Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer Review!

hard candy glamoflauge concealer
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer in Medium

I discovered this concealer at Wal-mart not too long ago when I was browsing the newest products by Hard Candy. When I spotted Glamoflauge, it automatically rang a bell as a product I've heard of before (unless I was thinking of Benefit Powderflage.. haha). So I quickly went on my phone and checked the reviews on Makeupalley. The reviews looked very promising. I fumbled through the rack to find my shade, only to find one left in the shade medium, which happened to be an opened box covered with concealer fingerprints. YUCK! Despite the dirty box from whomever swatched it, I decided to purchase it.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: A heavy duty, highly pigmented, multi-use concealer that delivers ultimate coverage. The formula blends seamlessly into skin with plenty of play time creating a flawless and natural look perfect for any occasion. You can hide everything from dark circles and blemishes to tattoos!


It's quite unfortunate that this concealer only comes in three (3) shades, which is probably the only non positive thing I can say about this concealer. There is light, medium and tan. I chose medium, which happens to be a medium beige with yellow/olive undertones. In fact, the olive undertone is quite strong and can appear green on certain skintones. I have used it on myself as well as my best friend. She is middle eastern, with light/medium olive skin and it matched her perfectly, and she would be able to wear it alone. I on the other hand, would not be able to wear this alone, as the green looks more obvious on my skintone.

As for the product itself, I can honestly say it's the best FULL coverage (drugstore) concealer I have tried. It covers any blemishes, scars on my face with no effort and covers my under eye darkness completely. The consistency is a creamy liquid that isn't too dry and isn't too liquidy. It's thicker than MAC Select Cover Up & somewhat comparable to Mary Kaye or MUFE Full Coverage Concealer. Because the coverage is quite heavy, I would recommend moisturizing your under eyes well prior to applying this concealer so it won't accentuate your dryness & look very thick. Some of you may find this concealer too heavy for your needs, and some of you may find it perfect for your needs. If you find it too heavy for your under eyes, like I mentioned, it's excellent at covering blemishes. It's said to cover tattoos, and I wouldn't at all doubt it. I applied a little dab over one of my brown birthmarks, and it covered it completely.


The small pencil concealer is a cute little extra. It may not offer as much coverage as the liquid concealer, but it's useful for defining the eyebrows or lips. 

Overall, I really like this concealer and will continue using it for blemishes and under eyes. Again, my only complaint is the color selection and the undertone of the shade medium. I have to make sure to adequately apply my foundation over the concealer to cover up the green cast it gives me. Or, mix it with another concealer of mine. Other than that, I love it. I'll most likely be picking this up in the shade light as well.

Hard Candy products can be found at your local Wal-mart!

18 comments:

  1. you give the BEST reviews! i wish you would have reviewed this product a few days ago! i am always on the search for a great full coverage concealer and ended up splurging on Amazing Cosmetics concealer...and i threw away the reciept!

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  2. I love this stuff - just wish it didn't crease so bad. Ugh! It makes a great eye shadow primer, too. Use it on top of Milk of Magnesia on the lids and your makeup isn't going anywhere!

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    1. What do you mean "use it on top of Milk of Magnesia on the lids"? Do you mean to blend it together?

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    2. I'm not Lerina but I can answer your question. You'd apply milk of magnesia to your eyelids in a thin layer, let it dry down, then apply your concealer over top, patting it on to avoid disturbing your layer of M.O.M. This can work really well to prevent eyeshadow creasing for people with oily lids or on days you know you'll be sweating a fair amount, which might mess your eye products up.

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  3. I just wish I can get my hands on this. :) Thank you ever so much for an awesome review hun, I adore your blog and trsut your opinions to a 100% :)

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  4. Great find! I think I'm going to give this a try!

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  5. awww man I just bought a mac concealer, why does this keep happening to me lol.
    fantastic review!!!

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  6. I heard that Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer is really cakey. IDK..but i would love to try this though.

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  7. Great review, Natalie! Most of the complaints I've heard about this concealer are the same as yours and mostly have to do with the limited/bad color selection. They should definitely release more, I think. It seems like it's a really good product.

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  8. I just got this too and was so impressed. I have the Amazing Cosmetics concealer and this was tons better at a fraction of the price.

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  9. Great review! I am going to pick it up. I have been looking for a good concealer at a low price.

    @Cosmetic Aficionado, I'm so glad I read your comment as well. I wanted so badly to try Amazing Cosmetics but it was too pink for me. It's nice to hear that this is actually better :)

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  10. It took a few tries for me to learn to apply this concealer because it is a bit thicker but I love it! It covers blemishes and the red in my cheeks. Its the best I have tried yet!

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  11. I've such raves about this concealer but their color range is terrible. I feel like one shade is to light and the other to dark

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  12. oh natty, you continue to add items to my ever growing wishlist - shame walmart is so far from me! wahh

    great review chica!!

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  13. I just bought it but want to know if for a tatt does it como of with da clothes or if its water proof???

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  14. is this waterproof? i'm going to cancun and want to cover my acne while at the pool..this would be very helpful

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