Hard Candy Shadow Duos!
Thought I'd share a little review/current obsession with you!
It's a product I've been accumulating slowly, and the more I try, the more I love them!
They're the Hard Candy Kal-eye-descope Baked Eyeshadow Duos.
They're $6 at Wal-Mart, and I'm thrilled with the quality... they're pigmented, easy to blend, and have the most beautiful metallic finish. And I don't mean they're loaded down with flaky glitter-- they just have a pretty shine that I love!
I have quite a few neutral shades- but they each have their own look... and I think wearing neutral colors with a metallic finish is a fun twist on a "natural" eye look.
Also, this might sound common sense, but I like that one shade is light and the other is dark. For some reason I run across a lot of duos that don't have enough contrast between the shades. With these, you can easily pop the lighter shade on your lid and brow bone, and use the darker shade in the crease. You can also wear these wet for even more impact, though I think they're great dry!
This was the first duo I ever picked up from this line (I bought it when Hard Candy first came to Wal-Mart). It's a light metallic pink and gorgeous cranberry/burgundy shade. The swatch is a bit washed out... this color is really deep and pretty. Reminds me of MAC Cranberry-- a much-loved shade!
This bronzy-brown combo is a summer must-have. Picture tan skin, a golden/bronze gloss, and these eyeshadows-- love! Fans of the rose-gold look will like this one. And the brown has a subtle coordinating sparkle that's really pretty.
This was a recent buy- I decided to pick it up after seeing one of my YouTube favorites- LolaMarie7- use it in a recent tutorial! As you can see, it's a classic neutral duo- shimmery champagne & medium brown. Can't wait to use this one!
I wore this duo today!! I recently picked it up- along with Peace. The light color is a bit cooler than the light shade in Peace, and the deeper color is a gorgeous taupe with a slight hint of plum! I am kicking myself that I forgot to take a picture of this before my shower. The light color looks great around the inner corner, and the deeper color blends so easily into the crease, for a dark (but not too dark) effect.
So there's my review on these baked duos from Hard Candy! I really don't have any complaints-- other than the fact that I'd like to see even more colors. It's clear that Hard Candy knows how to do metallic... but some matte colors would be nice! Also, have you tried any of the Meteor Eyes shadows? They're more sparkly and just have one color. Curious about the quality of those!
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