Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hard Candy First Flush and Glamazon Glow Kits

Here's some more of the new Hard Candy line I picked up from Wal-Mart. I know that Wal-Mart has changed their logo to remove the hyphen, but I think "Walmart" looks even more grating... Anyway. These were another matching set- a pink and a gold version of each.

First Flush is the name of this kit. It comes with a Blush Crush Baked Blush in Living Doll, a Glow All The Way Face and Body Luminizer in pink (shade might be 'Doll Face' but I'm not certain), a Plumping Serum Volumizing Lipgloss in Uptown Girl and a Sheer Envy Face Primer. All are mini sized.

Up close.

Living Doll, Luminizer and Uptown Girl.

This is the Glamazon Glow set. It contains a So Baked Bronzer in Tropics, a Glow All The Way Face and Body Luminizer in gold (Glamazon Bronze?), a Plexi Gloss Glossy Lip Shine in Genie and a Sheer Envy face primer. All minis.

Look inside...

Tropics, Luminizer (Glamazon Glow?) and Genie.

I like these items a lot more than the Naturally Naughty and Bad Girl Next Door kits. The Sheer Envy face primer is the item I'm especially surprised by- it's great! It's a thick silicone-based primer- think Smashbox Photo Finish. It feels and looks and performs just like all of my $30+ price range primers. Very impressed. They give you a really good size in these kits, too - almost half an ounce!

I also love the glosses. The plumping gloss doesn't seem to do anything plump-wise, but it does have a subtle cooling effect. The color is a light milky pink with shimmer. The Plexi Gloss is a clear with gold flecks in it. They both have the same strong vanilla-cupcake-frosting-marshmallow smell to them and I love that. It's not quite the same as the old Hard Candy gloss scent, but it's similar enough. They're quite strongly scented and a little bit sweet, so they're winners in my book. Sticky texture, though. But still... cupcake scented. Can't complain.

The luminizers are neat but... I'm not really sure what to do with them? They're so opaque and frosty that I can't imagine using them on my face. I can see using them to highlight my collarbone or maybe as sheer eyeshadows or maybe even as body bronzer with the gold one... Or I could go all Goldfinger and cover my whole body in it.

The blush and bronzer are they only fail for me. They're SO FROSTY. Think MAC Mineralize Skinfinish and then amplify the frosty shimmer by ten. I don't want that much shiny frosty frost on my cheeks. It highlights every imperfection in your skin- tiny hairs, scars, bumps, everything. And I don't want reflective cheeks, so.... Yeah. These would probably make decent eyeshadows, though.

After trying the items in these kits I kinda want to go back for some full sized lipglosses and maybe a full sized tube of this primer.


  1. The pink one its really pretty. I hope u do a makeup soon with it :)

  2. These look great! You should buy the primer if you like it!

  3. I recently bought a tube of the Sheer Envy primer and I really like it. Now to get their shadow primer. If it is as good as the face primer, I will be a happy girl.

  4. the gold one looks lush.. shame I cant get this in the UK

  5. I reviewed their face primer recently and I love it! I have a lighter bronzer (tiki) and it's much more subtle/wearable. I have eaten half a tube of Girl Next Door Plumping Serum. I like to wear it before going out for coffee.

    I wonder if I could blend down the Glow All the Way with my tinted moisturizer to soften it for a cheek highlight. You have made me very curious!

  6. These sets definitely look better than the other one. The Plexi Gloss looks good.

  7. Living Doll is my favorite blush! These look very nice.

  8. Glad I don't go to Walmart. I would've been tempted by these kits. I don't need to spend my money on not so great makeup. I did read about the primer from Diana. That's a win product. Have a very Merry Christmas. (((hugs)))

  9. looks nice i ordered the 2 kits,cuz my country don't have a walmart or doesn't sell hard candy in stores :(


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