Hard Candy Spring/Summer 2010: Hard Candy Hot Smudge Review and Swatches
The Hard Candy Spring/Summer 2010 Collection should be hitting up your evil empire (Walmart) shortly. It’s already available on Walmart’s site but if you wanna avoid shipping costs you can dash over and see if they updated their selection yet with the new line. I dragged myself in store last week but didn’t spot it yet so maybe give it to the middle of the month in some locations.
If you missed the release info check it out here.
Now go ahead and jump ahead for a peek at one of the newest releases from the collection!
I got my hands om some Hard Candy Hot Smudge for you today and it’s a fun one peeps. Think Urban Decay Ink for Eyes times two and Hot Smudge is pretty much it.
What is it?
A cream eyeliner/smudge shadow duo in a slick sexy case ala Urban Decay Ink for Eyes complete with a dual ended brush and smudger.
So it’s basically the poor girl’s Urban Decay Ink For Eyes, exact dupe except you get more product for less. $22 bucks gets you a single liner from Urban Decay and $5 bucks or so nails you two cream liners from Hard Candy. Which would you choose (Pictured Below, Top Urban Decay, Bottom Hard Candy)?
This comes in six different duo shades which equals 12 color combos. I got mine in Stunt Double which is chocolate brown and royal purple.
The case it comes in is a slim line case with a spot for the applicator and a split compartment that houses the two liners. You can basically multitask yourself silly with the product as it can be used to line and define, applied as a shadow and smudged out, or used as a base. Possibilities are endless really.
Vaguely shocked at the formula as I automatically assumed, it being so cheap, I’d have to deal with lining and relining but no worries. Product is plenty pigmented and one line will do the trick no reason to dash back and load up again as it applies perfectly well the first time sans skipping or smudged up application. The handy applicator makes it easy to smudge the liner out while the slanted tip brush eases the way for a nice straight line that’s thick or think depending on your mood.
I thought the shade selections were a little weird. For example pairing up purple and brown? I dunno seemed rather off. But I will say that Misfit looks awesome (two shades of olive green that contrast from darker to lighter) and I must get my hands on that bad boy. Liner lasted long on me but oily lid and eye users beware as my sis experienced a bit of smudging with this (she has oily woes around the eye area). Also give it a little second to set and dry as it takes a moment and you should be good to go.
Who might like it?
- Anyone who is lemming Urban Decay Ink for Eyes but simply doesn’t have the cash for it.
- Anyone who wants two gel liners that they can use to multitask for lining, smudging, and using as a base and/or shadow.
- Anyone who likes affordable makeup that has some great quality to back it up!
Who might not like it?
- Oily users may experience smudging, be aware.
- Anyone who wants a quick drying liner (this takes a second to set).
Total, complete score. You need it. It’s affordable, it does the job (and does it well), and it multitasks like crazy. The product simply works great which is rare for something so cheap.
Nice stuff Hard Candy.
Muse Approved for purchase.
Grab all the shades if you can when it hits your Walmart because honestly the six shades will set you back a little more than you’d pay for a single Urban Decay Ink for Eyes. Who doesn’t like that kinda math?!
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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