If the name Hard Candy sounds familiar, you may remember their makeup from back when it was sold at Sephora. Now the company has been tweaked and consumers are adjusting to the brand’s improved prices and new products found exclusively at Wal-Mart.
I tried Mouthing Off Sheer Lip Shine in Love Dove and Kal-eye-descope Baked Eyeshadow Duo in Ab Fab. The packaging on both was cute, looking friendly and modern. Still, when I opened the eyeshadow I was not expecting much. The two shades in the unopened package looked like those chosen by a child experimenting with makeup for the first time. I tried them out on a weekend when I had no plans scheduled. I will admit I was afraid I would like a clown at work or a Barbie on a date. But after trying it, I now wear the shadow proudly when I leave the house. The purple looked beautiful atop my brown eyes and added originality to my look. The small compact did not come with a brush, but with a back and forth sweep I had the right amount of shadow for a packed day. The pink was not my favorite color for eyeshadow but that too looked nice enough when I wore it with the purple or in a small dose alone.
My favorite part of the lip product was its yummy sweet smell, like candy! The gloss had very little pigment (they were not lying about the sheer sheen) but could work well as a top coat to pink lipstick. It had some shimmer that reflected in the light. It was not incredibly sticky, though on a windy day my hair would probably still be magnetized to my mouth. I would recommend the lip gloss if you need a new one that gives you a little something extra without wanting all the bells in whistles, color, outrageous shine, etc. Sometimes simple can go a long way.
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