After reviewing the shade “Berry Matte,” I am back with the review of the shade “Mattely in Love” from the recently-launched Hard Candy All Matte Up Hydrating Lip Stain. Read on to find out more.
Hard Candy All Matte Up Hydrating Lip Stain is a matte lip crayon that gives a crushed velvet look and feel while having the hydrating benefits of a balm and the long-wear power of stain. Long-wear color is wrapped in a balm-like base that leaves lips feeling soft and kissable all day. The formula contains tropical butters and oils to moisturize while velvety smooth powders blur and fill in fine lines. The precision tip lines lips and fills them with hydrating color to accentuate your pout. The retractable pencil never has you digging for a sharpener again.
My Experience with Hard Candy All Matte Up Hydrating Lip Stain – Mattely in Love:
Packaging: This lip stain comes in the standard lip crayon packaging. The tube is a matte red shade which matches with the shade of the lipstick and the base is silver. The cap shuts tight and is opaque. It has a retractable mechanism which makes it easy to use. No sharpening is needed which means no product is wasted, but the lipstick does not swivel down completely and part of the lipstick remains exposed. This makes it prone to accidental nicking Since the product is in a lip crayon format, it is easy to apply on the Cupid’s bow and corners of the lips.
Shade/Pigmentation: “Mattely in Love” is a beautiful strawberry red shade. It is a vibrant shade which instantly adds brightness to the face. But since this is such a bright shade, it is best reserved for parties and other celebrations. The lipstick is decently pigmented but you do need 2 swipes to get an even finish.
Texture/Finish/Lasting Power: The lip crayon feels quite creamy in texture and applies smoothly without any tugging.
The finish is matte and I am happy to point out that it is not the dull flat matte finish like the other shade “Berry Matte.” There is a very subtle sheen which makes adds a little dimension and doesn’t let the look be flat.
The lipstick does feel a little bit drying as the day progresses and is surely not hydrating as is being marketed by Hard Candy, but it is much better than the shade “Berry Matte” and does not accentuate the lip lines. Since this is a matte lipstick, it has a very good staying power and lasts for around 6+ hours with meals. It leaves behind a stain which is removable with a makeup remover.
Pros of Hard Candy All Matte Up Hydrating Lip Stain – Mattely in Love:
- Gorgeous strawberry red shade.
- Nice semi-matte finish.
- Long lasting and leaves behind a pretty stain.
- Easy twist-up mechanism.
Cons of Hard Candy All Matte Up Hydrating Lip Stain – Mattely in Love:
- Not hydrating and feels little drying on the lips.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Hard Candy All Matte Up Hydrating Lip Stain – Mattely in Love?
I would recommend it if you like the shade and the finish but it does feel a bit drying. I will not repurchase as I find it a little drying.
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