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Hard Candy Baked Blush: Just Because It Sparkles Doesn't Mean It Shines

By Beauteandtheblog
When I walked by Hard Candy's Blush Crush Baked Blush in Living Doll in the makeup aisle, I just couldn't pass it up. I'm a huge sucker for packaging and bright pink blushes (in case that wasn't evident from my NYX Cream Blush in Hot Pink). Unfortunately, Hard Candy disappointed me with this one. 
Hard Candy Baked Blush: Just Because It Sparkles Doesn't Mean It Shines
 The packaging really sucked me in. It stands out from other drugstore brands and I think it's cute and edgy.
Hard Candy Baked Blush: Just Because It Sparkles Doesn't Mean It Shines
Hard Candy Baked Blush: Just Because It Sparkles Doesn't Mean It Shines
Living Doll looks like it would be a gorgeous bright pink with gold veining. Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving.When swiped a few times with fingers, it feels very smooth and even gives a really pretty pink sheen. If not a blush, then it could at least pass as a highlight, right?Hard Candy Baked Blush: Just Because It Sparkles Doesn't Mean It Shines
Stilll wrong. When actually blended out a little, it gives no pigmentation. It just looks like a powdery mess. Hard Candy Baked Blush: Just Because It Sparkles Doesn't Mean It Shines
As you can see, most of the pink sheen is gone, and all you have left is...powder. It literally looks like nothing on my face, with a little bit of glitter. 
So unfortunately, this product was a disappointment for me. I wanted it to work so badly just because it looks so pretty in the pan, so thankfully I found another use for it thats somewhat workable. Since it's summer, I've been using it to set my matte cream blushes--it gives them a slight sheen and makes them last a little bit longer. 
So although I can't use it as a straight blush, at least I found some use for it. If you are interested in trying it for yourself, you can find this at Wal-Mart for $6-$7. 
I probably won't be purchasing this again though. Not a shining star for me.
Your fellow packaging sucker,Belle

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