i would not recommend this unless of course you want people to think you survived a glitter halocaust
This is a beautiful nude highlighter- its great when you just want a little sheen on your temples. When I first purchased this, I found that applying it with my 109 brush wasn't cutting it- it seemed to pick up to much product. Now, I know lots of people are 'Anti-makeup sponge' LOL in this case, the adorable heart shaped sponge actually works well. I like to take the sponge, pick up some product and press it onto my temples- then I blend it out with my MAC 109. This leaves me a gorgeous, barely there sheen that is perfect. I even like to take my MAC 224 and put a little bit of this under my eyes to brighten them up, I find the yello undertone really helps with that. As for people complaining about sparkles, I find that this only looks sparkly in the pan not when applied onto the skin. Yet another winning product from Hard Candy :) I know some people find the brand cheesy because of the packaging, but I find it adorable- but that's just me :P I cannot wait when we get more Hard Candy items here in Canada, especially the Glamoflauge Concealer and Eyeshadow Primer.
I loved this product. I have slightly oily skin and was looking for a pressed powder to take with me on a trip so I tried this powder out. I used it with L'Oreal's Studio Secrets Base primer and loved the results. On my skin there were no huge chunks of glitter. It gave me a real 'lit from within' candle-lit glow. I used an ecoTools duo fiber brush to apply it, as I didn't find the sponge inside useful for application. I will definitely purchase again when I run out. My only complaint about the product is that it is not vegan.
I'm not really sure how to feel about this. I'm not in love with it, but I feel guilty that I have the whole container to use and I don't care for it. I was happy that HC made an inexpensive highlighting powder. While it does match my skin tone, I can't imagine it being flattering on darker tones. The shine isn't overwhelming, but it has to be applied with a brush or it's super chalky. Even then, the tiny gold glitters are kind of annoying. It make me think of glitters that get stuck on my face when trying to wash off stubborn glittery eye shadow. Indoors it's nonexistent. Outdoors... it shows up but it looks like a mess. The sponge is super cute, but useless. I appreciate that it comes with a mirror, but I think the compact is a little much for a highlighter. It seems better suited for a foundation or setting powder. Overall, I'll stick with HC's new Glow All the Way creams.
First its way too light and chalky. My skin didn't look pretty and it didn't give me a glow so much as tiny gold glitter all over my face. Indoors you don't notice it but it sunlight...holy cow not a good look. I wasn't impressed. I'll stick to illuminating powders with finer milled shimmer.
I loved this product the first time I used it. Loved it! The next day, I was broken out ALL over my face. I discontinued using it. The next day, I formed an itchy rash on my neck. The day after that, I had hives all over my chest. I'm usually not a fan of animal testing until something like this happens. I'm happy to know it didn't have the same affect on most, if not all, of the reviewers. I really want to love this product again, but obviously my skin feel the same way. =[
Accidentally found this on a trip to Wally World, and was VERY excited as it looked like a dupe for Too Faced Candlelight highlighter/NARS Albatross. I would say in comparison to those, it is not quite as fine of a shimmer (bigger chunks but read, NOT GLITTERY CHUKNKS) and at a fraction of the price. Very pretty. It looks great layered over stereo rose too. The packaging is cute, but the pink heart shaped puff is unnecessary.. Use a brush. Would repurchase if I ran out.
This stuff is awesome! I went to Wal-mart yesterday looking for some Hard Candy things, and I saw two of these. My mom wanted me to get both since they are always sold out. I just bought one of course. Went home and tried it out and it is awesome. xP I would not consider this as a glittery product. I think it is the perfect amount of shimmer for me. I would definately repurchase.
I actually quite like this product. Some people claimed it was full of huge chunks of gold glitter, but imho, thats not the case. YES there is glitter in it and a lot of it, but its not like wiping sparkles on your face.
I ignored the sponge included as far as applicating goes (yes its very cute, but sponges and powders never mix when you have oily skin. The oil sticks to the sponge and then makes the powder hard and when it hardens it becomes trash.) and used my I heart Sephora powder blush to apply it over foundation.
It held up very nicely and made my face look brighter. A little transfer here and there, but that's kind of just all powders.
The package is very cute, but the push button can be a little tough to get open with long-ish nails and the mirror is in an annoying spot (beneath the powder pan) but drugstore brands usually do that so you can see the powder you're buying anyway. I don't really do make up without a stationary mirror (even the one in the car visor lol) so i don't know about how irritating it probably is, but I'm sure it can be a pain.
Design is cute, overall, and sponge compartment is vented which is cool.
OK, so I applied this a little heavily all over my face (I think I was still asleep and thought it was Welcome Matte) and I DID look like I was sneezed on by a unicorn lol. Definetely not something to be used lightly... err... with a light mind, definetely use a light hand.
I am so amazed by this product as it looks so freakin' sparkley in the pan, but once it's on the skin, it imparts the most gorgeous, candle lit glow!! Very few if any sparkles can be seen on the skin. This powder is amazing..the Silica content in it helps control oil and give that flawless, diffused glow finish. It makes my pale skin look kissed by the sun without looking obvious. It smooths over lines and wrinkles...looks fantastic over my Maybelline Smooth Mousse cream to powder foundation..I'm blown away!!