Hard Candy Smokey Eyes palette is amazing

Most women buy a lipstick when they need a treat or pick-me-up but I’m all about eyes. I love eyeshadows in any form and when I can find a great palette with colors that I can use then I’ve got a little piece of heaven on my vanity. Hard Candy has surprised me many times with their uber affordable products and when they sent the SMOKEY EYES Eyeshadow Palette they had me at “hello”.

Harc Candy Smokey Eyes palette

Harc Candy Smokey Eyes palette

This $8 tin is incredible. First it’s sturdy as all get out. Second it’s eight, ocho, huit, otto, acht, $$$$$$$$. Third and most important is that the colors are great and this blends beautifully!

Hard Candy Smokey Eyes Collection

Hard Candy Smokey Eyes Collection

The tin has everything you need with 9 shadows, a guide to use,  a mini eyeshadow primer, a mirror, a sponge tip applicator and a tiny black eyeliner pencil.

Shades in the Hard Candy Smokey Eyes Palette

Shades in the Hard Candy Smokey Eyes Palette

Even though the palette is labelled Day, Drama and Evening those are guidelines, not rules. I use them in different combinations and any time of day or night.

The top row DAY are cool neutrals and are my favorite colors to wear. Inhale is a champagne neutral base or lid shade, Ignite is a beautiful not too dark bronze and Torched is a deep  dark brown that is great for the crease or to line with.

Inhale, Ignite, Torched

Day row with Inhale, Ignite, Torched

Inhale, Ignite, Torched

Inhale, Ignite, Torched

The middle row is aptly named DRAMA. These are shades in the gray family. Exhale is a not stark white with some luminescence, Ash is a light charcoal, and Charred is a deep charcoal.

Drama row with Exhale, Ash and Charred

Drama row with Exhale, Ash and Charred

Exhale, Ash and Charred

Exhale, Ash and Charred

The bottom row, EVENING, will bring on the purple. Fume is a silvery shade, Smoked is a midtone purple without any red to it, and On Fire is a deep blued purple.

Evening row with Fume, Smoked and On Fire

Evening row with Fume, Smoked and On Fire

Fume, Smoked and On Fire

Fume, Smoked and On Fire

There’s a small book inside that shows looks you can create with this.

hard candy eye day

Now for the very bad news. This is no longer available online but that doesn’t mean it’s not available. Get yourself to a Walmart like I plan to do and hope that your store has either the Natural Eyes, Sassy Eyes or Smokey Eyes available. I was there tonight and they had all three palettes available though I cleaned them out of the Natural Eyes when I bought that one! You won’t regret the trip or the way these shadows apply and blend. It’s a winner so hurry. — Marcia

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Comments

  1. Oooh this looks very nice! I wonder if I can find it!

  2. That seems very good for the price and what nice easy to wear shades. We used to have Hard Candy here but not sure its still around.

  3. I’ve been very impressed with Hard Candy products, they are definitely a steal for the price.

  4. I think I might take a drive over to Walmart today and see if these HC palettes are there. For $8, I want one.

  5. I REALLY need to pick up some of these Hard Candy products I’ve been hearing so much about! I had an eyeshadow from them way back in the day and remember it being quite good. This palette looks awesome!

  6. Super cute palette!

  7. UGH. I almost bought this yesterday and I didn’t and now I’m SO MAD. It’s gorgeous!

  8. Jess Scull says:

    Hard candy has totally stepped up their game – Love these!

  9. I love this palette–so cute and the quality is pretty great too!

  10. Looks super cute and like it’s a great deal.

  11. That palette sure is pretty

  12. I need to get to Walmart! This palette is so cute!

  13. wow, only $8? fantastic!!!

  14. This looks really nice. I have’t picked up anything from hardcandy in a while

  15. Betzy Carmona says:

    Thats a great price

  16. THats a good price for a palette!

  17. I love that cute tin and those purple eyeshadows. This is a steal at $8!