A couple months ago, I shared some new Hard Candy summer 2017 collection products but that didn’t even cover half of what they’ve launched for the summer. I’ve got the new NEW scoop on more products that Hard Candy has released this summer!
Hard Candy has had one of the biggest summer releases this year with new products for pretty much everything from base and setting makeup to lipsticks and liners.
The Sheer Envy line has expanded with a new colour correcting serum, powder and loose finishing powder. The Sheer Envy Color Correct Cushion Wonder ($6.98 / Available exclusively at Walmart) is a colour-correcting serum/concealer that instantly provides weightless colour correction for any skin concern. The product comes in four shades which include Yellow, Peach (seen in this review), Lavender and Green. The tube comes with a cushion applicator so there’s no need to use a brush to apply it. The Sheer Envy Color Correct Perfecting Powder ($7.98 / Available exclusively at Walmart) is a sheer, luminous powder that mattifies and sets your makeup while correcting any discoloration. The pastel pigments were designed to neutralize, balance and correct uneven complexions. “Baking” your face is a hot trend that has been going strong for a couple years now and is a makeup artist technique to prevent creasing and give your under eyes a natural radiance. Sheer Envy Bake, Brighten & Set Loose Finishing Powder ($6.98 / Available exclusively at Walmart) comes in the shade “Banana”, a pale yellow shade that compliments a lot of skin tones and will quickly give you a perfect, long lasting look.
Next up is eyes! Hard Candy has a lot going on this summer in eye products. To make you look extra this year, there’s the new Look Pro! Metal Eyes Chrome Eyeshadow Kit ($8.98 / Available exclusively at Walmart). The kit comes with four highly pigmented metallic pearl eyeshadows, a mixing liquid, a mixing well, a dual-ended brush and a mini black eyeliner. You can choose how intense you want the metallic chrome effect to be by mixing the liquid and eyeshadows together. The eyeshadows can also be worn dry for a less intense effect.
Smoke out your eyes with the new Stroke of Gorgeous Kajal Supreme Eyeliner Duo ($7.98 / Available exclusively at Walmart). This dual-ended liner offers the best of both worlds with an ultra black and long wearing liquid liner on one end and a soft kajal liner on the other.
From L-R: Wet Ever Lip Lacquer in Entitled and Lip Artiste in Coral to Peach
Lastly top off your look with one of the new lip products! The transformative Lip Artiste ($7.98 / Available exclusively at Walmart) is a lip contouring wand that is designed with a contour and highlight duo that enhances your lip shape and size. On one end there’s a matte lip colour that contours your lip shape and creates shadows and on the other end is an iridescent highlight that enhances the appearance of light on your lips. It comes in six shades which include Nude to Brown, Pink to Mauve, Plum to Berry, Coral to Peach (the one seen in this review), Red and Wine to Burgundy. If you love both colour AND gloss, the new Wet Ever ($7.98 / Available exclusively at Walmart) lip lacquer’s are a bold hybrid lip lacquer that combines the long lasting effect of a liquid lipstick with the hydration and shine of a gloss. It’s an opaque formula that is hydrating, not sticky and comes in seven shades that range from a peachy nude to a dark plum.
My Glittery Thoughts:
I am so excited that Hard Candy has launched products for all your needs, so there really isn’t anything missing. Even though this is not everything that has launched for Hard Candy in the US, it’s still a decent launch here in Canada. The setting products are finely milled and smooth onto my skin quite well. However, the loose setting powder is a bit too yellow for my skin tone and would suit people with tanned to darker skin. The colour correcting powder helps when you want to wear a lighter foundation but still need something to help with correcting discoloration. I really like the idea behind the serum/concealer cushion and the colours that are offered. The formula is very creamy and easy to blend out, however, the Peach shade is a bit too dark for my skin tone. But since I really like how it applies and the coverage, I am definitely looking to pick up the Green shade to help with my redness.
The chrome eyeshadow kit is really fun. If you’re like me and love metallics, this is a great kit to pick up. On their own without the mixing liquid, the shadows go on really well, but they have such a dynamic, glistening shine to them when you do mix them together. I love having a pop of shimmering colour on my lids and this is the perfect way to do it, especially when I want to create a smoky eye. The dual ended liner is nice because it reduces what you would normally have in your makeup bag. I like how intense the black is in both the liquid and the kajal, so this is really nice compliment to the metallic eyeshadow kit.
I love what Hard Candy is doing with their liquid lipsticks and now liquid lipstick-gloss hybrids. The plum shade (called Entitled) that I got to try out is a lot of fun to wear and is nice and opaque. There’s no stickiness, which I like, and if it’s any indication of what the others are going to be like, I’m definitely going to expand my collection with more. the lip contouring wand is an interesting product because one side has a vibrant lip liner, that’s smooth and creamy and the other side has a glittery, metallic shimmer colour. The shimmer highlight is a bit chunky, so I wouldn’t use it as an all over colour over the liner but as a lip topper over a lipstick.
I know that this is a pretty long review so I’ll wrap it up. Hard Candy is one of my favourite makeup brands for coming out with products that are on trend and easily accessible to find but will also not break the bank for you. So if you’re looking for quality face setting products, fun lip colours, and other innovative products, you need to give them a chance!
What do you think of the Summer 2017 newness from Hard Candy? Which products do you like?! Share your thoughts below!
Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.