Anyone successful scoring some of the Hard Candy Holiday Gift Sets? Lots of endless, useless, and torturing steps through the Evil Empire but no luck here.
Good news though, some are available on Walmart’s website and have free shipping if it appeals!
I did get a Hard Candy Bad Girl Next Door Set to try out which should appeal to those wanting a quickie, budget smoked out eye look!
A gift set of mini Hard Candy essential for creating a smoky eye!
The set is $8 bucks so those wanting a budget friendly gift for a Secret Santa or makeup loving friend should find this gift budget friendly. Everything included is mini size but still enough to create quite a few fabulous smoky eye looks before running out.
- Hard Candy Eyeshadow Primer
- Hard Candy Ginormous Lash Volumizing Mascara
- Hard Candy Take Me Out Liner in Black
- 2 Hard Candy Baked Eyeshadows (black and white)
- Hard Candy Lash Tinsel in Spellbound
The shadows are pretty darling in this set. They are about the size of a quarter in terms of the compact and about the size of a penny, shadow wise. I’ve tried Hard Candy Baked Shadows before and it’s a hit or miss situation and these happen to fall into the realms of a hit. They have decent color payoff and a smooth formula, for $8 I think they are rather cute additions to my makeup collection and will create a super fast smoked out eye.
I’ve reviewed Hard Candy Ginormous Lash Volumizing Mascara before and I suggest you read that review to get a real feel for the product with plenty of details and before and after shots. It’s a rather great budget mascara however the mini size doesn’t do it justice.
Lash Tinsel is rather fun as well and creates a nice sparkle to lashes. It’s an over mascara base that adds touches of shimmering silver and black glitter and shimmer to the tips of lashes. You can see the results if you tilt your head at just the right angle!
Out of the six products I’d say the eye primer and liner were the worst.
Although Take Me Out Liner has good pigmentation it lacks a creamy formula so a fair bit of tugging is involved to get it into place.
I’m not entirely sure what they were thinking when they created their Eyeshadow Primer as it comes across as a silicone-free facial primer a la Korres Primer, very similar in terms of formula and texture and has a moisturizing feel and in no way works well at holding shadow in place but rather hydrates the lid. Very strange and useless product.
- Anyone seeking a cute stocking stuffer, Secret Santa, or budget friendly gift for a friend.
- Anyone wanting to travel light with essential smoky eye products!
- Lovers of Hard Candy!
- Anyone wanting a more polished, professional smoky eye (this creates a nice smoky eye but lacks certain bells and whistles).
I thought the set was cute although it has an item or two that didn’t really work all that fabulous. The baked shadows were a gem for both their size and formula, I thought they were rather sweet and could totally get behind owning more shades. I think it’s a nice set for beginners but those who are into more advanced makeup application and just high end cosmetics might turn their nose up.
Good for beauty budget types for sure.
Anyone try anything that’s included in this set or the set itself?
What did you think?
Hard Candy is sold exclusively at Walmart.