Thursday, February 14, 2013

Review: Hard Candy Fox in a Box Blush in Sweet & Spicy

I'm fairly new to the "blush in a box" concept.  I only bought my first Benefit box blush last year.  I quickly became a fan and have since purchased more.  So when I saw this Hard Candy  Fox in a Box blush I couldn't resist, I had to see how it compared to my favorite Benefit blushes.

Fox in a Box Blushes come in a hinged box similar to Benefit box blushes.  They are slightly smaller and contain a little less product.  .20 oz for Hard Candy vs .28oz for Benefit

I love the color scheme and design of these box blushes, very feminine and bold.   They have four different blush quads and two different blusher/bronzer duos.

When you open the box there is a cute, yet very scratchy brush attached to the lid by an elastic strap. Much like the Benefit blushes, I just immediately toss the brush into a drawer awaiting fates unknown.  Unlike the Benefit blushes, Hard Candy Fox in a Box blushes do not have a mirrored lid.

Sweet and Spicy is a combination of four colors. A bronze, a pink, a watermelon and a peach

On the left you can see a combination of the four colors, followed by bronze, peach, pink and watermelon individually.  With a little finesse you could use these separately.

Here is a closeup of the final combined swatch.  Each color was soft, but not too powdery and very pigmented.  However, I noticed that even when swirled together the bronze came off patchy and could overpower the other colors.  I was able to buff the colors together on the cheek with a minimal amount of effort, but you need to be aware of this or you could easily walk out the door with patchy, spotty cheeks.  The wear time was good, 6-8 hrs with very little fading, even better when worn over a primer.

Final Thoughts

If the color payoff was more even this would be a slam dunk.  As it is, I still think this is a really good buy.  At $6.00 vs $28 for a Benefit blush, I think you can forgive a little patchiness.  I don't know that I would go out of my way to buy more, but if I were to find myself in a Walmart I would absolutely get a few.

Where to buy : Walmart
Price: $6.00 for .20oz


  1. This is actually the only one I have. I like it a lot and I like the color variety. I also like the outcome of all of them mixed together. I was a fan.

    1. Do you have any problems with the bronze color dominating? The color variety is quite good. If I were a bronzer type person, I'd love to try the duos.

  2. I haven't tried any of Hard Candy's blush boxes, but I did read recently that they're being discontinued. NOOOO... Anyway, if you want more, you might want to research which products are being discontinued :( The good news is that Hard Candy is bringing out a bunch of new products soon!

    1. Noooo! Well, looks like I am going out of my way after all.

  3. I actually love these! For $6 i don't mind having to add more product. I do like the benefit blushes too.

    Take Care,
    Mandy Jean


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