November 12, 2009

Hard Candy Plexi Gloss Review and Swatches

I promise I’m almost done with the Hard Candy bits I ordered. Are you terribly tired of all the Hard Card reviews? I so sorry. Don’t be mad k? I went a little overboard when I hauled so I have a crazy amount of it to get through but it’s a good resource eh?

Hard Candy Plexi Lip Gloss 1

Today I’m all about smearing gobs of Hard Candy Plexi Lip Gloss all over my lips!

Check it after the jump!

$5 bucks makes it a score in my humblest as it’s a decent enough gloss for the price. Anyone remember if Hard Candy carried these before? They look odd familiar but it’s early right now and my brain refuses to corporate so I can’t recall if they might be something from the original line.

It’s kinda of a small size for the price but honestly you probably won’t get cheaper for the quality. Quality is there and it has a high glossy sheen plus wears very comfortably on the lips. It’s not too tacky or sticky but manages to last quite long and offers a mirror-like finish. I got the shade I Want Candy which is a milky pink. The color itself isn’t pigmented but quite sheer and in most cases virtually clear but I don’t mind as it’s ideal for topping on my favorite stain or lipstick.

Hard Candy Plexi Lip Gloss 2

Hard Candy Plexi Lip Gloss 4

I like the applicator on this as it’s not a sponge but a simple squeeze tube. Although small it still fits the contour of my lips nicely and applies the gloss evenly and flawlessly. Packaging is very simple compared to other pieces in the line but again I don’t really mind.

I’m trying to debate with myself if the $5 price tag deems it a good pick simply because the gloss is tiny. You probably won’t find cheaper or nicer in my humblest though plus they have quite a nice selection of shades that are a tad more pigmented than this pink.

Overall, I’d say it was a winner and worthy of a pick up if you’re on the hunt for an inexpensive gloss. It has a nice shine, a good glossy finish, and the formula is thick enough to plump your pout a tiny bit. Likey alot, cute one Hard Candy, keep ’em coming!

Anyone try?




Disclosure: The following item was purchased by me for review purposes (and because I like flinging my money at makeup products of any kind) on Musings of a Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  • Lisa Kate

    Wanna try!! I don’t think they carried this before though…but I know what you mean about it looking familiar. Hmm…

  • Melissa

    I’m singing…”I want candy, I want caaaaaaandy”
    Is this mint flavored too? I got a double sided lippy with clear (green) gloss on one side and pigmented on the other. The clear is mint and the pigmented is fruity and obnoxious. I really like the clear mint tho. I think I paid $8 for the double sided so maybe I should pick up a single when I’m out. (Or before)

    • the Muse

      I wannnntt candy! dodododo! hehe! I dunno Melissa that’s the strange part I was tyring to remember the flavor when writing the review and I can’t recall LOL I think it was fruity?! I don’t think I got the dual sided but I got the pink one in the white packaging which I didn’t like.

  • lizzie

    hey! great HC reviews 🙂 u said u ordered these products…..??? from where??? my walmart doesnt carry them and im sad 🙁 id love to try some of the new line so lemme know 🙂

    • the Muse

      hi lizzie nope didn’t order just hopped into walmart for them but you can get them from walmart’s website if your walmart doesn’t carry the line 😀

      hope this helps.

  • Holly

    Hard Candy had a similar gloss before. For some reason, I think it was called Kiss and Tell? There was something written on the cap.. on the flat part. I had one, it was blue-ish and I just ransacked my make up room, and no luck. But I distinctly remember them having a similar type gloss, which I remember thinking it was overpriced for what it was then (I’m guessing around $12 or so?). For $6, I’ll probably pick up one of the revamped ones

    • the Muse

      I think so too Holly maybe that’s the one!? I remember that as well…or we are both nuts! ha!

      • Holly

        The one I have (had?) had more shimmer to it though, and I almost always prefer shimmer in my glosses. I distinctly remember an orange colored one, adn one that looked about the color of the one you have up there. I do miss the old Hard Candy eye palettes – that was one of the first makeup items I owned! Did they bring those back?

        • the Muse

          Nope…the new eye palettes are kinda cheesy…BUT I haven’t actually tried them as of yet but the looks of ’em are kinda meh. I like shimmer in my gloss too and YES I recall the orange gloss 😀 Damn now I have to go google to see if I can find pics!


  • Mollie

    It’s like a vanilla flavor… cakey-er than MAC, in my opinion. If anyone was still wondering about that. 🙂

    I just bought one of these in Genie. I really do like it a lot… and for five bucks, the only thing I can get that’s “better” is a mark. gloss because I’m a rep and have the discount. And personally, I like the Hard Candy Plexi-Gloss just as much!

    • the Muse

      hi mollie yup 🙂 much better tasting than mac imho.

      I agree, for the price the quality is so there 🙂

      Love mark glosses w00t!

  • Genevieve

    I’ve been looking for a replacement for their Super Shine Gloss. This might be it, but I haven’t tried it yet. The old “flavor” was cupcake. I only know this because I loved the Baby Doll one more than anything and JUST ran out a few days ago. Sad Business.

    • the Muse

      mmmmm genevieve not sure I recall using the super shine gloss which I could give you some deets how they compare. Def head to walmart and check this out maybe it’ll be the dupe you seek!

      • Genevieve

        I ordered a tube of Posh – turns out that the consistency is about the same, as is the scent/flavor, but the color…not so much. It’s pretty close though, so I guess that’ll have to do.

        • the Muse

          aw good genevieve at least it’s a little bit of a dupe! 😀 better than not at all having your fav product! Glad you’re liking it dear!