Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hard Candy Makeup at Wal-Mart!


Hey everyone! As you may have noticed in my recent haul video- Wal-Mart is now selling Hard Candy makeup! It's a brand that had always been more of a high-end type of makeup- but I think it's bringing that sort of feel to Wal-Mart with really cute packaging and high-quality products. The prices on their items are similar to the cost of Revlon or L'oreal products. Most are in the range of $5 to $8. In the picture above, you can see the products mentioned in my video- plus a couple of new items I just picked up yesterday! :D I wanted to just give you a quick rundown of what I think of each of the items I've tried so far...
  • "In the Shadows" Eye shadow trio in Flower Girl... this neutral palette opens up like a book, and has sort of a cardboard feel to the packaging-very lightweight. I would have liked to see a little more color payoff with these shadows- but for an everyday neutral look, it's definitely something I can use. I love the taupe shade in this palette. Also- BONUS product! You get a mini (and I mean MINI) Kohl eyeliner! It's strapped right on to the palette :)
  • "Painted Lady" lipstick in Crush... probably the cutest lipstick I own. Not only do the caps of all these lipsticks have their own unique design (this one has clovers and horseshoes on it)-- but they have the most adorable little ribbon tail! (may make it easier to find when you're digging in your purse!) The lipstick doesn't have the best staying power- but it feels great on the lips and has a gorgeous golden-coral tone. A nice everyday shade- and would look great with bronzed skin.
  • "Nobody's Perfect" Concealer Palette in Fair... yeah- more cuteness here. You are supplied with six different shades to even out your skintone. 3 are typical skin-tone shades, and then you get a green, yellow, and light pink. I am actually pretty impressed with the coverage of these concealers considering how light they feel on the skin! Many people dont want to cake a lot of product on their undereye area- and with this you can cover your circles and it doesn't look obvious. This was 8 bucks by the way... it comes with a little tiny brush- which might be good for spot concealing zits- but not big enough for the undereye area.
  • "Balm Girls" Tinted lip balm in Elise... These little pear shaped lip balms are packaged in little boxes- each one with a different girl on it. So cute! I was hoping more color would come through when I used this product, but it was basically clear with just the slightest hint of light pink. For people who have really naturally pigmented lips- this shade wouldn't show up at all. I'm interested to see what some of the brighter colors would do.
  • "Ginormous Lash" mascara in Carbon Black... I had high hopes for this! The tube itself is big and just makes you feel like it's going to work wonders... despite the rubber cone-shaped brush that made it very easy to coat every lash- I didn't feel like they were very volumized, let alone "Ginormous"... keep in mind this is just my initial reaction- I've only used this mascara once.
  • "Plumping Serum" volumizing lip gloss in All American Girl... This is a neutral/mauve toned sheer gloss. I like the feel on my lips... not too sticky, yet it doesn't run all over the place. I can't say I noticed any major plumping- not big tingle or anything like that- but I like the sheer, natural color- especially over my Wet & Wild lipliner #666 Brandywine. Will continue to wear it... even though it didn't really "plump" my lips.

Hopefully you've gotten a sense of some of the items available in the Hard Candy brand- now available at Wal-Mart. Have you tried anything yet, and if so, what did you think? I'll keep you posted with future product reviews from this brand! Thanks for stopping by the blog! :D

Emily

13 comments:

  1. I saw the Hard Candy line when I was at Walmart a couple of hours ago and I was wondering whether or not it was any good so this review was perfect timing for me. Thank you :)

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  2. Thanks for the review! I'm hoping to purchase the concealer palette and the lipstick. I just hope the Walmart in Canada carries Hard Candy. *cross my fingers*

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  3. What is the one thing you would reccomend most from hard candy? Thanks for the review!

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  4. I ran out to Wal Mart the day after you posted your haul video and the lady in charge of make-up had not set up the Hard Candy stuff yet. Buuutt, she did go to the back to get a huge box of the makeup and allowed me to go through some of it with her!I got the concealer in fair. So far-great, but I don't really know what to use the pink for. I got two lipsticks and I really like them! Thanks for the heads up!

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  5. I bought two of those glosses, girly girl and girl next door. Both are sheer with beautiful shine and I layer them over lip pencil or lipstick. I didn't notice a lot of pumping but I like it as a gloss and you get a lot of product for the price. I too love the packaging, it reminds me of the Kat Von D packaging style.

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  6. I purchased two items so far. One was a Walk The Line eyeliner in Licorice it is supposed to be a black with sparkle, the sparkle is good but the black isn't really black it is good to wear over other eyeliner for $6 I thought it would have more pay off. Then the second item I got was the Kal-idescope Baked Eyeshawdow Duo in Break Up..for $6 again I would kind of expect more color pay off, it wasn't bad you just had to pack alot on, it seemed to stay put all day I did use UDPP as a base though, with the two colors I managed to do a whole eye look that looked pretty nice, might try some darker colors next time.

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  7. I picked up one of the Plumping Serum glosses but noticed when I opened it, there was no stopper to remove excess product... has anyone else experienced this or did i just get a defective gloss?

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  8. i heard so much about this line recently, but im not familiar with it at all.

    and btw, im a new follower and love your blog. hopefully you can check out mine too.
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  9. I purchased a lipstick, sorry can't remember the color but its the one you picked up too, its smooth and creamy I really like it. I also picked up the Ginormous Mascara, I will have to say I normally use waterproof mascara but I loved this one. Made my lashes really pop and separate it looked great. Then I got the Blush Crush Baked Blush in Living Doll - LOVE IT! It's such a cute pink color with hints of gold in it...so cute! I am really loving "baked" cosmetics right now. I also picked up an eye shadow collection palette in Gamble. It has 5 shades. I agree the color payoff isn't that great, but the colors are pretty and I will still wear it if I want to go natural that day. Overall so far I'm loving the Hard Candy line from Wal-Mart, can't wait to go back and really get to look at everything! Great review thanks Emily!

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  10. I haven't seen this brand in the Walmart in my town...I hope they get it soon!

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  11. Hi I bought the Nobody's perfect concerler and I'm not sure how to use it correctly what are the green, yellow, and white ones for? Could you please help?

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  12. I went to Walmart sometime after watching your review on Hard Candy cosmetics and was really impressed with their selection. I bought a five shadow quad, which comes with a small tube of eye shadow primer, and I also got their face primer, which I am LOVING!! It's the first face primer I've ever owned, but I have tried a few others. It gives the same effect as smashbox Photofinish, so it's very smoothing. The texture is interesting, because it's goopy but light at the same time. So I'm super excited to go back and get some more of their products.
    Thanks for the review!!

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  13. The price is good, but here in Brazil Revlon and Loreal aren't cheap. It's very expensive. Well, I think I will travel to buy bette

    Thank you!

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