Hey Beauty Buddies…
Friday is finally upon us *happy dance* Thanks to all you lovely ladies who checked in with yesterdays post Have We Met?! My social media accounts have been buzzing with lots of new friendly faces! Always a treat to connect with you guys beyond the walls of WordPress…
So to end the week with a bit of a bang I thought I’d share my
moans views on the Hard Candy Split Personality Eye Shadow Duo. Have you bought one of your own? Are you thinking of splurging? Well before you flash the cash here’s the low down on how I got on with it!
Sitting comfy? Then let’s get started…
Hard Candy Split Personality Duo Eye Shadow
Considering Hard Candy have now removed the product from their website there’s very little I can add here other than what would be my own description of the item in question… “an utterly useless object with little or no pay off” I think that pretty much covers it gals.
One thing I was rather impressed with *gasps of shock* was how pretty this eye shadow wand type thingy was presented. The cute little box, sassy print & chrome effect wand was all rather pleasant on the lamps, but that’s as far as my positive impressions reached. After taking it out of the box it felt cheap and very gimmicky. Not something this 32 year old woman wants gracing her make-up bag or cosmetic drawers thank you very much *hmmpf*
Ermmm *ponders*…. well, Emma likes it. However given the fact that my daughter is 9 years old I’m not sure that’s a valid entry on my list of ‘Pros’ – and it’s certainly not for a majority of my readers either, who don’t have a little girl that loves trying out Barbie inspired make-up looks!
Honestly ladies I’m wrecking my brains trying to think of something remotely worthy about this product and I’m failing miserably. One thing I will say is that considering it’s a rather compact double-ended wand that contains the eye shadow within the lid caps, I thought it would’ve been the perfect little companion for my hand bag on a night out or gym bag for a quick make up look after a hard work out. Although it’s not what I would call an everyday cosmetic staple it could have been so handy on the go – if it worked!
Where do I begin?! There’s just so many. Okay, firstly lets start with the applicator – it’s a spongy little bullet type device that you plunge into the lid of the wand, which in turn should pick up on some eye shadow for you to smoother over your lid. Well, that seemed to be the initial plan, however it picks up such a tiny amount of product that I continuously had to dip the wand into the lid to reapply.
The product itself feels greasy and doesn’t sit evenly either with or without primer, trust me, I’ve tried both ways! After an hour of wearing this the shadow it looked like any product that was on the lid had completely worn off or seeped into my skin. As for the colour pay off, don’t get me wrong I’m all for the ‘keep it natural’ look (occasionally) but this is virtually non existent.
According to the packing there’s 50 applications per side – unfortunately it would take all 50 to get it looking like you had any eye shadow on your lids at all!
(I used a tiny amount of glitter liner just to add a little bit of sparkle along the upper lash line)
Having read some pretty positive reviews about the Hard Candy brand I was really taken back by how seriously disappointed I was in this product – nor am I a bit surprised it’s not any where to be found on their website. If ever there was a beauty blooper this is it!
Sorry ladies, I genuinely wish I’d more good news and tales of a fabulous find on this occasion, but unfortunately it wasn’t mean’t to be *sigh*
Have you tried any Beauty Bloopers of your own recently? I’d love to know! Don’t forget to say a quick hello in the comments below… wishing y’all a wonderful weekend 🙂