I bought this in "Therapy" which is the deep green and turquoise shades. Well I LOVE the colors, but I agree it's hard to get enough product on the sponge tips. I wish HC offered these shades in their baked duo's (those are fabulous). Not sure if I'd repurchase, but I will say, it's very convenient for on the go eyeshadow touchups!
Concealers -Hard Candy - Nobody's Perfect concealer palette
HotCurry 4/29/2010 3:33:00 PM
Well, I personally really like this concealer palette! U can use it just about anywhere on the face/eyes, and with the mulitple shades it will cover any flaws, such as dark circle, breakouts, or scars. I get the occasional hormonal breakouts and I like mixing a bit of green or yellow with the skintone shades and it covers them completely. I actually like the little brush, but what I did was snip the ends and made it firmer and more pointed and it works perfectly for covering small blemishes. I like that the brush is attached, it's convenient. I always set my makeup with powder, so I can't compain about the creamy consistency. The only con is that it's kinda bulky, and I have no use for the lavender shade.
This shade is gorgeous! A true girly pink, with a gorgeous sheen to it (not shimmer). I have tanned skin, and this shows up just fine with just a few swipes across my cheeks, so there is good color payoff. Also, it lasts a long time, better than my Mac blushes do! Packaging is too cute too! Hard Candy cosmetics rock!
Bronzers -Hard Candy - So baked bronzer- Heat Wave
HotCurry 4/28/2010 10:33:00 AM
GORGEOUS bronzer! I am about an NC40 but my face is always lighter than the rest of me, and the Clinique bronzer I was using was making me orange (and I love Clinique). I saw this wonderful, cool toned bronzer (Heatwave) and scooped it up, along with Hard Candy's tinted moisturizer...and I love both!!! I use a light hand, bc this has really good pigment, and sweep it over my TM in "Tan" and it achieves the most beautiful natural summer look! I don't even need a setting powder, which almost never happens on my oily, visibly pored skin! Love Hard Candy, I'm a convert!
Tinted Moisturizer -Hard Candy - Sheer Envy Tinted Moisturizer spf15
HotCurry 4/27/2010 10:47:00 PM
Excellent TM! And this is coming from a TM junkie! This is a dream to blend, offers really good coverage, sinks right in, doesn't make my oily skin shiny or oiler throughout the day! I am about an NC40 and I use this in "Tan" which is a tad light, but then I add the equally fabulous Hard Candy bronzer over the top, and voila...perfect, radiant summer skin! Packaging is too cute, and the price can't be beat! Best drugstore TM and better than many high end versions too! Highly recommend! UPDATE: Went ahead and bought this in "Deep" and it's a perfect color match! This stuff is amazing! HG!
This is by far the most cosmetically elegant powder foundation I have tried, both high and low end alike! I am using this in the darkest shade, Tan and I'm about an NC40 in Mac. My skin is oily in the tzone, dry in the cheeks, and I have large pores, so I prefer a powder to a liquid but every powder foundation I have tried 1) doesn't cover and 2) makes my pores look worse, not better. This is the only powder foundation that actually gives coverage like a liquid...it smooths over pores, covers really well, and has a beautiful airbrushed finish! It does contain a chemical spf, and I happen to be sensitive to those, so I'm hoping my skin doesn't react, but I will update if it does. For now, I love this!
I am using this in shade Nude 40, and it's a perfect color match for my medium golden tanned skin. I'm not sure if it's the formula or the sponge applicator, but this is one of the smoothest, most cosmetically elegant powder foundations I have tried (and I have tried A LOT)! I have a very oily t-zone and large pores in the same area, and pretty much every other powder foundation I have tried have just made my pores look worse, and my face look cakey rather than smooth and flawless. Not this, this one helps perfect my skin, while looking totally natural. AND since I'm breakout prone, I love the fact it has Salycilic Acid in it to help keep my pores clear! Finally...a decent alternative to liquid! UPDATE: I work for a cosmetic brand, and I wore this to work as my foundation/powder and everyone kept saying what great skin I have. This stuff rocks, I always have to touch up my oily tzone a few times a day, and this NEVER gets cakey...I love it!!!
Concealers -Clinique - Acne Solutions Clearing Concealer
HotCurry 3/29/2010 6:23:00 PM
I actually really like this concealer. The shades are great for neutralizing redness, the concealer dries matte and doesn't budge, so it really makes blemishes as invisible as a concealer can. Plus the addition of salycilic acid helps them to go away faster, and doesn't make them worse like most concealers tend to. I use a tiny concealer brush to apply and it's quick and easy! I am tan and use either #02 or #03, it just depends. Overall, a great concealer IMO :-)
This is the newest foundation offered by Clinique and was just released in my area about a week ago. So far, I really love it! It offers medium coverage, but looks very natural...and matte! Great at minimizing pores, and keeping oil at bay...plus it has 0.5% Salycilic Acid to help keep pores clear. The shade I am using is #04 Fresh Vanilla and I have medium tanned skintone. The shades dry darker than they appear so keep that in mind when picking a shade from the testers. Overall, it's my new fave from Clinique, and the most cosmetically elegant acne fighting foundation I've ever used!
Eye Shadow -Clinique - Colour Surge Eye Shadow Super Shimmer in Peacock
HotCurry 3/20/2010 5:43:00 PM
I have a very strange eyecolor, deep blue with hints of grey and green, so I always steered away from any sort of blue shade because they tend to make my blue eyes look dull....but a friend of mine put this shade on me, and low and behold my eye-color was actually enhanced! I fell in love and bought it the next day. It's more on the green side, than blue, very pigmented, long-wearing, and very unique. Makes my eyes look gorgeous! LOVE IT!
I LOVE Clinique's Repairwear foundation, but I also love this one and often alternate between the two. In Even Better I use the shade "Golden Neutral" which is a hard to find, and GREAT golden shade for medium tanned skin like mine. With either, I'm constantly stopped and asked by people what foundation do I use, an that I have such flawless skin (which in reality I definitely do NOT) lol! This does give a flawless look, while brightening up my complexion, and looking smooth, natural, and most importantly poreless (I got some pores to cover). AND I feel like this actually does improve my complexion when I wear it, my skin looks healthier at night when I wash my face...what more could u ask for???
Blush -Clinique - Blushing Blush Powder Blush - Iced Lotus
HotCurry 3/15/2010 4:17:00 PM
Clinique's most beautiful blush! And I should know, I own most of them, lol! Gorgeous icy yet vibrant pink! Truly flattering, even on my tanned skin, soft and feminine and mostly I love it because it's a very unique pink (and pinks have been done A LOT). I see it's limited edition, so I'm gonna go back and buy one more, and pray Clinique keeps this shade in their blush line permanently as it's become my new HG blush!
Liquid -Clinique - Repairwear foundation [DISCONTINUED]
HotCurry 3/5/2010 6:19:00 PM
I LOVE this foundation! I never would have tried it for my oily skin, because I believed it was targeted for older skin. But let me tell you, the coverage/finish on this is FLAWLESS, and controls my oily skin better than any other liquid I've tried! I also have visible pores on my nose and cheeks, and this stuff makes me completely poreless, and unlike all other liquids, remains poreless all day. This stuff looks as gorgeous at the end of a long day as it did early morning. It also causes no breakouts for my very breakout prone skin. AMAZING! I'm about an NC37 and use "Sand".
I desperately needed a moisturizer for my winter skin, and wanted something basic, yet moisturizing. I picked this, and I'm glad I did! I have combo acne prone skin, so I usually skip moisturizer, but because I use a BP cream, I really needed one. This stuff is wonderful...smells wonderful, and thoroughly moisturizers without being the slightest bit greasy! The jar packaging is simple and pretty, although slightly unhygienic. Plus it's cheap! Did I mention it smells wonderful?? :-)
I love the gel bronze in Golden , so I just had to try this one! Gives a gorgeous luminous quality to the skin, I either use a alone or mix with the gel bronze, and my skin looks radiant and glowing. Also works well mixed with foundation! Non-greasy and does not cause breakouts, and lasts all day! Love it!