Hard Candy Desired Plumping Serum Lipstick Review

Hello everyone,

Hope you are having a fun day! Today, I am reviewing a lipstick from the Hard Candy Plumping Serum range. The shade name is “Desired” and the shade number is 854.

Hard Candy Desired Plumping Serum Lipstick

Product Details from the Hard Candy Website:

  • Saturate lips with vibrant, pure color in just one stroke.
  • A high gloss gel base infused with lightweight mango butter allows for superior comfort and shine with lasting hydration.
  • Contains a unique antioxidant “Colorfast System” that keeps color vibrant, truer, and statement worthy.
  • Formulated with Hard Candy’s exclusive Plumping Serum System that delivers hyaluronic acid and plumps the skin to quickly minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkle while adding hydrating volume.

Plumping lipstick

Price:
CAD $5.99 for 3.2 gm.

My Experience with Hard Candy Desired Plumping Serum Lipstick:

Packaging:  The lipstick comes in a mirrored silver tube with a black floral pattern on the cap. The cap fits snugly enough to carry it in your bag without worrying. The shade name and number are printed on a sticker on a color base at the top of the tube. The color base is of the same color as the actual lipstick color.

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Hard candy lipstick

Color and Pigmentation:  “Desired” is a pretty orchid pink shade. This shade looks slightly darker in the bullet than when swatched or worn on the lips. It has a balmy type formula. One swipe results in a sheer wash of color. You can build it up to an almost opaque finish with a couple more swipes.

Hard candy lipstick

Texture and Finish: This lipstick has a gel base infused with lightweight mango butter. It does not dry the lips nor does it feel heavy on the lips even if you add more than one layer. It feels quite comfortable on the lips. The lipstick glides easily on the lips without any patchiness. The finish that this lipstick provides is quite glossy, but the initial glossiness fades after an hour or so and you are left with a pretty sheen.

Dark pink lipstick

This lipstick contains hyaluronic acid which is present in many anti-aging skin care products due to the plumping effect it provides. Hard Candy’s “Plumping Serum” is supposed to add volume and minimize fine lines on the lips. I do not find that it minimizes the appearance of fine lines on the lips nor does it plump the lips. It does make the lips fuller, but that is mainly due to the glossy finish it provides.

Hard candy lipstick swatch

Many plumping lip products cause some tingling when you apply them, but this one does not have any such effect. It goes on like any normal lipstick.

Scent:  The lipstick has a vanilla cake like scent, which I really enjoy!

Pink lips

Longevity:  Lasts for at least 4 hours without fading. The initial gloss fades after an hour or so, but the color does not. It does not disappear after a snack or drink, just fades slightly. It also survives a meal and you are left with a stain on your lips. I find that there is no uneven fading. It also does not migrate or feather.

Pros of Hard Candy Desired Plumping Serum Lipstick:

  • Pretty orchid pink shade with buildable pigmentation.
  • Glossy finish which makes lips look fuller.
  • Can be worn sheer or at full intensity.
  • Travel friendly and color coded packaging.
  • Creamy non-drying texture.
  • Good lasting power.
  • Does not bleed or feather.

Cons of Hard Candy Desired Plumping Serum Lipstick:

  • Does not minimize lip lines as per its claim.

IMBB Rating:

4/5

Do I Recommend Hard Candy Desired Plumping Serum Lipstick?

I like this lipstick mainly due to the comfortable feel on the lips. I am neutral about this particular shade. If you like orchid pink shades, this would be a good pick.

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