14 Oct Review, Swatches: Hard Candy Cosmetics Fall 2014 Collection: Cheeks & Balances Instant Contouring Stick, Skin Luminizer, High Intensity Eye Shadow, Plumping Serum Gel LipStick
There are just some things you’ll never forget from your childhood. Whether it was your first lipgloss or nail color, one thing’s for certain: you were most likely obsessed with Hard Candy Cosmetics. We all know those cube-shaped nail polish bottles filled with the brightest shades you’d ever seen, with the matching plastic ring. If you thought your younger self’s favorite makeup brand was a thing of pure memory, think again, because Hard Candy is thriving!
BeautyStat was invited to take a look at some of the latest Fall 2014 offerings from Hard Candy. Totally revamped and reformulated, Hard Candy still has the same amount of attitude and whimsy with products that deliver and speak to the modern woman. We were able to get a look at the entire line (available at Walmart and Walmart.com) with a mock gondola that looked like it was taken right out of the makeup isle.
Jam-packed with glittery nail colors, colorful mascara tubes and liners, this was just the beginning of our Willy Wonka-esque adventure. Among the sugary treats and laughs with Hard Candy’s amazing marketing and PR team, we dutifully swatched and sampled the new items.
Cheeks & Balances Instant Contouring Cheek Stick: This dual-toned stick delivers the perfect amount of highlighter and blush/bronzer to sculpt color and illuminate cheeks. Available in NEW! shades: Blooming Orchid, Angel Face and Island Glow (shown).
Glow all the Way Skin Luminizer: Apply to face and body, this gel-cream is infused with 24 carat gold for a million dollar look! Available in NEW! sheer shades: In the Buff and Blushing Babe.
Brows Now! Fiberized Brow Gel & Brow Highlighter: The volumizing fiber gel gives you a long-wear formula that won’t budge, while making brows thicker and more natural. A new look to the packaging is available in Light Medium and Medium Dark.
Fierce Effects High Intensity Eye Shadow: Not a powder or a cream, these shadows act like an intense, luminous color shield. Each shade is intensified with a second pigment for a multidimensional pearl blend. Silk pigments lend for a comfortable long wear. Soft & Sultry is great for a smoky eye day or night. Also available in Heart & Soul, Slow & Steady, Bright & Early, Lost & Found.
Top Ten Trendsetter Unique & Intense Eye Shadow Collection: 10 shades in each of these palettes will cover you in the matte, shimmer, glitter and metallic departments. The fabric mirror compact looks ultra-punk with silver and gold studs. Guilt Pleasure holds pink, purples and glittery neutral shades.
Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealers, Glossaholic Lipgloss, MegaWatt Smile Lipstick, Liquid Liner, Eyeshadows
PoppIn Pigments Extreme Spark Loose Glitter Duo: Great for Halloween or whenever you want to add a little unexpected glitz to your face or body. NEW! shades include Land & Sea (shown), Star & Moon, Lock & Key and Birds & Bees that will have you shimmering all day or night long.
Plumping Serum Gel Stick: A high-gloss gel base is infused with mango butter for lasting hydration with exceptional color. The Colorfast System keeps color vibrant and statement-worthy with 10 shades to choose from. Hyaluronic acid plumps lips to minimize the look of fine lip lines; Popular is a beautiful blue-based mid-toned pink that needs no lip balm beforehand for a smooth application.
All Glossed Up Glossy Hydrating Lip Stain: This lip crayon provides gloss, color and a stain all in one in a non-drying silicone base. New metallic shades keep this lip crayon trend still fashion-froward. Try Perky, Mystic, Pulse or Zappy for some sheen.
Plumping Serum Hydrating Volume Pure Color Lipstick: Get plumper lips with sheer color and plenty of shine. New shades in Magic Mauve (shown), Pinky Swear, String Bean and Show Stopper will have your lips looking glam.
You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!
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