Thursday, December 9, 2010

Product Review: Hard Candy Eye Def shadows.

The inaugural post!  Well, not really..but the first make up post!  How exciting! 
One thing I really want to do with this blog is talk about make up that I love that anyone could afford.  Sure I love M.A.C. and all the fancy brands found at Macy's counters and at Sephora, but I also know the importance of price point and getting a lot of bang for your buck.  Sometimes when I would read makeup blogs I would get really excited about something but I couldn't afford it or I couldn't get to it.  I live in a relatively small town in New York and these things are not readily available to me.  However, I can jump in my car and I'm three minuets from CVS and about fifteen from Walmart.  On the same note, I don't always have twenty plus dollars to spend on makeup, I can wing six bucks.

Ok, on to the task at hand: Hard Candy's Eye Def eye colours.  They are AMAZING.  I remember way back in my high school days in the late 90's/early 00's when Hard Candy was only available at stores like Sephora and I heard about them because people like Gwen Stefani and Courtney Love liked them.  They had great products with delicious packaging (always a plus).  Then one day, out of nowhere, they disappeared from shelves.  Total bummer.  I loved their products and it's always sad to see a company with such great stuff go under! 

About a year and a half ago my mom came home to say that she saw a Hard Candy display in Walmart.  What!?  WALMART!?  I didn't believe it!  But low and behold, the next time I was there, there it was.  How killer was that?!  It just made me love Hard Candy even more - fun, high quality cosmetics at a "drug store" price point?!  Amazing.

Hard Candy's Eye Def colours are AMAZING.  When I first came across them I was a bit concerned.  I could tell that they were a cream base and that doesn't always fly with me.  Even with primer, cream or gel based eye colours can settle into my creases and it's never a good look.  But I could tell that they were super high pigmented and very sparkly and at six bucks a pop I figured "Why not?" and can I tell you how happy I am that I did?  My first run with them was my cousin Anna's Christmas party where I wore "Robot", a straight up silver.  The application is made very easy with a long, "doe foot" makeup wand.  It makes it really easy to spread and get the amount and consistency you want.  As I mentioned before I sometimes have trouble with cream based eye shadows, so I let it set for a few seconds before I opened my eyes and continued doing my makeup.  When I was done with everything else - the rest of my makeup, getting dressed - I did a quick check in the mirror before leaving my house.  Yup, still perfect!  No creases!  No smudging!

The night went on and I had a lovely time with my family and some friends at the party and I almost forgot I was wearing a cream shadow.  The formula is light enough to feel like a powder shadow, none of that creamy or greasy feeling you sometimes get with other wet shadows.  When I got home five hours later I checked my shadow in the mirror just to see how it held up through the night.  How pleased was I to see that it had not moved a bit.  No creasing, no traveling, NO FADING!  Needless to say the next day I went out and picked up a few more of these beauties!

As I said before this stuff is super high pigmented and glittery so I have been saving mine for the nighttime.  BUT if you're the kind of girl who wants to be bold during the day (like I do sometimes!) go for it!  At the price point and what you get from it you really can't go wrong!

1 comment:

  1. Love it! I really want to go to Walmart immediately after work and try some of this out.

    I'm looking forward to many more of your posts. Afterall, you were the one who even got me to wear makeup in the first place! Love you! xo