Hard Candy's Fox in a Box : Skinny Dipping and Hot Flash12:00:00 AM
I just love it when companies inject cheeky names in their products. Skinny dipping is by far my favorite blush name, Hot flash...meh not so much.
What can I say, aesthetics make up 50% of my purchasing decision.
|"We ♥ out animal friends. We don't test our products on them"|
|I was diagnosed with having Butter Fingers, hence the mangled blush which I tried to fix. |
Emphasis on the tried.
The elastic band on the lid held a brush which I removed because it was utterly useless. The brush was so tiny and the hairs were so thin and sparse it seemed like a prank.
And now for some swatches!
|I was trying to make the lens focus, but it kept focusing on my face...so there goes my fist.|
Skinny Dipping has this lovely tangerine that I like. The other one is sort of a mauvey color. Both are satin with silver shimmers in them and blend nicely. Now the mauve, looks extremely natural on me save for the obvious shimmer.The orange one wins for me though -the color is super bright!
Here I am wearing a mixture of the orange and mauve and the result is a nice apricot color on my face. The mixed swatch looks different though because I didn't get an equal amount when I swirled my brush.
One thing to note is that this particular blush is quite pigmented so swirling around the brush in the pan gets a ton of product on the brush and you only need a little when applying. I personally switched to a stippling brush so there's less product and I can build it up gradually.
Lasting power is ok. Skinny dipping doesn't last as long as I'd like. The shimmers stay though, the pigment is barely there.
Are they worth it? Not really. There are definitely better and cheaper blushes out there (Jordana, Ever Bilena, Careline, Nichido, Essence etc) but I'd say it's ok because the packaging is nice and the colors are unique to my collection.
What's your everyday/no-brainer top blush color and/or brand?