Review: Hard Candy “Fox in a Box” Blusher Quad in Spicy & Sweet

By Voxy  


Well, duh, right? I obviously can’t let this one pass by without a signature Voxy review. So here it is, with my usual apologies to Theodore Geisel:

Fox, Vox,
Fox in Box.
Will this Fox Box
Rock my socks?

Fox in a Box has four blush blocks.
The colors won’t give any shocks:
Coral, bronze, and pink like phlox;
The coral looks a lot like lox.

“Benefit dupe?” says Foxy Voxy,
“Guess Hard Candy’s got some moxie.”
Want this Coralista proxy?
(Warning: you will need epoxy.)

Will it match your summer frocks?
Can you wear it on spacewalks?
Will it look good with Birkenstocks?
What verdict from the jury box?



More powdery than classroom chalks,
This blush won’t last five city blocks
Unless you’re stubborn as an ox
And wear so much your boyfriend gawks.

Do not wear it tending flocks,
Do not wear it climbing rocks.
Do not wear it darning socks,
Do not wear it to job talks!

I know this is unorthodox —
A warning not to buy, from Vox?
Though its design is cute and boxy,
You should skip it, saith Voxy.

So, uh, yeah. I say give it a miss. You can see in the swatches how powdery and chalky it is. I had to work pretty hard to even get the colors to show up that well. They also include a brush, as you can see in the photo above, but it’s horrendous. It does have pink bristles, which is almost a mitigating factor, but it’s so bad that I can’t justify giving them partial credit for it.

There are two other variations on the blusher quad: “Hot Flash” (redder) and “Smooth Talker” (peachy-bronze). There are also two bronzer duos from the same family: “Truth or Dare” (pink & bronze) and “Skinny Dipping” (orange and terracotta).

(In case it wasn’t clear, the numbers on the third picture were giving the order of swatches from left to right on my hand.)


Hard Candy “Fox in a Box” Blusher Quad: $6 at WalMart (exclusive retailer)

Provenance: Purchased.

Price/Value Ratio (drugstore: poor/fair/good/excellent): Excellent, but don’t buy it.

Purchase again? No way.

(Have you used this product? Love it? Hate it? Want it? Let us know in the comments!)

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  1. avatar Makeupaddict
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 3:57 am | Permalink | Reply

    Are all of them shimmery?


  2. avatar a biologist
    Posted May 27, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Is it wrong that I love it when you buy a crappy product?


    • avatar chaosbydesign
      Posted May 28, 2011 at 10:03 am | Permalink | Reply

      Heh. Me too! Not that I want Voxy to waste time and money on crappy products, but they do make for very amusing posts.


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