Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous to the rescue in this summer heat

Two of the products that have been getting daily use from me the last few weeks are from Hard Candy Cosmetics sold at Walmart. These were sent just in time to beat the heat.

Hard Candy Makeup Setting Spray and Translucent Finishing Powder
Hard Candy Makeup Setting Spray and Translucent Finishing Powder

Both are part of Hard Candy’s new Fast & Fabulous makeup line and came at the perfect time. These can be used separately or together and both will help you through the heat and humidity.

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray
Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray

If you have meltdowns in any weather than you’ll want the Hard Candy Makeup Setting Spray ($6.00) right away. This spray is very similar to the much more expensive ones from Skindinavia and Urban Decay but the price is much more palatable especially if you aren’t sure if this is what you need. This spray is weightless and it helps set your makeup for the day. You can use it over anything you are wearing including powders. Out of habit I shake it, then hold it about 10 inches away, close my eyes and start spraying. You don’t need that much though. Your face will feel and look damp for a bit so I just blot with my towel. I’m always amazed that it doesn’t budge my makeup – even my powder eyeshadows. No dripping down eyeliner or mascara either.

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray
Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray
Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray
Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray
Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray ingredients
Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray ingredients

This is a very handy item to help you maintain a look that doesn’t melt, crack, fade or even settle into your fine lines.

The other product in my life is Hard Candy Translucent Finishing Powder ($6.00) which is also part of the Fast & Fabulous collection.

Hard Candy Translucent Finishing Powder
Hard Candy Translucent Finishing Powder

This powder is totally translucent so no matter what skintone you have and no matter if your foundation shade changes in different seasons, this will work year round. It doesn’t leave any color behind but you know it’s working because of the way it sets your foundation. It’s a matte finish that helps absorb oil and reduce shine. I’m not particularly oily but I’ve noticed a difference with this. I’ve traded in my loose powders for this lately. I especially like that it’s a blurring product since I need to be blurred!

Hard Candy Translucent Finishing Powder
Hard Candy Translucent Finishing Powder

I use a kabuki brush with mine but I have tried it with a velour puff and with my Beauty Blender sponge too and get similar results. I find it impossible to overdo so I’m not looking like Nicole Kidman with white powder on my face. This helps extend the length of the face makeup I use.

Beside these two marvels they have a Waterproof Mascara Top Coat ($6.00). It will be interesting to see what else Hard Candy adds to this line.

Hard Candy Waterproof Mascara Top Coat
Hard Candy Waterproof Mascara Top Coat

It’s great that Hard Candy wants us to beat the heat with these Fast & Fabulous products. They may not be the first or the last to manufacture products that keep us from melting away but they surely are the most affordable. Have you seen these at Walmart yet? If so will you add them to your cart? — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration



  1. Maryann D. | 3rd Aug 15

    I have not heard of Hard Candy Cosmetics, but I will look for them since they do not test on animals!

  2. [email protected] | 4th Aug 15

    I was just at Walmart last week, and I specifically didn’t let myself go to the makeup area, and now I regret it. These sound like terrific products. Because I hate spraying things in my face, I’ve never used setting spray but with this heat and humid weather it might be time to try. And the powder just sounds great.

  3. Heather | 4th Aug 15

    Funny how things are so different on each person. I tried the spray and it broke me out so bad I had to stop using it. I gave it to a friend who has normal non acne prone skin. The powder also didn’t work for me which is a bummer I love Hard Candy!

  4. Shipra | 4th Aug 15

    Wow, these sound handy, especially with the heat we’ve been having! <3

  5. Phyrra | 4th Aug 15

    The finishing powder sounds nice!

  6. Renu | 4th Aug 15

    I only ever use translucent finishing powders for touching up and this sounds great, especially because of the blurring. I use a puff, but change it frequently because oil from the face.

  7. Kim | 4th Aug 15

    The finishing spray sounds good. And it’s affordable.

  8. Lola Seicento | 4th Aug 15

    So nice to see an affordable alternative to The Skindinavia spray! This finishing powder looks really worth trying!

  9. Miranda Mendoza | 4th Aug 15

    Hard Candy has been putting out so many cool looking things lately. I need to circle back with them!

  10. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 4th Aug 15

    I am definitely picking these up at Walmart we have had a scorching summer this year!!

  11. Tiki | 4th Aug 15

    I said the same thing about the set coming right on time. I was on the hunt for a new translucent powder. I can’t wait to try them out after reading your review.

  12. beautyin | 4th Aug 15

    Helen, I barely get to Walmart but the first place I go is to the Hard Candy aisle.

  13. beautyin | 4th Aug 15

    Heather, I’m so sorry these didn’t work for you. My skin isn’t sensitive anymore so they work great for me.

  14. Amy Surphlis | 4th Aug 15

    Oo, I wonder if they offer these in Canada? I will have to go check, I love a good old fashion setting spray!


  15. Julie | 4th Aug 15

    I’ve been searching for a good drugstore setting spray, I will definitely check this one out! I love the packaging too!

  16. Sandy Weinstein | 5th Aug 15

    i like the powder, good for summer to get rid of the shine, and the make up spray setting, good for summer so your make up will not run in the heat.

  17. Kath TheFabZilla | 5th Aug 15

    the makeup spray looks promising! i’ll spy when i hit walmart this wk

  18. Cristina Popescu | 5th Aug 15

    Great products, thanks for the review.

  19. Nidia - Lit From Within | 5th Aug 15

    I haven’t used anything from this line, but I would try them! I am a big fan of setting sprays – especially with my oily skin and living in Florida.

  20. betzy | 5th Aug 15

    HArd Candy has come such a long way

  21. Bailey | 5th Aug 15

    I haven’t used much from Hard Candy, but I’ll be on the look out for the translucent powder for sure.

  22. Anastasia | 5th Aug 15

    Thanks for the heads up. I’ll check these out next time I go to Walmart!

  23. Lisa Heath | 5th Aug 15

    I’ll have to give these a whirl for sure!

  24. Jamie | 6th Aug 15

    I haven’t used Hard Candy products in forever. I’ll have to check it out next time I’m at Walmart!

  25. Kristin Bassett | 6th Aug 15

    I’ve never used any Hard Candy products before. Thanks for the review!

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