Hard Candy All Lit Up Cosmetic Collection is perfect for giving or getting

Hard Candy All Lit Up Cosmetic Collection

Let’s first bow down to the price of the Hard Candy All Lit Up Cosmetic Collection! At $14.88 you are getting an amazing amount of cosmetics that you can break up into three gifts, give as one gift, or keep for yourself. Hard Candy is only available at Walmart and since this is a big time to be at Walmart I wanted you to see what you should be searching out.

Hard Candy All Lit Up Cosmetic Collection

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All Lit Up Cosmetic Collection contains a contour & sculpt kit, a blush & luminizer kit, a smoky eye kit, along with an eyeshadow primer, a perfecting primer, and a setting spray. This fabulous set has just about everything you need. If I were gifting it I’d add in a mascara and a fabulous lip shade. What a perfect gift or gifts.

Hard Candy All Lit Up Cosmetic Collection: Smoky Eye Kit

This is, of course, the first thing I opened when I received this set. Smoky Eye Kit is terrific with a mix of neutrals and even a drop of purple added. These 9 shades were coordinated to give you a variety of smoked looks. 7 of the 9 are lightly shimmered while two are more satiny.

Hard Candy All Lit Up Cosmetic Collection: Smoky Eye Kit

The pigmentation in Hard Candy eyeshadows is amazingly good. I have two sets from past years that I pick over my more expensive palettes often. The colors are true to what you see in the pan. They don’t change so you know what you’re getting. The All Lit Up Cosmetic Collection also includes an eyeshadow primer so you are set for beauty.

Hard Candy Eyeshadow Primer

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Kit has what you need to take your face to new places. There are 6 pans in there so you can Prep, Brighten, Contour, Blend, and Illuminate all with one palette.

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Kit

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Kit

There are 4 cream products and 2 powders. It’s made to help you emphasize eyes, cheekbones, and your jawline. There’s even a tutorial guide on the back that teaches you the best placement.

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Kit

The creams are for prepping, blending, contouring, and illuminating while the two lightly shimmered powders are for brightening and contouring. Some of the shades look too dark for me but the way they blend is perfect so that it’s not obvious at all.

Hard Candy Primer Perfecting

By adding in the Sheer Envy Primer Perfecting you’ve got all you need prior to applying foundation. This primer helps to minimize lines and pores so you have a smoother finish. If you are breaking this kit apart then this is gift two.

The Blush & Luminizer Kit is a true beauty. Housed in metallic red it’s one terrific set.

Blush & Luminizer Kit

All the products are powders: Shimmer Blush in a glorious mauve/pink, Matte blush is a flattering neutral, Matte bronzer is a light bronzer without orange. The Luminizing Bronzer sits beautifully on top of the matte bronzer for a sweep of specialness and can also be used alone. The two Luminizers top off the set with their beauty in a light cream and gold.

Blush & Luminizer Kit

For gift 3 just add in the the Sheer Envy Long Wear Setting Spray to make these products last throughout the day and evening.

Sheer Envy Long Wear Setting Spray

I’m convinced this is the best buy on the market today. You can keep it in its original box and gift it to one person who’ll squeal with delight. Or you can break it apart into 3 gifts that cost you $5 apiece and thrill the recipients.

Hard Candy All Lit Up Cosmetic Collection

I’m so impressed with the Hard Candy All Lit Up Cosmetic Collection that I think gifting it as one is the way to go but then again I didn’t do well in economics in school. Which way do you want to go? Whatever you choose, go to Walmart to find this limited edition cruelty free collection before it’s gone.  —  Marcia

Mermaid or Unicorn? Hard Candy can make your Halloween a beautiful one

 

 

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Hard Candy has created a 2017 collection of products that are perfect for Halloween and beyond. Everything I was sent can be used year round but Halloween is such a special time and these products (plus more) can make your look dazzle. And it’s not too late to pick these up at your local Walmart.

Hard Candy Long Wear Setting Spray, Just Glow Illuminating Liquid, Poppin Pigments, and Wet Ever Unicorn Gloss Topcoat

 

Let’s start with eyes for your Unicorn, Mermaid, Fairy etc look. In stores there are two palettes ($6 each) to unleash your mythical look: Unicorn Eyeshadow Palette and Mermaid Eyeshadow Palette. These each have 10 shadows that can be mixed, layered or worn alone for your look. If you want to get glitzier though then look for Glitter Gel Palettes ($6). These will really add razzle dazzle to your cheeks or eyes with their shimmering glitters in a non-stick clear base. 

Hard Candy Glitteratzi Glitter Gel Palette

For your face there are several items like the Poppin Pigments ($6 each), Just Glow Illuminating Liquid ($6 each) and Sheer Envy Prismatic Highlighter ($6). These limited edition products are great for many fun occasions so it’s the perfect time to pick them up.

Hard Candy Poppin Pigments

Poppin Pigments are a set of 3 small pigment shakers with loose glitter. The vivid glitters are specially formulated with extremely fine-textured tiny pearls of pigments. A little goes a long way. The set I have contains a pale pink, a sparkly white (reminds me of Christmas too), and a beautiful purple that turns iridescent on my skin. The other set appears to contain gold, coral, and purple.

Hard Candy Poppin Pigments

I’m totally crazy about the Just Glow Illuminating Liquid in Stardust. It’s the prettiest pink highlighting shade. Dab it on your cheeks, eyes, or lips for prettiness galore. It’s also available in peach, cream and sky blue to bring a glow to skin. I’d love to see the sky blue as an eyeshadow topper. This mixes in nicely too with a primer to give you a glow from within.

Hard Candy Just Glow Illuminating Liquid in Stardust

Hard Candy Just Glow Illuminating Liquid in Stardust

Hard Candy Just Glow Illuminating Liquid in Stardust

My absolute favorite of these though is the Wet Ever Unicorn Lipgloss Top Coat. OMG this is what I’ve wanted for my lips.

Wet Ever Unicorn Lipgloss Top Coat in Aurora

It’s magic, just like a unicorn. While what you see is white what you get is this stunning iridescent shade:

Wet Ever Unicorn Lipgloss Top Coat in Aurora

Can’t you just picture this on top of a lipstick?? Go with a light lipstick and you’ll find it looks iridescent, use it over a darker shade for a holographic effect. I’m dying over this. It’s available in 3 other shades too but Aurora is perfect for me!

Wet Ever Unicorn Lipgloss Top Coat, Aurora

OK, you think you are set but your really aren’t. You don’t want this beautiful makeup disappearing and that’s why one of the Hard Candy Setting Sprays should be in your collection. There’s a new Illuminating Setting Spray ($6) that is going to enhance your skin’s radiance and luminosity while locking in your makeup. Or try the one I have, Long Wear Makeup Setting Spray.

Hard Candy Long Wear Setting Spray

Long Wear Setting Spray is a weightless spray that does a great job of making my face last. It’s a pump mist that I hold about 8″ away since it comes out wet. A very easy way to use it though is to spray it on one of your beauty sponges and dab it on your face to lock in your makeup look. It’s safe for setting even your eye makeup (which is why I prefer to dab it on). It’s basically fragrance free with the first ingredient being water.

It’s not too late to create a Halloween look but it’s getting late to pick these up before they are gone. I need to get to Walmart again to see about the other shades of Wet Ever and their variety of Setting Sprays. What will you be for Halloween? A unicorn or mermaid maybe?  —  Marcia

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Hard Candy products are cruelty free.

 

Another giveaway to win Hard Candy Color Correctors

I love it when I can offer a giveaway to you and this Hard Candy one is a complete surprise. In April I reviewed several of the Hard Candy Color Correct products and had a giveaway for 10 winners. Happily I have another of the same giveaway with another 10 of you being eligible to win.  EDITED TO ADD 5 MORE WINNERS!

Hard Candy Color Correct

There are 3 types of products in the HC Color Correct line:

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primers are the star of the show IMO. These babies are available in 6 colors and only cost $5. I’m totally amazed at the price compared to what’s available at Sephora and Ulta. You can buy all 6 of these for the price of one Urban Decay or Hourglass primer.

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

The color correct products are available in Green to correct redness, Lavender to counteract sallowness and correct dullness for medium skintones, Pink also counteracts sallowness and dullness but for light skin tones, Orange to correct dark circles and spots for darker skin, Peach also corrects dark circles and spots but for lighter skin, and Yellow to help correct mild redness.

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wands are perfect for small areas. These have a brush tip applicator and are a breeze to fit into the contours of your face.

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand in Lavender

Hard Candy also has Color Correct Sticks in the same 6 shades. These are similar to a crayon and glide on easily. They are even retractable so you won’t waste product with sharpening.

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Stick in Pink

 

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Hard Candy has again generously offered a giveaway to 10 US Beauty Info Zone subscribers. You need to choose whether you’d want a Fair to Light set of products or a Medium to Dark set. There are two requirements for all Beauty Info Zone giveaways, after that the other entries on the Rafflecopter are extras so you have more chances to win. To be eligible you must subscribe to the blog by email and you must comment. All information is in the Rafflecopter. For this giveaway you aren’t eligible if you’ve already won the BIZ Hard Candy giveaway OR if you’ve won Hard Candy Color Correct items on another blog. Encourage someone in your family to subscribe and enter if you’d like another chance but you can’t win again – sorry. The giveaway is open through 7/7/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. It’s exciting to be able to allow more BIZ readers a chance to win!! Good luck  —  Marcia

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Customize your foundation with Hard Candy Mix-In Drops – what a difference it makes

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Matte and Pigment Makeup Drops

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Matte and Pigment Makeup Drops

Were you outside this past weekend or do you have sunny day outdoor plans? Hard Candy is here to help with their Mix-In Pigment Makeup Drops. These $7 items will save you mucho dinero because you can adapt your foundation or moisturizer into the color you want. I’m not a sun person but even with sunscreen daily I’m still getting some color on my face and neck, it’s inevitable. My pale pale foundations make me look even more ghostly in the summer so having the opportunity to warm myself up and adding just the right amount of color is quite welcome.

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Hard Candy Glamoflauge Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1 and Medium 1

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1 and Medium 1

These are part of the Glamoflauge line from Hard Candy and the Mix-In pigment drops are available in 12 shades from Fair 1 to Deep 3. These will help almost every skintone to customize their color. The lightest one is Fair 1 which I love in the winter because it lightens my foundations while the two I was sent will darken my foundations. No need to buy a foundation that I will only wear a little in the summer since I’m in control.

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1

There are 3 deep shades with deep 3 being considerably darker than deep 1. And there are 3 medium shades, 4 light shades, and 2 fair shades. Start small and build up as needed. You’ll have fuller coverage if you add in more drops but if you just want to color adjust use a drop or two.

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Medium 1

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Medium 1

I chose one of my lightest foundations from Geri G to show you how you can change your shades. My advice is to shake the bottle well and then drop a tiny amount into your hand before adding foundation or moisturizer. You can always add more.

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1 and Medium 1

Mix-In pigment Makeup Drops in Deep 1 and Medium 1

Another way to make some changes in your foundation is to make it MATTE! Hard Candy has the solution for that too. Add in TURN ME MATTE mix-in drops. Use it with any liquid or cream foundation to mattify the finish. If you get oily looking in the heat these mix-ins can change that for you.

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

This is wonderful for the T-zone since that shine will be gone plus it helps blur imperfections – and who doesn’t want that??

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

This is a thicker texture than the Makeup Mix-Ins but you still don’t need a lot to get a silky matte finish. Mix it in with your foundation before applying and/or use it alone on the areas you get shiny.

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

Hard Candy Mix-In Drops Turn Me Matte

“The mattifying drops reduce shininess on the face, especially in the T-Zone, absorb excess oil and sebum, and minimize and blur pores to create a matte complexion. Skin will be more blurred, with pores becoming less visible.”

Hard Candy Mix-In Glamoflauge products are basically fragrance free since you won’t notice any scent on your face when used. A little goes a long way. At $7 each you can make major changes to your foundation wardrobe without making major changes to your bottom line. As my mom used to say “Try it, you’ll like it.”  —  Marcia

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Hard Candy Color Correct Collection review and giveaway

Hard Candy Color Correct line

Hard Candy Color Correct line

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One thing you can always rely on is that Hard Candy is going to come through with the latest trend makeup to go along with the classics. Another thing you can always rely on is that the quality is high while the prices are low.

That’s the case with their latest products: Color Correct. Color Correct consists of three completely different products in a variety of shades to help you correct any color imperfections you are struggling with.

Hard Candy Color Correct

Hard Candy Color Correct

This is a limited edition collection for Hard Candy found only at Walmart so it’s wise to jump on this now before you regret it.

Hard Candy’s new limited edition line of color correcting primers and concealers offer the power to color your way for the ultimate in clear skin!  From combating dry skin, acne and dark spots, this limited edition collection has the perfect shade for every complexion.
Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primers

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primers

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primers are the star of the show. These babies are available in 6 colors and only cost $5. I’m totally amazed at the price compared to what’s available at Sephora and Ulta. You can buy all 6 of these for the price of one Urban Decay or Hourglass primer.

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer in Pink

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer in Pink

You can use the Primer in one of two ways – either prime your face with the shade of your choice and then apply your other face cosmetics or mix it in with your foundation. With the Pink shade I prefer to mix it in since it gives me so much more brightness and doesn’t add a layer.

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer in Pink

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer in Pink

These color correct products are available in Green to correct redness, Lavender to counteract sallowness and correct dullness for medium skintones, Pink also counteracts sallowness and dullness but for light skin tones, Orange to correct dark circles and spots for darker skin, Pink also corrects dark circles and spots but for lighter skin, and Yellow to help correct mild redness.

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

Hard Candy Color Corrrect Radiant Primer in Orange, Pink, and Peach

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wands are perfect for small areas. These have a brush tip applicator and are a breeze to fit into the contours of your face. I love the wand for dotting under my eyes and then blending with my fingers, a blending sponge, or a brush. While I may not color correct daily, there are many times I wake up and need help desperately. The Lavender I was sent is wonderful for my undereye area. Green or yellow are what I’ll purchase for the redness especially around my nose in these allergy days. And for $5 I can happily pick up several.

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand in Lavender

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand in Lavender

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Creme Wand

To make it even better Hard Candy has Color Correct Expert Sticks in the same 6 shades. These are similar to a crayon and glide on easily. They are even retractable so you won’t waste product with sharpening. Use this under a concealer, like Hard Candy Glamouflauge (this gets huge raves), or under your foundation alone. You can pinpoint exact spots you want to correct or use them like the Expert Wand.

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Stick in Pink

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Stick in Pink

Color Correct Expert Creme in Lavender and Expert Stick in Pink

Color Correct Expert Creme in Lavender and Expert Stick in Pink

You absolutely can’t go wrong with these products unless you wait. Even online there are only a limited amount left to purchase. Just picture what a great Easter basket treat these would make for a gift. Colorful as Easter Eggs but useful and much longer lasting.  — Marcia

 

hard candy color correct display

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Hard Candy has generously offered a giveaway to 5 US Beauty Info Zone subscribers. You need to choose whether you’d want a Fair to Light set of products or a medium to dark set. There are two requirements for all Beauty Info Zone giveaways, after that the other entries on the Rafflecopter are extras so you have more chances to win. To be eligible you must subscribe to the blog by email and you must comment. All information is in the Rafflecopter. Only if comments close email me your comment ([email protected] is the only email to use), the Rafflecopter won’t pick it up otherwise. To sum it up: 5 US subscribers, ends on Wednesday 4/12/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Good luck and good looks coming your way!

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Last minute gifts you can purchase today

Hard Candy, Pacifica, Masqueology last minute gifts

Hard Candy, Pacifica, Masqueology last minute gifts

You are in luck since it’s not too late to pick up gifts in your neighborhood that will be as popular as ones you’ve had stashed away for the last several weeks. It’s a blogger’s job this holiday season to pepper you with products you can buy for others but it’s important to know that you can also buy some treasures for yourself that won’t break the bank.

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Let’s go to Walmart first shall we?

Hard Candy has many sets that are within your budget and are available on Walmart.com as well as stores. This Eye Essentials set has 6 pieces and is only $4.99. Thrill your tween and teen with two eyeshadow palettes and a set of brushes. Order it online and then pick it up in your local store.

Hard Candy Eye Essentials Collection Blue Makeup Set, 6 pc

Hard Candy Eye Essentials Collection Blue Makeup Set

I was sent the Hard Candy Contour and Sculpt Face Kit ($9.88) as an example of what Hard Candy has for holidays. This 9 piece collection is perfect for an older teen or young adult (and you).

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Gift Set

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Gift Set

Stick on a bow and you’re good to go. There’s a great compact with every shade you need for bronzing, sculpting and highlighting. It comes with an adorable cover so you end up with a reusable tin.

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Palette

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt Palette

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt palette closed

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt palette closed

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt palette helpful instructions

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt palette helpful instructions

But that’s not all. In this holiday set there’s a Contour sponge, a double sided brush, and a tube of Strobing Glow which is a cream that is for both face and body. This is a perfect party palette as well as being helpful year round.

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt holiday face collection

Hard Candy Contour & Sculpt holiday face collection

While you are at Walmart you need to find the MASQUEOLOGY facial masks. These $2.50 masks sold out quickly online although you can ask for an alert to let you know when they’ll be back in stock. It was very hard for me to believe that these are only $2.50. These sheet masks compare to much more expensive ones.

Masque*ology

Masque*ology

The 4 types are Special Care Cream Mask with amazing benefits. This one is great for dry sensitve skin because it moisturizes and hydrates. It’s going to lift and firm skin while it helps diminish the signs of fine lines. The Vita Clarifying Mask is meant for dull tired skin. It’s loaded with vitamins which helps to clarify skin and combats free radicals. My favorite is the Moisturizing Cream Mask. This lovely contains hyaluronic acid and caviar. Ooh la la. The Moisturizing Cream Mask is an excellent hydrator. There’s also Collagen Lifting Cream Mask which is one I need to find more of. This and the Moisturizing mask need to be in the stockings of all the women you know over 40. We can definitely use this revitalization and help in building collagen in our skin.

Masque*ology directions

Masque*ology directions

Masque*ology

Masque*ology

You can’t go wrong with any of these and the price is perfect for a last minute filler.

I’m a big nail polish fan so I’m sending you over to Ulta to find trio of beautiful polishes from PACIFICA. They’ve come out with a set of fall/winter polishes that will make a fabulous gift.

Pacifica Polish trio

Pacifica Polish trio

Pacifica is the brand for anyone you like that wants to use cruelty-free, vegan polishes and ones that are 7 Free. The three shades in the set are Luxe Interior, Wonderland, and London Tomboy.

Pacifica Winter Trio

Pacifica Winter Trio

Luxe Interior is a beautiful black cream with silver sparkles. With two coats it becomes a textured polish. I also tried it with one coat of a black cream polish and Luxe Interior over it and I lost most of the texture. Both are lovely ways to wear this shade. Wonderland is my favorite of the trio since it’s an off white, not quite cream shade. It has subtle shimmer within that I wish wasn’t quite so subtle. London Tomboy is a dark teal green, not quite a true green since it has a blue undertone. This is a beautiful cream polish. Be sure you apply a base coat since dark shades like this can stain.

Pacifica Luxe Interior, Wonderland and London Tomboy

Pacifica Luxe Interior, Wonderland and London Tomboy

Keep your eyes open when shopping at Ulta and Walmart for some gifts you may not have thought of before. All three of these brands will bring a smile to a beautiful face.  —  Marcia

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Add Hard Candy Metallic Mousse to your holiday shopping list

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse

It’s never fun shopping for groceries so you need to add in a special treat for yourself for the holidays. Why go to Walmart without stopping at the Hard Candy display? They are the sole distributor of this fun, inexpensive line. You need something special to get you through the cleaning and cooking of Thanksgiving and Christmas and Hard Candy Metallic Mousse Matte Metallic Lip Color is just the thing.                                                       press sample

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Penny Talk

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Penny Talk

I have to first talk about the packaging because it’s so darned cute. These Metallic Mousse liquid lipcolors come in the cutest metallic tin to match the color within. The insert that holds the lipstick can be removed to give you a case that holds all sorts of small items so it will come in handy.

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Penny Talk

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Penny Talk

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Truffle

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Smoke & Mirrors

The shape of the tube is unlike any I have. It’s flattened out and expensive looking.

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Truffle

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Smoke & Mirrors

The wand too is flattened and fits lips nicely. It’s comfortable to use.

Best of all is the trendiness you’ll get for just $6. Lips these days are all about matte liquid lipsticks and the hottest shades are metallic. These are available in 6 shades: Sandstorm Nude, Guilded Cocoa, Penny Talk, Queen of Hearts, Smoke & Mirrors, Sweet as Honey, and Truffle.

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Penny Talk and Truffle

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Penny Talk and Smoke & Mirrors

Penny Talk is a bright copper penny shade while Smoke & Mirrors is a tad deceiving since it’s a purple with a chocolate undertone. For my cool toned skin Smoke & Mirrors is a better choice but both are very unique and beautiful.  I apply Smoke & Mirrors on my bottom lip and then smack my lips together to end up with a great comfortable lip color. They aren’t drying on my lips and last a good amount of time.

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Penny Talk and Truffle

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse in Penny Talk and Smoke & Mirrors

Not only will these be a treat for you but they will make an absolutely terrific stocking stuffer. The price is right, the lip color is on trend, and the packaging is going to make the recipient squeal. Have fun at Walmart and don’t forget that the best candy is Hard Candy.  —  Marcia

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In just one sweep, wrap lips in a divine velvety texture with Hard Candy Metallic Mousse Lip Color. This full coverage matte liquid lip color hydrates lips, offers comfortable wear and delivers bold long-lasting wear.

Hard Candy Metallic Mousse Lip Color:

  • Velvet matte finish
  • Wears all day
  • Hydrates lips
  • Full coverage
  • Smudge proof