Hard Candy just came out with a bunch of new products (there’s concealer, translucent powder, a setting spray, different eye primers, etc.) but I picked up 3 products to do a little mini review, so here we go!
☀️Glamoflauge Invisible Camouflage Foundation(1.1 oz, $7)
I was really excited to try this out especially since I love their Glamoflauge Concealer which is an amazing heavy duty concealer. I thought this foundation would be thick and similar to the concealer, but it’s quite the opposite. Some of the claims on the back of the battle call it ‘A transforming liquid to powder foundation that absorbs oil…’, ‘Skin retains natural moisture for 12 hrs of flawless perfection and transfer resistance.’
The Product: This foundation comes in a plastic bottle with a pump and there are 8 shades in the line. I think they run a little dark, but as you can see in the pic of the display (below), there isn’t a wide range of colors…the darkest shade is ‘Tan’.
Application: This is a lightweight, light-medium coverage that is pretty buildable. When applying to the face the actual liquid is very thin feeling. I find you also get fuller coverage with this when using a brush rather than a sponge. It has no smell and dries quickly, and unlike other foundations the more layers you apply doesn’t leave a cakey/powdery look. It doesn’t alone cover all your imperfections, so if you need a lot of coverage, this may not be the foundation for you. I see this being a great everyday foundation for me to use because it gives decent coverage, doesn’t transfer, and all with feeling like you have nothing on your face at all!
☀️Brows Now! Browfiber Gel + Highlighter (light/medium)
This is a cool new product in their line as not many brands have tinted brow gels. This one has the added bonus of brow fibers and a highlighter on the other end. There are only 2 shades in the line, I chose the lighter one because I don’t like my eyebrows too dark or full.
The Product: The color is a light brown color…but it’s actually pretty dark, so if you have blond eyebrows, this may be too dark. The wand has tiny fibers in it meant to full in empty spaces in your brows. The highlighter end is a twist up that’s pretty decent but a little too shimmery for me.
Application: It doesn’t take much to build up color and shape. It dries pretty fast and then doesn’t budge. I noticed if you wipe at it (before it dries) it will come off onto your fingers, but won’t smear on your face. I couldn’t get a decent picture (and camera pics always wash out my eyebrows!) but if you wanted to get a more precise application you could use an eyebrow pencil along with it. As for me, this alone will be perfect for everyday, quick application.
☀️Natural Eyes Neutral Eyeshadow Palette ($8)
Hard Candy has come out with 3 new palettes in this tin case packaging with magnetic closing: Smokey Eyes, Sassy Eyes, and Natural Eyes. They’re also supposed to be dupes for the Too Faced palettes that come in almost the same format. The palette comes with 9 shadows, a mirror, mini eyeshadow primer, a mini black eyeliner, and a booklet guide, all for $8 which is awesome even just to try out.
Application: The swatches above are without primer and almost all shades are very soft and pigmented. The only color I don’t like much is ‘Frisky’ it is shimmery and hard to build up opaqueness. On the eyes, they were all very easy to blend and the eyeliner was creamy and very nice.
(This is the primer that comes in the palette under a random Wet n Wild shade. For some reason it made the color slightly darker but I’m really liking how it works…when I swiped them all off, the swatch with the Lorac primer was the one that stayed behind.)