I’m not sure why but I’ve been obsessed with the color purple lately. Suddenly I am in love with lilac hair and plum eyeshadow and most recently, purple lipstick! While browsing the Hard Candy section at Walmart a few nights ago, a couple products caught my eye. I must say, Hard Candy has really stepped up their game since the 90s!
I picked up the All Glossed Up hydrating lip stain in “Plum Yum” which is a medium pink-purple gloss and the Fierce Effects lipstick in “Newly Berried” which is a shiny berry-purple color.
The All Glossed Up hydrating stain feels nice on the lips. It is easy to apply with the retractable pen (my favourite!) and has a glossy finish. As you can tell from the swatch, it has a fair amount of pigment, however, I find it less noticeable on my lips. Not sure if this is because of the actual color of my lips or just the color of this gloss but it comes off as very natural looking on me. As a result, I don’t really notice a staining effect from it. It is very comfortable to wear, though, and I would consider repurchasing in a bolder color. Also, for those of you who hate scented products, this one has a barely-detectable scent, so that’s a bonus! These retail for $5.98 at Walmart.
First of all, the packaging on the Fierce Effects lipstick could totally pass for Kat Von D packaging. Maybe not in terms of quality, but it sure looks cute on my vanity! The tube is black with silver studs and has the lipstick color on the top (totally convenient!) and the name of the lipstick on the bottom. This lipstick applies evenly and smoothly across the lips and is comfortable to wear. It definitely has a sheen to it, though, so keep that in mind if you aren’t a fan of that. Unlike the stain, this lipstick has a fruity-plastic scent. It isn’t offensive in my opinion but I am not generally bothered by scents anyway. These retail for $5.98 at Walmart.
The lipstick definitely has better staying power than the gloss and lasts a few hours but needs to be reapplied following meals. The gloss only lasted an hour or two before needing to be reapplied but it isn’t a big deal to me as it is so easy to reapply – you don’t even really need a mirror!
Have you tried either of these products? I’d love to hear your thoughts!