New shades of Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipgloss have hit Walmart. Wahoo for cheap plumping lip gloss eh? New shades include pinks, fuschias, and nudes plus a formula that contains optical brighteners that brighten your teeth. Yup, plumps, whitens, walks the dog, it does it all baby!
No seriously though….
I hadn’t tried this gloss when it originally launched but got curious to have a go with the new shades so I picked one up!
Let’s have a look!
A plumping gloss that gives lips a fuller look while optical brighteners make teeth appear brighter!
I’d say it’s somewhat like MAC Lipglass but the formula runs a tad thinner with alot less tack and stick. I only got one shade which is Nude Beach, quite a nice shade of nude pink that give lips a natural, fresh look.
The gloss is of medium texture without a tacky, sticky feel that wears comfortably and decently long. The shade I got doesn’t have a ton of pigmentation but it does give a nice my lips but better look. It has a very tiny zing but nothing as dramatic as say DuWop Lip Venom so sensitive types can easily use this without having a problem I’d say. It applies a bit dry at first but I noticed if I pump the applicator a few times up and down in the tube that you’ll get better results.
Presentation wise the packaging is quite nice for a $6 buck lipgloss. It has a silver top with a brushed scroll design and the Hard Candy emblem on the tube in script. It’s not something you’d be embarrassed to pull out of your purse.
I wouldn’t call the formula bad by any means but it is uneventful in a sea of cheaper glosses. It doesn’t really plump and it’s not thick enough to make lips look fuller nor did I notice my teeth appearing any whiter. I wanna lean towards saying it’s a fair gloss but I’ve seen much better in terms of budget lip gloss from Milani. The formula feels nice enough but I’m less than thrilled with it overall.
- Anyone seeking a hip lipgloss (the packaging really rocks and the gloss formula is fairly good for this price range).
- Anyone looking for a nice touch up gloss (if you’re a chronic gloss application girl this is a great one to toss in your purse).
- Anyone wanting fuller lips (I felt the formula wasn’t thick enough to make lips look fuller nor does the entire “plumping” serum deal work for me).
- Anyone who wants a gloss with alot of fanfare and awesomeness attached (this felt a tad boring).
I love a good gloss budget find and I think that Hard Candy is a great selection in terms of price and overall cuteness packaging wise however this gloss itself felt a tad boring to me and didn’t really have a wow effect on my lips. Overall, it’s nice but I’m not all that impressed. I will say I like that Hard Candy has taken the initiative to not only introduce new items but also new shades in existing products.
Anyone try it?
What did you think?