By Priya Sinha
Skin Type: Oily and occasionally acne prone
Hello gorgeous ladies,
After being super impressed with many Hard Candy makeup products, today I am going to share another makeup product from Hard Candy. I totally adore the dome shaped packaging of baked makeup products and this baby is no exception. I was so intrigued by this blush that I decided to add it to my makeup stash immediately. Let’s find out if I made the right decision or not.
Baked blush gives your cheeks all over warmth and glow. The ultra-light, micronized pigments are infused with radiance enhancing pearls and blend effortlessly into the skin to enhance skin tone and give you a natural looking finish.
My Experience with Hard Candy Living Doll Blush Crush Baked Blush:
I was hovering around the makeup aisle at Walmart as usual when I spotted this blush in the new section of Hard Candy makeup. My eyes shone as I knew this is definitely going to work for me. That’s when I saw this blush closely and went week in the knee. Look at the pictures, ladies! I don’t know about you, but I knew I was in love!
Packaging: The one feature of this product that was calling my name is the packaging of this baby. It comes in a super sturdy and secure compact with a clear lid. Inside the pan, the beautiful blusher-cum-highlighter is placed. The shade name and the ingredient list are mentioned in teenie tiny letters at the bottom of the compact. It does not come with a mirror or a brush. But who cares? I don’t use the mirror or brush with the products anyway.
Colour: The blush is a gorgeous pink-y colour blush with a gorgeous sheen. The blush-cum-highlighter on its own is a fine-looking silvery shiny shade with a beautiful sheen. The shade, when mixed together by swirling the brush around the whole pan, is a stunning mix of pink-blush with golden-y highlight for that glow on the face. Overall, the shade of this blush is awesome.
Pigmentation: I would say the pigmentation of the blush is better than average. The product is not fully packed with pigments, but still provides good colour payoff. By the way, no one wants a blush that makes you look like a clown and a highlighter that turns you into a disco ball! So considering that, the pigmentation is good.
Texture: The texture of this blush is extremely soft and smooth. It’s like a buttery finish powder, if you know what I mean. Since it does not have any shimmers in it, the texture is not gritty at all. It offers a beautiful colour and sheen to the face and blends like a dream.
Longevity: The staying power of this product from Hard Candy is average. It does stay on the skin for a good 5 hours but after that it starts to fade away like any powder with a sheen will. Since I use it over my blush, it does fade away after a while. But I am not complaining as all products of this texture and consistency will behave the same. Also it serves my need well so I am happy.
Quality: The overall quality of this product is pretty darn good. It does what it claims and stands true to them. I like using this product when my face looks dull or on days that no matter what you do, you look like you just woke up – sleepy and tired! It adds back life to the face and makes it glowy and beautiful. It definitely offers the sun-kissed look that we all yearn for. All in all, I am quite impressed!
Pros of Hard Candy Living Doll Blush Crush Baked Blush:
• Fantastic and sturdy packaging
• Gives a soft rosy glow to the face
• Colour pay-off is a mix of pink and golden with a sheen
• Soft, blendable texture
• No shimmers or chunky glitter
• Average pigmentation
• Quite long lasting
• Little goes a long way
• Easily available in drugstores and online
Cons of Hard Candy Living Doll Blush Crush Baked Blush:
• No mirror or brush (Not a major con though)
• Not available in India
• Will not show up well on the face if used on its own
Will I Recommend/Repurchase Hard Candy Living Doll Blush Crush Baked Blush?
I will definitely recommend this product as it’s a multi-use product and is quite unique as well. It will be a delightful addition to your makeup stash as it can serve as a blush, blush topper, highlighter and even as eye shadow, if you please. So much at an affordable price! If you like super pigmented blushes or highlighters, then skip this. But otherwise, go for it ladies.
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