Hard Candy Nobody’s Perfect Concealer Palette is for those of you who aren’t perfect. Granted the Muse happens to be perfect in all ways but for the folks that aren’t quite as incredible as she is, I present to you a concealer palette to help create the illusion of perfect.
I’m kidding, I’m kidding.
I’m far from perfect, particularly when it comes to having to conceal problem areas. My biggest need for concealer stems from tired looking, puffy eyes.
Will the Hardy Candy Concealer Palette help me perfect those problems? Maybe…
Jump for it.
Not everyone is of the mentality or of the budget that they can dish out $25 or more dollars on a concealer or a concealer palette for that matter. My holy grail palette costs over $65 bucks…not cool. If you purse doesn’t quite have the chump change to be dishing out that much for concealer or you’re simply frugal by nature, I’m positive you’ll love the Hard Candy Nobody’s Perfect Concealer Palette.
I’m allowed to date myself here…does anyone remember the Sugar Cosmetics Lip Gloss Palette with attached brush? This is basically the same design. It’s a plastic palette housing six shades of concealer and has an attached brush that hangs off the side.
Allow me to say the brush is irritating as hell. One, I am NOT going to lose the bloody brush why must they attach it like I’m a two year old that might ingest it? It’s annoying that it’s attached to the palette with a thick rope. This stems from the fact you can’t reach all the shades of the color with the bloody rope being to short and also it just cheapens the palette in my opinion. Secondly, the brush is absolutely useless. It’s really small so it’s not exactly going to help blend product. Please let’s do away with the brush peeps. K, thanks.
Now that I’ve gotten over my pet peeve, let’s get on with the good.
It’s $8 and NOT bad at all. It includes three shades of concealer ranging from dark, medium, to light so you can blend the perfect shade. The actual palette comes in Light and Medium versions however I did feel both were too light, even after mixing colors, for darker skin tones. Also included is a lilac primer (good for whitening skin), a yellow concealer (good for prepping lids a la Benefit Lemon Aid), and a green concealer (good for concealing redness). I felt like the green and single darker shade of concealer was absolutely unnecessary for me but the other shades were great.
The concealer itself is pretty pigmented, not incredibly pigmented but decent. I consider this a good way of concealing and prepping eyes for quickie trips to the store or running errands or even on days you aren’t up for a full face of makeup. The product works well at concealing my fine lines, puffiness, and tiredness to make me look fresher and more awake. Granted, if I’m working on two hours of sleep I’ll need something way more industrial than this but if I’m pretty well rested I can easily get away with using the palette to prep with. It has a creamy, moisturizing formula which is fragrant free. I do mention fragrant free in a sense that it doesn’t have a cheap makeup smell. Product blends well and sports a nice enough formula to work with in it’s not hard or cheapy in texture.
Overall, I thought it was a rather handle little palette to have around. It’s one of those things that’s great to tote around for touch ups or to have stashed in your desk draw. It’s in no way going to do the job of your regular favorite concealer of choice but it’s good enough for quickie touch ups or for running errands with, etc……For $8 I thought it was worthy of a pick up especially if you’re on a budget at the moment. One thing I did find didn’t fit the price tag was the fact that two of the shades I did find useless which kinda brought me down to only four shades total so I was left feeling the price wasn’t justified because of this. Aside from that I’d say it’s a nice little splurge.
I’m not going to say I loved it but I did like it very much and think it’s worthy of your cash.
Anyone try yet?
Tell the Muse!
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