Hard Candy Lion Tamer Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss Review



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Hello gorgeous ladies,

Recently, I picked up a few shades of lip glosses from Hard Candy’s Plumping Serum range. I have previously reviewed the shades “Gallery Hip” and “Crush on You.” Today, it’s the turn of the shade “Lion Tamer.”
Hard Candy Lion Tamer Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss

Claim/Product Description:
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 Lion Tamer 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. It does look quite stylish. The clear body of the tube makes the shade visible through, making it easy to identify it 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 a full coverage, I need to dip the wand in two to three times into the lip gloss tube.
Lip gloss tube

Color:  The shade “Lion Tamer” is a gorgeous n*de shade with slight orange neutral undertones and the right amount of shimmer. It is a wearable colour and would suit fair to medium skin tones. This lip gloss can be worn on its own or but preferably looks better over a lip pencil or lipstick to add a beautiful shine to your pout.
Lip gloss packaging

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.
Lip gloss applicator

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 longer on the lips and yet not irritate them. This lip gloss is truly plumping. It does have that slight sting 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.
Lip gloss swatches

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 Lion Tamer Plumping Serum Volumizing Lip Gloss:

  • Sturdy and nice packaging.
  • Beautiful n*de shade with slight orange undertones.
  • Very hydrating on the lips.
  • Feels 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 shimmer.
  • Affordable.
  • Easily available online and in Walmart.

Cons of Hard Candy Lion Tamer 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.

IMBB Rating:

Would I Recommend/Repurchase Hard Candy Lion Tamer 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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