Hard Candy Mouthing Off Sheer Lip Shine Review and Swatches

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Hard Candy Mouthing Off Sheer Lip Shine was one of the first items that was sent to be on the re-release of Hard Candy at Walmart. As you know I hauled a slew of Hard Candy recently BUT if I was depending on Hard Candy Mouthing Off Sheer Lip Shine as my marker to decide whether or not I needed more I’d probably end up with nothing.

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This one was kinda a fail for me.

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The thing is having been the first product I tried from the new line I was totally crushed and disappointed. Thank god I didn’t let this sway me from doing my own hauling because Hard Candy does have some nifty little finds, Hard Candy Mouthing Off Sheer Lip Shine not being one.

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As I mentioned this was sent to me to test out very early on and just when Walmart was beginning to bring the brand into stores. I got the shade Piglet Pink which is a very sheer, light pink. The fact that the gloss is sheer would be one problem. I hate really sheer glosses which have absolutely no color. Why on earth they tint sheer glosses is beyond me because they freaking go on transculent what the hell is the point? I mean you pick up the gloss, ohhhh and ahhh over the fab shade, get it home, apply it, and you’re totally crushed that the shade in the tube is so NOT showing up on your lips. Sigh.  Yes, yes I know I was warned ahead of time with the keyword “sheer” but still…..

Secondly, not too keen on the formula here. It has a sweet vanilla taste much like MAC Lipglass but considerably better tasting (I HATE the taste of Lipglass). It’s a sweeter taste and quite pleasing. However, the formula is rather dry. You aren’t going to get glossy lips with this not even wet ones not even a subtle little hint of shine…nada…it’s a very dry formula.

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Overall, this one was a total bust for me but like I said I’m ever so glad I didn’t end up judging the entire line on this one gloss otherwise I’d have not found out about how cool the other items in the collection are. Hard Candy Mouthing Off Sheer Lip Shine no likey. I don’t care that it’s six bucks and cheap, it’s still awful.

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  • 11/17/09 20:46 Ronnie Smith:

    DOOODE! IIII know just what you’re talking about when you said “Why do they even bother to pigment them if no pigmentation shows up?”

    Oh, the trickery.

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    • 11/18/09 12:53 the Muse:

      I know right Ronnie!? Omg! Not cool! Hates it. Just make it clear so you can stop getting my hopes all up! Boo!

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  • 11/17/09 22:53 Lisa Kate:

    Meh. I hate sheer colors, if I want something sheer, I would wear chapstick!

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    • 11/18/09 12:51 the Muse:

      absolutely Lisa :P

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  • 11/17/09 23:58 Miss PK:

    Yes, these are awful! Very little staying power and reapplication made it worse. I bought two and both of them suck.

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    • 11/18/09 12:50 the Muse:

      amen Miss PK no likey!

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  • 11/18/09 10:15 DivaShop:

    Thanks for the heads up! I was actually considering this one for purchase, now I’m glad I didn’t get it. I do like their lip stain though.

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    • 11/18/09 12:45 the Muse:

      naa gloria don’t bother, it’s crap. They have other glosses that are WAY better in the collection that I enjoyed, the plex glass one was very good :-D

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  • 12/21/09 16:06 MissVee:

    Oooo thanks for the tip! I was also starting to get a craving for this lip gloss , and it’s a good thing I happened to stop by here 1st! I HATE sheer/pigmented (oxymoron, anyone?) lipgloss with the passion of a thousand suns…seriously, I think it makes one look like they ate a pork chop with no hands.

    Total waste of dough. Anyhoo, love your blog and please post more FOTD’s!!

    Have you tried the lipstains yet?

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    • 12/22/09 12:39 the Muse:

      hello missvee!

      My pleasure :-D totally know how you feel what’s the point!? I like mine pigmented! LOL love your comment about pork chops!

      Aww thank you sweetness *hugs* I surely will! My FOTD’s aren’t so fab but def try to include them with all my reviewed!

      Lipstains from hard candy? I didn’t know they had any 0_o!!!!

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  • 12/25/09 15:28 Steffanie:

    Hey! Loved your review. I got a shade lighter than you did. I love this stuff! I love the clear, glossy look. Over any lipstick, this stuff would make it really pretty. I love it!

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    • 12/28/09 16:14 the Muse:

      that’s fab Steffanie glad you’re enjoying it so much!

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  • 4/17/10 0:44 Sarah:

    I haven’t tried too many of their lip products (I kind of like their tinted lip balm, I got their lipstick in a color way too bright for me, total fail)
    But I’m in LOVE with their tinted moisturizer and button pen lip gloss.

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    • 4/22/10 16:29 the Muse:

      love the tm too sarah :D

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