HAY GIRL HAY! Or guy. Whomever is reading, LOL! I have been away for a few days having a great 4th of July here in the U.S., which for us mainly means cooking things on grills even if it rains, drinking too much, and blowing shit up. WOO, AMERICA! *ahem*. ANYHOO. Now that I’ve reinforced some stereotypes (giggle), I’ll tell you about a few things I picked up at Walmart from the Hard Candy line.
(Glamoflauge Foundation in Porcelain, Glamoflauge Concealer in Ultra Light, nail polishes in Bachelor Party and Crush on Lava)
So, something bizarre and REALLY unusual happened to me with the Hard Candy Glamoflauge Foundation in Porcelain. Not only did I find a cheap ($7.00) drug store foundation light enough for me, this foundation is TOO light for me. This stuff makes MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW10 look positively TAN. This is why I had to come on here and tell you folks about this stuff. You guys, this is LIGHT.
I ended up with the Ivory shade in the Glamoflauge to try, and I did some swatches. The bottom swatch is MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW10. The one above that is Hard Candy Glamoflauge in Ivory (this too is lighter and more yellow than NW10!). The one on the top is Hard Candy Glamoflauge in Porcelain – you can see it’s super light and very yellow. Just for fun, over to the left I put Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless in Porcelain. It’s also very light and yellow, but not as extreme as the Hard Candy (also much lighter coverage).
So, here I am in the Hard Candy in Ivory. It blended out so easily over the NYX Photo Loving Primer I always use. The Hard Candy foundation has a liquid texture, but has very high pigment and a solid medium coverage. It dries quickly and is not really buildable after it dries, so you have to work fast. I’m used to fast drying foundations so this isn’t an issue. I used my Beauty Blender with this; I do not think it would blend as well with fingers. It does not need to be set with a powder.
Unfortunately, the formula of this foubdation does not work for my 44-year-old skin. I’m combination to dry with some fine lines, and this foundation showed off every wrinkle I have. I think, however, it would be a fabulous foundation for younger, oily skin. It also really exacerbated the dehydrated skin of my cheeks and made them feel very uncomfortable and tight. To be fair, Studio Fix Fluid does this too, just not this bad. All in all, if you’re very fair and have oily skin, you may love this. Sadly, there were not many deep shades, which really sucks. Step it up, Hard Candy.
I went out today looking for something more suited to combination/dry skin and came up with Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation, so look for a new review in the future after I try that for a while!
I’m going to try these nail polishes over the next couple of days. Hope they are as awesome as they loo in the bottles.
Oh!! Sad to say, the Ultra Light Glamoflauge Concealer doesn’t really color match the foubdation, so it’s sort of useless. I exchanged it as it is just too dark. If your shade in the foubdation is “Fair,” you may like it.
What’s your go to foundation this summer? Or is it too hot where you are to wear it? (Looking at you Kristin)