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Hard Candy Green With Envy Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Hard Candy Green With Envy Eyeshadow Palette

A little while back, I purchased Hard Candy’s Top Ten Eyeshadow Palette in the shade Green With Envy. The Top Ten palettes come in five different shades – Feelin’ Blue (blues), Green With Envy (greens), Naturally Gorgeous (neutrals), Pinking of You (pinks), and Smoke Out (smoky with purples).

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Hard Candy Love Bite All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stain Review & Swatches

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Hard Candy All Glossed Up Lip Stain Love Bite

Hard Candy (which is exclusively available in Walmart stores and on Walmart.com) recently released several new products, including the “All Glossed Up” jumbo lip pencil, which is described as a hydrating lip stain. I purchased one in the color “Love Bite” – a pinky-purple.

Hard Candy All Glossed Up Lip Stain Love Bite Swatch

I always have trouble photographing purples, so this swatch is not as color accurate as I would like; the pencil is actual a bit more purple.  Still, you can see that the pencil has translucent-but-pigmented glossy color.  I found it very comfortable to wear; neither moisturizing nor drying.

Hard Candy All Glossed Up Lip Stain Love Bite Swatch-2

The lip swatch photograph is also a touch too pink.  You can see how glossy and smooth my lips look, however! As promised, the pencil left a stain, though the stain was not particularly long-lasting.

I did not notice any smell or taste; unlike the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains, these do not have a peppermint scent, which I was half expecting just because these are similarly packaged.

Overall, I like this product – it is glossy and comfortable to wear, and because of the stain, reasonably long wearing. I do wish that the shade I picked, Love Bite, was more purple and less pink, but it’s still a nice shade (and is more purple than appears in the photos).  For $5, I’d say that it’s worth purchasing one to try out if it looks appealing to you!

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Hard Candy Crush On Lava – Swatch of the Day

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Hard Candy Crush On Lava Swatch

Crush On Lava

Hard Candy Crush On Lava – two coats, no topcoat. Sorry about the dry cuticles!

(I can now confirm that this is the same as the discontinued Beetle from the old shade range.)

Hard Candy is exclusive available at Walmart, online & in store.

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Hard Candy Light and Medium Glamoflauge Concealer Review & Swatches

Hard Candy Glamoflauge - light & medium

Hard Candy Glamoflauge – light & medium

I’ve heard many times that Hard Candy Glamoflauge heavy duty concealer is one of the most opaque concealers available, which piqued my interest.  After looking at swatches online, I thought I was probably between light and medium – so for $6 a tube, I thought I would just buy both.  I just checked the website, and there is now a shade labeled “med light,” which I would guess is in between the shades I bought, but it wasn’t available a few weeks ago.

Hard Candy Glamoflauge is packaged in a small tube.  The packaging is good quality and functional – it has a nozzle opening, which is perfect for the texture and because so little is needed.  Each tube of Glamoflauge also includes a mini concealer pencil, which can be used in many ways – to spot conceal, to layer with the concealer for more coverage, as a reverse lip liner, or on the waterline to brighten the eye (I believe it is eye safe, but I’m not completely sure). Both the light and the medium shades of Glamoflauge included a pencil labeled “light / pale.”

The texture of the concealer is thick and creamy, and it is indeed extremely opaque.  Only a tiny amount will completely cover a large area.   To my eye, the light shade is fairly neutral, and the medium shade is quite olive.  The light/pale concealer pencil is somewhere in between the two concealers in depth, and looks to have yellow undertones.

Hard Candy Glamoflauge swatches light/pale pencil, light concealer, medium concealer

Hard Candy Glamoflauge swatches:
light/pale pencil, light concealer, medium concealer

I own MAC Chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20 (I use it almost exclusively on my waterline), and I compared it to the Hard Candy concealer pencil. They’re quite similar, but the MAC pencil is a tough lighter and slightly more creamy.

Comparison swatches: Glamoflauge light/pale pencil , MAC NC15 / NW20 pencil

Glamoflauge light/pale pencil (left)
MAC NC15 / NW20 pencil (right)

In order to demonstrate the coverage of this concealer, I used a tiny amount to cover a freckle on my inner arm – this is a very thin layer! I believe I mixed both shades, but I don’t remember.  It’s not a good match for my arm, nor a particularly color accurate photo, but still shows how opaque the coverage is!

Overall, I would recommend this concealer – it’s both inexpensive and good quality.  The main downside is that, as a drugstore product, you have to guess which color would be a good match.

Hard Candy Glamoflauge is available in five shades – Ultra Light, Light, Light Medium, Medium, and Tan.  Hard Candy is exclusively available at Wal-Mart; since there is no store near me, I ordered online, and shipping was prompt and just under $2.