By Priya Sinha
I have been on a makeup shopping spree lately, especially Hard Candy makeup. Thanks to the unavailability of this brand in India, every time I pass by the Hard Candy aisle, I get tempted to get a few products to try out. Today, I would like to share my experiences about the Hard Candy Fierce Effects Lipstick in the shade “Newly Berried.” That’s such a cool name, by the way!
Turn heads with Hard Candy Fierce Effects Lipstick. Daring and highly pigmented with an ultra-soft weightless texture, the formula is infused with argan oil for added moisture and shine. It glides on the lips with one stroke in an unstoppable shade range.
My Experience with Hard Candy Newly Berried Fierce Effects Lipstick:
Lipstick is one of the first makeup products that I used from my mother’s makeup stash. Like all moms, she never let me use lipstick, but I was always successful in stealing a couple of lipsticks when she was not around. And my love for lipstick has not subsided since then. That’s why, I totally understand what our beloved KK feels when she reviews a lipstick. Thanks KK! Anyway, so let’s get into the details of this lipstick.
Packaging: Can we take a minute here and admire the gorgeous packaging of this lipstick! This lipstick has a matte black body with shiny silver dots on the cap that look like diamonds. The top of the cover is colour coded to the lipstick bullet. The lipstick bullet swirls up effortlessly and does not stick to the tube itself. The shade name is mentioned at the bottom of the lipstick. The best thing is that the lipstick cap shuts with a secure click sound. All in all, a very sturdy and super attractive packaging.
Color: The color of this lipstick is such a pretty and unique purple colour with pinkish undertones. It’s just that perfect purple-y pink shade that’s so appropriate for spring and summer. This lipstick shade is really subjective, but I would still say that this particular shade is for purple lipstick lovers. You can flaunt it with traditional Indian outfits and also rock it with western wear. You won’t have to think twice!
Texture: This lipstick has a very smooth and creamy texture and applies like butter on the lips which is splendid. The texture is not as dry and patchy at all. In fact, it feels comparatively quite comfortable on the lips, but I would suggest beauties with extremely dry and chapped lips (like me) to apply a lip balm prior to this lipstick so that there’s no tugging or pulling. This lipstick does not contain any shimmers. Thank Goodness!! I totally despise lipsticks with a frost finish or shimmers.
Pigmentation: The pigmentation of this Hard Candy Fierce Effects Lipstick in “Newly Berried” is bang on!! One swipe of this lipstick gives a considerable amount of coverage. The best thing about this lipstick is that it is buildable without getting patchy or feeling heavy. You can apply it with a light hand for that beautiful flush or go for a full on coverage if you please. Since it is a creamy formulation, it does transfer a bit, but that’s totally okay. Also, ladies with pigmented lips can rejoice as this lipstick covers pigmented lips really well. Now, that’s really remarkable, isn’t it?
Longevity: I was a firm believer that only matte lipsticks are long lasting, but this baby has changed my perception totally. In spite of its very creamy-ish glossy finish, it lasts on the lips for at least 5 to 6 hours with a little bit of snacks and beverages. It also leaves a tint behind which I really enjoy. So impressive!!
Quality: The overall quality of the Hard Candy Fierce Effects lipsticks is astounding. It is no less than any high-end lipstick. I mean, if Gucci, MAC or Shiseido came up with the same formulation of the lipstick, I would not be astonished. People would love it very much and pay more than thrice the amount for the same thing. All in all, I am totally satisfied with this lipstick.
Pros of Hard Candy Newly Berried Fierce Effects Lipstick:
- Super fancy and sturdy packaging.
- Infused with argan oil.
- Absolutely gorgeous shade.
- Awesome color payoff.
- Does not dry out the lips.
- Really long lasting.
- Velvety-cum-creamy texture.
- Comfortable to wear on the lips and does not feel heavy.
- Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips.
- Does not accentuate dry patches on the lips.
- Does not bleed or feather.
- Glides easily and smoothly on the lips.
- Easily available in drugstores and online.
Cons of Hard Candy Newly Berried Fierce Effects Lipstick:
- Not available in India.
- Not boyfriend/husband friendly (transfers a bit).
5/5 (I am not deducting any points for it being transferable!!)
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Hard Candy Newly Berried Fierce Effects Lipstick?
I totally recommend this line of lipsticks by Hard Candy to everyone. If you have never tried Hard Candy lipsticks before, please do it now. This brand needs a lot more recognition and love than what it receives. I am not sure if everyone is going to like this shade, but it’s no harm experimenting, right? You can pick up this affordable purple lipstick and try it out for the colour. I totally love it and shall sure repurchase it if I ever run out of it.
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