Hard Candy • Moon Glow Luminizing Powder • Highlighters
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
i would not recommend this unless of course you want people to think you survived a glitter halocaust
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
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. =[
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
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!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I bought this product without doing much research. I got home and tried it out and the luminosity shimmer flecks were too much for my pale skin. I hate to say it, but I look like a "vampire." And that's only in indoor lighting...hate to see it out in the sun. Great product, good brand, but too much shimmer for my liking. I like more subtlety and that's the only reason I wouldn't repurchase.
EDIT - Not too bad with a very light dusting of translucent powder over top. Gives a much more subtle look. Probably won't repurchase, though. Think i might try PF pearls of shimmer or something like that.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
After falling in love with Welcome Matte I decided that I needed to try the Moon Glow powder, too. It did not disappoint! The color of this powder is a little more yellow than Welcome Matte and of course has the tiny golden flecks. Some people are claiming that this looks like huge hunks of glitter, but it really doesn't. I don't exactly think I would use this as an all-over setting powder, but using this as a highlighter is not over the top at all. But I suppose if you are one of those people who totally HATES glitter and shimmer, this product is probably not for you.
Also, you gotta love the packaging. Like Welcome Matte, Moon Glow comes with a hidden mirror and a cute heart-shaped sponge. I am just blown away at the quality of this. No other DS brand that I have seen puts this much love and creativity into their product packaging. I don't care for Walmart or DS makeup, but Hard Candy has me hooked, especially on their face products.
Over all, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this powder and I would rebuy when I run out. If I ever heard of Hard Candy discontinuing this, I will go out and buy 10 of these!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Hands down the best highlighter I have ever used and I have used several high end brands. One of my favorites has been the Nars face highlighter in the shade "Albatross." However compared to this one, it feels heavy like it applies too much product to the skin, especially over your foundation. This powder is so light! It gives off the slightest translucent bit of yellow to counteract any red/ruddy tones. The "sparkles" others have referred to are much too subtle to even be characterized in the "glitter" family. I cannot describe it as either sparkle, glitter, or shimmer, but only as tiny pale golden light reflectors which give more of a sheer sheen glow! Works great on the bridge of my nose, the low part of my forehead (like between my eyes), my temples, and the inner apples of my cheeks (right outside the sides of my nose). It is such a light powder that I wouldn't even apply it under my brow bone or the corners of my eyes as I would use something of a more dramatic consistency for those areas...but as for the rest of the face it is absolutely perfect! LOVE! And the packaging is even more adorable! It boasts a cute compact with a dual compartment for the decorative mirror and heart/shaped applicating sponge! New favorite!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I was so excited to try the new Moon Glow Luminizing Powder. I love the glow that Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blushes & the Baked Bronzer in Tiki give, so I was hoping this would give a similar glow, only more subtle in the form of an all over face powder. However, it has quite a lot of tiny sparkles which limit the wearability for me. The powder base is light & basically translucent with a hint of luminescent sheen (which is sort of what I was hoping for & IMO where they should have left this powder alone). If you don't mind sparkles on your face then you might like this. I find it helps to tap off some of the sparkles from my brush before applying. The thing I really love about the powder is that the base is very smooth & silky feeling. I love Hard Candy & think their products are wonderful quality so I'll definitely be buying their Welcome Matte powder next. I typed up the ingredients list since I couldn't find one online.
talc, zinc stearate, silica, caprylic/capric triglyceride, mica, titanium dioxide, cetylacetate, bis-diglyceryl, polyacyladipate-1, ethylhexyl, palmitate, calcium sodium borosilicate, iron oxides (ci77491, ci77492, ci77400), propylparaben, diazolidinyl urea, carmine.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I hate to be the lone dissenter (so far) but I'm just not a fan. Last time I checked out the makeup thesaurus, "luminizing" does NOT equal "visible gold glitter, like a unicorn sneezed on your face." I'm always a sucker for a good highlighter, and I am depressed that the pan in my Acapulco Glow (proud that I am that I have hit it) is quickly taking over.
I really like HC blushes and the bronzer I've tried, so I went to the store, looked at the pale yellow powder with gold specks, and thought, "Well, dang. Obvious glitter. Guess I'll pass." But THEN... then... I read positive reviews... the Muse on Musings of a Muse likes it, even calling it "subtle." So I thought, "Well, then, I guess I could try it." Um, no, it's not so subtle on my pale, NW10-15 skin. Granted, it's not a glitter bomb; the glitter is a little more sparse than that. Picture Revlon PhotoReady sparkles on steroids. On skin, the pale yellow powder fades and all I'm left with are gold specks. This would work if I was in a Midsummer Night's Dream or was Tinkerbell for Halloween, but for everyday? I'm going to need another highlighter.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This stuff is kinda cool if you want a shimmery face. It almost acts like body shimmer powder but for the face. I really don't see the point of it though because I usually wear a bronzer that may/may not contain shimmer. And it's expenisve for the type of product it is, I think it was like $8.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I'm a girl that loves some shimmer, so when I heard about this product, I knew I was going to buy it. It's a fair, translucent powder with tiny soft gold microglitter in it- I find I can apply it over my other makeup without it affecting color, and I tend to use it as a highlighter rather than an allover shimmery powder, although either would work.
The packaging is much nicer than I expected; it feels sturdy, stays shut, and the powder hasn't broken despite being tossed around constantly in my purse. That's all a girl can really ask for, isn't it? The compact flips open on the bottom to reveal a heart-shaped applicator sponge and a good-quality (glass, no distortion) mirror with the Hard Candy logo and "ready, set, glow" written on it. Juvenile? Possibly. But it was cute and a nice surprise, and I'm a sucker for cute.
The powder applies nicely with the included sponge, but it's even better with a fluffy powder or blush brush, depending on where you like to apply it. It wears well for several hours (I basically set it and forget it, and when I check my lipstick a few hours later, the powder is always noticeably still doing its thing) and the glitter doesn't migrate into facial lines or shed on my clothes, even when I've used it on my decollete.
The finish is lovely and subtle- It's like mass-market version of Too Faced Candlelight, and it would take some serious work to overdo the "luminizing". That said, it is a glitter powder, and the particles are more obvious in direct sunlight than indoors or at night.
Overall, it's a well-executed product at a drugstore price point. Definitely worth checking out!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is one of Hard Candy's new products for Spring/Summer 2010. I eagerly purchased this as soon as it hit shelves at my local Walmart and it met all of the high expectations I had for it!
Here is what Hard Candy's Facebook page says about Moon Glow:
MOON GLOW is the sister to Welcome Matte! Because skin touched by moonlight makes the complexion glow. A multi-tasking translucent powder infused with illuminating gold powder. Inspired by the beauty of the skin in the moonlight, this product is formulated to set makeup while imparting a soft-focused glow. Mirror and sponge included. $8 at Walmart and walmart.com in May.
I absolutely adore this powder and cannot find a single con about it other than it does look better in the evening/night than during the day due to the shimmer--which is absolutely GORGEOUS. It's not chalky in the least, has great lasting power, and definitely elegantly illuminates the skin! I LOVE it! I can't imagine anyone not liking this, but common sense would be if you are 100% not into shimmers or highlights then you may not like it.