Customize your foundation with Hard Candy Mix-In Drops – what a difference it makes

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Matte and Pigment Makeup Drops

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Matte and Pigment Makeup Drops

Were you outside this past weekend or do you have sunny day outdoor plans? Hard Candy is here to help with their Mix-In Pigment Makeup Drops. These $7 items will save you mucho dinero because you can adapt your foundation or moisturizer into the color you want. I’m not a sun person but even with sunscreen daily I’m still getting some color on my face and neck, it’s inevitable. My pale pale foundations make me look even more ghostly in the summer so having the opportunity to warm myself up and adding just the right amount of color is quite welcome.

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Hard Candy Glamoflauge Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1 and Medium 1

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1 and Medium 1

These are part of the Glamoflauge line from Hard Candy and the Mix-In pigment drops are available in 12 shades from Fair 1 to Deep 3. These will help almost every skintone to customize their color. The lightest one is Fair 1 which I love in the winter because it lightens my foundations while the two I was sent will darken my foundations. No need to buy a foundation that I will only wear a little in the summer since I’m in control.

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1

There are 3 deep shades with deep 3 being considerably darker than deep 1. And there are 3 medium shades, 4 light shades, and 2 fair shades. Start small and build up as needed. You’ll have fuller coverage if you add in more drops but if you just want to color adjust use a drop or two.

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Medium 1

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Medium 1

I chose one of my lightest foundations from Geri G to show you how you can change your shades. My advice is to shake the bottle well and then drop a tiny amount into your hand before adding foundation or moisturizer. You can always add more.

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1 and Medium 1

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1 and Medium 1

Another way to make some changes in your foundation is to make it MATTE! Hard Candy has the solution for that too. Add in TURN ME MATTE mix-in drops. Use it with any liquid or cream foundation to mattify the finish. If you get oily looking in the heat these mix-ins can change that for you.

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

This is wonderful for the T-zone since that shine will be gone plus it helps blur imperfections – and who doesn’t want that??

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

This is a thicker texture than the Makeup Mix-Ins but you still don’t need a lot to get a silky matte finish. Mix it in with your foundation before applying and/or use it alone on the areas you get shiny.

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

“The mattifying drops reduce shininess on the face, especially in the T-Zone, absorb excess oil and sebum, and minimize and blur pores to create a matte complexion. Skin will be more blurred, with pores becoming less visible.”

Hard Candy Mix-In Glamoflauge products are basically fragrance free since you won’t notice any scent on your face when used. A little goes a long way. At $7 each you can make major changes to your foundation wardrobe without making major changes to your bottom line. As my mom used to say “Try it, you’ll like it.”  —  Marcia

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Youngblood Spring 2013 review and swatches

Youngblood Cosmetics has a very pretty new Spring 2013 collection.  Pink lips, teal eyeliner, and a mattifier to keep away that shiny nose make for a beautiful spring.  This collection is available on March 1st, so mark your calendars! 

Youngblood Anti-Shine Mattifier

Youngblood Anti-Shine Mattifier

The Anti-Shine Mattifier ($36) is a compact mattifier that is smoothed on with a sponge before foundation.  I use it after my regular face primer.  You can also smooth more on throughout the day, but honestly I don’t need to – the morning application keeps me shine-free all day.

because no one needs a shiny nose

because no one needs a shiny nose

The ingredients in this absorb excess surface oil and balance the skin, so you stay fresh looking but shine free even when the temperature is increasing.  If you have an oily t-zone, this is going to become your new best friend.

Ingredients include nigella oil for moisturizing and calming the skin; pumpkin oil to repair the skin; and tocopherol as an antioxidant.

Youngblood Incredible Gel Liner in Lagoon

Youngblood Incredible Gel Liner in Lagoon

 The Incredible Wear Gel Liner in Lagoon ($21) is a very wearable teal with iridescent golden sheen.  Look at how gorgeous this color is:

perfect for spring!

perfect for spring!

It’s beautiful on brown eyes, but it’s not super bright so pretty much any warm eye colors would look great with this.  The gel liner is your standard gel liner, it has nice pigmentation and goes on very smoothly.  I think the green shade is perfect for spring.  I also love how it goes with the pink lipstick in the Spring 2013 collection.

Youngblood Lipstick in Debalicious

Youngblood Lipstick in Debalicious

The Lipstick in Debalicious ($19) is so pretty!  I love pinks but usually Marcia snatches up all the pink lippies, so this is a delight for me.  Debalicious is a creamy bubblegum pink.  The wear is nice, and it leaves lips beautifully moisturized.  Ingredients include sunflower oil, candelilla wax, and Vitamin E.

swatch of Debalicious

swatch of Debalicious

 

my Debalicious lips

my Debalicious lips

 Put it all together, and you have a soft, pretty spring look.  Nice job, Youngblood!  This collection is available beginning March 1, 2013.  – Lisa

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