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Hard Candy

I try tons of mascaras every year and the majority don’t pass muster. Hard Candy’s Ginormous Lash volumizing mascaras are ultra-affordable, don’t flake, smudge or wander; and they really do make your lashes look thicker. All for under ten bucks! The Ginormous lash mascaras come in black, bronze, silver, purple and blue. Since I adore unusual mascara colors – I picked up Dime and Purple Haze.

The Bionic Beauty blog reviews Hard Candy Ginormous Lash volumizing mascaras

Hard Candy's Ginormous Lash mascaras are a true bargain and colorful to boot!

The application wand is an exact duplicate to Dior Show’s Iconic mascara wand (Dior Show for some reason has tons of fans – it’s way too pricey for me and the formula isn’t really that great in my testing). The wand is a rubberized comb style (very similar to my beloved Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear mascara), with rubber bristles all-the-way-around. It makes the mascara easy to apply on upper and lower lashes; plus it reaches close to your lash line and into the corners.

Purple Haze looks like a bright pastel purple in the tube, but darkens on your lashes to a deeper purple after about five minutes.
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Help finding your best mascara

by Bionic Beauty on 13.Nov.2010 · 10 comments

Have you ever been baffled by the endless arrays of mascaras out there? Personally, my ADD kicks in whenever I am near a makeup aisle. “How can I possibly pick the right mascara from all these choices?!?”

After many years of trials and tribulations (not to mention blood blisters on my eyes from a certain pink and green packaged mascara), I’ve finally found my favorites. I love, and swear by, Physicians Formula Mineral Wear mascaraPhysicians Formula Mineral Wear mascara ($6.36 at Drugstore.com), Blinc’s tubing mascaraBlinc tubing mascara ($24 at Drugstore.com), and for color- I am really liking Hard Candy’s lavendar and silver options (great for tip highlights when you feel a little wacky!).

Anyhow, here’s a super-short quiz from Total Beauty that will help you consider what qualities you should be looking for in mascaras.

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Find Your Ideal Mascara

Take this quiz to find the best formula for your lashes

Find Your Ideal Mascara

This is a TotalBeauty.com eye makeup article

We want to make sure that your mascara is covering your needs, so we created this quiz to help point you to the best one for you.

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Some of their suggestions may be pricey or hard to find, so feel free to post your results below and hopefully I can help suggest some additional alternatives.

My new Hard Candy eye shadow stick

by Bionic Beauty on 27.May.2010 · 1 comment

I grabbed some new makeup goodies while perusing the Walmart beauty aisle, among them a cream eye shadow stick by Hard Candy.
Bionic Beauty review - Hard Candy makeup - brown Eye Shadow Stick
The color is officially called Soiree. It’s basically a neutral, copper brown with plenty of mica for shimmer. It glides on easily and didn’t crease too badly throughout the day. If you want deep color pigment, these probably aren’t for you. I think they’re perfect for a low-key quick eye makeup fix though. Plus for only $6 you get a LOT of product in that tube!

Bionic Beauty review - Hard Candy makeup - brown Eye Shadow Stick

Hard Candy makeup is available at your local Walmart store. Have you picked any up yet? I’d love to hear what products are your favorites so I can settle on what to buy next!