Friday, October 16, 2009

Hard Candy Cosmetics @ Wal-Mart

Love/Hate relationship with Wal-Mart, but I HAD to pick up a few items from the "new" Hard Candy line. I'm late to the game since I haven't paid too much attention to drugstore make up releases as I usually do. Doing a bit of Google research, I caught the buzz from a few postings that Hard Candy was going out of business. If you check out the Hard Candy Website, it states that it is Under Construction. No news about what happened, but Wal-Mart has been trying to appeal to buyers who prefer higher end products. They got rid of the Mary Kate & Ashley Makeup line. Kinda glad I picked up what I wanted from that brand. I even have a couple of shadows I still need to review or give away. Hmmm? ;)

Well, Hard Candy's prices range from $5 to $10 and there is something for most gals. I picked up the following:

Just Nails Nail Color in Envy $5 - Sparkly deep green polish. I can't wait to use this during a NOTW post!

Blush Crush Baked Blush in Living Doll $7 - Reminds me of MAC's Dollymix blush which I don't have, but now I have a good dupe! It is a bright pink with some gold veining. Sheer & pretty. You definitely have to build the color if you want more intensity.

Painted Lady Lipcolor in Starlet $6 - I was hoping this was going to be a more burgundy color, but it is more berry. Why can't lippies be true to color from the tube to my lips? Still a good Fall color and I love the smooth texture of this lipstick.

Nobody's Perfect Concealer Palette in Fair $8 - I'm not one for concealer all the time, but this is a great palette that included 3 shades of concealer as well as 3 correctors! Great to have in my kit for when I have gigs and to use for myself. :)

Living Doll Blush - a clean, bright pink with hints of gold. I needed to not buy a peachy shade of blush but guess what blush I immediately picked up? Yup, the peachy one.

Nobody's Perfect Concealer Palette. I probably won't use that brush that is included. Nice to have handy, but the bristles are too long and soft. I would use a shorter, stiffer bristled brush, then blend with a cosmetic sponge.

Swatches of the blush, lipstick and palette.

Starlet on the lips.

I noticed that I never smile in my lip pictures. So here you go. Probably one of the only times you will see my smile and up close. LoL!

Envy is money. I don't think I have ever owned a deep green polish, but here is one that I like!

4 products for $26? Not too bad! There were tons of other products but most of them didn't appeal to me as much. They were either things that were in shades that I already have or they have too much glitter! My club kid/cheer days are over and the only time I would need anything with chunky glitter would be for Halloween or during other cosplay. ;) We'll see if I pick up anything else from this line. Hopefully they have seasonal promos with some different products.


Neeyuh said...

Nice pick ups, that lippie is gorgeous! I still haven't come across this line at any of my local wal-mart's just yet hopefully soon tho! :)

Blissey168 said...

omg! Wish I was there! I miss walmart! Love the concealer palette and the blush :) what a deal