Hard Candy Split Personality Eye Color Duo Review and Swatches

I have always been a fan of Hard Candy’s new line at Wal-mart so when I was sent a sample of their award-winning Split Personality Eye Color Duo ($7) for review, I was thrilled!

hard candy split personality eyeshadow duo
Hard Candy Split Personality Eye Color Duo in Dazed

The Split Personality Eye Color Duo comes in a cute silver pen packaging that is perfect to pop in any purse or makeup bag. On each end is a cream eyeshadow that will last you approximately 50 applications, along with a built-in sponge applicator that you use to apply directly onto the eyes. Sounds pretty easy huh?

There are a total of 8 gorgeous, wearable duos in complementary shades. I have Dazed, which is a beautiful combo of lavender and silver.

hard candy split personality eyeshadow duo swatches
Hard Candy Split Personality Eye Color Duo in Dazed Swatches

The cream eyeshadow has a smooth, silky texture that goes on more like a powder and leaves behind a shiny finish. It also stays on for hours without creasing.

Although the sponge applicators are easy to use and work nicely on my eye area without tugging the skin, getting the eyeshadow (which by the way, is stuck at the base of the cap) onto the applicator can be really tricky and time-consuming.

Another thing I did not like is the pigmentation. The eyeshadow goes on really sheer and even though the color is buildable, you will get a wash at most.

So as much as I like the on-the-go concept of this product and the pretty colors they offer, I do not recommend it.

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Hard Candy Split Personality Eye Color Duo is available at Wal-mart for $7.

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 a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I agree. I love the colour but the quality is very poor. I don’t think I even got to wear it even once. The sponge tip broke off on each ends of the applicators.

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