Hard Candy • Powder Keg Loose Eyeshadow • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I really like these a lot. I purchased Kryptonite(emerald green) and Delinquent(brown sugar color). These two compliment each other very well. I especially like the green, as it nearly matches the color of my eyes, and I have been looking for a shadow that does this for ages! You DO have to wear a good primer with this if you want it to last, and for the color to stay rich. I use my dermablend cream concealer above my lashline, and then use the powder keg wand to line my eyes. It looks gorgeous. Nice colors, would definitely re-purchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought this because I use their Glamoflauge concealer and it's absolutely amazing and their products are priced cheap, but good quality. I bought this in Inked which is a dark blue and I love it, except, the container it comes in is AWFUL. The applicator that comes with it is like a thin layer of sponge glued onto a plastic tip. It's ok for applying I guess, but I don't like it it's hard to blend with that. Also whenever you take the applicator out a bunch of eyeshadow will spill out with it and go everywhere. Other than that it's a really good, pretty eyeshadow. It lasts all day for me if I use primer, it's not an overpowering color, but you can apply as much as you like. It's got a nice shimmer to it so it's not just a boring flat dark blue. I would buy it again, wish they would redo the packaging and applicator though!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I got this in Inked(A sort of royal blue w/ silver glitter),and I really like it! I put it over the deeper blue in the Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers cream shadows in the Stage Show pallete and it's so pretty!!Really makes it pop!And it's pretty if you lightly put a black cream shadow on before this:)It has a bit of fallout,but nothing major.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is a decent product but it has a quite a bit of fallout.
Use a creamy base and I think it would be okay...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've had nothing but bad experiences with Hard Candy eye makeup in the past, but this was on sale and I figured I'd give it one last chance. For once I love the makeup itself. I bought No Regrets, which is a glittery white, and it's subtle enough for me to wear during the day, which is nice. It looks great with other colours, as well as over them to add glitter, and it lasted all day, even after a nap. I didn't get too much fallout and there was no creasing at all.
It would have been perfect except the bottle is terrible. When I took off the plastic and unscrewed it for the first time, it was already spilling - obviously not a good sign. I hate the applicator that's included, and I always end up spilling some when taking it out or putting it in; I'd just toss the applicator altogether and use my own, but it also serves as a plug, and without it the shadow leaks out of the bottle.
I like the product itself and I'll definitely keep using it (and will probably give Hard Candy yet another chance) but I won't be buying it again, just because of the hassle caused by the bottle and applicator.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this in three colors: Gunpowder (pitch black with glitter), Delinquent (brown sugar with glitter), and Spark (smoky purple with glitter). As reviewers before me have noted, the product imitates the Urban Decay loose pigments, except the UD applicator is a brush. The packaging is fine, in my opinion; it comes in a sizable tube, close in girth to a fat mascara tube but shorter in length than your typical mascara, which is topped off with a simple cap (no screwing involved--wow, I didn't mean to have all of these questionable puns crammed into one sentence, sorry). Pop the cap off, and you will see the top of the stick you use to apply the product, which is topped off with a finger-thumb-friendly spatula-shaped head. The stick acts as a plug for the loose product inside as well as an applicator. If you're careful while pulling the plug out, you won't spill anything. I haven't had any problems with spillage so far; you don't have to be super careful, but just exercise caution as it is a loose product. The applicator side of the stick is actually a soft spongey tip shaped like a fat cone. It's sized to be friendly to the eye area in general, and you can use the pointed end to apply the product like a liner. But I really wouldn't use it to line the upper lashline--the shape of the tip means that the product WILL catch on your eyelashes, which WILL result in even more fallout. The product itself is, across the board with the 3 colors I have, pigmented, applies fairly smoothly, and wears fine with primer, but holy cowabunga is this GLITTERY. It's as bad as the glitterbomb Urban Decay eyeshadows, and not a good option for conservative office workers like me. It's fun to wear on the weekend, and the Gunpowder color (applied carefully with the pointy tip of the applicator) creates an amazing kohl-like effect on the lower lashline/waterline. But the fallout (both powder and the glitter in the powder) is kind of amazing. What annoys me the most is that I can dust the powder off fine with gentle poking sweeps of my fan brush, but the glitter clings like a mofo and makes me look like I used pixie dust as an undereye concealer. I'm sure this can be countered with a liberal dusting of powder under the eye area before applying, but I didn't try it. Another thing that bothers me is that I have no idea how to clean the applicator tip for sanitizing purposes, as I'm afraid that the water will soak up into the applicator tube where the butt of the spongy tip is stuffed (you can see it; the applicator is translucent) and create mold or something like that. Not sure why drugstore products like this one seem to like using sponge tips on their applicators, as I'd personally be fine with just a stick with a slightly roughened tip like the Guerlain kohls--easier to sanitize and fallout is minimized. (I'm guessing it's harder to ensure a uniformly smooth surface with plastic tips.) I am a contact lens wearer and haven't noticed any irritation despite the Huge Glitter, but I would caution those with especially sensitive eyes against using this product. Ultimately, I think I would buy the Gunpowder color again as I like the look it gives, but it's strictly for weekend wear only and otherwise I wouldn't buy the product again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I find this is a dup for the loose powders by Urban Decay.
The way it closes causes some powder to come out and the apllicater is odd. I use it in the inner corner b/c of the applicator
Other than that its great,
you get alot of product for about 6 dollards, which isnt bad at all
The color pay off is great as well
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
These shadows are some of Hard Candy's new products for Spring/Summer 2010 and are exclusively available at Walmart.
I was really looking forward to trying these since their announcement two or three months prior to their release and purchased two of them the second I saw them being stocked. (I had been stalking the cosmetics aisle at my local Walmart nearly daily looking specifically for them, Welcome Matte, and Moon Glow.)
~ Great pigmentation.
~ Gorgeous shimmer.
~ A little goes a long way.
~ Does not crease or fade.
~ Lasts all day--IF it remains completely dry.
~ These eyeshadow pigments are an extremely fine powder, like kohl. This, for me, is a bad thing because it easily flies everywhere when you open and apply it and it gets in your eyes more easily. (I dislike getting anything unnatural in my eyes as it's not healthy.)
~ Gorgeous shimmer. (Some people don't like shimmer.)
~ If even the slightest bit of moisture touches them, they vanish from your eyelids with the only traces being just a tiny bit in creases. I wore them one day and they were great all day. The next day I wore them they didn't last two hours due to my eyes getting watery and it being hot outside (though I was only outside long enough to drive my son to school).
I returned them and shall not repurchase. Hard Candy is still one of my favorite makeup brands and will continue to be as this does not change my overall opinion of the brand (out of all the Hard Candy cosmetics I've tried--which has been nearly everything they make since becoming exclusive to Walmart--the brand has been about 90% hit with only 10% miss for me which is astounding to me and far better than any other cosmetic brands available at Walmart.)