Hard Candy Sheer Envy Eye Brightening Concealer (Radiance) Review:

I am becoming obsessed with eye brightening concealers to the point where I may just become an expert at locating the good ones glamour babes. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I think I would kick butt as an eye brightening concealer specialist if it were a real profession, lol. Siggghhhhhh, if only. Well, I can happily say you don’t have to look any further besides your local Walmart store. Hard Candy’s Sheer Envy Eye Brightening Concealer ($6) will help lift your dark circle woes in a blink of an eye! Eye humor, lol…..Ahem…….Moving on…..


I recently reviewed NYX’s Hydra Touch Eye Brightening Pencil ($9) in Radiance, and I absolutely loved it. The part that I didn’t love after while was having to sharpen the pencil every time I needed a new tip. Call me high maintenance if you like, I couldn’t deal with having to tote my sharpener around at all times. The bottom of my makeup bag was beginning to look like a hamster cage due to all of the pencil shavings, very annoying. I much prefer twist-able crayons or clickable wands like Hard Candy’s.

Let’s see what this baby can do for us boys and goils!

The lightweight formula of radiance (pink) helps ease signs of fatigue for a refreshed, radiant complexion. It combines 10 benefits in a single, powerful liquid to reduce puffiness, diffuse shadows, soften wrinkles, and blur lines, all while correcting, lifting, and brightening skin. The medium coverage serum is infused with Hard Candy’s unique Sheer Envy primer complex that offers long lasting coverage for all day wear. The creamy 0.8 oz Hard Candy concealer evens skin tones, giving skin an all over smooth glowing appearance, and it can be worn alone, under or over foundation.

Sounds too good to be true right?! Wrong! I wear the radiance concealer (two other shades are available, light and medium) alone because it provides enough coverage for me, and it camouflages my dark circles beautifully as my fine lines, dark shadows disappear once this creamy concealer has been blended in with my mini oval brush (a god send to blur imperfections).

Did I mention it’s clickable?!?!?! Sayonara pencil shavings, my makeup bag no longer belongs to an invisible hamster, lol! Can you see the difference in my pics?! My eyes do look pretty lifted, more open, and awake, don’t you think?!

When it comes down to the puffiness, I can’t truly say that the Sheer Envy Brightening Concealer aids in this matter. I don’t really experience puffy eyes in the morning, only if I am super dehydrated the night before. So keep in mind, water is your best friend ladies and gents, as are tea bags, and cucumber slices to keep that skin around your eyes hydrated (wink). Hard Candy’s concealer holds all day long and strong. It does not crease, smudge, or wear off, or leave a weird oily residue on the lids. I love this concealer so much! This will be my brightening concealer for awhile, its got the magic touch, why ruin a good thing? Lol. Consider the trip to Walmart and grab one, you’ll be so happy you did!

Stay beautiful! Xo.

NYX Cosmetics Hydra Touch Brightener (Radiance) Review:

Wow, what’s up with the mediocre reviews I’m reading on NYX’s Hydra Touch Brightener ($8.99) glamour babes?! This crayon, pencil, whatever you want to call it is great!


There are three shades all together; Radiance, glow, and luminous.


I happened to go with radiance which is a lovely shade of soft pink, perfect for fair skin.


The formulation is lightweight, super hydrating, creamy, smooth, provides good pigmentation, and blends well, making this easy to apply.


The water based crayon instantly illuminates while giving off a cooling sensation upon contact with skin.

NYX’s Hydra Touch Brightener is more of a pencil than crayon, you do have to sharpen it. I was wishing it was a retractable crayon like most of them are nowadays, less mess and effort.

I don’t recommend applying Radiance to the said areas as the back of the box advertises; cheek bones, bridge of nose, chin, forehead, etc…I tried this method and it really didn’t produce an illuminating effect, and I wasn’t digging the cooling sensation all over my face, it almost felt like a subtle sunburn. I get the term beauty is pain, but that’s just going a little too far for my taste.

Where you really need to apply this and you’ll noticeably see a difference is underneath the eyes and brows bones, see!

The Hydra Touch Brightener instantly covers dark circles, waking up those peepers immediately! The cooling sensation actually helps too if eyes appear tired and puffy, total awakening, I feel like a whole new woman, lol.

NYX’s Hydra Touch Brightener last all day, it does not smudge or crease into fine lines, I do happen to have a few, this is how I know, lol. I don’t care what the reviews say, this is totally looking into and spending a mere $9 on. And hey, if you don’t like what you see, you could always return it, it’s as simple as that, just save the receipt ;).

Stay beautiful! Xo.