Hard Candy at Wal-mart Swatches and Reviews

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Below are reviews and swatches of my recent Hard Candy haul!

The Candy Cream Eyeshadow in Queenie with matching Glitter Eyeliner ($5) comes in a white plastic sliding compact just like Hard Candy’s old Eye Candy Eyeshadow. The color is a gorgeous purple that reminds me of MAC Fuschia Glitter. Compared to most other cream eyeshadows, this feels more like a gel packed with tons of silver glitter. It goes on slightly gooey and super pigmented. Because of the gel-like texture, I would recommend applying it in a patting motion – if you blend, you will only end up rubbing the color and glitter off. I really doubt this will stay on well if you don’t use a base.

As for the glitter eyeliner, it is a gorgeous violet with silver glitter. It is very creamy and applies smoothly but the staying power is definitely not the greatest either.


The Walk The Liner Liquid Eyeliner in Licorice ($6) comes in the *cutest* packaging! Although it looks black in the tube , it goes on very sheer like a dark gray and takes a bit of layering for the color to build up. It also feels very wet on and takes slightly longer to dry up. Once it is dry though, it stays on very well without running or flaking.



The Painted Lady Lip Color in Kitten 197 ($6) comes in a cute little plastic tube with a pink ribbon attached and is definitely my favorite product out of the bunch. The color is a beautiful tomato red with micro-glitter. It glides on effortlessly with excellent pigmentation and the best part? It leaves behind a super glossy finish and is not a bit drying. I think this will easily replace my favorite MAC lipsticks.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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