Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipstick ($5) is yet another incredible product that Hard Candy recently launched with their Spring/Summer 2015 Makeup Collection. Honestly, scoring $5 buck lipstick with a great formula is a rarity in my humblest opinion so count me shocked and delighted by the texture, wear, and pigment that Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipstick brings to the table.
Yes, you need it!
Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipstick Swatches (Admired and Victorious)
Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipstick comes packaging in a mirrored barrel featuring a see through window displaying the color located on the top of the tube. Each lipstick weights in at 0.11 oz in size. The packaging has a nice weight behind it giving the look and feel of a mid-range lipstick! It also isn’t as bad a magnetic for fingerprints as I thought it would be.
The Plumping Gel Sticks Lipstick is apparently a plumping formula infused with mango butter that has a cushiony feel on lips courtesy a gel formula. A plumping agent adds volume to lips and diffuses the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles supposedly.
No worries, this isn’t injected with cinnamon or anything else! I hear plumping and automatically assume that it’s going to taste like a stick of Big Red gum but this has absolutely no flavor or fragrance nor does it sting or give lips a bitten feel. I actually didn’t experience the plumping effect but none the less adored the formula.
Hard Candy Admired Plumping Serum Lipstick
Hard Candy Victorious Plumping Serum Lipstick
I’d liken the texture to a creamier version of Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick and dare I say as much as I love Tarte’s formula, Hard Candy’s is even better!
These have a light, creamy texture that glides onto lips easily without a skip! My lips are prone to dryness but these have a smooth, even application and finish. The texture is lightly creamy and weightless on lips. They don’t migrate or feather through the four hour wear time and they keep my lips very, very pleasantly moist and softened through that wear. The finish is cream but has a very slight shine that makes them appear fresh and moist even on my dry lips. Pigmentation is beautiful! I tried two of the several shades that have available and both shades applied opaque on a single pass.
I can’t believe I paid $5 for lipstick this good!
All in all Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipstick put together a fabulously budget friendly lipstick that’s a pure pleasure to wear! The quality here rivals a lipstick that you may pay $20 or more for. It’s light, creamy, hydrating, and packs a nice bit of pigment.
What more could a girl want?
Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipstick is available now at Walmart and Walmart.com.