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?
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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