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Budget Beauty Monday – Hard Candy Hide & Glow Cheek Duo Cheek Tint

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on December 6, 2010

It’s Monday…time for Budget Beauty Monday!!! Let’s face it. After the weekend we usually end up feeling like we ate too much, drank too much, spent too much, and didn’t do enough around the house. So I figure Monday on should feature budget beauty products that won’t break the bank so you won’t feel bad about wanting to run out and get them.

I have been lagging in the Budget Beauty Monday posts for the past few weeks.  I apologize for that.  It’s not for lack of beauty products because, let me just tell you, I have got a ton of them all over my desk.  I have just been lacking in time over the weekends to compose posts for Mondays.  But it’s time to get back into the swing of things.

Today, let’s talk about Hard Candy’s Hide & Glow Cheek.  You may remember Hard Candy as a cosmetics line that was available at Sephora years ago.  Nowadays, you can find the Hard Candy line at Wal-mart.  I have to admit, I am not much of a Wal-mart shopper.  I tend to stop there more during the holiday season to do some Christmas shopping.  While there, I took a gander at the beauty section and decided I wanted to try something new.  Enter Hard Candy’s Hide & Glow Cheek.

Hide & Glow Cheek is a duo cheek tint stick.  Each end of the stick has a different colored cheek tint.  Hide & Glow Cheek comes in 3 varities:  Hot Date, Pillow Talk, and In Love.  I decided to go with In Love.  To me, In Love is comprised of golden pink and coral-y shades.  I was excited to give these a try since I am such a fan of Tarte Cheek Stains.  It was priced at only $6!  So how did they stand up?

This cheek tint was extremely creamy.  It was almost like a cream stick blush.  It was nice that I didn’t have to tug and tug at my cheeks to get the product on my face.  But the downside to this was the fact that it was easy to over apply and appear greasy.

You can see that it illuminated my skin, but there is not much color there.

I have to say, I don’t think the name “cheek tint” fits this product very well.  When you hear the word “tint” you think of color.  I think this is more of an illuminator and highlighter than a tint.  My cheeks were left with a shiny glow, but not much color.

One thing that really bothered me about this product is the fact that it felt like the cheek tint was just sitting on top of my skin.  It didn’t feel like it was blended in.  Anytime during the day that I would rest my face on my hands it felt like my fingers were sweeping over a pool of grease or oil.  Now I don’t have oily skin, but I would think that those that do have oily skin would find this troublesome.

Overall, I was not a big fan of Hide & Glow Cheek.  The color payoff was almost non-existent and my face look shiny and oily. 

If you want to try them out for yourself, Hard Candy Hide & Glow Cheek cheek tints are available at Wal-mart and are normally priced at $6 each.

Have you tried the Hard Candy Hide & Glow Cheek cheek tints?  What did you think?


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