Thursday, 6 December 2012

Review: Hard Candy Blush in Skinny Dipping

This was one of my most recent makeup purchases along with the Maybelline Color Tattoo shadows. Every time I saw this duo I would contemplate buying it but finally gave in after much deliberation. I never thought twice about the brand to be honest I thought a lot of stuff looked really punky. I was really off though, there are some beautiful products within the collection, this blush being one of them. I'm not sure if you've noticed but these blushes are being talked about highly in the blogosphere.

Fox in a Box blushes are housed in a sturdy cardboard box much like Benefit's. The packaging is sturdy, and well made. I really like that the top has a magnetic closure because it ensures that the box is closed. If I were to drop this I wouldn't ever have to worry about it shattering or breaking. I really wanted this blush primarily for the orange color, I've been eyeing Taj Mahal (By NARS) for quite some time now. I think that orange toned blushes look so good on medium skin tones. It gives that golden glow without being to over the top.

Skinny dipping like I mentioned is made up of two really nicely pigmented shades, an orange, and a light brown color. Swirled together it gives you the perfect blend; a light orange with slight pink undertones to it. The texture is super smooth and it gets applied to the skin effortlessly. The blush comes with it's own applicator (again similar to Benefit's), it does a really good job at picking up the product. However because of it's shape sometimes when applied onto the cheek without blending it can resemble a harsh straight line. Although I do like the applicator I find it a little awkward to use because of it's size. I apply the blush with my Quo blush brush, with one swirl I have a brush loaded with product!

Quick Description: Blush in a box! Made up of two colors that swirl together to create a beautiful shade. You can also use the colors separately if preferred.

Packaging: The blush comes in this funky patterned cardboard box. Super lightweight and durable, also has a magnetic lid.

Pigmentation: For a cheap product it definitely does a good job! Not hard to apply, and product picks up very well without being chalky and experiencing fall out.

Formula: Powder blush, smooth & soft

Price: I believe it was only in the 5 dollar range (maybe even 4).

With other duo's/ quads to choose from, I'm sure many of you looking for a nice drugstore blush will like these. I'm very pleased with it and could definitely see myself picking up another one!
Have you tried any of the Hard Candy Blushes..

10 comments:

  1. I haven't tried these blushes, but they sure do look super cute!
    This reminds me of benefit's georgia peach which I adore and Hoola but with glitter!

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    1. They do and the quality is really good to! I have never heard of Georgia peach, I'm searching it now:)

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    2. It was really nice, they discontinued it for awhile then I saw they were selling it online again! IDK

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      I nominated you for a liebster award again btw ;)

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  2. The packaging definitely is reminiscent of Benefit's boxed powders! Good to hear that the texture is quite smooth and it isn't chalky or powdery :)

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    1. I was really happy with it! I would say Benefit's are more creamier but other then that they perform amazingly

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  3. What cute packaging! Hard Candy always has such fun packaging and looks like it's good quality too!

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    1. I know right?! It's really fun and the product is really nice:)

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  4. I love the hard candy blushes tho I only have one lol .. I need to branch out!!

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    1. Which ones are catching your eye?

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  5. I'm glad you reviewed this! I had it in my hand at Walmart just on Wednesday night! After seeing the photos of your swatches I know it's not for me because it's too brown toned for my liking! Glad you're enjoying it though!

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