Saturday, May 24, 2014

they say time is a healer but it's more like a concealer.

I am always on the lookout for a seriously awesome concealer. At the moment, I have a bunch of different concealers in my makeup collection. Some are high end and some are drugstore. I've got cream, liquid, you name's there. Despite all of the products in my collection, I had never come across the one concealer that totally blew me away.

Then the other day, I was watching a YouTube video by Beauty Broadcast. Emily named one of her favourite drugstore products: the Glamoflauge concealer from Hard Candy. In the past, I've had a hit or miss relationship with Hard Candy. Some of their products (specifically the baked blushes and bronzers) have been absolutely amazing....while others have been total duds. So, you never know exactly what you're going to get.

After hearing Emily's rave review, I decided to give this product a try. To start with, I was totally blown away by the shade range. Usually, I struggle to find a concealer or foundation shade from the drugstore that is light enough for my skin. (I am crazy pale. Alas!) But there was a great colour selection. I chose the "Very Light" concealer shade.

Swatches - Left: Glamoflauge Pencil, Right: Glamoflauge Concealer

The package came with the liquid concealer itself and a small concealer pencil. On the package, they tell you to use the pencil to outline a tattoo and use the concealer to cover it up. Sounds pretty cool! I don't actually have any tattoos, so I wasn't able to try that part out. But it's a nice little extra to add in there. As it stands, I don't have a use for the concealer pencil because the colour is fairly dark and it's a bit dry and tough to apply.

Now, for the concealer itself. Let me just say: Emily was right. There is no better drugstore concealer that I have tried. Heck, there's no better high end concealer I've tried either. The pigmentation is intense. You need to use so little to get full coverage, so the product lasts for a really long time. The texture isn't light and runny - it is a little bit thicker. I find that it helps the concealer to set better. Also, it applies really well when you use your fingertips or a concealer brush.

Honestly, I am so amazed at the quality of this product. It covers dark circles incredibly well and the texture and longevity is fantastic. It's about $9 CDN - so it's a great bargain as well. I would definitely recommend the Glamoflauge.

Have you tried Hard Candy's Glamoflauge? What did you think of it?

xo Shannon


  1. I have never try out Hard Candy, I don't think is available here in Spain :(

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  2. I have been searching high and low for a decent concealer!!! I've been using a mac one for years and it's just too matte for me, it starts to look cakey but then the liquid ones never seem to cover enough! Would you say this leaves a matte or a dewy look? Im thinking I'm going to have to give it a go, fingers crossed it becomes my new fave too...

    Elisse x

    1. I definitely understand that problem. I would say this one has a matte finish but I haven't found it going cakey or looking too thick - yet the coverage level is fantastic. Hope that helps!

  3. It's so hard to find a good concealer..currently I am using MAC, but I don't know how I feel about it!

  4. Good concealers are really difficult to find ! Might give this one a go !

  5. Thanks for the review, this looks like a very good concealer.

  6. Nice blog post, no I haven't tried this one, so thanks for the hint! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    E from Helsinki, Finland

  7. I am always looking for better concealer too. I have never tried this one, but too bad I think this brand is not available in my region :|


  8. Sounds like a great concealer.

  9. I don't know this products but look like cool ! :)

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  10. Great products ;)
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  11. Great make-up!!


  12. I havent tried hard candy but I am loving Tarte and Nars concealers, and Ive tried everything too! You should check them out! Love your blog, would love you to come visit mine too!
    xo Jenn

  13. Good title! The review sounds great! :)

  14. It sounds great!!!!
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  15. Thanks for the post. Do they have it in dark shades as well?

  16. very interesting post

  17. Very nice Inspirations

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  18. Great review, I'm obsessed with the concealers from NARS and Clarins!

  19. I've never heard of this, I think it's a little bit harder to find in the UK. Glad you like it though! xx

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  20. They seem to be a really great make-up products. Though we don't have this brand here:(
    Have a lovely week dear!



  21. Such a great post! :)

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  22. wow....useful tips for me because I'm not so able to do make up! :) you're so precious!
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  23. very cool! I'm intrigued as to how a tattoo would look after being covered up with this concealor duo!

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