By Priya S.
Skin/Hair Type: Oily and occasionally acne-prone/Normal
Hello gorgeous ladies,
After all the lipsticks, blush and bronzers from Hard Candy, today, I would like to review another product from the Hard Candy makeup line. This is the Hard Candy Bold and Gorgeous High Drama Innovation Felt Tip Liner. Such a long and fancy name, isn’t it? So, let’s find out if this baby fulfills all its claims or is it just an eye candy eyeliner!
My Experience with Hard Candy Bold and Gorgeous High Drama Innovation Felt Tip Liner:
The Hard Candy Bold and Gorgeous High Drama Innovation Felt Tip Liner comes in a very sleek and easy to carry packaging. The body is a pretty pink colour with the brand and product details printed on it in black ink. It comes with a black cap that closes with a click (I get very apprehensive with caps that do not make a click sound). This liner is housed in a cardboard-paper colourful box with the brand and details printed on it. The tip of the liner is the most interesting part of this eyeliner.
If you see the images, you’ll realize that the tip has 3 balls which start with the largest ball at the bottom and tapers towards the tip. This is a one-of-a-kind eyeliner tip that I have never used until I discovered this baby. According to Hard Candy, this innovative triple ball tip holds up to three times the colour for a very bold and dramatic look.
This liner also has a precise and flexible tip which makes application easy and effortless. The tip is neither too flexible nor too hard, which is a good feature about the liner tip. The pigmentation of the liner is so-so. The shade of this liner is supposed to be a jet black colour (as claimed) but instead a brown-ish black colour which is not very pigmented. I am not saying it looks terrible, but if you are expecting a jet black colour, you’ll sure be disappointed.
It’s not a matte finish liner and has a somewhat glossy finish to it. In terms of longevity, it again does not hold true to its claim, and stays on the eyelids for only about 4-5 hours. The quality of the product is just average, but at the price point that it is offered, I am not complaining.
I have extremely oily eyelids and the major concern that I have for eye makeup product is that it just melts away from my eyes, but I am quite happy with this product because it is neither too bad nor too good. It’s right in the middle!! The tip makes the application so easy and flawless, but I really do not understand the point of making the tip so fancy when it is not serving the purpose it should. Since the tip is not pointed like other regular liners, it’s not very easy to get a flawless winged liner or a super dramatic liner or even a cat flick. All that being said, let’s come to a conclusion by discussing the pros and cons of this eyeliner.
Pros of Hard Candy Bold and Gorgeous High Drama Innovation Felt Tip Liner:
- Sleek and sturdy travel-friendly packaging.
- Fine flexi-tip applicator makes this eyeliner so user-friendly.
- Super fancy tip that looks really unique and pretty.
- Smudge proof.
- Does not feather off of my oily eyelids.
- Does not irritate the eyelids or cause any reaction.
- Dries quickly.
- Does not transfer to the upper eyelids.
- Does not tug, pull or scratch the eyelids.
- Very affordable.
- Easily available in drugstores and online.
Cons of Hard Candy Bold and Gorgeous High Drama Innovation Felt Tip Liner:
- Not very pigmented.
- Average longevity.
- Not the blackest black.
- Glossy finish (not for matte liner lovers).
- Cannot be used for a cat eye inner corner or a winged liner.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Hard Candy Bold and Gorgeous High Drama Innovation Felt Tip Liner?
I do like this liner but it’s not my Holy Grail! The colour payoff is brownish-black which is not bad either. If you like jet black matte eye liners only, then this baby can go for a toss, but if you want to try out this fancy looking tip liner with average pigmentation, then sure go for it. I won’t be repurchasing, but will definitely use up the one I have. So it’s up to you ladies!!
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