Hard Candy Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil Review, Photos and Swatches

During my search for a cheaper alternative of NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil, I came across Hard Candy Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil.

Hard Candy Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil

Hard Candy Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil


The Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil is about the same size as the NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil and fits perfectly in Milani, NARS, Urban Decay and NYX sharpeners. There are 10 great shades to choose from, ranging from creamy light pinks, peaches, coral to shimmery bright red, fuchsia and brown. I have Babe, which is a gorgeous vibrant fuchsia with very fine shimmer.

Hard Candy Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil Babe


The pencil glides on easily without highlighting flakes or drying out my lips. Color payoff is excellent and true to what you see on the pencil. Compared to the NARS, the finish is slightly tackier but not as wet, and it looks more like a lipstick with tons of shine. The pencil also stays on for hours with zero fading but I do have to reapply after a drink or a meal.

Below is me wearing the Hard Candy Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil in Babe. Doesn’t it remind you of Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Orchid Dream that I previously reviewed?

Hard Candy Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil Babe Swatch

Wearing Hard Candy Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil in Babe



Overall, I really like the Hard Candy Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil. It is affordable, easy to use and provides great color and shine. Can’t wait to get my hands on more!

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Hard Candy Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil is available at Walmart for $5.

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.

9 COMMENTS

  1. If the color with flash were the true color I’d immediately buy this – but I’m not really a fan of fuchsia lips, so that’s a bummer..

  2. once the end goes down, what do you do? seems like a waste to just throw it out? is there a safe way to sharpen this thing? :(

    • I didn’t have trouble sharpening these. If you worry about them “melting”, you can always pop them in the fridge for a bit before you sharpen them.

  3. How do you sharpen it? or what? I know theres more at the bottom but I dont want to just waste my money on another one. Please help!

    • You just sharpen them with any jumbo sharpener. As mentioned on my post, these fit perfectly in Milani, NARS, Urban Decay and NYX sharpeners. Hope this helps :)

  4. I really like this lip pencil. I’m not sure the name of the one I have, I can’t find the name. My only issue is that mine never stays on longer than an hour :/

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