Flower Beauty Shimmer and Strobe Highlighting Palette Review:

Sorry if I have been focusing on one subject lately, that being highlighters/highlighting palettes glamour babes. Even though it is early in the new year, I have discovered many new highlighters/palettes that are of outstanding quality at superb prices. Flower Beauty’s Shimmer and Strobe Highlighting Palette is no exception.

            Yes, you found me out boys and girls. I have a highlighter addiction, can’t you tell? Lol. I am absolutely in love with this palette! The shades are GOR-GE-OUS!   Available at Walmart for $12.98. The Shimmer and Strobe Highlighting Palette comes with three universal strobing shades (Champagne, Pink and Gold) plus an angled strobing brush to create dimensional radiance. This palette is ideal for all skin tones. The shades are highly pigmented, have a buttery soft texture, and do not produce a studio 54 blinding disco ball finish either. They have a soft pearlized finish, and blend into the skin evenly and easily. Sculpting your features are effortless and take no time at all when using this palette. Although Drew’s palette provides sheer coverage, you can still manipulate the hues if you’re looking to add a little more sparkle and pop to your complexion. They are buildable and give skin a beautiful natural glow. I love applying the colors to my brow bones, cheekbones, Cupid’s bow, décolleté area, and wherever else my skin needs a touch of shimmer without looking overly made up.

The brush that comes with this palette is actually really nice. When have you ever heard me say that about a compact brush before? Lol. It’s super soft, has a good amount of bristles, and picks up color in one clean swoop.

The color payoff is pretty sweet if you ask me. I had to pull an all nighter. It was one of those days where I had to work, then head out to an engagement afterwards. All work, and some play, made Sam a busy girl. My skin glowed close to 12 hours! There was barely an oily t-zone peeking through or color fade. I looked as luminous as I did walking into work at 9 A.M. This is yet another highlighter approved favorite from The Glam with Sam.

Forget about the milk and bread. The next time you head out to Walmart, be sure this highlighting palette makes the list! Glowing skin is always in.

Stay beautiful! Xo.

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.


Hard Candy Glamoflauge Lite Blendable Concealer Duo Medium/Light Review:

Camouflaging your imperfections will no longer be a difficult task glamour babes thanks to Hard Candy’s Glamoflauge Lite blendable concealer duo available at Walmart for $6.00. This double ended concealer stick comes with two different shades for customizable color combinations, allowing you to achieve a perfect even complexion every time. I am so glad Hard Candy decided to come out with a lighter formulation of the Glamoflauge concealer. The Glamoflauge heavy duty was a bit too thick for my taste and really covers more like a foundation rather than a concealer and clogged my pores up a bit causing me to breakout some. It’s all good though, nothing face wash and a good acne cream couldn’t take care of. Using the Glamouflauge concealer duo is very easy to use. All you have to do is apply the corrector to any scars or blemishes, layer on the concealer shade, and blend. Wham, bam, thank you ma’am; after all is said and done your skin is seamlessly ravishing. 

 As always medium/light ended up being the perfect shade for my skin-tone and I think this is one great tool to have in your makeup bag or collection. The texture of the concealer is very light, smooth, and silky making it easy to blend  providing medium coverage with a matte finish. For a light concealer I was impressed how well my skin responded to the consistency and application. I applied this all over my face adding nothing else to the mix besides a highlighter to my cheeks and I was good to go. Everything looked erased; my scars, redness, blemishes, all gone! I could not believe my eyes. I was completely evened out and my skin stayed matte all day long producing no oiliness to my T-zone. Thus creating one fresh and fabulous complexion I long for on a daily basis. The Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer duo comes in four shades; ultra light, medium light, and medium. I am surprised Hard Candy did not make a tan shade for deeper skin-tones as they did for their Glamoflauge Heavy Duty concealer line. Hopefully the company will realize this slight mishap and commence project bronze goddess; a tan concealer duo for all deeper complexions to try and love. And for that matter, there will be no more lurking in the dark with your imperfections my Hard Candyites, so  grab your fatigues and get glamoflauged, that’s an order! Stay beautiful, xo. 


Flower Beauty Eye to Eye 2-in-1 Mascara and Eyeliner Review:

Be bold and beautiful glamour babes with the flower beauty eye 2 eye marker and volumizing mascara ($9.98) exclusively at Walmart. This dynamic duo will give you bat worthy lashes and a dramatic eye look all in one. The eye marker is great, a nice rich pigmented black, and the tip of the marker is dense yet soft giving you a clean, precise line every time for your perfect cat eye creations. The mascara wand takes a bit getting use to since it is not the average sized wand, and you have to coat your lashes in two parts as opposed to a regular sized wand that can coat all your lashes in just one swipe. All that aside, I still love that it gives you enough mascara coverage without being overly saturated, heavy and flaky on your lashes. This combo is perfect for on the go and will have you pin-up ready in just a wink of an eye! Stay beautiful xo.