Blush of the Day: Hard Candy Fox In A Box

hard candy fox in a box blush smooth talker review swatches
Hi, lovelies! Today I'll be sharing the blush  that has been on my cheeks as of late. Hard Candy (which was formerly sold at Sephora) has an adorable line of blushes that come packaged in a cardboard box. Very reminiscent of Benefit blushes. I have a love-hate relationship with the box packaging but absolutely love the Hard Candy blushes. Sadly, Hard Candy is currently exclusive to Walmart which makes availability very limited. Still, if you can get a hold of these blushes I recommend you at least try one.
Smooth Talker consists of four different colored squares: a peach, a taupe, a pale pink, and a rose pink. The squares aren't terribly big but still large enough to allow you to select specific colors with a small-medium brush. The texture is very soft, almost bordering on crumbly (think Wet'n'Wild Color Icon eyeshadows). The finish is mostly satin and the pigmentation level is medium. I highly dislike sheer blushes because I don't like spending a bunch of time building up color, specially when I have a tan. So trust me when I say that even though Smooth Talker isn't intensely pigmented like, say a NYX or Illamasqua blush, it is by no means sheer. I suppose it's best described as "natural". 
hard candy fox in a box blush smooth talker review swatches
hard candy fox in a box blush smooth talker review swatches
hard candy fox in a box blush smooth talker review swatches
The Hard Candy Fox In A Box blushes have an adorable name and equally adorable packaging. The downside is that these cardboard boxed blushes don't hold up well during travelling and take up a lot of space. Luckily, they aren't just novelty items. They preform well too. They're definitely not amazing or the best blushes I've tried, but they're good. 

Let me know if you've tried anything from Hard Candy (or if you'd like to)!
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43 comments

  1. The blush looks cute! I like how you described it as not being sheer! :) xx

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  2. Oh my, it looks so beautiful in the packaging, the swatch and on your cheeks. $6 is insane for something that looks even more lovely than a Benefit blush.. I love it xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  3. Wow, looks gorgeous !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  4. this blush is gorgeous! you look stunning!!

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxx

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  5. Wow this blush looks so good on you !

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  6. They look gorgeous individually and all mixed!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  7. Love this shade! The color really suits you too, I love that you can basically get 5 blushes out of one box xx

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

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  8. I wished I shopped at Walmart because if I did I would pick up a TON of Hard Candy stuff!! Like you said, while their quality and everything isn't perfect, it really does seem like they make some good stuff for the price point. And, as always, you look gorgeous Coco!! Really this looks so natural and lovely on you :)

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. If you really want to try them you can get Hard Candy at Amazon :) xx

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  9. Ooooo I've not tried this brand before but I love the shades all together!
    Sophie
    x

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  10. I have always wanted to try these. Even asked someone to get them for me but they were out of stock :(
    Will get them someday! haha xx

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  11. I've really been wanting to try their box blushes and now I need to! Thanks for the great review!

    Kristina | Beauty With Compassion

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  12. Wow, love the looks of this! So natural and glowy. Hard Candy has really been impressing me lately- have recently tried a couple of their All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stains (their version of Revlon Balm Stains) and I've been loving them! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  13. It kind of reminded me of Benefit's Sugarbomb, I have it and really love it! It looks good on your tan skin Coco, and can I ask what is on your lips? xx

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    1. It's a L'Oreal Lipstick called Toasted Almond :) xx

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  14. Whenever I go to Walmart I check out Hard Candy but never end up getting anything because I'm afraid I won't use what I pick up

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  15. I'm surprised that there is a muted purple undertone in this box of blush but now that I see the result when on the face, it seems to balance out any unnecessary warmth and blotchiness in cheeks! I've never tried Hard Candy, but I think that its a good brand worth trying out one day....

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  16. Love those colors! They go great with your tone. Side comment: I'm obsessed with your eyebrows!!!!!

    thebeautyblahg.blogspot.com

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  17. What doesn't look good on you, eh, Coco? Haha, this looks like such a wonderful blush! Reminds of one of the Benefit blushes but I can't put my finger on which. I sort of like the boxed packaging, if only for the wonderous way it looks! So different to other packaging! Such a shame Sephora no longer sells it! I don't have a Walmart anywhere near me):

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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    1. Maybe Sugarbomb? Someone mentioned it above :)

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  18. Woot!? 6 dollars for that blush? I've thought this brand was more expensive. I want it. I seriously need to travel somewhere to get somecheap make up :( xx

    Hola Flo | Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  19. I've never heard of Hard Candy (im english) but they do look so much like Benefit blushes! ill have to check these out if im ever in the states! xxx

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  20. This looks just gorgeous, I may have to hunt this down! xxx

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  21. I Can't agree more, they are such a joy to use!
    I've been using one of the ones you sent me none stop during this month and i adore it. This shade looks stunning on you :)

    Latasha x | Today I Adore

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  22. I have to take a moment to tell you how gorgeous you look in that photo - and your make up is just hands down wonderful! The blush sounds really great, I love a more natural finish sometimes. I find with more pigmented blushes that unless I'm super careful I can often have to spend ages buffing the colour out because I've over applied it. And on a rushed morning that is so not something I want to be doing haha xx

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  23. WOW those swatches are amazing. And YOU ARE SO PRETTY!! That last photo is gorgeous!

    I have never tried anything from Hard Candy. That boxed packaging looks so similar to the Benefit Hoola Bronzer and all of those products. I definitely want to try that brand of makeup though!

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  24. beautiful as always. I finally got my hands on milani blushes and I'm really excited to use them!

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  25. there's not a product that can look bad on you Coco! I always go on about how I love Benefit's blushes but for six bucks I have to check out Hard Candy blushes next time I'm at Walmart for sure x

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  26. This looks gorgeous on you Coco! I love this blush too, I haven't worn it in a while, so I'll have to pull mine back out. There's another one in this collection too, that has a blush and a bronzer, it's awesome if you can get your hands on it :)

    xoxo aly

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  27. I have it but it doesnt look as fairly nice on me

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  28. I didn´t know the brand but the name and box is already too cute to resist :D However I don´t like that the different shade squares are so small, I would probably use all the colours together all the time xD
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  29. This looks exactly like benefit! Really would love to try it!
    <3

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  30. I have a blush from them and I adore it! they're very pigmented and smooth.
    www.adventuresinanalog.blogspot.ca

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  31. Oh my gosh, this looks so beautiful on you.
    It really makes a difference!
    I never even hard of this brand.
    Lovely photo's.
    x

    Velia | Cocoamourr

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  32. This reminds me of Benefit, but for half the price. I love how they come in a box. You look gorgeous wearing it. Can't believe i've only just discovered your blog?!


    Lots of love, Em :)

    emtalks.co.uk
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3934124/emtalks

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  33. I haven't tried this one, but it looks amazing :)

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  34. If I hadn't read the title saying this was a Hard Candy blush I would have said it was a Benefit blush! The colours look gorgeous.


    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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