Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Dahlia Matte Lip Color Review

Hello all,

Continuing with my reviews of the newly-launched Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Matte Lip Colors, today I am reviewing the shade “Dahlia” for you. I have already reviewed the shades “Cherry Blossom” and “Sweet Pea” from this range. So, read on to find out more about this shade.
Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Dahlia Matte Lip Color


Product Description:
In just one sweep, lips are wrapped in a velvet texture to fall in love with. Instead of going for a glossy or sheer finish, opt for matte.

  • Full coverage matte liquid lip color that hydrates and offers comfortable wear.
  • Delivers bold long lasting wear.
  • Available in 7 shades including Daffodil, Dahlia, Tulip, Dahlia, Hibiscus, Dahlia and Wisteria.


My Experience with Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Dahlia Matte Lip Color:

Packaging: This lip color comes in an adorable colorful tin packaging which also has a full-sized mirror inside it. The lipstick itself is placed on a little velvet bed inside the tin.
Lip color packaging

The actual lipstick comes in a flat oval-shaped tube with a silver cap. The applicator is a standard doe-shaped sponge. It picks up a good amount of the product and applies the gloss easily and precisely.
Hard Candy lip color

Overall, I am pretty impressed with the packaging; especially since the product only costs 6 dollars.

Shade/Pigmentation: “Dahlia” is a dark brown shade with plum undertones. This is a gorgeous fall-winter shade and those who like such deep dark shades will surely like it. I personally am not comfortable carrying off such shades and hence do not think I will wear it often, but it is a beautiful shade which will suit most skin tones.
Hard Candy Dahlia lip color

The lipstick is strongly pigmented and one swipe is enough to achieve opacity. You can layer it on for a better coverage. Layering does not lead to clumping but increases the time required for setting.

Texture/Finish:  This is a liquid lipstick and has a texture which is typical of any other liquid lipstick. It is not too runny and is sufficiently creamy so as to apply smoothly. It feels like velvet and there is no tug at all as you apply the lipstick. No lip balm is needed underneath.
Lip gloss wand

The finish is pretty much matte. It does not dry down immediately and takes a while to set (around 1 hour or so). But once it is set, it looks completely matte.

The good part is that it does not feel super dry like some other matte liquid lipsticks. It is quite lightweight and comfortable to wear. However, this particular shade did feather quite a bit and I would recommend using a lip liner.
Swatch on hands

The lipstick has a nice vanilla scent which I personally like. Sensitive noses might not like it, but it does not stay on for too long and hence might not be a deal breaker.

Lasting Power:  The lipstick does transfer initially when it is not yet set. But once set, it is fairly budge proof and does not transfer. It does wear off from the inside of the mouth if you eat something too greasy, but 0verall, it pretty much lasts through meals and drinks. You need a makeup remover to remove all traces.
Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Matte Lip Color Dahlia lip swatches

Overall, I would say the quality of the lipstick is pretty good for 6 dollars. However, this particular shade is not something up my alley.

Pros of Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Dahlia Matte Lip Color:

  • Creamy velvety texture which glides smoothly on the lips.
  • Lovely matte finish.
  • Does not feel drying on the lips.
  • Long staying power.
  • Adorable packaging.
  • Pretty affordable.

Cons of Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Dahlia Matte Lip Color:

  • This shade feathers a bit.
  • Not all will like this deep dark shade.

IMBB Rating:

Would I Recommend/Repurchase Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Dahlia Matte Lip Color?
The lipstick is of a good quality. So, you can try it out if you like the shade.  I will not repurchase the exact same shade (I have all the other shades from the range though).

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