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Today, I want to review Hard Candy Mini Must Haves – First Flush, which I bought mainly because I liked the packaging and it included the primer, which had got good reviews.
The Hard Candy First Flush Make-up Kit includes a Blush Crush Baked Blush, a Sheer Envy Primer, a Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss, and a Glow All The Way Face and Body Luminizer. These assorted Hard Candy Cosmetics keep you fresh and look glamorous all day long. The Blush Crush Baked Blush will give all-over warmth and glow to the cheeks. The Sheer Envy Primer of this Hard Candy Make-up Kit will help in improving the foundation application and it can also minimize imperfections, if any. To get outrageous shine and plump pout the Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss is perfect. The face and body luminizer of this kit is infused with 24 karat gold and will creates a radiant glow on any type of skin tone.
My Take on Hard Candy First Flush Make-up Kit:
Blush Crush Baked Blush in Living Doll:
This is my first experience with baked blush and I loved it. The color looks a lot like the pink one sees in Barbie movies, and on Barbie dolls. I think this makeup kit is based on Barbie theme (all glimmer, shine and shimmer!!! Courtesy – Barbie – A Fashion Fairytale). It is highly pigmented compared to the blushes I have used. A single swipe of the blush gives a light pink with golden tint which will look good on medium to fair skin. Three or more swipes give the Barbie pink color. It stays for more than 3 hours without primer and with primer, it stays for more than 5 hours. I am planning to buy more colors of it.
Quantity of the travel/trial size pot: 5gm (.18oz).
Its individual price is around $7 for 8gm (.28oz).
Glow All the Way Face and Body Luminizer in Doll Face Pink:
This is my favorite product in this kit. It is highly concentrated. Only a small amount is needed for luminizing face and neck. I usually mix a drop size of it with my moisturizer and use it on my face and neck. It gives a pearly glow to the face which lasts longer with a primer. Too much of this product on face will make you look as if you have a layer of pearly pink paint on your face. As mentioned on the package, I believe it will suit all skin tones. I love it so much that I plan to buy its full size tube. The Glow All the Way Face and Body Luminizer comes in bronze color too, but I am not planning to buy it as I am not much into bronzing.
Quantity of the travel/trial size tube: 9.9gm (0.35oz)
Its individual price is around $8 for 76.5gm (2.7oz)
Plumping Serum Volumnizing Lip Gloss in Uptown Girl:
This lip gloss gives a very sheer pearly pink coat with shimmers to the lips. When I apply it, I feel a cool tingling feeling on my lips, but I am not seeing any plumping effect as claimed by Hard Candy. It has a light scent that is pleasing. Overall, it is an okay product even if I didn’t see much plumping of lips. I am not planning to buy more of it.
Quantity of the sample: 1.2gm (0.04oz)
Its individual price is $6 for 2.83gm (.10oz)
Sheer Envy Face Primer:
This primer comes out of the tube as a white cream (unlike ELF primer which is colorless), but on spreading, it forms a clear colorless light layer on the face. It spreads like butter and skin feels very smooth after application. Makeup lasts nearly 8-9 hours with this primer. This is my second favorite product in this kit and it is my favorite primer now. I have been using ELF color mineral infused face primer for a while and I love it, but Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer turned out to be better than ELF primer for me. I will be buying the full size tube of Sheer Envy Primer for sure.
Quantity of the sample: 10.4gm (.40oz).
Its individual price is around $8 for 45 gm (1.6oz).
Pros of Hard Candy First Flush Make-up Kit:
- For $8, we get to try 4 products of good trial size.
- They are good for travel.
- Good-quality products for a better price.
- All the products are long-lasting.
- None of them caused any skin irritation or pimples.
- Quality comparable to the higher end make-up products.
Cons of Hard Candy First Flush Make-up Kit:
- Non-availability in India.
- The plumping lip gloss was not really doing any plumping.
Will I Repurchase Hard Candy First Flush Make-up Kit?
I will purchase the primer, blush and luminizer in full size.
Do I Recommend Hard Candy First Flush Make-up Kit?
Yes, definitely for beginners.
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