Tuesday, March 19, 2013

First Impression: Hard Candy C.C. Correction Cream

Greetings from the Dark Side!

Not my image. Found on Google Images.

I have been an avid user of BB creams for the past 2-3 years, and I was really by these new CC creams. A CC (Color Correct) Cream is supposed to be like a BB cream but with color correcting properties.  I was happy to see that Hard Candy came out with their own CC cream for an amazing $8. This gave me a great opportunity to try out one of these CC creams without paying to much money. I've only had this since last week, so here is my First Impression ^_^

FTC Disclosure: This product was purchased by me. 

I am only wearing the Hard Candy CC Cream in 'Fair' and Pumpkin & Poppy's Incognito blush. Excuse my bangs >_<"
First Impression
I was not expecting much from the Hard Candy CC Cream, I thought it would be like a very sheer BB cream, much like the US BB creams. But to my surprise, I actually love this! I have a lot of redness from acne scars that I want to cover, but I hate caking up my face on a daily basis. I want something that will help to reduce redness and cover my acne scars, yet that will look natural. I also have a hard time to find a product that does not dry my skin or make me oily. And with this I feel like my prayers have been answered! 

The formula is runny, and it feels like it is very sheer but it actually covers up very well. It feels silky smooth on the skin and it blends amazingly. My biggest surprise was finding out that this looks like a second skin. It is moisturizing and it does not get oily on my skin at all. It makes my face look and feel matte for hours. I love my Lioele Super Gold Snail BB cream, but that one usually does get a bit oily after several hours. This one does not at all (of course my skin is only slightly oily). Of course, it you have stubborn imperfections definitely use a bit of concealer. 

The closest thing I have to compare with this is the Armani Maestro Fluid Makeup. They apply very similarly (liqudiy product that looks super natural on the skin and covers decently and that keep looking better throughout the day). I am so glad that I picked this up because it has been my go-to everyday face product for the past week. And if you are curious, I apply this with my fingers in like 30 seconds and it looks flawless. No streaking and no patchiness!

I definitely recommend this to people who want a very natural-looking, low maintenance product. I will keep using it so I can have a more in-depth review :)

*Warning: I have heard that the color "Light" is really orange. I use "Fair" and that one looks perfect on my skin. If you are as light as me, a bit lighter or just a touch darker, I would recommend "Fair" over "Light".


23 comments:

  1. Are there colors for darker skintones? Also I am super jealous of everybody checking out all these Hard Candy products that are from Target. Don't have one near me T_T Too cheap to pay for shipping.

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    1. There is a Medium and a Dark shade, but I don't know how dark those might be.

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  2. I don't think we can get Hard Candy in the UK, which is a shame :(, I tried the Loreal CC cream, and that seemed to turn into something super orange on my skin.

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    1. That's too bad :/
      It seems that the orange tint is a common trait of CC creams!

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  3. I haven't seen this in my local Walmart yet, but I'm going to keep my eyes open now! Thanks for the review.

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  4. If you get a chance, can you post the ingredients?
    You look great :)

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    1. Thanks dear <3

      Check out this post from Nouveau Cheap. She has pictures of the labels and you can see all the ingredients :)

      http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com/2013/02/review-hard-candy-cc-correction-creme.html

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  5. This sounds like an interesting product I would like to try since I only have to colour correct redness and dark circles.

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    1. I use these under my eyes and it seems to help brighten the darker areas~

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  6. This looks awesome on your skin Nancy! I love BB creams, but haven't used any CC creams yet, so I might give this one a go! I like how it looks really smooth on your skin!

    XO
    aly

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    1. Thanks <3

      It does feels super smooth and so natural on the skin!

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  7. I definitely want to try this. I really like Hard Candy, and the packaging for this is super cute!

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    1. Yes! That is one of the reasons why I love HC. everything is super cute!

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  8. I had "Medium" and it was a little dark for me. I was really surprised by this, and impressed. The finish and wear were really comparable to Urban Decay's Naked foundation, in my opinion. Very natural but with decent coverage.

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    1. Yeah it seems that these run a bit dark.
      Do you think so? I tried the Naked foundation but I didn't like it. Might be that my skin has changed since I tried that foundation or also that products seem to work so differently on all skins.

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  9. Definetly want to try it :D

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    1. :D You should if you ever get the chance!

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  10. Your skin look so pretty! I should try this too! I am looking for something that won't look flaky on my combo skin:) Thanks for the review!

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    1. Thanks Mimi! I also have combo skin and I find that this is a bit hydrating without being too oily.

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  11. This looks awesome your skin Nancy! I love BB cream, but did not use any CC cream, so I might give this a go! I like your skin looks smooth!

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  12. So I just bought this in light. I have a horrible redness in my face due to a skin disorder so I was looking at basically the same goals as you. I must say I agree with you 100%! This stuff is fantastic. My skin feels smooth (which is normally rough and dry) not oily and it didn't turn me orange. Now instead of looking like a cherry I look like I have a dash of blush on! Seriously huge improvement for me and I suggest it to anyone. Fyi I bought this at walmart for exactly $8.00! Cheap and it works. Thanks for posting this!

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    1. Awesome! I am so glad this worked for you! It is such a great deal too!

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