Hard Candy is so 2016 – strobing, fierce lips, and glowy primer

Hard Candy Pure Defense Primer Serum, Fierce Effects Lipsticks, Strobing Kit
Hard Candy Pure Defense Primer Serum, Fierce Effects Lipsticks, Strobing Kit and Pencil

If you are looking for some up to the minute products with a price that’s unbelievable, Hard Candy is your best friend. Hard Candy is exclusive to Walmart and Walmart.com. so I think you should sneak over to the beauty section when you are buying your veggies. Hard Candy will only make a little bump in your budget, not even a dent. I have 3 types of products that were sent that you need to know about.

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Pore-Defense Primer Serum
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Pore-Defense Primer Serum

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Pore-Defense Primer Serum has been on my face daily since receiving it. What do you hear about all the time online now? Color Correcting!! That’s what every company is is bringing out and what we are all fascinated with. When I first started using this I had a surprise:

Hard Candy Sheer Envy Pore-Defense Primer Serum
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Pore-Defense Primer Serum

It’s a teal blue just like the bottle. Why teal? To brighten your face. The Pore Defense Primer Serum does a little bit of everything. First it contains pore-tightening actives and astringents that absorb excess oil. There’s micro-fine powder in the serum that you won’t notice but your skin will because it blurs fine lines while color correcting. I find this gives a nice glow to my skin that doesn’t look greasy. Plus it helps my foundation last! I can promise you that this $8 primer will be among my favorites for the year.

ULTIMATE STROBING KIT AND STROBING HIGHLIGHTING PENCIL

Hard Candy LOOK PRO! ULTIMATE Strobing Kit and Strobing Highlighting Duo Stick
Hard Candy LOOK PRO! ULTIMATE Strobing Kit and Strobing Highlighting Duo Stick

It wouldn’t be 2016 without strobing. In 2014 we called it highlighting but starting late in 2015 everyone started saying strobing. Whatever you call it, the LOOK PRO! ULTIMATE Strobing Kit is perfectly attuned to the times.

Hard Candy LOOK PRO! ULTIMATE Strobing Kit
Hard Candy LOOK PRO! ULTIMATE Strobing Kit

This $8 kit has everything you need to do your face: 2 Luminizers, Matte Bronzer, Matte Blush, a tube of Strobing Glow, and a travel size brush. The metallic kit closes firmly so it’s great for home or on-the-go. The colors in it are very flattering. I don’t use bronzers often so to find a light one that is good for some contouring is a pleasure. The color of the blush is peach and very flattering. The two luminizers will complement your look with a subtle radiant glow, nothing flashy. BUT if you want flashy that’s where the tube of Strobing Glow fits in. This gives a nice shimmer without glimmer and livens everything up. Use it on your cheekbones, your cupid’s bow, or to highlight your beautiful eyes.

Hard Candy LOOK PRO! ULTIMATE Strobing Kit Luminizers, Bronzer and Blush
Hard Candy LOOK PRO! ULTIMATE Strobing Kit Luminizers, Bronzer and Blush
Hard Candy Strobing Kit
Hard Candy Strobing Kit
Hard Candy ULTIMATE Strobing Kit Strobing Glow and swatch and Strobing Duo Stick
Hard Candy ULTIMATE Strobing Kit Strobing Glow and swatch and Strobing Duo Stick

For $6 you can purchase the Hard Candy Strobing Highlighting Duo Stick. These two work perfectly together but just as nicely on their own. Use this duo wherever you want to strobe. I like to draw a line down my nose and blend. It’s great to apply to your bottom lip in the middle to help create some depth and glow. The stick is soft and easy to use; it doesn’t wipe away your foundation or blush when you use it either. This Strobing pencil is great to throw in a clutch for a quick touch up too.

Hard Candy LOOK PRO! ULTIMATE Strobing Kit and Strobing Highlighting Duo Stick
Hard Candy LOOK PRO! ULTIMATE Strobing Kit and Strobing Highlighting Duo Stick

Both of these are highly impressive. Take off the name and no one would know that Walmart is your source.

HARD CANDY FIERCE EFFECT LIPSTICK

HARD CANDY FIERCE EFFECT LIPSTICK
HARD CANDY FIERCE EFFECT LIPSTICK

While 2016 is all about matte lipsticks not all of us love that look or the dryness. Matte isn’t the only trend for 2016 though for lips – fierce colors that can create many looks are just as new.

Hard Candy Fierce Effect in Chalkin Pink and Provocative
Hard Candy Fierce Effect in Chalkin Pink and Provocative
Hard Candy Fierce Effect in Chalkin Pink and Provocative
Hard Candy Fierce Effect in Chalkin Pink and Provocative

These 18 shades of lipstick give you a moist looking lip with lots of shine. You just need the lipstick, no gloss to top it off, to look like you have luscious lips. They come in 18 shades (not all are online): Chalkin Pink, Provocative, Show Off, Galactica, Newly Berried, Prowler, Glisten to Me, Thunder, Black Diamond, Slylac, Heart Breaker, Sky’s the Limit, Nudist, Seduced, Sunshine, Night Queen, Jealousy, and Virtual Reality. The pigmentation is off the wall.

Hard Candy Fierce Effect in Thunder and Slylac
Hard Candy Fierce Effect in Thunder and Slylac
Hard Candy Fierce Effect in Thunder and Slylac
Hard Candy Fierce Effect in Thunder and Slylac

There is a lot to like with the Fierce Effects lipsticks –

  • only $5 each
  • Highly pigmented shades that don’t need a second coat
  • Mix and match colors to create “fierce effects” with them
  • Easy to blend two shades together to create a new shade
  • Fierce Effects lipsticks are infused with argan oil
  • Moist and easy to apply, no need for a gloss

These are scented though but it’s not offensive to me since it’s a bubblegum fragrance and it doesn’t last too long. In spite of the fragrance I like that you can create an ombre lip or your own shade.

So 2016! Knowing Hard Candy it’s only the beginning. They’ve got 9 more months to come out with fresh, innovative products that are up to the minute and so wallet friendly. Which of these would you most want to use? — Marcia

*sent for consideration

18 COMMENTS

  1. Never Say Die Beauty | 1st Apr 16

    What a fun collection for spring! That teal primer would certainly have surprised me!

  2. Lola Seicento | 1st Apr 16

    What a great collection! I want those pink lipsticks!

  3. Anastasia | 1st Apr 16

    It’s been a while since I tried Hard Candy. Their concealer used to be one of my favorites.

  4. Kat Dinges | 1st Apr 16

    I have a few of the lipsticks that I’m trying! Definitely on the fierce and wild side!

  5. Chelsea | 1st Apr 16

    I haven’t tried anything from Hard Candy in a little while, but I definitely have my eye on that strobing kit now!

  6. Julie | 1st Apr 16

    Cute! I remember way back, in early 2000s, when Hard Candy had their classic silver palettes. I was in high school, and we all used them lol I had no idea they are now at Walmart!

  7. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 1st Apr 16

    I need to try that primer next time I’m at Walmart. It’s funny that you said to pick up beauty products with your veggies because at my Walmart the beauty section is directly next to produce!

  8. The Beauty of Life | 1st Apr 16

    That primer sounds amazing and I’m loving those lipsticks!

  9. Phyrra | 2nd Apr 16

    I love the lipsticks!

  10. Sandy Pincombe | 2nd Apr 16

    Thanks for the info. I have looked at this brand while waiting for a prescription at Walmart. Going to buy the primer for sure

  11. Liz | 2nd Apr 16

    I picked up a few products by this brand, but have yet to try them.

  12. Babi | 2nd Apr 16

    The teal Primer took me by surprise! Sounds so cool! Gotta give it a whirl!

  13. Debbie Yoder | 2nd Apr 16

    Ive heard of this line,but have never tried it,I would like to try the primer tho!

  14. Maryann D. | 3rd Apr 16

    I do shop at Walmart often. I have to look for Hard Candy since I have not heard of it. They look like super products to purchase and use.

  15. Lisa Heath | 3rd Apr 16

    I really want to check out that primer!

  16. Kim | 3rd Apr 16

    THe highlighting shades in that kit are beautiful. I love the bright pink lipsticks, too. I’m not too sure about the blue one.

  17. Bailey | 3rd Apr 16

    That primer sounds really interesting. I’m going to have to take a trip to Walmart!

  18. Gabrielle | 4th Apr 16

    That Thunder lipstick is fabulous! Going onto my shopping list!

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