Hard Candy Ombre Lipstick ($6 at Walmart) is a new graduating lipstick launched with the Hard Candy Spring 2014 Collection. This budget friendly lipstick is available in ten shades and is supposed to take the work out of creating an ombre lipstick look.
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In theory Hard Candy Ombre Lipstick sounds awesome. Here’s a slip square shaped lipstick with two complimentary shades that not only take the guess work out of pairing shades together to create your ombre look but also allows you to easily apply the look as well. Simply sweep the lipstick on so the dark shade faces up and apply onto your upper lips. Face down the dark shade and do your lower lips. Done…
I only tried one shade so far which is Cheerful and the ombre effect kinda didn’t work out. This shade is made from a lighter shade of blue based pink and a very shy darker shade of the same color. The colors kinda run together and I’m not seeing a ton of contrast unfortunately. They probably should have went way darker to get the desired ombre effect. In the long end both shades just ran together to create a baby shade of frosty pink on my lips. The color really accentuated the natural lines of my lips and looked rather uneven. It has a very soft texture with a creamy consistency and a subtle vanilla taste and fragrance. It feels hydrating on with a nice glossiness to it. Unfortunately it was the uneven, patchy look that wasn’t terribly flattering on me. I blame the shade as something darker might have looked better on my skin tone.
One thing deserves mentioning is the packaging is kinda troublesome. The lipstick doesn’t swivel completely down and each time I’m putting the cap back on I end up slicing a hunt of the lipstick off. It drove me batty.
I think the idea an gradation effect for ombre lips with one application sounds pretty awesome especially for peeps like me who aren’t really creative enough to create such a look. However, I’m not sure Hard Candy Ombre Lipstick will be the end all to create that look.
Interesting idea but not effective for getting that perfect ombre finish.
Hard Candy is sold exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com.
Anyone try this yet?
Do share your thoughts!