeup. It’s just the right consistency to hide blemishes and circles without making your face look too processed with makeup.
I use it on my blemishes and (some really light) acne scars and you can’t even tell that they are there, it even covers redness. I thought I might have some problems with this because It is oil-based and I have oily skin. I thought it might break me out more than it helped, but I was TOTALLY wrong. Never once did it break my skin out. Just because it’s oil-based, didn’t mean it was going to seep into my pores and cause a reaction!!
If your in a hurry, you might want to skip this—or start OFF with this, because it takes a while to dry. If you can wait the 2 or 3 minutes it takes for this to dry, it will totally be worth it. I’ve never had coverage like this before!!
I apply primer, then the glamoflauge, then liquid foundation, and finish off with powder foundation. This keep it on ALL day with no mishaps, no runs, no smears.! I don’t have to reapply unless it’s been raining or something. This really amazed me! I love this, and am very glad that I found it!
It states on the tube that you can outline an unwanted tattoo with the concealer pencil that comes with it, and then fill in the lining with the glamoflauge tube. My little sister got a tattoo done that didn’t stay. All the color vanished out of it, and half of the tattoo did also. The tattoo didn’t get in deep to the skin. So I tried this on her, and it worked. You couldn’t tell the tattoo was there!
The only thing I disliked was that it doesn’t come in many choices. They only have the light color, and for someone with darker skin, it is going to look chalky and unreal. It kind of did on my sister’s leg. Other than that—the shade fit my face color perfectly, the coverage was amazing, and it was long lasting.

Hard Candy Split Personality Duo Eyeshadow
I really liked how many color choices they had available in the Split Personality Duo EyeShadow.
This is a sponge tip pencil like applicator with a different shade at each end. The shadow is located in the caps of the applicator. It seemed to be spring loaded, made to tap it to make the shadow come out.
I didn’t like this too much. I thought it was going to be a long lasting, even shaded beautiful eye shadow. It wasn’t. It didn’t stay on for very long at all. It tendency to clump up in the crease of my eye. I couldn’t get it to even come out of the shadow tube most of the time. I would tap, tap, and tap it against the sink or a table thinking it just needed to sift to the applicator, but this wasn’t the case. It wouldn’t come out.
The pigmentation is very off. When it did come out, it was very very light and could hardly been seen at all. The taping that holds the cap (that’s filled with the shadow) comes off easily and gets loose shadow all in the bottom of my makeup bag.
Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own, and not influenced in any way. I did receive products in exchange for an honest review.


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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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