Hard Candy Painted Lady Lipstick in Mannequin

by Shania R on December 19, 2013 · 7 comments

Hard Candy Painted Lady Lipstick in Mannequin

Hey everyone! I haven’t written in a little over a week and I feel like it has been forever! The reason for my absence was my FINAL EXAMS! Finally, I am done and ready to enjoy my break off college. Anyways, let’s get on with the review. Today, I am reviewing a cute lipstick with a different kind of packaging which totally caught my eye. It is the Hard Candy Painted Lady Lipstick in “Mannequin”.

Hard Candy Painted Lady Lipstick in Mannequin

Product Description:

A creamy, long lasting lip color leaving no shade unturned. Each piece is a work of art.

Price:$5

Ingredients:I couldn’t find the ingredients list.

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My Experience with Hard Candy Painted Lady Lipstick in Mannequin

This particular lipstick is a part of the “Painted Lady” lipstick line. Hard Candy brand’s products have the cutest packaging and this one is no exception. Hard Candy has the most adorable packaging. I think it looks just cute. It comes in a white tube with a pretty flowers on the cap. It has a dome shape end and there is a pink satin ribbon which adds to the cuteness. In order to open the lipstick, you have to pull on the ribbon and it will open. I saw this lipstick in the clearance isle of Wal-Mart and was immediately attracted to the cute packaging and bought it. The color that I chose was “Mannequin”. It is a beautiful nude color shade with hints of pink. It is a flesh tone color and it matches my lip color a lot. I absolutely love this color. It suits me very well and I love wearing this while sporting a dark smokey eye look. It is even perfect for day time wear as it would suit any neutral makeup look beautifully.

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The color glides on super smooth and is very creamy. I think it is a bit too creamy which is why the shade does not last me as long. It does not last me more than an hour. I really like the texture though, it feels smooth and it does not dry up my lips, keeps them fully moisturized. One thing that bothers me a lot about this product is the smell, it is very unpleasant. It smells something like cardboard boxes which annoys me a lot and it seems to linger on my lips after application after quite some time does it seem to go away. Another thing that I noticed was that this particular product is very limited in stores. I showed my lipsticks to my friend and she absolutely loved this lipstick and went to go buy it herself. Since HardCandy is sold in Wal-Marts and online, she decided to go find it in Wal-Mart. Unfortunately she was not able to find it anywhere near her area and had to come to the Wal-Mart closer to my house in order to find it. That truly is a downside because I am sure many people are wanting to try this and not everyone wants to purchase this product online. Hard Candy used to be sold in Sephora but all of a sudden it got discontinued and then later on appeared in Wal-Mart. I personally think they sell more in Wal-Mart than they did in the Sephora store. Overall, this is a decent lipstick because the colors are so pretty but as far as the staying power and cost go, it is hard to say it is worth it.

Hard Candy Painted Lady Lipstick in Mannequin  swatch

Pros of Hard Candy Painted Lady Lipstick in Mannequin

-Pretty color.
-Leaves lips smooth.
-Creamy & moisturizing texture.
-Does not over dry lips.
-Do not test on animals.

nude lips

Cons of Hard Candy Painted Lady Lipstick in Mannequin

-Not long lasting.
-Smells awful.
-Limited availability.

IMBB Rating:3.5/5

Would I recommend Hard Candy Painted Lady Lipstick in Mannequin ?

Yes I would recommend for those who do not mind applying lipstick multiple times. I personally do not mind and I am OK with applying it a few extra times.

Would I repurchase Hard Candy Painted Lady Lipstick in Mannequin ?

Probably not but I would like to try other shades. In fact, I think I will go buy another shade soon.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Geetanjali Bharali December 19, 2013 at 5:56 pm

*drool* ….lovely lip swatch!

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Stella Z December 19, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Nice review! The colour is really pretty, but I think I’m falling in love with the packaging! ^_^

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Arzoo December 19, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Very cutely you captured the clicks Shania, reminds me of Christmas, lovely review.

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Namitha December 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm

This is such a pretty color! *happy dance*

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vini December 19, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Loved the shade and swatches :)

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Mayuri December 19, 2013 at 11:33 pm

the shade is so pretty *happydance* looks amazing on you *clap*

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Anchal... December 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm

the shade is very pretty. nice swatches :)

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