This summer, Hard Candy has released a bunch of fun and on trend makeup products. I am sure there is something in this collection for everyone. I received some of the new releases from the Hard Candy Summer Collection 2017 and have been testing them out over the past couple of weeks. They have some creative and inspiring products that are not only great quality but also very pocket friendly! This collection has everything, from color correctors to highlighting powders. So, let’s take a closer look at all the products that are part of this fun summer/spring collection.
Sheer Envy Bake, Brighten & Set Loose Finishing Powder ($6.00 USD): I am sure some of us are still on the “baking” trend. I am a strong believer too. This finishing powder is very much like the banana powder that I have used in the past. It is yellow toned so I think it will only work for medium to dark skin tones. The powder is extremely soft and silky to the touch. I love this setting powder because it sets my concealer and still gives my under eye area a bright look! For only $6.00 USD a jar, you just cannot go wrong! I will definitely be grabbing another one of these when I run out.
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Color Correct Perfecting Powder ($7.00 USD): This powder has finely milled pastel pigments that help with color correcting skin concerns. It adds a luminous touch to the skin with a sheer finish. It can also be used to mattify/set your makeup. I love how incredibly soft and smooth it feels! To apply, you basically swirl your brush over all the shade sand apply it on the face.
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Prismatic Highlighter ($6.00 USD): The prismatic highlighter has an iridescent pearl finish. It swatched quite beautiful on my arm but it seemed pretty subtle on the skin. The glittery specs of purple and pink are not my favourite. Also, I tried it with some setting spray and it looked way better that the natural swatch. Usually, I prefer a highlighter with ultra fine shimmer that is barely visible. I would still use this highlighter as an eyeshadow, I think it would look pretty amazing!
Hard Candy Metal Eyes Chrome Eyeshadow Kit ($8.00 USD): I absolutely love the idea of this eyeshadow palette. It has everything you need to create a gorgeous metallic eye look. This palette comes with 4 pigmented metallic pearl eye shadows, a mixing liquid, a mixing well, a dual ended eyeshadow brush and a mini black eyeliner. I tested the eye shadows without any mixing liquid as I wanted to see their natural pigmentation. Below you can see swatches of all four shades. I thought the silver shade was less pigmented compared to the other three shades. In the next image, I used the mixing liquid and swatched the silver shade and boy, the intensity was pretty amazing! (see below)
Hard Candy Stroke of Gorgeous Kajal Supreme Eyeliner Duo ($6.00 USD): This eyeliner duo comes with a kajal on one end and a liquid eyeliner on the other end. I usually don’t go a day without applying kajal/kohl in my waterline. But I like that this one has both the liquid and cream eyeliner in one! Although the tip on the liquid eyeliner is a bit thicker, you can still draw a precise winged eyeliner.
Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer ($5.00 USD): I received the shade Entitled which is a bold, deep purple shade. There are several other shades to pick from. The gloss is quite pigmented and not as tacky as the regular lip gloss which I love! I am not a huge fan of glosses but if I was in the mood for something glossy, I would look for a formula like this one. It comes in a tin case which also has a mirror. So this would be a travel or purse friendly product for sure. I also really love the chic and slim packaging of the gloss. It does give the product a high-end feel!
Hard Candy Lip Artiste Lip Contouring Wand ($7.00 USD): This lip product is also dual ended and fits the contour and highlight trend! I received the shade Pink to Mauve. It has a matte lip liner on one end and a highlight on the other end. The lip liner is a gorgeous mauve toned shade which you can use to line or define your lips. The highlight is perfect to apply on the center of the lips for a more pouted look.
I had a lot of fun testing out the new Hard Candy Summer Collection 2017 products. Some of my favourites from this collection that have landed in my everyday routine: the loose finishing powder, the eyeliner duo and the lip duo. I am really impressed with the quality of the products!
All the Hard Candy products can easily be found at your local Walmart or online.
*PR Samples featured.