Color Correction on on a Budget with HARD CANDY!

Hi there, my darlings! So my second big international move in less than a year and change is right around the corner...I mean, 2 more weeks and off I go! As I get started in a whole, new country, obviously I got my mind on my money and my money...well, you know the rest. A solid budget and financial planning is going to be very important for me for the next couple of months so I decided why not let that aspect reflect on my blog too? So, I dedicate this week on the blog to budget beauty at its finest. Starting off with nailing the color correction trend with a little help from the super affordable beauty brand, Hard Candy.

What is Color Correction?

As I understand it, it's basically using certain colors to conceal different flaws and blemishes on your skin. For example, an individual with a tan or olive skin tone would find it easier to hide dark circles and brighten the under-eye area when using a warm color like orange or even red rather than with a straightforward concealer which is a couple of shades lighter than the skin tone. The results are more more natural as the color correctors balance the undertones of those blemishes. A more skin-like finish, if you will.

What did I try from Hard Candy?

Shown in order of the swatches in the picture below:

  • SHEER ENVY COCONUT WATER PRIMER STICK: A water-base primer stick that instantly cool skin for flawless makeup application. This cool primer hydrates and soothes the skin, while leaving you looking pore-perfected! *(Sheer an translucent so no swatch pics)

  • COLOR CORRECT RADIANT PRIMER:  A primer is the 1st step to neutralizing skin concerns!These primers are formulated with hydrating ingredients that blend easily into the skin and provides a neutral base.Apply after cleansing and moisturizing. Rub into skin until absorbed. When dry, continue with your makeup routine!

- Pink: neutralize dullness and sallowness (Fair to Light skin tones)

  • COLOR CORRECT EXPERT CREME WAND: A créme color corrector that targets skin imperfections!
    This lightweight formula is easy to apply and easily blends into skin.
    Flexible brush tip applicator is soft to touch and fits into the contours of your skin... don't forget the nose area!

- Orange: neutralize dark circles and spots (Medium to Dark skin tones)

  • SHEER ENVY COLOR CORRECT CUSHION WONDER: comes with a built-in blending sponge and instantly provides weightless color correction of any skin coloration concern. These color correctors eliminate the need for any additional tools with their built-in blending capability. Target and correct your major skin concern in one simple step by balancing out your skin's unique coloration concerns. Available in four shades, these innovative cushions are designed to meet main skin coloration concerns.

- Green: cancels redness and blemish marks

My thoughts?

I'm a big fan of 2 out of the 4 products shown here--the Coconut Water primer and the Expert Creme. The primer is super lightweight and you can barely feel it on the skin while still doing a great job at smoothing the skin before applying foundation/base. The brush of Expert Creme Wand allows you to add just the amount you need and blends in very well with my skin tone, instantly brightening my under-eye area after concealer and foundation.

Now, the second primer is completely wasted on me as it does nothing for my skin tone. The pink does NOT work with my East Indian complexion, leaving me ashy.

The Cushion Wonder, I need to play around with a little more. A little goes a long way and the applicator tends to really gush out product. Use a light hand. My blemishes are mainly acne scars and I find orange works better for me than green. If you're more prone to redness, this one would work for you.

The takeaway here is that, if you would like to experiment with color correction, you can't really do better than Hard Candy's solid quality and affordability. The range of color correction products allow you to try a few to find the perfect shades and products for YOUR skin's individual issues.So, you can try the latest trend, help your skin look better AND save some serious moolah!

So there you have it, my darlings! Hard Candy products are available only at your local Walmart across the US. To find a retailer near you, please visit Hard Candy's website HERE.

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Have you tried anything Hand Candy before? Have you tried color correcting? Tell me in the comments section below!

****Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****


  1. I love green color correctors for my red areas!

  2. I can use the pink and peach but not the orange one since I'm too fair for it. I haven't had the chance to try the Coconut Primer Stick but it sounds interesting.

  3. I want to try the coconut water primer!

  4. I've been wanting to try the coconut primer, and it was just released here (yay!) I have the cushion wonder in peach and really like it as a corrector under my eyes pre-concealer.

  5. I've seen people talking about the Coconut Primer Stick but it hasn't released around me yet. I'm SO glad that it was one of the products that you liked and I can stay on the lookout for it!


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