Monday, July 14, 2014

Affordable Summer Highlight

Happy Monday! 

I wanted to share with you guys a highlighting product I've been using a lot this summer. This baked bronzer 'Tiki' (I don't know why it's called a bronzer - please, for the love of all things holy - do not use this as a bronzer!) by Hard Candy can be found at Walmart for around $9.00 This highlight has been raved about in the beauty community. If you watched my January Favorites, you will remember I wasn't a huge fan of this product. I was so disappointed that it didn't work for me. I was so fair that it left an almost orange cast on my skin. I mentioned in the video that it could work for me during the summer when I have more color to my skin.

I decided to whip it back out to see if it could actually work for me. Much to my surprise, I actually really love it! It's very golden which is why I didn't work for me during the winter months as I have very cool-toned skin. 

What I love about Tiki is that it can give a very subtle glow (as pictured above) or you can build it up to be a super intense highlight (pictured below).

One thing to keep in mind, this product does contain mineral oil, which is a somewhat controversial ingredient. There are theories that mineral oil is harmful to your skin and causes aging. Here are my thoughts: yes, mineral oil is used in some products that you would not want to use on your skin (like the coolant in my car, but thankfully I have common sense and know better than to rub that all over my face). However, mineral oil is a natural ingredient and as studies have proven, perfectly safe to use on the skin. If you are weary of the ingredient, do some research and educate yourself. I will say, that I've never had any issues using cosmetic products that contain mineral oil.

If you want to see Hard Candy Tiki in action, check out my Go-To Summer Makeup Routine.

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