Monday, December 2, 2013

beauty review: Hard Candy Mod Squad eye shadow palettes and Lashaholic mascara

there's nothing i love more than a fabulous eye look. this time of year is especially fun, given all the festivities that call for sheen, shimmer, glitter or shine. eyes are the perfect part of the face to focus on when it comes to this texture {and don't forget that it's best to try and keep the rest of your face a bit more matte}. it just so happens there are some pretty fun shadows that fit this description from a collection of palettes from Hard Candy...

the Hard Candy Mod Squad eye shadow palettes are coordinated, baked eye shadows in one compact. each quad of colors has its own distinct personality ~ all are bold and definitely worth checking out. these beauties can be applied perfectly dry for subtle shadowing {the finish is more sheer} or with a slightly dampened brush for a seriously more intense metallic finish.

the palettes ~ Brownie Points, Smoke & Mirrors, Under the MoonPink Interlude and Ivy League ~ are shimmery and sparklelicious. when worn wet, look out! these are major…
brownie points

smoke & mirrors

under the moon

pink interlude

ivy league

i love them all {surprisingly, i've actually worn ivy league the most ~ so pretty!}, but since they're so shimmery, i use them sparingly. typically applied with a damp brush or sponge.

and to add even more drama to those pretty peepers…

eye looks aren't complete without a couple of coats {or three} of mascara! Hard Candy Lashohaolic is a volume building mascara formulated with unique powders that thicken and lengthen each lash with every coat. the brush is curved {not my fave}, with longer and shorter bristles on each side {works well for me}, and bends a bit when in use {not that thrilling}. the formula is a bit on the wet side, but the big brush deposits the mascara well. overall, i liked the results. it didn't give me super thick-looking lashes, like Covergirl LashBlast or Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express, but Lashaholic's combo of volume with length and definition makes it a mascara i'd recommend ~ try just may find it to be your new fave!

stay tuned for a couple more posts featuring Hard Candy! the range of products can be found at Walmart {in-store and online} as well as their website:

tell me: do you use Hard Candy products? 

products featured sent to me for review consideration; these are my honest opinions; pics taken by me :)

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