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By Priya S.
Skin/Hair Type: Oily and occasionally acne-prone/Normal Hair
Hello gorgeous ladies,
Hard Candy is quickly becoming one of my go-to makeup brands. Not only is the packaging super cute, their makeup is really affordable. So today, I will be reviewing a lip gloss from Hard Candy called Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss in the shade “Crush On You.” Such a cute name!!
Plumping Serum lip gloss will give you the biggest, sexiest lips possible without a doctor’s visit. Sheer colour, outrageous shine.
CAD 6.99 (approximately INR 358).
My Experience with Hard Candy Crush On You Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss:
Packaging: This lip gloss comes in a cylindrical long clear plastic tube with a glossy metallic silver cap with black fancy details on it. It does look quite stylish. The clear body of the tube makes the shade visible through, making it easy to identify in the makeup stash. The packaging is a bit bulky, travel friendly yet sturdy. The doe-foot applicator is a sponge tip that is slightly slanted, providing ease of application. One dip does not really pick up enough product, so for full coverage, I need to dip the wand in two to three times into the lip gloss tube.
Color: The shade “Crush On You” is a gorgeous light pink shade with cool undertones and with the right amount of shimmers. It is a wearable colour and would suit fair to medium skin tones. This lip gloss can be worn on its own, but preferably looks better over a lip pencil or lipstick to add a beautiful shine to your pout.
Pigmentation: This is sure not one of the most pigmented glosses out there, but sure adds a fair amount of colour and shine when worn on its own. When topped over a lipstick, it gives a high-shine finish that looks absolutely gorgeous. When worn over a lip pencil, it makes the lips look fuller and plumper.
Texture: The texture of this gloss is super glossy and more like a thick, creamy syrup. It is pretty light in texture and does not feel super sticky. It has the correct amount of stickiness for it to last a bit long on the lips and yet not irritate them. This lip gloss is truly plumping. It does have that slight stinging and tingling sensation post which the lips do get plumped a bit to give a beautiful fuller look. It is creamy and quite moisturizing and even if you have extremely dry lips, you need not apply any lip balm underneath.
Longevity: The staying power of this lip gloss is average. It adheres to the lips and stays put for a good 3-4 hours. Since it is a gloss, it does transfer a bit and loses its shine with some snacking. Overall, I would not complain about this feature considering this is a creamy lip gloss.
Pros of Hard Candy Crush On You Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss:
- Sturdy and nice packaging.
- Beautiful natural pinky shade.
- Super-sized lip gloss.
- Very hydrating on the lips.
- Very comfortable on the lips.
- Semi-sticky finish.
- Plumps the lips in the true sense of the term.
- Beautiful shade selection.
- Average pigmentation.
- The perfect amount of shine and shimmers.
- Easily available online and in Walmart.
Cons of Hard Candy Crush On You Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss:
- Will not be liked by girls who don’t like shimmer glosses.
- Stings a bit due to the plumping serum.
- Not very long lasting.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Hard Candy Crush On You Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss?
Oh sure! I would recommend these to anyone who loves a sheer lip gloss with average pigmentation and super shine. Also, girls who prefer lip glosses over lipsticks should definitely get this one. At this price point, the quality of these glosses is unbeatable!
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