Tuesday, April 8, 2014

i love the way my skin looks when it's tan.


There are plenty of great drugstore brands out there. One that stands out to me is Hard Candy. While I'm not a fan of all their products (there have been a few misses for sure...) their baked blushes and bronzers are top notch. The pigmentation is beautiful and it adds a gorgeous glow to the skin. It's like a face product and highlight in one. Score!

Since I am such a fan of their makeup, I always pay attention when I see something new pop up at my local drugstore. Like, when I came across the So Baked Contour Trio. There were a few different shades to choose from. Some had a pink blush, bronzer, and highlight while others had a bronzer, deeper bronze shade, and a highlight. There was certainly plenty to choose from....which is why I struggled to choose the best one for me.

I ended up with the 3x a Charm featuring a highlight, contour, and bronze shade. (Which is pictured above.) For whatever reason, this one really stood out to me. I just loved the look of the shades! When I actually went to use the product I was very happy with my choice. This is such a handy trio. You can blend all of the colours together for a pretty shimmery cheek look or use them individually to shape and highlight to the face.

The pigmentation was lovely and there was plenty of beautiful shimmer, too. What I really love? The shades are versatile and can be worn in many different ways. Out of everything, the highlight is my favourite aspect of this trio. It just looks gorgeous on the skin! The swatches below will give you a better idea of what you can expect from 3x a Charm:


As far as I'm concerned, the So Baked Contour Trio from Hard Candy is a total winner. Why? It is affordable (the price is about $8 CDN), you get a ton of product, and there are plenty of ways that you can wear the different shades. Use it as a bronzer, contour set....whatever you like!

Without question, I am loving this - which is probably why I've been reaching for it so often lately. Pretty sure it is going to take an awful lot of willpower to stay away from the rest of this line. Only time will tell. In the meantime, here is a peek at the look I created using this trio. Let me know what you think!


Have you tried anything from Hard Candy? What do you think of this trio?

xo Shannon

27 comments:

  1. that make up is looking great on you x
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  2. I adore hard candy, there bronzer's are one of my favorites as well :D. Gorgeous makeup sweetie.

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  3. That looks gorgeous! I haven't tried it before but now I want to!

    ~Pau
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  4. youre so beautiful! amazing make up
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  5. Ich mag auch leichte bronzer, aber mit ganz wenig schimmer.
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  6. You look very stunning <3
    would u like to check out my blog?

    xx
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  7. love!
    xx
    daniella
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  8. love the colors. :)
    xoxo
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  9. Amiga que linda cor de blush amei.
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  10. Gorgeous babe! Especially against your porcelain perfect skin and gorgeous ocean eyes- the last one blends so beautifully!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog love, hope to see you back soon!

    xo-Julie
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  11. Great colors! Perfect for summer! You always look so flawless!

    i can’t afford my lifestyle

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  12. I love the bronze look! Beautiful blog!

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  13. I love Hard Candy products. They are so affordable too. You look gorgeous. Great blog hun.
    Beautetude

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  14. amazing make-up!

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  15. Wow... I <3 this trio, it looks great!!!!!
    Happy wed darling!!!
    Kisssssss

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  16. Beautiful combination of colors, this golden hue is absolutely great for spring and summer

    XX

    Alexandra

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  17. Shannon your beautiful face has just the right dose of gold shimmer, love!!!!!
    Baci,
    Coco
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  18. Looks great on you! I've never seen this bronzer before, but glad it comes with three different shades to suit what you want for the day!

    Des | Simple Charm Beauty

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  19. Me gusta, quedaste muy guapa!

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  20. Wow, this looks stunning ! I love how it doesn't look artificial on you.

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  21. I've been away for ages and it's so nice to finally be on your blog again! Always been a firm fave! I love my skin when it's tan too, does wonders, your skin is amazing too and I love these colours!

    elisse x

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  22. Love your make-up!!!

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  23. oh la la! What a gorgeous glow on your cheeks!!! I love me some good bronzer!! I started using the bronzer that Wet n Wild has and surprisingly it's perfectly shimmery and pigmented for a sunkissed look!

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