August 8, 2017

Hard Candy Expert Creme Wand Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand ($5) is a new lightweight color correcting formula available in a range of shades that address redness, dullness, dark circles, and more. Earlier this Summer, Hard Candy released a variety of new Color Correct products that range in price from $4 to $7. I picked up the Sheer Envy Bake, Brighten & Set Loose Finishing Powder which is also part of this display and loved it! It’s actually one of the reasons I decided to give the Expert Creme Wand a go as that formula was brilliant why shouldn’t this one be?

Not to mention Hard Candy has a very good track record with cream and liquid products in my experience as products like Glamoflauge Mix‑in Pigment Makeup Drops, Glamoflauge Foundation, and Glamoflauge Concealer have been successful for me.

Here’s my thoughts, reviews, and swatches on the Hard Candy Expert Creme Wand!

Hard Candy Expert Creme Wand is actually a disappointing release since it’s available for a limited time. If you end up really liking this, you won’t be able to re-purchase it after you finish it. That kind of sucks. I’ll never understand why any brand would release a base product that they have plans to have around for a short time. I still remember Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer being around for the shortest time ever (I think it was like a year before they pulled it from shelves) and still mourning the fact it is gone.

Anyway, Expert Creme Wand is available in Green, Yellow, Pink, Lavender, Peach, and Orange. The colors were created to address redness, dullness, dark circles, and sallowness. I picked up the light peach shade which was created for Fair to Light skin tones. I was going to go with the Orange which was created for Medium to Dark skin tones but the shade is as deep as the Maybelline Master Camo Color Correcting Pen that I struggled with so, I decided peach might be the way to go and if it was too light, no big deal since it was quite cheap!

The Peach actually reminds me a lot of Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid but with a creamier formula. It’s a very lightweight, creamy texture that blended easily under my eyes. If you wanted to you could easily get away with using this as a concealer but I ended up applying it under my concealer because it is a little too light for me and looks pasty when used on its own. The good news is it works beautifully brightening up the entire under eye area and works well under other conceals without creasing or morphing the formula. It’s pigmented but not pigmented enough to completely erase dark circles but it will conceal blue or redness if you have that issue under your eyes. This is also a good ready in a flash formula for a more natural look. So, if you’re headed out running errands and want to look more awake this will do a good job of it but only if the shade matches your skin tone. Personally, it’s a little pasty for me so, I do need my own concealer on top to make it look more natural. But the color correcting benefits are here as it really does brighten up and perk my eyes up when I’m using it under my own concealer. As I said, I experienced no issues with creasing and the color lasted well.

All in all, for five bucks, you can’t beat the price or the formula! This will make a nice change up from the more expensive version of Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid!

Do try it!

Get it now at Walmart or walmart.com.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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.

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  • kimkats

    Oh, that looks like it might have to come home with me. 🙂 Peach concealers are great for under eye darkness. And what’s up with making it a LE item???? that’s just dumb… It’s not like undereye darkness is going to magically go away… Sheesh! C’mon HC – make it permanent!

  • kjh

    If you want this, make it quick. Clicked over and whoops, Walmart.com is out of some shades on some, and down to 4 on others, online. Some local Walmart have them. whhhhoooo….ooosh.

  • Deena

    I wish HC would make this permanant!!! I am wondering if it is because most HC displays are small.

  • R Klimas

    i purchased the pink wand corrector and I love it. I put it over blue undereye darkness and a little blue vein near my temple. It blends easily, does not have an offensive odor, brightens my face, and I can wear it alone , or for a more polished look under my maybelline rewind concealor in the neutralizer shade. Why didn’t more brands think of using a subtle pink wand corrector before this? I am 59 and love makeup,
    eye skin has gotten thinner and more blue shows. This fixes it, and it is so affordable. I have 2 wands and will buy more.