Still working through this backlog of pictures... I've been reluctant to post some from one batch because it was right before I got my hair cut, and my bangs look absolutely wretched. However, in the name of sharing beauty finds, I'm moving beyond that to bring you these reviews. Today I'm showing you Hard Candy's Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer. I'd read a few reviews from other bloggers raving about this concealer, and seeing as how I've had fairly good luck with Hard Candy products, and haven't found a great concealer yet (despite having tried many!), I figured I'd give this a go. After looking at a few Walmarts for a few weeks, I finally found it in stock in my shade- Light 312- and have been using this ever since. It's a creamy concealer in a squeeze tube, and comes with a concealer pencil that is supposed to be used to help cover tattoos. I'm just using it for imperfections on my face, and the pencil has been relatively useless for that, so I haven't been using it. At $6 for a .71 ounce tube, I don't feel cheated that I'm not using the pencil. Surprisingly enough, I like this more than other concealers I'd been switching around between, which were Kat Von D's Tattoo Concealer, MUFE HD Concealer, and Bobbi Brown's concealer. Those all "cracked" under my eye (I'd get little fine lines after a few hours) to some degree, or had difficult to use packaging. I won't get into it now, since that's for a separate review, but suffice it to say that Hard Candy's Glamoflauge performed above my expectations. I figured it might have the same issues as the more expensive products, but at least it would be cheaper. Instead, I found something significantly cheaper that actually works better! Hard Candy is a line available exclusively through Walmart, and they are cruelty free.
You can use this on top of or underneath foundation, and then set everything with powder, although I've found it looks most natural underneath foundation; sometimes if I use it on top, it gets a little makeup-y looking. I use it under my eyes, across my nose (I get a lot of redness there!) and then on any blemishes I may have. I let it dry down for thirty seconds or a minute, and then gently blend foundation on top of it, set with powder, and it stays all day with no patchiness, wear, or cracking.
|Hard Candy's Glamoflauge!|
|The claims; enlarge to read the back of the package|
|Glamoflauge and the little pencil|
|The pencil is on the left; the Glamoflauge concealer is blended out on the top right, and is freshly squeezed on the bottom right, to give you an idea of consistency.|
I am wearing Glamoflauge in Light in the following pictures under my eyes, on my nose, and to cover up some blemishes on my chin; it's on top of foundation, but under powder in these photographs.
|Using Glamoflauge concealer, with flash|
|Wearing Glamoflauge concealer, no flash.|
Rating: 9 out of 10
I'm thrilled to have found this product! It works better than concealers I've tried from other drugstore brands, and even better than concealers that are five times its price! That being said, I'm always on the lookout for something that looks just like skin; this is close, but not so close that I won't be keeping my eyes open for the next best thing. That being said, I feel like I may be using this for a long time to come; it's a heavy-duty, very pigmented concealer that doesn't get patchy or crack halfway through the day, which is a problem I have with a lot of other concealers. Plus, the color is a very close match, although I wish they had a wider range of colors, since I realize I'm just lucky that one of their 3 colors worked for me. The scent is a little funky- it's not perfumed, I think it's just the way the chemicals smell- but once it's on my face, I can't smell it. If you're able to get your hands on this, give it a try and see what you think; it seems like I'm not the only one who's been pleasantly surprised by this product, and I came in a skeptic, but now, after a few weeks of wear, consider me a convert!