Hard Candy Stroke of Gorgeous Eyeliner Review
Hard Candy has a brand new felt tip liquid eyeliner available in three shades with its Fall Collection.
I personally suck at liquid lining. I dream of the day I can work a cat eye like Dita Von Teese or at least apply one like her. Gorgeous!
There’s a little something that sets Hard Candy Stroke of Gorgeous Eyeliner apart from other liners of its kind though.
Take the jump to find out.
A felt tipped eyeliner with Hard Candy’s Growth Serum built right in to promote lash health.
Eyeliners nowadays, like mascaras, are embracing the growth serum technology so not only do you get a liner here but also a serum infused one that will help lashes to grow big and strong.
Hard Candy got a little funkier with its packaging this round of products and Stroke of Gorgeous reflects that. It has a fishnet design on the pencil that’s pretty Urban Decay-ish so if you put a heavier emphasis on brilliant packaging this will make you feel right at home.
I tested out Nautical which is aqua shade. The liner has a long felt tip for application. Formula wears quite well and proves very long wearing without issues of fading or flaking up, it’s pretty waterproof.
I didn’t like it because…
The color looks lovely on the tip of the pencil but when applied the color is a bit washed out and pigment is lacking.
I’m not expert at liquid liners like this but I felt like the product’s tip wasn’t dense enough and flopped around a bit. Plus it frayed a little towards the tip after a single use which results in skipp-y, messy application during my second application round.
The next day the tip looked a little dry as well but I’ll have to keep it around for a while to determine whether or not it’ll dry out super fast or not.
- Those on a beauty budget.
- Those wanting a lash serum built right into their eyeliner.
Those looking for a dense, precise tipped liner.
This one failed to impress me. Even though I’m not an expert in the liquid liner department I can tell the difference between a good one and a rubbish one and this one kinda fell between the cracks due to the rather crummy faded out color application and less than stellar precise point. If you’re on a budget you might want to haul it but there are probably any number of options available at the drugstore that are considerably better.
It’s $5 and available exclusively at Walmart.
Will you indulge?
Tried anything from Hard Candy Fall 2011 yet?
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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