On my last trip to Walmart I came across a new line of lipsticks from Hard Candy. The Plumping Serum Lipsticks come in 10 different colors. I picked up the shade Beloved to try out.
What I find pretty cool is that the end of the cap is clear plastic with the color of the lipstick showing through. But it’s not just a matching color swatch, if you remove it you’ll find that it’s filled with the actual lipstick. So what you see in the cap is literally what you get in the tube.
The silky smooth formula is a gel base infused with mango butter. It’s “exclusive plumping serum system delivers hyaluronic acid which plumps the skin to quickly minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while adding hydrating volume.”
To be honest, I really don’t see any unique results with this lipstick. It feels just like any other hydrating lipstick on my lips. My lips don’t appear any more plump and the lines look the same as always.
I do think this lipstick gives my lips pretty good coverage even though the texture feels light and thin. It’s highly pigmented and does keep my lips feeling pretty soft and smooth. It’s not very long wearing though, it quickly wears off and needs reapplied often.
I can’t remember if this lipstick was $5 or $6, but either way I think it’s a good option for anyone on a tight budget. I’m really enjoying the pretty pink color.