Hard Candy

Just Face It One Step Foundation

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Kristen A.
Fair
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Hard Candy "Just Face It" One Step Foundation is a new liquid foundation that claims to function as a primer, concealer, foundation and will dry to a powder finish.

The packaging of Hard Candy's "Just Face It" is spectacular for a drugstore foundation in the sense it offers a handy pump that operates beautifully! The sturdy cap snaps securely on and is easy to remove. I find one pump of "Just Face It" is plenty and, in some cases, is more than enough to cover my face. Another fact worth noting is "Just Face It" has 1.19 fl. oz. of product, where most liquid foundations contain just 1 fl. oz. We're not talking a substantial increase in foundation, but a little more is always nice, isn't it?

I picked up "Just Face It" in fair, which is the lightest shade Hard Candy offers. It appears a bit dark in the package and I was afraid it may not work for me. It turned out it is a touch too dark for me, but with the right amount of blending, it's doable. Hard Candy, unfortunately, only offers six shades of "Just Face It", but perhaps they'll expand and offer a few in-betweens (and preferably a lighter shade from "Fair" for little ole' me) after the product has been on the market a while.

Aside from the minor shade dilemma, "Just Face It" has a light mousse-like texture that blends easily, provides medium coverage and leaves your skin feeling as if you don't have anything on at all. This foundation does dry super quickly, so I recommend working on one area of your face at a time so that you aren't working extra hard to blend later. "Just Face It" did a great job of masking my facial redness and some of the unfavorable areas on my face, but I honestly don't think it can replace a concealer. I will give it props for its fantastic job of covering about 90% of my large acne scar, but I still needed concealer for my under-eye area and for an acne spot here or there it didn't cover. "Just Face It" does, indeed, dry to a powder finish and hides my large pores rather well, but it didn't reduce the appearance of my fine lines. Lastly, I noticed, without use of my primer, I had a bit more shine than I normally would about 4-5 hours into wear. The next day I used my primer before applying the foundation and didn't have this problem.

Hard Candy's "Just Face It" One Step Foundation totally delivers on being long-wearing, smooth, blendable, buildable and minimizing pores, but lacks a bit on oil control and reducing fine lines and I can't honestly say it's a one-step-solve-all. If you look at all it performs well on versus the few it doesn't, I'd say this foundation is still a winner!

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Katie M.

This foundation is really good to use if you know how to use it correctly. First you should apply the 'Sheer Envy Primer' evenly around your entire face, next you apply this foundation, then you should dab on a little 'Glamoflauge' to places that may need extra attention. Once that is done your face will look flawless. My skin would look rather uneven without this foundation because of the 'Glamoflauge,' but this evens out the tone beautifully.

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Tashina M.
I really like this product

Goes on smooth and blends well. I use the fair and it is a great match. It looks really dark in the bottle so I'm not sure why I decided to try it. Even on my wrist it looked dark and way yellow/orange. I am glad I decided to give it a try. The color actually blends and dries into a nice slightly yellow fair shade. It is like a mousse and liquid in one. It last a long time too. I use it with the sheer envy primer and am set all day. Good stuff! Light to medium coverage. Really good at hiding redness and I used it as a undereye concealer as well and it wasn't half bad at hiding my dark circles. Over all I am pleased.

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Heather W.

I bought this product about three weeks ago when I was looking for a new cover up as I had just ran out of my old one. Most of the time drug store foundation turns me orange as i'm extremely pale (with of course no desire to tan) and when I first used it I was very impressed. At first glance I really thought it would be very cakey and clog up my pores or wouldn't cover up my red undertones and dark circles under my eyes. Instead of making me regret my purchase I was very happy I bought it due to it actually being very light weight on my skin, doing a very nice job of covering up all my problem areas and best of all never once caused me to break out. I tend to set this product with the powders due to my oily complexion and it just works great for every day use.

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Hana K.
Good for drugstore

When I first opened this, the pump squirted VERY liquidy and I kept pumping until it was working fine and wasted like 5 pump worth of foundation. I was disappointed in that so BE SURE TO SHAKE BEFORE PUMPING. Other than that issue, I got fair and actually loved this. It was a consistency of a mousse and liquid and when I blended with fingers, it gave a medium coverage which I love! The color didn't look orange, this concealed blemishes and scars, and stayed for hours! I think this is perfect for an everyday foundation and will repurchase. There's so muh product and the pump squeezes only a small dab to control how much u need. I only need about 2 or 1 pumps for my entire face for this product. This foundation dries matte and smooth on my skin. I think this is great for a natural everyday look.

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Tashina M.
I really like this product

Goes on smooth and blends well. I use the fair and it is a great match. It looks really dark in the bottle so I'm not sure why I decided to try it. Even on my wrist it looked dark and way yellow/orange. I am glad I decided to give it a try. The color actually blends and dries into a nice slightly yellow fair shade. It is like a mousse and liquid in one. It last a long time too. I use it with the sheer envy primer and am set all day. Good stuff! Light to medium coverage. Really good at hiding redness and I used it as a undereye concealer as well and it wasn't half bad at hiding my dark circles. Over all I am pleased.

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Nevaeh L.
Another Kudos for hard candy

I just bought this today with their glamoflauge foundation and it works really well. Im going outside for the rest of the day and I live in a hot area and well im oily so that will be the final test. I got tan because they were all out of medium or medium tan and it blends to creamy to a matte. Im going to do an makeup haul of hard candy and let you guys know.

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Jennifer J.
great foundation

i bought this when doing some last minute shopping...i figured its worth a shot. at first i thought it was a bit on the thick side so i was leery. I gave it a shot and it blended in nicely....and it gave good coverage. It also did have a soft finish, not greasy at all so I really didn't need a powder. I wore it side by side with my Revlon Colorstay. The Revlon is a bit lighter coverage and doesnt set as matte....but both wore comparably throughout the day. i would def recommend it. for the price, why not?

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Jillian S.
Decent

I have seen lots of bad reviews on this foundation, but I feel it does exactly what it claims to do. The coverage is great, but the colors aren't exactly spot on. I got mine in the shade Fair and it is definitely far from fair. This foundation tends to lean on the yellow side. If you have yellow undertones, color matching shouldn't be that big of a deal. I find myself mixing this foundation with other lighter foundations in order to get the correct color for my skin tone and it works great. I have used this product without mixing it and find I only need the tiniest bit of concealer afterwards and that is saying a lot seeing as I have very acne prone, blotchy, red skin.

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Ang v.
pretty good for a drugstore foundation

goes on smooth, blends well, cant really "feel it" on your face.. But, i personally love full coverage and long lasting foundation and this did not fufill my needs /: but if u don't need or want full coverage or long lasting this would be for u! I am also kinda oily so wasn't that great for oily types either.

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