Hard Candy used to be a hard-to-get brand here in Canada but now you can snag the collection at Walmart. If you haven’t checked out Hard Candy before, you should definitely try it out this spring. A couple of weeks ago, the lovely people at Hard Candy sent me a fabulous care package loaded with some amazing products to try out. Here’s the rundown on some of my faves.
First things first, Sheer Envy Tinted Mousturizer ($7.98). In secret, I call this product my fake-it cream. The beauty of it? No one can tell I’m wearing anything at all. It tints the skin ever-so-slightly; just enough to add a radiant glow but not so much that it looks like I applied self-tanner. It’s perfect when you don’t have time for makeup or just want a natural look.
When you need a little bronzer help, I suggest you try So Baked Bronzer ($8.98). Baked powders are among the best when it comes to bronzer. This one has just a slight hint of shimmer, baked into a pressed powder. The texture is soft and totally silky smooth. I like to sweep this powder on the hollows of my cheeks only. (Tip: Never apply bronzer all over!) On the hollows of my cheek, this bronzer gives my face depth and texture and the shade is just right.
I’m a lip gloss fiend and my personal secret is to always wear bronze, shimmering glosses when I have a tan, even a slight one. It really brings out a tan and gives the illusion I’m more brown than I actually am. That’s why when I packed my bags for Jamaica last week, I threw this baby in there: Mouthing Off Lip Shine ($5.98). It’s the perfect shade of bronze and I definitely love the shimmer.
If I have heavier eye makeup, I prefer to go for Plexi Gloss in Nude ($4.98). It is the shiniest gloss ever! It looks like my lips are literally made of glass. It’s so sexy and not half as sticky as you’d think. It’s light, sheer and ultra-hydrating. Plus, I noticed it tastes pretty good, too. And (the deal-maker) my boyfriend doesn’t complain about it when I have it on. (He hates sticky glosses.)
No review of a spring makeup collection would be complete without a nail polish mention. Do you not love this vibrant aqua Just Nails Polish ($4.98)? Remember that vibrant and bold shades are hot for spring this year. Wave buh-bye to your fave black and burgundy polishes of the fall and make room for the flashy shades of spring.
For the eyes, Meteor Eyes
($5.98) is a fabulous eyeshadow choice. It has all my favourite spring/summer elements: shimmer, intensity and bold colour. Available in three dark shades, you should have no problems rocking a Kim Kardashian
-style smoky eye.
If you’re looking for an amazing mascara at a wallet-friendly price, you may want to get your hands on Ginormous Lash Mascara ($5.98). The uber-thick brush made me love it before I even tried it. If you want volume, a thick brush is a must. The soft bristles are fabulous and it really gives lashes a thicker, more voluminous look. If you are a little on the gutsy side, it’s available in other shades, too…bright ones!
As you may have noticed, these products won’t break the bank and I’m sure you’ll love them. Everyone has their own personal preferences so be sure to go through the products at the store (never rush when you buy makeup) and chose the items that best reflect your style. You won’t be disappointed!
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