I actually really like this blush, contrary to other reviewers! I purchased Orchid Hush and Candy Coral. Let me say, Orchid Hush you definitely have to use a bit more. I like to use just my pointer and middle finger to apply and find it's perfect. Candy Coral, wow pigmentation. Really bright, and if you're fair skinned be careful, you can easily put too much on. The texture is neat, I have yet to apply them with a brush but I haven't seen foundation issue when I apply them with my fingers, I use Photo Ready. I plan on purchasing the plum color next!
Pressed Powders -Hard Candy - Welcome Matte Mattifying Powder
misszoeyf 5/5/2011 1:55:00 AM
I am pretty happy with this product. It definitely matteifys my face, but I would say that if I was dedicated enough to carry it with me (I don't like the sponge, I use a brush and it's too annoying to carry a brush) I would have to apply more than once to keep it matte. The only semi bad thing I have to say is that in comparison to other powders I have used from compacts it seems that this one is a bit...almost hard to get out? It's sort of hard to explain. But my friend bought this as well and she agrees, it might just be packed very stiffly which may be good because you get a lot of product or it's just...I don't know. But that is the only thing I would complain about, and it's really not that big of a problem, I'm still completely able to get the powder onto the brush. Will definitely re-purchase.
I absolutely love this product. Every time I wear it I get compliments, it contrasts well because I am extremely fair skinned. I will say that when I first apply it for a minute or two it doesn't look like much but if you let it sit a moment on your skin you can see more of the color, I made the mistake of applying too much the first time! It's a beautiful color and it stays at least 10 hours for me, on its own. Wonderful product.
Okay, I've been trying this out for about a week now, my typical trial time. I have to say, I am really impressed. The package says it will provide: - Airbrushed look - Complete coverage - Oil free and fragrance free In terms of the air brushed look and complete coverage I will say that if I don't put concealer on my more obvious spots before applying it's a less flawless look. But nothing more than any other drug store foundation. With any concealer underneath, it works wonders. I've gotten many compliments on my skin when I use this! It's really nice. As for oil free and fragrance free, I haven't noticed anything. Some have complained about sparkles, I have no complaints. I also would say that this makeup makes my face feel great! It doesn't feel heavy, it actually feels soft. But that could also be my powder or the combination of the two (I use Welcome Matte by Hard Candy.) I also find it to be a huge plus that it comes in a pump package. I can't stand pour out foundations! All in all I will definitely be purchasing this again.