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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Unboxing: Hard Candy 13 Piece Holiday Best Of Kit

Hard Candy has always been a brand that intrigues me. Whenever I am at Walmart, I peruse through the products and I'm tempted to pick up quite a few things. So when I saw this Best Of Kit at Christmas time I knew I had to pick it up. This kit normally retails for $19, however, I picked it up on Boxing Day for only $9.50. To me this was an unbeatable price, as the cost of the concealer by itself is almost that price.

I haven't had a chance to use everything in this kit, so this post will be more of an overview of the products. As I use these more in my daily routine I may post a review of the products I really like. If you would like to see an in-depth review of anything in this kit, leave me a comment below.

Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer in Medium Light

"A heavy duty, highly pigmented, blendable concealer that provides the ultimate coverage. Create a flawless surface by covering birth marks, freckles, dark circles, and even tattoos!"

I would have bought a lighter shade, but I can make this one work for my skin tone. I have heard great things about this concealer, so this was the main reason I bought the kit. I did find it a bit thick when I was swatching it, but hopefully after playing around with it I will find the best application method.

Glow All the Way Bronzer in Glamazon Bronze

"Glow All the Way with this pearly, luminizing highlighter that illuminates any skin tone. Infused with 24-karat gold for a million dollar look! Also available in two shades of tinted sunless tanners to instantly bronze and build a lasting tan."

This product was a lot darker then I thought it was going to be, seeing as this is the lightest shade available. It is too dark for my skin tone as a bronzer, and I find it too metallic for a bronzer as well. I am going to try it out as a cream shadow, or a base for other bronze eyeshadows I already own.

Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss in Girl Next Door

"Super glossy formula hydrates and instantly plumps for fuller, curvaceous lips. Layer on for outrageous shine and create the perfect pout. No collagen needed!"

I have used this type of Hard Candy gloss before but in a different shade. This milky pink shade reminds me of Nars Turkish Delight or Essence My Favourite Milkshake. I have really been loving this shade of lip gloss lately so I am excited to try this one out.

Concealer, Bronzer, Lip Gloss

So Baked Bronzer in Tiki

"Baked on a terra cotta pan to create a beautiful, dewy yet matte finish, the infused colour found in this compact gives the complexion a hint of bronzed colour for a sun-kissed look."

This product is extremely light and too frosty to be a bronzer. When swatched it barely shows up on my skin. I will be using this as a highlighter or eyeshadow.

Kal-eye-descope Baked Eyeshadow Duo in High Maintenance

"Palette duos of highly pigmented shadows to highlight eyes with rich colour. Apply wet for a dramatic finish or dry for a softer, shimmery effect. Available in a kal-eye-descope of coordinating shades."

These shadows swatched beautifully, and will look great on the eye. Although they felt dry when I was swatching, they apply smoothly and blend easily. They would both work well as an all over the lid colour or a lid and crease duo.
Bronzer, Shadow Duo

Take It Off Makeup Remover Wipes

"Take It Off makeup remover wipes remove long-wear and waterproof makeup in one easy step. Effectively cleanse skin while refreshing and moisturizing the surface of your face. No rinsing needed. Safe for all skin types."

Lashaholic Super Volume Mascara in Blackest Black

"Are you a Lashaholic? Our volume building mascara is formulated with unique powders that thicken and lengthen each lash with every coat. Paired with an outstanding molded brush to elongate, separate and define every lash to create the biggest, baddest lashes ever."

I am always excited to try out new mascaras, however the brush and formula of this mascara does not seem like anything special. The brush reminds me of the original Great Lash brush, and I really don't like that mascara. The formula also did not swatch overly pigmented.

Walk the Line Liquid Eyeliner in Asphalt

"A quick drying, liquid eyeliner that creates bold mesmerizing eyes with a precise brush for application. Available in rich metallic and sparkling glitter shades."

I really like the small brush size of this liner, as it will give me more control over the product, and I will be more apt to achieve a straight line. However, upon swatching the formula is not overly pigmented. I may need a few coats for it to look opaque.

Take Me Out Liner Pencil in Abyss

"These creamy eye pencils deliver powerful, vibrant colour that glides on smooth for a long-lasting finish that wont budge. Line eyes with a hint of colour or go for the full artistic, multi-hued effect. Formula's vary and include metallic, glitter, and matte shades for the ultimate custom eye."

This liner needed a few swipes before it became pigmented and creamy. After that it created a decent swatch with some silver glitter visible. Because of the glitter I am not going to use this on my water line, but it will provide a different look to my everyday liner.
Mascara, Liquid Liner, Pencil Liner

Eyelash Curler & 3 Mini Brushes

I couldn't find anything about tools on the Hard Candy website, nor do I remember ever seeing any in stores. I believe that these are just filler products for the kit. I will use the eyelash curler in my travel kit, but the brushes are a no go. They feel plastic, and picky on the skin, so I will be throwing these out.


  1. That's a great deal!! I've been wanting to pick up Tiki. I hear it's a nice high lighter! :)


  2. Great post! The baked eyeshadows look gorgeous! :D
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  3. I never saw this at Christmas. If I had, I would have picked it up too. I love some Hard Candy products, especially the mascara.

  4. I like your all beautiful products, Thanks for sharing.
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