Hello my exciting little eggplants!
I think we can all agree there are certain things we do NOT want to hide. Our bomb.compersonalities , our fierce new legs earned from months of spinning class, our awesome relationship with a new LUV-AH…the list goes on and one. BUT for those things you DO want to hide (dark circles, blemishes, skin discoloration etc etc) I highly suggest you give Hard Candy Glamoflauge heavy-duty concealer a whirl!
Let me start by saying the first time I was wandering around Wal-Mart and saw Hard Candy in the cosmetics section I was sort of confused. I remember when Hard Candy was considered a more high-end brand that you could buy at Sephora. And I also remember in the mid nineties (95-97ish) seeing promos of the company’s nail polish line allll over TV and it was always listed in “Seventeen” and “Teen” magazine (which of course I was reading when I was 11) with a pretty large price tag attached to it. I googled hard candy and its affiliation with Wal-Mart and couldn’t find TOO much on the subject and what I did find was kinda conflicting. There are some that say Hard Candy went belly up and bankrupt so they HAD to sell to Wal-Mart and there are others that say it was bought by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennesy in 1999 for an un-disclosed amount and THEN sold to Falic Fashion Group who then announced a partnership with Wal-Mart in 2009.
Not gonna lie I was NOT in a hurry to buy ANYTHING from the line. TO BE HONEST…I am hardly ever in a hurry to buy drug store or Wal-Mart makeup. Not because I’m some kind of snob on the subject but because at places like that it is pretty much impossible to swatch or look at any of the things you might be interested in trying. And I have had my share of buying that kind of stuff getting it home and HATING it. BUT if your smart (or flippin RUDE) you can just break the seal off a product, swatch it, and then grab the last effin un opened version of that item and leave. UGH! *shakes fist* Why I Oughta!
SPEAKING of the test tube baby, mouth breathing kind of Wal Mart shoppers. Someone clearly did something like that to my package of Glamoflauge I bought around October of last year because I did not get that cute little concealer pencil that came with it. Not that I know exactly what I would have done with it but STILL would have been nice for someone NOT to steal it 😦
But I digress, where I’m going with this is that this product is AMAZING. I’m gonna say that again..THIS…PRODUCT…IS…AMAZING.
In the picture on the left that dot is actually much smaller than it appears I SWAY-ER. You hardly need any product what so ever to achieve a thick totally opaque finish. Obviously no one in their right mind needs this much concealer every for any reason but what im trying to illustrate is how amazing the pigmentation is AND how far your money will go on this product. It’s around $6.00 for one tube. I honestly think this tube would last you a year or maybe longer. This product doesn’t make ME break out and its very very long-lasting when set with powder. If you have dry to very dry skin you may not have a problem with this but in general since I have combination skin I have to set my foundation and concealer. SIDENOTE: I’m AWARE that the color of the concealer does not match that of the skin on my hand but that’s not where the stuff goes so (duh) I didn’t buy it to match that part of my body.
The concealer has been called a dead on dupe for Kat Von D’s Tattoo Concealer. I can’t speak on that too much because I don’t own it. I do know that the idea behind Kat’s is that its supposed to be such a potent concealer it can cover up everything EVEN your tattoos. So I decided to see if I could achieve the same results with Hard Candy’s. Lets take a look shall we?
All in all I say drop what you are doing (after you finish reading this of course) and head over to your local Wal-Mart and pick it up. Although I would recommend that you have your fingers crossed a long the way as it tends to be (almost always) sold out. The ONLY thing I don’t like about this product is that the selection of shades is pretty limited. LIGHT, MEDIUM, and DARK. ALSO..make sure that yours has that little pencil with it before you purchase and please tell me how it works! I might buy another pack of this to try it out for myself 🙂
I hope this review helps! Please comment below if you have any thoughts or tips and tricks when it comes to this product. I would love to hear from you
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