Hard Candy • Lite Bright Whipped Brightening Concealer • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||10%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Brown
Um, yeah. What everybody else said. Wish I had seen these reviews beforehand. I actually dropped it right when I bought it and when I picked it up I noticed it was starting to come out of the brush........but then when I went to use it I still had to click it a ton and it went from nothing to massive amount pouring out. It is very light but it dries like cement in 2 seconds. Even if you attack it when it's first applied it is super hard to blend out. Definitely not for the under eye area. STAY AWAY.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I saw this new product in my local Walmart and I ignored the voice in my head that cautioned me from purchasing this product as every concealer I've tried from Hard Candy didn't work for me. Guess what...this one didn't either. lol! I purchased the shade fair and it was extremely to white for my complexion, for reference I wear MAC NC15 or Matchmaster shade 1. I'm talking white like snow, rice, or white out...crazy white! Besides the poor colour I found this product to dry instantly making blending almost impossible. Once dried it became very powdery and chalky feeling. This has gone into the trash and I'm not interested in trying another shade for a proper colour match.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Oh Hard Candy, why? Just why? Glamoflague and I had a great thing going together, until it decided to take a trip up to my undereye circles. It covered everything, brightened, and looked like absolute tacky, creasy hell. So then I find Lite Bright. Designed specifically for undereye circles. But...just...no.
Okay, I dig the concept. The shades are really brightening with great coverage, but that's where my love for this product ends.
What shocked me is how very little product you get. The first time I used it I was amazed by how little I had left. With HC, you typically get a lot for the little amount that you pay. If I wanted to, I could make Glamoflague last me years. But I'd be lucky to last two weeks with this.
Second, it dries fast. And I mean FAST. Think Revlon Colorstay on speed. And it's incredibly tacky and a pain to blend.
That tackiness can only lead to one inevitable conclusion...creasing. Oh joy.
If HC would switch up the formula a little, and for the love of makeup add some more product, then we'd be getting somewhere. I did love the brightening effect and how long it stayed, but alas, my search for a brightening undereye concealer must continue without Lite Bright.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I really wanted to like this. Heck if I could have found a drugstore brightener this cheap and it worked, they'd have me as a customer for life! Unfortunately though it did not work for me. It got cakey and creased. It was pretty obvious that I had this on yet it didn't cover up much of the darkness I have.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Terrible. really thick/dry and cakey. not suitable for under the eyes. dries so fast. goes on too ugly. i wish i could return this but no longer have the receipt.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
So, I bought this on a whim because I just love Hard Candy's glamaflauge concealer and this was new and shiny, so I took the bait. Wrong choice... First of all I hate all concealers that come in this style of packaging, where you have to twist the bottom part FOR AGES until WAY TOO much squirts out on to the bristle part. First of all I use my fingers to blend and I do NOT need the humongous amount that comes out. Another thing is that it doesn't blend well, at all! The color is perfect for me, I'm very pale, but the darn stuff wont blend. It drys INCREDIBLY fast, which makes it impossible to blend without rubbing the eye area, which is bad for the sensitive and thin skin around the eye. That, and this product did NOT make me look more awake or hide my under eye bags at all. Very disappointed, and I wont be repurchasing or even reusing most likely.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
First off, I am pale. One step up from ginger pale. I always need the lightest shade in every concealer and foundation. This was the craziest experience in color I have ever experienced. I have the shade fair 504. In the tube it looks like a good color match, slightly on the lighter side but I like that for my under eye and eye lid. This goes on almost white!! I have never seen a concealer this light before. I think even someone with a ginger complexion would NOT be able to wear this. That is my first complaint. That is a very unwearable shade.
Secondly, this is like glue going on. It is smooth and light for a couple of seconds but then it gets so tacky and thick and starts to dry so fast it is impossible to blend. A little bit goes a VERY VERY VERY long way. I used a smaller amount that I would with a regular concealer because I had learned my lesson with glamoflauge and this was worse!! It was everywhere.
Lastly, the packaging sucks. I am not extremely fond of the clicky pen in the first place and this one was horrible. I had to click this for a very long time before anything came out. Then all the sudden it was oozing out. I clicked a couple of times and waited a few seconds to watch because I have found these kinds of tubes can take a few seconds for the product to show up on the brush when it is coming out of the tube. I did this over and over and over and over and when I finally saw the product start to come out, it wouldn't stop! After the defective packaging and the terrible color and texture, I washed this off and threw it right in the trash. NEVER AGAIN!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I had such extremely high hopes for the concealer! I will start off by saying Hard Candy's orginal concealer, Glamoflauge, was a product that was almost on the road to be a great concealer but it had some issues. Some of the issues with Glamoflauge was 1. Color selection (too orange) for medium skintones. 2. Consistency (too gummy and didn't blend well). But, Glamoflauge had amazing coverage that actually, for once, covered my hereditary dark dark under eye circles. So, when Lite Bright came around, I was very excitied. Well, here we go again! Hard Candy didn't quite hit the nail on the head with this concealer either. I will start off by saying that the Lite Bright concealer color range is much more lighter and there is no orange tint in any of these shades. But, they went way overboard to the opposite on the spectrum! For instance, I'm always Medium in any brand conclear and my skintone is Medium with olive tones (NC40). Medium in Light Bright was like Wite'Out on me. Yes, white with a slight pink tint to it. I looked like a crazy person. People with NW15-20 skintones would wear Medium in Light Bright! So, I went out and purchased the Tan shade and even this was too light. If I blend Tan with a bit of foundation, I can make this work. There is no hope for people of color with this new concealer. I think Hard Candy thought by adding pure white pigment to these concealer shades, that it will give us a "brightening" look but instead it gives us a reverse raccoon look. As for the coverage, it is pretty deceiving. This concealer has a very thick consistency and a little goes a long way. It has the same consistency as their Glamoflauge concealer which is that sticky gummy texture. Blending Lite Bright is a pain and it gets everywhere - reminds me of Urethane which is this sticky epoxy they use in body shops, Not something I would like to put on my face! Once I blend it, it really doesn't hide the circles that well but rather adds a white cast over them. I didn't find this concealer great at layering either. It is too thick and gummy to layer plus it is drying as well so it accenuates fine lines around the eyes. I have oily skin and even this concealer was too drying for me. It is so drying that it doesn't even look good over my under eye moisturizer. Hmmm, the only thing that is fantastic about this concealer is the staying power. It will last hours until you remove it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I actually love this concealer! yes, the packaging is a bit hard to work with initially, but the product itself is really amazing.
it is extremely creamy although mousse-like in texture. It blends onto the skin easily and covers redness insanely well.
It also lasts a very long time on my oily/combo skin.
A word of caution about the color range though; the colors are extremely light/pale. I got medium and it's probably equivilent to like NC15 in MAC. But that's probably because it's intended to be a brightening concealer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I was SO excited to run out and buy this, so I did! The product comes out of the dispenser in a brush-type fashion; I had to click it at least 50 times to get any product out. I applied this under my eyes (I am in the color Light) and it was AWFUL. It comes out in a light-feeling consistency, but it dries extremely powdery and blotchy. The finish is extremely patchy and inconsistent. I looked crazy with it, so I had to take it off and fix my makeup for the rest of the day. I do not recommend this!