Isn’t the packaging for this blush chic and kind of sexy? It is designed to look like lace… ooo la la! Haha :]! If you’re familiar with Benefit cosmetics, you will notice that the packaging for their blushes are very similar. The only difference is that Hard Candy is 1/5 the price. I love how rich the formula is for this blush, it is very silky feeling and applies very beautifully and easily to the skin. This is one of those blushes that will look good on all skin types, so whether you’re really fair or dark, this blush will look amazing on you! I might add though that if you have darker skin, this might show up as more of a highlight.
[Haha… pardon the mess this was neat once upon a time!]
[For application: I use the Sonia Kashuk blush brush or the Sigma F40 Large Angeled Contour brush]
Tips for this product: Ditch the brush that comes with it, it’s not very good quality. When you first open the packaging, the lid will not close all of the way, but that’s an easy fix. All you have to do is lay the product face down in a drawer or on your dresser for a few good hours and wa-la! Problem solved.
I love this because….
You get a good amount of product: 5.7g
It’s only $6.00
Easy to use
Buildable, meaning you can add more applications to deepen the color
In the same way you can build color, you can also sheer this out for a softer look
Has a matte but warm glow finish (you could skip using a highlighter if you wanted to)
Can be used as an everyday blush
Very natural peach that has a neutral bronze-tone to it because of the one brown color that’s added in
If you’re anything like me then you will agree that wearing makeup all day can make your face feel dirty and weighed down. All too often though we are too tired and lazy to take our makeup off, thus causing breakouts and clogged pores. Of course a majority of girls won’t admit to this, but hey… I will! Noxzema is a brand that seems almost n0n-existent to the beauty world, but I’ve been using this facial cleanser ever since I was a tween. Soaps are too harsh and getting out your daily soapy face wash is just… too much work haha. Well, I’ve got a solution for you that will make your face feel amazing and it will only take 30 seconds of your time. Good bye dirt, oil, and makeup!
Noxzema the Original Deep Cleansing Cream
Where to buy? Drugstores
I’ve never been a big fan of makeup cloths, even the expensive kind. This is a dermatologist tested cream that has eucalyptus oil in it and that’s where the refreshing feeling comes from. I love how cold and tingly it makes my face feel, it feels CLEAAAAN! Not all moist and dirty. Feeling is believing haha. Some people don’t like the smell of eucalyptus, but I think it has a clean lemon-like smell.
How to use: I like to wet a wash cloth with warm water, wring out the cloth, then dig the cloth into the cream with my index finger. I only do this once with a good amount of product so I’m not ‘double dipping’ my germs back into it. From there I rub the cream in circular motions until my face feels and looks clean. I love using wash clothes because it almost feels like I’m exfoliating my face. It’s soft yet harsh enough to scrub and get into the pores of my face. When I’m done rubbing in the cream, I fold the cloth over to a clean side and just wipe off the excess. This is not drying to your skin whatsoever, so if you leave a tiny film or layer of this product on your face, it’s not going to harm you. It’s almost like wearing an overnight mask.
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