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Hope you all are doing good! Today, I am reviewing a lipstick from the Hard Candy Plumping Serum range. The shade name is “Wanted” and the shade number is 867.
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.
CAD $5.99 for 3.5 gm.
My Experience with Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipstick in Wanted:
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.
Color and Pigmentation: “Wanted” is a gorgeous medium reddish berry shade which would good look on all skin tones. This lipstick 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.
Texture and Finish: This lipstick has gel base infused with lightweight mango butter. It feels quite comfortable on the lips. It does not dry the lips nor does it feel heavy on the lips even if you add more than one layer. 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.
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. 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!
Longevity: I am quite happy with the lasting power of this lipstick. It lasts for at least 5 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 Plumping Serum Lipstick in Wanted
Beautiful medium reddish berry shade which would suit all skin tones.
Buildable pigmentation – can be worn sheer or at full intensity.
Glossy finish which makes lips look fuller.
Creamy non-drying texture.
Travel friendly and color coded packaging.
Does not bleed or feather.
Cons of Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipstick in Wanted
Does not minimize lip lines as per its claim.
Would I Recommend Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipstick in Wanted?
I enjoy using this lipstick due to the beautiful color and the creamy, moisturizing texture. It is quite long lasting for being such a creamy and glossy lipstick. Do check this out!
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