One of my favorites of the nine products sent are the Hard Candy Shadow Dancers. I received two tubes of these liquid shadows that have a different shimmering color at each end. Gold Digger is pale gold and a gorgeous light golden-brown. Head to Toe is a pale gleaming beige-pink and a light bronze with a hint of pink. Both were beautiful choices and instantly light up my brown eyes.
|By my thumb is Shadow
Dancer Gold Digger then Head
The All Lids Up are the next new eye shadows I want to tell you about. These are cream shadows with multicolored pearls to jazz up the pigment. I got two shades. Feeling Rosey is a unique drugstore find with the way this metallic rusty-rose color can change to pick up tinges of pink, beige and even coral with it when you look at your lids from different angles. Quick Sand is a striking metallic bronze-taupe kicking with an added boost of a tempered gold with traces of green.
|The All Lids Up shadows on the left show Quick Sand next to Feeling Rosey. The Poppin Pigments Golden Pancakes in on the right.|
The textures of these are somewhat drier than you may expect. Instead of trying to apply with a brush, I advise warming a bit of the shadow up first in your fingers to get a better spreading consistency. This will make the shadows easier to apply to allow as much as I needed. Otherwise, you may find them too dry and hard to use. Expect these All Lids Up shadows to hold up all day without creasing, smudging, or fading until you take them off.
The only drawback to Poppin Pigments is getting the product out of that shaker since there is a small spout with a sifter that needs conquering before the shadow comes out. Other than the container, I loved how pretty they were once I brushed on. Furthermore, these wear for several hours without a primer. Therefore, I recommend wearing one for extended all day wear.
Shadowholics 12 Hour Waterproof Eye Crayons are the next ones I experimented with. Each comes with their own sharpener so you don't need to worry if the sharpener you have will fit the size of the crayon. Camel Back is a gleaming beige-sand color. After Hours is a vibrant red-plum shade. You can line or just spread these creamy crayons on as shadows. They will wear fairly well without a primer for a few hours but I suggest adding one to guarantee all day wear.
|On the left is Shadowholic
Camel Back and After
Hours on the right.|
|This is Eye
Def Metallic Golden Earth shadow. |
|So Baked Bronzer in Hula
Hula is a nice way to glow!|
Do try these Hard Candy Cosmetics because you can get some amazing looks at a very affordable price!
*Disclaimer: This is my own honest opinion. Free products were provided solely to facilitate this review.*
Thanks to Hard Candy Cosmetics, one lucky Nuts 4 Stuff reader in the United States or Canada wins the same nine Hard Candy Cosmetics: So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula, Shadow Dancers Eye Shadows in Gold Digger and Head to Toe, All Lids Up Shadows in Feeling Rosey and Quick Sand, Poppin Pigments Shadows in Golden Pancakes and two Shadowholics Eye Crayons in Camel Back and After Hours ($52 value)!
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