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Friday, May 10, 2013

Hard Candy All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stain Mauveous - Swatch and Review + FOTD

Another tiring day but TGIF! Last night, after I came home from work, kicked off my work clothes, I passed out on the couch before I even got a chance to eat supper. Then woke up around 10 pm and was up till 1 am, then back to sleep again. Yeah, I'm weird like that, that's why I'm always tired.

I've been trying out this new lippie from Hard Candy for the past few days so I'm ready for a review.

  • Jumbo twist up lip pencil
  • .11 oz or 3.2 g

  • Mauveous is a pinkish red gloss that reminds me of strawberry smoothie. 

  • It feels like a lightweight gel and applies smoothly. It's conditioning like a balm but with a little more slip to it and has the shine of a gloss. Looks very lovely when freshly applied.
  • It's quite pigmented
  • The formula feels comfortable on the lips but the shine doesn't last very long, like 2 hours at the most. Once the shine disappears, it loses its hydrating effect.
  • It leaves a good stain behind that last for hours but I did notice that as the stain fades, it starts to look patchy. 
  • It has a sweet marshmallow scent with a bit of waxy scent. Not something I like but it's not overpowering and it seems to fade after 15 minutes or so. 

Final Thought

I wished that the shine and hydrating effect lasted a bit longer. Otherwise, color and pigmentation is fairly good. Stains for a few hours but as the day progresses the stain looks patchier and lips look drier. Personally, I like it but don't love it. Scroll further down to see the lip swatch on my face.

Rating: 7.5/10

Price: $5.00
Available at Wal-Mart

Now for the eyeshadows, I used exclusively theBalm Meet Matte Nude palette, which I reviewed HERE.

  • MAC Lady blush
  • Tarte Park Ave Princess bronzer
  • Benefit Watt's Up


  • Hard Candy All Glossed Up Hydrating Lip Stain Mauveous

Have a happy and wonderful mother's day weekend.


  1. Super Happy Mother's Day to you! Too bad the stain doesn't last longer it sure is pretty, and TheBalm eye shadows look so nice :)

    1. The stain last fairly long, it's the shine and hydration that goes fast. Then it gets blotchy as it fades.

  2. Love love the look! I personally loved those two mattes the most, matte hung and singh. Your lips look so smooth and lovely!

    1. Yeah those two are my faves too. The consistency of the lippie is very light and gel-like, which helps making my lips look very smooth.

  3. The lipstain is such a pretty colour, it looks lovely on you. Gorgeous FOTD, too!

  4. Happy Mother's Day to you! That's a very pretty color, too bad the hydration isn't better. The Balm shadows look so nice too.

    1. Thank you. Yes it would have been nice if it hydrated longer. Hope you have a great mother's day.

  5. I really like this colour (been looking for a pink like this for awhile) and it looks amazing on you!

    1. Glad you like it. I think it's the kind of shade that will look nice across skintone.


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