Hard Candy Make-Up for Tweens/Teens #CBias

by Megan on May 13, 2012

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I'm going to be honest here – I really try hard not to encourage early use/abuse of make-up in young girls. Y'all, their skin is still so naturally beautiful. Why cover that up?

My mother-in-law is a Mary Kay lady, though, and over the years my girls have been privy to a fair amount of samples and grandma-make-overs when we visit. They love that. I am growing in my own ability to not overreact when they pop up occasionally covered in mascara and lip stick. They are girls. They will experiment.

I know they will experiment, so I like to provide them with a few "approved" items with which to experiment with. Granted, we let our 13yo experiment a teensy bit more than her younger sisters. She's pretty limited to blush and lip gloss and has been okay with that.

I hadn't heard of the Hard Candy line of make-up and, when given the chance to try it out with my girls, said I was interested.

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I think more than anything, the fact that I allowed them to peruse the make-up section for themselves and make some of their own selections was as novel an experience for them as is the actual wearing of said products.

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*I* of course was more interested in some of the clean-up and skin-care options this make-up line had to offer.

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In the end, we ended up with a few respectable choices, including a nail polish color, some concealer, a couple of lip glosses, a new blush, and even a mild eye shadow pack.

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You can see our entire shopping experience through this Google+ photo album right here!

When we got home, my 13yo immediately set up a portable make-over station so she could start working on all her sisters.

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There's nothing like sharing beauty skills to bring two sisters together.

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Now then, if I could get them to be as interested in washing their hair as they are in putting on lip gloss, we'd be gold.

For more information on Hard Candy, you can check them out on the web, on their Facebook page, and on Twitter.

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Jill May 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Cute! Tell them if they wash their hair their makeup will look a thousand times better. :)

Megan May 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Good idea! :)

Mallery Schuplin May 14, 2012 at 8:08 am

Hard Candy even puts coupons out on their Facebook page!

Stephanie May 28, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Hard Candy is one of my favorite drugstore brands! Not JUST for little girls ;]

Tracyparral June 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Wierd name for makeup lol.

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