I’ve had these Hard Candy blushes for quite some time now. I bought them individually as I liked each one I tried. There’s a trick with them, as you have to apply them with a more dense brush, like a mini kabuki brush.
Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush Shades:
127 Honeymoon – light peach
125 Living Doll – light pink
126 Pin Up – light tan leaning peach
128 Bombshell – light brown
$7 for 8 g ( .28 oz)
This is a shimmery peach with a bit of gold scattered throughout, which works as a highlighter or blush shade on me. It would probably work well as a highlighter on darker skintones.
This is a shimmery pink with a touch of gold to it and it’s very flattering on my skintone.
This is a light tan shade with a touch of gold shimmer. It’s a very good nude blush. I’ve used this to contour a bit, as well as as a blush.
This is a darker bronzey brown blush with a touch of pink and gold. I find it hard to wear this unless I use a very light hand with application. It’s better suited as a contour shade on my skintone.
Here are the colors swatched:
I really do like all four of these colors. After you get the trick down for application, I find these to be great for applying a sheer blush or building it up for a stronger shade. I do believe that these can be used wet as well as dry, but I’ve never tried them wet.
Would I purchase again?
Considering that I started by purchasing one and then kept going back to buy the rest of the shades over the past 8 months or so, yes I would. I liked Honeymoon so much it made me go and buy Living Doll, etc. If I ever run out of these, I’d be likely to repurchase them. I like their finish as they’re shimmery without being glittery. I like that it’s easy for me to apply these colors without going overboard and ending up with too much product on my cheeks. I think they’re a great buy at $7, and I’ve even seen them on sale at Walmart for $5.
Products were purchased by me. All opinions are my own.
Tags: Hard Candy
Living Doll and Bombshell look lovely. There’s a very similar range of drug store baked blushes out in the UK now which made me a very happy bunny!
I hope they work well for you
Living Doll is one of my favorite blushes! I was really sad when I dropped it and it shattered. But I still have the chunks in a jar, I’m still going to use it, darnit!
Aww, I’m glad you’re still able to use it.
I can tell that Living Doll would go well with my complexion. I like blushes that build up slowly. I think I have the tendency to put too much blush on. There’s just a point where if I don’t put on enough, I look dead. But too much and I look like a caricature.
Oh you gotta try it then! It’s really pretty!
I totally agree, I love mine! I only have Pin-Up but I think I need Living Doll…I don’t like to wear a whole lot of blush because I’ve got red in my skin, so I like that they are pretty sheer and able to be built up. Who knew a Walmart brand would be so awesome?
Yeah I’d recommend Living Doll. I have a lot of pink overtones, so I used to completely cover that up. I’m trying to do that less these days.
I LOVE Hard Candy blush. I only have Living Doll but I wish they would come out with more shades, it’s depressing.
You might like Pin Up. The past few days I’ve used Pin Up a lot as either a nude blush or to contour. Living Doll is definitely great It’s so pretty!
I’ve only tried the mascara and an eyeliner. Good to know about the blush. Looks pretty and not to glittery.
I think I really like their pressed powders:
The Crush Blush
The Welcome Matte Mattifying Powder
The Moon Glow Luminizing Powder
but I HATED their baked eye shadow duos and their eyeliners disappeared on me after like 20 mins.
Ooo – I like Honeymoon and Pin Up (I recognize Pin Up from your past looks). Plenty of shimmer – I think I don’t do enough of that. Must add shimmer!
Definitely add some!
Ooh, Honeymoon and Pin Up look great on your skintone, and I’m pretty pale too so I might have to try those out! I don’t own a highlighter yet :O 1 million eyeshadows, but no highlighter!
You can always use an eye shadow as a highlighter, too
Living Doll looks very pretty!
It is Have you tried any of these?
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I bought Moon Glow, Welcome Matte and Living Doll today, I blame it on you
Hehe! I will take the blame! I love all 3.
I’ve really been impressed with Hard Candy so far- I’ve used their mascara primer, their Plexi-Gloss, and their plumping gloss (which does nothing on me, really, but it’s so pretty!) and my only gripe is that the Pelxi-Gloss tastes a bit like the coating on the outside of Tylenol. It’s a gorgeous color, it just tastes funny.
I love their mascara primer, the Hard Candy 1000 Lashes stuff. It’s amazing for me.
I’m such a sucker for baked blushes, especially the Physician’s Formula ones – which aren’t half as pretty in the pan, but I still love them nonetheless. I love the look of Honeymoon and Living Doll!
What are your favorite Physicians Formula ones?
Are these discontinued? I can’t find them
I’m not sure I saw them on the Hard Candy website, but I purchased them from Walmart in store, not online.
Thanks for the review on these! I hardly ever buy blushes and these were a great way to add a few inexpensively to my stash. After trying them out, I personally wouldn’t recommend wearing them wet. While they can be applied wet as they are baked, they apply very unevenly and don’t look as nice as if applied dry.
I’m glad that they worked dry for you. I had never tried them wet, mostly because I didn’t like the idea of wet.