Back in the 90s when I was a teenager, I remember pouring through YM and Seventeen, seeing Hard Candy nail polish splashed all over the pages. Now, whenever I see Hard Candy on the shelves I can’t help but smile as I feel like I’m living my teenage dream! Tiki Baked Bronzer is definitely more of a highlight than a bronzer. I bought this last summer and wore it a lot at first; now I’m rediscovering it again as I’ve seen so many people proclaim it a dupe for the Lorac Perfectly Lit highlighter in Spotlight.
Tiki is $8 for 12.5 grams of product and comes in a cute white pan with a see-through container, so you can see the product in detail before purchasing, which I always like. The bronzer is dome-shaped like MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes.
Tiki is a soft golden color with light bronze veining. The result of this on the skin is a beautiful glow. Even though I use this as a highlighter, it definitely can be used all over the face too. Last summer I wore this more as a bronzer all over the outside of my face and not just the tops of my cheekbones (where I usually highlight). It’s pretty versatile!
Here’s a heavy swatch of it on my hand. Tiki is quite pigmented and a little definitely goes a long way. I apply this with an angled brush, but on occasion I’ve applied it with just my fingers too since it is so easy to work with. If you don’t want to spend money on some of the other more expensive highlighters, like Lorac Spotlight, theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer, or MAC MSFs, Hard Candy Tiki is a great price and a great product. Expect this in my January favorites! 🙂