Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hard Candy: Nobody's Perfect Concealer Palette

Hello ladies,

I have been working with the Hard Candy Nobody's Perfect Concealer Palette to minimize skin imperfections and dark circles. With three tone correctors and coordinating foundation shades for blending, this palette offers a multitude of options for mixing the perfect shade for concealing flaws.

Hard Candy Nobody's Perfect Concealer Palette in Fair

Fair Palette with Concealer Brush

Concealer Brush

Available in light and medium palettes, the three tone correcting colors can be blended with the nude shades or your own favorite foundation or concealer. The green, yellow and pink aren't as heavily pigmented as other brands sold in individual tubes. This makes at home application much more fool proof. It's useful to have all the colors packaged together for easier blending. I also prefer the palette as a cost effective option.

Green can be used to camouflage pink or red coloration from acne, rosacea, irritation, cuts and broken capillaries. Yellow will minimize under eye circles. Pink helps transform sallow skin and equalize yellow tone bruises.

I have primarily been using the green and the yellow tones. The three correcting colors are in a white base. Having very fair skin, I didn't think I would be able to use all three nude shades. I was surprised how mixing the green with the darkest skin shade created a match. I prefer the yellow with the middle shade as an under eye concealer. I utilize the lightest tone on its own as a basic concealer.

When the tone correctors are blended with shades darker than your natural skin tone, there is no need to layer foundation on top. If the goal is to conceal and brighten, the lightest flesh tones can be used under foundation and powder.

While I am loving the results of this palette, it took some experimentation to combine the shades perfectly. I wish the tray would have had some empty compartments to make blending easier. A brush with white bristles would have been useful as well. It took me a few tries, but once I understood the best blending techniques, I was able to recreate the desired combinations easily.

If you are looking to experiment with tone correcting makeup, Nobody's Perfect Concealer Palette is both effective and affordable. I enjoy being able to practice professional make up techniques at home with favorable results.

Nobody's Perfect Concealer Palette was sent to me for review. To learn about the full line of products, visit Stop by a Walmart retail location or purchase on-line at The retail price is $8 USD.

Happy painting, ladies!


  1. This is a nice palette. Very reasonable. An empty space would've been really nice. I have the Make Up Forever Concealer Palette. I have only used it once. It's a bit intimidating. I have to really play with it.

  2. Lucy: It took me a few tries to get the blending down. Now I love it! I understand the intimidation factor. I admit this palette sat in my 'to try' box awhile before I was ready to experiment. Now I use it almost every day!

  3. This palette looks perfect! I'm imagining all the possibilities, like subtle contouring could be done with the darker shades :)

  4. Silhouette Screams: That's a great idea. I usually contour with powders or bronzers (Hard Candy Fox in a Box!). It's certainly worth a try! :)

  5. Thanks for the tips! I just bought it and was quite intimidated, but I feel much more comfortable trying it out now. I'm really trying to find an eyeshadow primer. I've tried lotion, foundation, and concealer to no avail. Is there a cheapish (less than $15?) eye shadow primer that you would recommend?

    Thank you again!
    --Spoonie Jen

    1. Hard Candy makes a face primer that works amazingly well for eyes. They sell eye primer minis in with a shadow palette, but I suspect the face primer and the eye primer are, if not the same product, virtually identical. I use their face primer for my face and eyes with no irritation.

  6. I SO gotta get me one of have all the shades you'd need in there to tackle anything from the odd blemish to dark circles. :-)


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