March 4, 2013

Hard Candy All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stain Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Hard Candy All Glossed Up

Hard Candy All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stains have launched in eight shades for Spring 2013 for a mere five bucks each. I know, we have plenty of glossy pencils to choose from and another version might be a smidge overwhelming but at five bucks each with a lightweight, moisturizing formula I’d say you need ONE more at least.

Take a peek!

Hard Candy All Glossed Up 8

Hard Candy All Glossed Up are ahead of the game slightly in the jumbo pencil world as they act as not only a tinted lip balm but also as a stain. You might have tried Neutrogena’s version, and Clinique’s, and Tarte’s, and…andand

All are wonderful pencils but none of them leave color behind after wearing awaying and that’s why Hard Candy All Glossed Up is slightly ahead of this trend.

Hard Candy All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stain

Hard Candy All Glossed Up Swatches

Love Bite

The texture is a very lightweight, weightless tint. They don’t have the balminess most pencils like this sport. The formula has a thin consistency with a slightly glossy finish. They provide some moisture but not a ton. They wear comfortably and have a hydrating feel through that wear. The wear varies but I can get about three hours in before they start fading and when they do you have at least two to three more hours of wear left since they leave behind a killer staining effect. Cool right? These are flavorless so they contain no scent or flavor.

Basically Hard Candy has solidified lip stain with the All Glossed Up Pencil.

Hard Candy All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stain FOTD

Me likey!

An awesome little product! If you enjoy and use lip stains I’m sure you’ll dig this pencil.

Available now at Walmart.

Anyone try?

Do share!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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‘.

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  • Whimsical Kelly

    I want to try one, but I HATE WalMart. Argh, the conflict!

  • Fille

    How do these compare to the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains?

    • the Muse

      lighter texture dia, little less pigmented, shinier. stain is actually more longer lasting than the revlon one.

  • Ryou

    Revlon’s chubby pencil does leave a nice stain as well, but I think Hard Candy’s might look glossier? Either way, definitely hunting for this ASAP, thanks for the review! 🙂

    • the Muse

      my pleasure ryou! lighter texture, stain lasts longer but not as pigmented though as Revlon’s version and yes def more glossiness. Not glossy but perhaps a sheen 🙂

  • Pat

    These are by far the best that I have tried and I’ve used most brand. The color, moisture, lasting power and pigmentation was amazing

  • Stacy

    Muse the color looks AMAZING on you!
    P.S. I don’t see you take many pictures wearing Black, you wear it very well!!

  • blueraccoon

    How would these compare to the Revlon balm stains, wise Muse?

  • Miss D

    Forget the lipstick lets talk about your outfit. What kind of blouse are you wearing? Looks very pretty on you (sorry, can’t tell if it’s a lace or maybe a crochet blouse)!

    • the Muse

      aw thanks miss d 😀 kind of you to notice. It’s actually a silver panel over lace, kinda a floaty chiffon shirt. I guess I’m rarely seen in my “clothes” as I’m always doing my makeup first and dressing after so I always have a white t-shirt on ;-D

  • Cj

    Oh come on please don’t make me go back there 🙁 I thought you liked me, why would you send me to walmart TWICE in a month!? I think this is cause for a divorce… I mean there had to be a rule in the prenup saying we can’t make each other go to walmart….

    • the Muse

      LOL I WISH it was online….as I hate making too many trips to walmart, place scares me ;-D

  • kari

    That color is gorgeous! I have already have TONS of these chubby lip crayons, but like you said, couldn’t hurt to get one more, right? (Sidenote: I’m just stoked for the new Hard Candy products in general. They all seem really cool.)