Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer

Hello ladies,

Today I am exploring the painted lady side of painted Lady fingers. I tried Hard Candy's So Baked Bronzer in Tiki and I am really delighted with the golden sparkle it adds to my complexion.

Tiki applied easily with a blush brush. I swiped the color twice at my cheekbones and added a light touch to my forehead and chin. Depending on how much I applied, I could use this product to give a gentle contour to my cheek area or add a warm highlight to higher points on the face. I loved the versatility of So Baked Bronzer. It can also give a little extra glow to the decollete.

The photos above show Tiki before use.
The first line is Tiki applied using a blush brush. The second line is Tiki applied wet using a sponge tipped applicator. The above photo best shows the shimmer and the picture beneath gives an alternate view of the color.

This is a close up of Tiki after swatching.

I passed by this pink and yellow flowering tree and wanted to share it's beauty with you.

For those ladies wondering how So Baked Bronzer compares to MAC Mineral Skin Finish (MSF), I can say the products are different enough to warrant owning both. So Baked Bronzer is less pigmented than an MSF, but the color is buildable. I prefer the So Baked Bronzer for my fair skin. I have to be very careful when applying an MSF not to use too much color. My skin can end up looking simultaneously glowing and dirty. So Baked Bronzer offers almost mistake proof application. You would have to purposely go over an area a few times with a brush before the color looked bold and bronze. It gives a light dusting of color and a touch of sparkle.

I could imagine So Baked Bronzer in Tiki working equally well for different skin tones. The shimmer is soft enough that it could highlight medium tone skins and work as a bronzer for fair skin. Tiki is the lightest shade offered. There are three other colors available in the line: Tropics, Hula Hula, and Heatwave. The online price point is $9.00. It's a great warm weather make up accessory.

Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer was sent to me for review. To learn more about Hard Candy cosmetics, stop by hardcandy.com. This bronzer can be purchased at Walmart retail locations or online at walmart.com. For a chance to win all 16 polishes in the Hard Candy Just Nails line, stop by the contest post to enter.

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. This bronzer looks so gorgeous... And I love the lace on your photos. =)

  2. Ahhhh it's so pretty :3 and looks like it'd make an amazing highlighter for darker skintones

  3. What a great looking bronzer, and that flowering tree is just fabulous, how was the scent on those blooms?

  4. Love Hard Candy...this bronzer looks perfect!

  5. great review! i've always wondered about their baked products. :)

  6. nihrida: Thank you! I imagine Tiki would be lovely on your skin. I think the lace fabric will be my backdrop for photographing Hard Candy products. It seems to work well with their packaging. <3

    Silhouette Screams: Thanks! You've got me thinking. I wonder how a really light sweep would look over a darker neutral eye. It might be interesting to highlight a smoky look done with browns.

    Lacquer Ware: Thank you! The bronzer is really worth checking out! The flowers had a light fragrance. There are so many flowering trees, some just budding, others at their last bloom. The air at the park is like a new perfume every day! I love Spring!

    The Zhush: I'm so excited to be able to share my thoughts on this bronzer. It's a fabulous product! Hard Candy makes some amazing things!

    Tina-Bobeena: Thank you! I am going to be reviewing one of the baked shadow duos in the next week or so. I'm really looking forward to giving that a try!

  7. I have a baked bronzer by Laura Geller. I love her products. I rarely use it. I have a devil of a time with bronzers. I end up using too much and look like I have a dirty face. I just have to practice more. Some people just use it perfectly. I have to use a very light hand with it. Beautiful flowering tree. I've never seen this one before. I love the care you use when you photograph your products. You really match well with the packaging. It's wonderful the care that you take.


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