Hard Candy Heat Wave So Baked Bronzer Review

Skin Tone: Wheatish golden
Skin Type: Oily and sensitive

Hey guys,

I am back with reviews again. I know Hard Candy products are not new, but I had heard incredible reviews about them and wanted to give some products a try. If you want to know how the Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer – Heat Wave worked for me, then keep on reading.

Hard Candy Heat Wave So Baked Bronzer Review

8 dollars


The packaging is quite good and sturdy. You get good quantity of the product in just 8 dollars. It is a travel friendly product for sure.

The texture of this bronzer is not really the best. It is a little rough when you swatch it but once you layer it on top of the foundation, it feels fine.

Like the texture, the pigmentation is not too much but that is okay otherwise anyone can go a little va va voom with highly pigmented bronzers. I like that the pigmentation is just so-so.


My Experience with Hard Candy Heat Wave So Baked Bronzer:


First and foremost, this is clearly not a bronzer. The bronzer has golden glitter particles in it which make it look more like a highlighter than a bronzer. You cannot contour with this at all; you shouldn’t even put it on your forehead. I just like using it on my cheeks and on the bridge of my nose. It is a shimmery bronzer and a subtle highlight. This is a great highlight for a no-makeup look because it is not too flashy. The colour suits my medium to deep skin tone just right. I love the golden terracotta colour of this product.


If you have medium or deep skin tone, you need to grab this product just for the colour. It does accentuate the skin texture if you go overboard with it, otherwise it doesn’t make those tiny little bumps on the skin noticeable. Also, it stayed for quite a long time on my face, the colour had faded after 4 hours but I could still see a little golden glitter on my cheeks, which somehow looks incredible. It is easy to work with and not chunky at all.


You can use this bronzer as a blush topper too as it does have peach undertones, else you can use this as an eye shadow too. There are no rules in makeup! Nonetheless, I am pretty happy with my purchase. This is not a bronzer or highlighter that needs to be in your vanity, but if you want something subtle for your medium skin tone, then this works amazing!

Pros of Hard Candy Heat Wave So Baked Bronzer:

• Travel friendly packaging
• Pigmented, just right!
• Easy to work with
• Not chunky or too glittery
• Long wearing
• Suits my skin tone as a highlighter
• Gives you a subtle highlight
• Affordable

Cons of Hard Candy Heat Wave So Baked Bronzer:

• The texture is a little rough
• Too dark for lighter skin tones
• You cannot contour with this or use it as a bronzer

IMBB Rating:

I love this product and it is worth buying. I will not repurchase because this one will last me a long long time!

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2 thoughts on “Hard Candy Heat Wave So Baked Bronzer Review

  1. There are no rules in makeup – very well said, Kajol! 🙂 I wish we could get Hard Candy easily too; they have a lot of excellent products.

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