Hard Candy Color Correct Collection review and giveaway

Hard Candy Color Correct line

Hard Candy Color Correct line

press samples

One thing you can always rely on is that Hard Candy is going to come through with the latest trend makeup to go along with the classics. Another thing you can always rely on is that the quality is high while the prices are low.

That’s the case with their latest products: Color Correct. Color Correct consists of three completely different products in a variety of shades to help you correct any color imperfections you are struggling with.

Hard Candy Color Correct

Hard Candy Color Correct

This is a limited edition collection for Hard Candy found only at Walmart so it’s wise to jump on this now before you regret it.

Hard Candy’s new limited edition line of color correcting primers and concealers offer the power to color your way for the ultimate in clear skin!  From combating dry skin, acne and dark spots, this limited edition collection has the perfect shade for every complexion.
Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primers

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primers

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primers are the star of the show. These babies are available in 6 colors and only cost $5. I’m totally amazed at the price compared to what’s available at Sephora and Ulta. You can buy all 6 of these for the price of one Urban Decay or Hourglass primer.

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer in Pink

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer in Pink

You can use the Primer in one of two ways – either prime your face with the shade of your choice and then apply your other face cosmetics or mix it in with your foundation. With the Pink shade I prefer to mix it in since it gives me so much more brightness and doesn’t add a layer.

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer in Pink

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer in Pink

These color correct products are available in Green to correct redness, Lavender to counteract sallowness and correct dullness for medium skintones, Pink also counteracts sallowness and dullness but for light skin tones, Orange to correct dark circles and spots for darker skin, Pink also corrects dark circles and spots but for lighter skin, and Yellow to help correct mild redness.

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wands are perfect for small areas. These have a brush tip applicator and are a breeze to fit into the contours of your face. I love the wand for dotting under my eyes and then blending with my fingers, a blending sponge, or a brush. While I may not color correct daily, there are many times I wake up and need help desperately. The Lavender I was sent is wonderful for my undereye area. Green or yellow are what I’ll purchase for the redness especially around my nose in these allergy days. And for $5 I can happily pick up several.

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand in Lavender

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand in Lavender

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand

To make it even better Hard Candy has Color Correct Expert Sticks in the same 6 shades. These are similar to a crayon and glide on easily. They are even retractable so you won’t waste product with sharpening. Use this under a concealer, like Hard Candy Glamouflauge (this gets huge raves), or under your foundation alone. You can pinpoint exact spots you want to correct or use them like the Expert Wand.

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Stick in Pink

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Stick in Pink

Color Correct Expert Creme in Lavender and Expert Stick in Pink

Color Correct Expert Creme in Lavender and Expert Stick in Pink

You absolutely can’t go wrong with these products unless you wait. Even online there are only a limited amount left to purchase. Just picture what a great Easter basket treat these would make for a gift. Colorful as Easter Eggs but useful and much longer lasting.  — Marcia

 

hard candy color correct display

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Hard Candy has generously offered a giveaway to 5 US Beauty Info Zone subscribers. You need to choose whether you’d want a Fair to Light set of products or a medium to dark set. There are two requirements for all Beauty Info Zone giveaways, after that the other entries on the Rafflecopter are extras so you have more chances to win. To be eligible you must subscribe to the blog by email and you must comment. All information is in the Rafflecopter. Only if comments close email me your comment (beautyinfozone@gmail.com is the only email to use), the Rafflecopter won’t pick it up otherwise. To sum it up: 5 US subscribers, ends on Wednesday 4/12/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Good luck and good looks coming your way!

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Kypris Pot of Shade- skincare plus protection

Krypis Pot of Shade

Krypis Pot of Shade

I’d like to introduce my good friend Phyllis who has volunteered to write some reviews for Beauty Info Zone. Phyllis is one friend who really understands my obsessions. She’s changing all her skincare to natural and organic products and has a new philosophy about what she’s willing to use on her face. Her philosophy of buying lipsticks galore hasn’t changed though and hopefully I can get her to share some of her favorites with us. Today Phyllis is sharing her love of Krypis Pot of Shade so be prepared to fall in love yourself.  –  Marcia

Krypis Pot of Shade

Krypis Pot of Shade

As you can see, my pot of Krypis Pot of Shade is very well loved. I’ve been using it non-stop for over a month. I know it’s expensive at $68 but this Krypis cream is a 3-in-1 product. It’s a moisturizer, sunscreen (full spectrum SPF30) and a makeup primer.  Although it’s $68 US, I look at it this way- I’m really spending $23 for each benefit and saving room on my shelf.  Instead of three products, I only need one.

The Detox Market says: KYPRIS Beauty is a luxurious line of holistic, high-performance skincare boasting organic, wildcrafted and sustainably grown ingredients for gorgeous results and a beauty-full experience. All formulations are 100% natural and nature-derived, scented and preserved with essential oils and plant extracts, packaged in glass and never tested on animals. KYPRIS delivers a plethora of nourishing phytonutrients and the best of green science for luminous, petal-soft skin to enhance the luscious experience of being you.

Krypis Pot of Shade

Krypis Pot of Shade

According to the Kypris website:  Pot of Shade Heliotropic “A multifunctional, translucent veil of non-nano, broad spectrum SPF 30 and moisturizing botanicals to prime skin for daily radiance.

Here are the benefits of Pot of Shade Heliotropic: Offers gentle, yet effective protection from UVA and UVB * Enhances skin to appear more plump, smooth, and luminous * Non whitening * Plays well with other KYPRIS skin care and makeup * Free from essential oils to accommodate reactive, sensitive skin,  Calming, soothing, non-irritating”

There are many natural ingredients that are combined to make this cream stand out.

ZINC Non nano, non-irritating, sustainably sourced zinc for broad spectrum SPF 30 protection against sun damage.

SWEET IRIS STEM CELLS Enhance the skin to appear more plump, smooth, and luminous.

TAMANU An organic, co-op grown seed oil imparts a beautiful glow.

CHAPARRAL One of Earth’s oldest living plants yields a wildcrafted extract rich in botanical wisdom and lignans that impart an antioxidant-like effect.

SUNFLOWER These local, organic heliotropes deliver a wealth of fatty acids and beta carotene.

PROBIOTICS for deliciously hydrated skin.

SEA ALGAEA burst of soothing hydration for soft, supple skin as you bask in the Beauty of your days…potofshadeKrypis Pot of Shade cream has a gel-like texture that melts smoothly into my skin. I never look greasy or oily after application. It layers beautifully both over serums and under makeup. Its pale blue tint gives me a wonderful luminous and brightening effect and its light scent dissipates after a few seconds. Let’s not forget the importance of a good full spectrum spf30 which is all the protection I really need. I think (and you know we skincare enthusiasts are a fickle bunch) this could be Holy Grail status.

Kudos to Kypris for a Kick-ass Kream.

Krypis is available on their website and at The Detox Market.

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Pack Up with Pixi Beauty

PIXI BEAUTY is becoming one of my favorite treats. The brand is the brainchild of Petra Strand, a mom and a makeup artist. She has created cosmetics, skincare, nail polish and tools that are high quality yet don’t hit the wallet hard. When I was sent a few travel size small items to test I decided to pick out things I’d choose for travel. (Items with a * were sent, the rest are wishes or self purchases.)

Pixi Beauty can be found at Target stores, some on target.com and all on the Pixi Beauty website. I think their website is the best place to shop personally. I’m spotlighting products I have or want from Pixi today.

1.  PIXI PRIMERS – Pixi Beauty has 3 different primers so any kind of skin worries you have can be covered completely. I’ve been using Flawless & Poreless* – they named this baby well. It’s a cream color primer that helps with fine lines and pores. The texture is creamy but it dries down quickly leaving my skin smooth. Flawless & Poreless has no shine plus it helps control shine. There is also Flawless Beauty Primer which I have from one of the subscription boxes I purchase. This one adds a little golden glow without sparkle. It might be too light for a lot of people but for us fair ones it’s just right. The mini is $9 on Pixi’s site. Another mini that you can find on their site is the Redness Reducing Primer which is tinted green and will help mask any redness you have. If I owned the Redness Reducing I’d use that on my red cheeks and nose with one of the others elsewhere for a perfecto complexion!

mini Flawless & Poreless Primer

mini Flawless & Poreless Primer

2.  CREAM TO POWDER FOUNDATION, FLAWLESS VITAMIN VEIL  *-  I love that Pixi has this in a mini size. First of all you can try this for just $9 to see if it’s right for you. Second, it’s a double duty product. Third it’s tiny enough for travel and for touch up. It comes in three shades (Fair, Medium, Tanned). I have the Fair and it’s very fair. All you pale ladies might want to check this shade out. It has a very light coverage – almost a no makeup look – but it does even out skintone and hide imperfection. If you need something heavy duty then this isn’t for you but if you want your your skin to be protected with vitamins, minerals and skin-enhancing ingredients with a light coverage this might just be the right product. I’ve been using this as a concealer too (double duty) depending on the day.

minis of Flawless Vitamin Veil and Flawless & Poreless Primer

minis of Flawless Vitamin Veil and Flawless & Poreless Primer

3. MESMERIZING MINERAL EYESHADOW PALETTES * – I have two of Pixi’s eyeshadow palettes and the pigmentation in them is amazing. You’d never believe that these are $12 each. I’ve reviewed Emerald Glow which is one of 5 current palettes. The rich colors that play well for day or night are beautiful. The colors remind me of sand and surf. I’ve got my eye on Rich Gold with its gold, khaki and moss green shades, that has me craving more Pixi Beauty.

Pixi Beauty Emerald Glow mineral eyeshadow palette

Pixi Beauty Emerald Glow mineral eyeshadow palette

4. SHEA BUTTER LIP BALM – While I don’t have any of these (yet) Lisa does (review here) and she raves at how wonderful they feel on her lips and the color it adds. I’ve got my eye on Pixi Pink which is described as a “fresh vivid pink”. I don’t like heavy lips in summer so this would give me color, hydration and only cost $8.

Ripe Raspberry Lip Balm

Ripe Raspberry Lip Balm

5. ENDLESS SILKY EYE PEN – The first time I bought from Pixi Beauty it was due to the raves for their eye pencils. People go nuts for these and rightly so. The colors are beautiful, they glide on and they last so well on my eyes. Right now there’s an Endless Silky Eye Kit that’s LE and you really really want it. For $18 you will get pencils in BlackNoir, DeepPlum, BlackCocoa, SageGold, OysterGlow and a Custom Sharpener. A single Pixi Silky Eye Pen is $12 so getting these 5 is excellent. And the small size is great for your travel plans even if they are just out for dinner!

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Kit

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Kit

6.  SHEER CHEEK GEL – As a blogger who adores cream and gel stains, these are up my alley. Petra says “I love this gel blush dabbed on cheeks and lips, it creates a translucent, soft and coordinated flush.” I know I’d love Rosy which is a berry-rose. The swatch makes me drool.

7. PIXI NAIL POLISH * – I’m having a ball with Pixi Polish. These small $8 bottles apply beautifully and really last. I’ve previously reviewed the spring collection of Oh So Orange (my husband’s favorite), Lime Lustre and Sizzling Sunshine.

Sizzling Sunshine, Oh So Orange, Lime Lustre by Pixi

Sizzling Sunshine, Oh So Orange, Lime Lustre by Pixi

Today I’m going to share the July color of the month: Fuchsia Dew. This stunner is a fuchsia pink with gold glitter. It isn’t a textured polish though it almost looks like one. On me it looked very neon and very attention getting. While my pictures are on my nails, not my horrible toes, this makes the perfect pedicure. I’m dying for their new Olive Gold. It shall be mine.

Pixi Beauty Fuchsia Dew

Pixi Beauty Fuchsia Dew

Pixi Fuchsia Dew

Pixi Fuchsia Dew

There you go – what I have and what I want. The more I look at the Pixi Beauty website, the more I know I’m going to be ordering a few things and you should be joining me! What are your favorites from Pixi? Will you be packing with Pixi? — Marcia

p.s. If you spend $30 by August 4th you’ll get a free Mini Flawless Beauty Primer.

*some items sent for review consideration

Side by Side: Reviva Labs Makeup Primer

If you aren’t familiar with Reviva Labs it’s time that Beauty Info Zone changes that. Reviva has been producing skincare treatments for 38 years using natural ingredients. They are dedicated to bringing the most effective treatments to you at the best price possible. These are often found in health food stores because of their purity and they are also used in professional skin care salons where they began. My (Marcia) first experience with Reviva was at my favorite health food store. This was the brand that was most recommended when I shopped there.

Beauty Info Zone has been working with Reviva Labs and testing out several products which we are both thrilled with. Not only are the products effective but the price is perfect for all of our readers. Our first review is a Side by Side for their Makeup Primer ($19.50 for 1 fl oz).

Reviva Labs Makeup Primer

Marcia’s Side:

My favorite thing about the Makeup Primer is the consistency. It’s a gel formula that feels very light on my skin. Too often with a primer I feel like if I smile that my face is going to crack. I don’t want thickness on my face. I want my skin to look smooth and my pores to look diminished. I get that with Reviva’s Makeup Primer without having to put up with a thick formula. This is a silicone primer (dimethicone is the second ingredient) which doesn’t work with everyone’s skin but I don’t have a problem with it. The ingredient list helps me know that not only am I making my foundation look better but I’m doing good things for my skin at the same time. This contains COQ10 (protective anti-oxidant), Olive Oil, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin A, and squalene. It’s nice to have a way to fill in those fine lines and look refreshed at the same time. — MarciaLisa’s Side:

Well, I am rather obsessive about primers.  I am the kind of person who can come up with a list of my ‘Top Ten Primers’ and feel bad that I had to leave about six others off the list!  I have to say, this primer from Reviva has totally impressed me and is now one of my favorite primers of all time.  As Marcia mentioned, it has silicone, but it isn’t super thick.  I find that it works best if I apply the primer and then let it sit for about three minutes.  It has  a slightly wet texture at first that will collide with your concealer and foundation application. If you wait a few minutes it dries down to a beautiful finish that makes your concealer and foundation apply and wear perfectly.  It does everything a primer should do:  make your skin super smooth, help your concealer and foundation apply evenly, and make them last longer.  I am a huge fan of this primer, so if you are in the market for a new one and don’t have problems with silicone, this is definitely one to check out.  – Lisa

REVIVA LABS products are available on their website as well as at Health Food Stores.