I recently reviewed Hard Candy’s Fox in a Box Blushing Quad. As you know from my prior post Hard Candy has two separate ranges in the Fox in a Box Powder one of which is a blushing quad and the other a bronzing duo.
I think a fair few of reader’s felt like these resembled Benefit’s Powders however I didn’t get that vibe after trying them out. Totally off topic but you know what really reminds me of Benefit Coralista? The new MeMeMe Blush Me Box Box! OMG wants!
Let’s take a peek at this duo and see what I think!
A bronzer/blusher duo housed in a tiny box with a beauty price tag!
If you’re on a beauty budget I do think these are the right pick for you. The formula doesn’t rock my world by any means but it does have good pigmentation behind it plus some rather cute packaging to go along with. It has a few minor quirks which I’ll get into shortly but for the most part it performs fairly well.
This is housed in a flip top box just like the blushing quad I recently showed you. Some folks felt like it wouldn’t hold closed due to the fact that a tiny brush is strapped inside the top lid but so far I haven’t had any issues but needless to say I won’t be traveling around with this as it is delicate and the cardboard box can easily become torn or crushed if I decide to toss it into my tote or makeup bag.
The duo features a bright orange shade and a more muted dusky brown bronzer. Really it works as two products in one, a blush or a bronzer or a blush and a contour. Personally I find it awkward to separate the two shades for use unless I use a really tiny brush so I simply brush a larger blush brush in both, swirl, tap, and apply. The result is a orange-y beige on my cheeks but warmer orange is definably the dominate shade that comes through here so if you can’t wear the shade you might want to select another color variation.
The powder is hard packed and pigmented, I mentioned this in the blush review, so it takes a bit to work it up. I suggest using a bushier brush for application as this seems to kick up the most product in my opinion.
I actually liked Skinny Dipping alot, the color seems a warm, peachy orange on my cheeks. It’ll make an excellent pick for those with tan or olive complexions.
The brush included is really scratched, sheds, and just isn’t dense enough to pick product up. It’s a cute extra but not a practical tool.
The box is flimsy so if you’re wanting to travel with it be aware how you toss it around in your bag.
The powder is hard pressed so it does take a little time and patience to pick up color and blend it properly on cheeks and face.
- Anyone seeking a budget bronzer/blush option ($6 bucks, can’t beat the price!).
- Those who already own and like some of Hardy Candy’s blush offerings.
- Those on a beauty budget.
- Those used to more higher end makeup (honestly if you shop high end this isn’t going to fill your beauty sweet tooth).
- Those who can’t deal with packaging that has the potential to tear, rip, or get crushed.
It has a few minor quirks but Hard Candy Fox in a Box Bronzing Duo is a cute little addition to my beauty budget collection. The pigmentation is quite nice however the hard pressed powder can be annoying and doesn’t blend out entirely well if you don’t spend a little tender, loving, care on it. The packaging is cute however it does run a tad on the flimsy side but those on a budget will figure in the cute factor and the lovely little price tag and disregard the worst of these quirks.
Overall, it’s not going to win any major awards but it does fit into the realms of a cute pick for those on a budget.
Hard Candy is available exclusively at Walmart.