By Priya S.
Skin/Hair Type: Oily and occasionally acne-prone/Normal Hair
Hello gorgeous ladies,
I am on a roll with Hard Candy All Glossed Up Hydrating lip stains. The shade that I am going to review in this post is called “Cupcake.”
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.
CAD 7 (approximately INR 350).
My Experience with Hard Candy Cupcake All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stain:
Packaging: This lip stain comes in a regular lip crayon packaging like the Revlon lip stain. The lip stain tube is colour-coded to the lip colour inside. The cap shuts tightly but not with a click sound. It has a retractable mechanism, which ensures no product wastage due to sharpening. The disturbing part is that the lipstick bullet does not retract back into the bullet completely and sticks to the sides of the tube.
Color and Pigmentation: “Cupcake” is a beautiful cool-toned creamy pink shade with a hint of coral. It is an absolutely gorgeous shade which can be perfectly paired up with bold eyes or for daily wear. The lip stain has decent pigmentation which can be built without the product caking up on the lips. You can apply it with a light hand for a sheer colour pay-off or build it up as per choice.
Texture: Since this is a glossy lip crayon, this baby is quite creamy and soft in texture and applies smoothly without any tugging or pulling. It imparts a beautiful glossy shine to the lips. Somewhat between a creamy lipstick and a gloss. I wouldn’t say this is as hydrating as claimed, but it sure does not dry out the lips.
Longevity: Considering this is a glossy lip stain, it has good staying power and lasts on the lips for a good 5 hours with light snacking post which slight touch up is required. It does leave a subtle stain behind (which I like).
Pros of Hard Candy Cupcake All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stain:
- Retractable lip crayon packaging.
- The bullet allows ease of application and precision.
- Absolutely gorgeous cool-toned creamy pink shade.
- Awesome color payoff.
- Does not dry out the lips.
- Quite long lasting on the lips.
- Velvety-cum-creamy texture with a glossy finish.
- Comfortable to wear on the lips and does not feel heavy.
- Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.
- Does not bleed or feather.
- Glides easily and smoothly on the lips.
- Easily available in drugstores and online.
Cons of Hard Candy Cupcake All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stain:
- Some packaging errors.
- May not suit all skin tones.
- The colour of the tube, the colour of the lip stain bullet and what it looks on the lips, is nowhere close to each other!!
- Does accentuate dry patches on the lips to some extent so dry lips have to be exfoliated for applying this lip stain.
- Not available in India.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Hard Candy Cupcake All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stain?
I will sure recommend this shade from the All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stain to all. In my opinion, it’s a gorgeous shade that can be gracefully pulled off by fair to medium skin tones and can paired up with any eye look at any time of the year! What else do you need? Go grab it ladies, at this price it’s a steal!
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2 thoughts on “Hard Candy Cupcake All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stain Review”
Give me anything in crayon form, I will love it 😛
Yaayy!!! Me too Jomol 🙂 That’s why I grabbed all the Matte and Glossy crayons from Hard Candy 😉 😉