Hard Candy Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencils

Ready for some serious lip color? If so then you might want to check out Hard Candy’s Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencils.

These are chubby pencils that are basically a combination of lipstick and lip gloss. If you check out Hard Candy’s website the description says they are sheer, but CLEARLY they are way off base (maybe some of the colors are sheer) because these babies are super, duper colorful and saturated.

All three of these colors are shimmery also, and for once it’s obvious shimmer that doesn’t disappear once it’s on the lips. Yay!

They come in about 15 different colors, but I think these three might be some of the newer ones.

I mentioned above that these are saturated, and that’s no lie. However I did find out they are VERY soft also, which can make application a little tricky. They almost melt into the lips and it can be hard to get a perfect line around the edge of your lips. I would suggest using a lip iner for sure with these because I have a feeling they bleed, but I haven’t worn them long enough to prove that. My swatches are done without a lip liner and you can see the edges aren’t perfect at all.

These feel very moist and non-sticky on and don’t have much scent if any. Also bonus for being really glossy!


Babe is a bright fuchsia pink with blue/purple shimmer. This is bright but not so bright it’s not wearable. Of the three here I think it’s the most “tame” and super flattering.



Jezebel is a very saturated medium-dark pink/purple with pink/purple shimmer. Wow this color is amazing and totally mesmerizes me! This is definitely not a ‘natural’ look and while I would wear this color during the day, some people might find it too colorful or bright.


Candy Apple

Candy Apple is a bright candy apple red with pink/red shimmer. This color is SUPER glossy and just an amazing blue-based red. This was my favorite of the three, it’s SO PRETTY!!

Candy Apple

Candy Apple, Babe, Jezebel (ONE swipe each here!)


In terms of color, these are extremely pigmented and all three are beautiful colors. The formula was a little soft and “melty” feeling, but also very moist and glossy. I am willing to sacrifice ease of application (must use a lip liner) for the color payoff and price, so for me these are highly recommended!

What do you think about these folks? Your style or too over the top?



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  • December 10, 2010

    I love the Candy Apple one! I think Ill get that one!

    • December 10, 2010

      Hi Steph,

      I was totally thinking about you when I was writing this, LOL!! It’s awesome I think it’s the perfect glossy red!

  • December 10, 2010

    Wow, these really do look wet!

    They may be a little bright for me, but I love them all, Babe especially.

    • December 10, 2010

      Hi Dawn,

      I think they do have some other less bright colors. And yes, they are very glossy and wet looking, love that!

  • December 10, 2010

    OMG I want Candy Apply and Jezebel.

    How well do they wear? Would I need a lip pencil, or do they just stay put?

    • December 10, 2010

      Hi Neon,

      I mentioned in the post I haven’t yet worn them long.

  • December 10, 2010

    So pretty! They’re all colors I would wear but I’m coveting Jezebel the most.

  • December 10, 2010

    Jezebel is hot!
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  • December 10, 2010

    I think Candy Apple is my favorite on you! ­čśÇ

  • December 10, 2010

    I’m so grateful you do a full-face shot when you do lip swatches. It makes comparing wearability so much easier, especially since I’m VERY fair-skinned and finding a wearable lip color is a challenge. Thanks!

  • December 10, 2010

    I wish I felt more comfortable in colors like this. I stick to MLBB shades or neutrals. I hardly ever wear makeup, so when I do venture out I sometimes feel like that’s all I see. (Hey, look! There’s some pink lipstick. Oh, and Chynna’s here, too.) My favorite lipsticks right now are the Lipstick Queen collection. She makes some awesome colors that even I feel like I can get away with.

  • December 10, 2010

    Babe is pretty! I don’t like Walmart, but now I am tempted to visit.
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  • December 10, 2010

    Candy Apple is just type of red I looooove, plus it’s the one that really suits you the best.
    I can see why it’s your favorite.
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  • December 10, 2010

    I’m totally digging Jezebel! Might just dive into the ‘colorful’ end of the pool with that one (as soon as I kick this friggin’ bronchitis, eerrrrr. Almost 3 weeks now!). All of the colors look fab on you!

  • December 10, 2010

    Candy Apple looks so pretty on you! Thanks for all the swatches. Candy Apple is so glossy but I can’t pull off reds but again, awesome on you. :)

  • December 10, 2010

    Oh my god…Candy Apple so pretty!!!
    Ugh I wish I could get my hands on some of these Hard Candy products!!! They have such lovely make up!
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  • December 10, 2010

    I love those colors! I hope they bring it to P.R.
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  • December 11, 2010

    I like none… too “wet”, messy and I think they’re only good for pictures, not for all day wear. I wouldn’t buy even if they were available in my country :) luv your eyes :X

  • December 11, 2010

    These all look amazing on you! I was thinking of getting some of these for my 14 yr old for Xmas thinking they would be more sheer – so not getting them for her now, but I might go pick myself up one now! That candy apple red is just WOW! I have to try that one!

  • December 11, 2010

    Candy apple looks so JUICY!

  • December 11, 2010

    Wow, that was not expected! I want to check them out now!

  • December 11, 2010

    Candy Apple needs to be on my face. And soon.
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  • December 11, 2010


    I wish I could find them online, walmart.com doesn’t have them yet. booo

  • December 11, 2010

    I like the shimmer I see from Jezebel in the close-up photo.
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  • December 11, 2010

    They look totally awesome!
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  • December 11, 2010

    WOW, I’m convinced by these. ­čśÇ Also, I love that you show pictures of lip products on your actual lips!
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  • December 11, 2010

    Now these I would be all over! Gorgeous shades and the shimmer is wonderful. They all look good on you. You really should wear bright shades during the day. They look so nice on you.

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  • December 11, 2010

    Hey VV, love these on you, and I went out and bought Candy Apple and love it on me, too! Hurrah! I googled a few other reviews, and people seem to be having trouble sharpening it… not sure if it’s just the size of the pencil or the material the pencil part is made of. Do you have any recommendations so we can enjoy this awesome product for longer? Thanks!

    • December 12, 2010

      Hi Kathryn,

      I haven’t yet tried sharpening mine, but you definitely will need a larger sharpener. Since they are soft I have a feeling that’s part of the reason why they are hard to sharpen though…Eeekkk!

    • December 12, 2010

      Thanks for the reply. My ancient CoverGirl sharpener has a large side that looks big enough to accommodate these pencils. Also, part of my wants to get really old-school and just use a (clean!) pocket-knife to sharpen them. I wonder if you waste less pigment that way.

  • December 11, 2010

    Wow! I’ve never worn any kind of color on my lips beyond a sheer pink gloss, but these look amazing! They all look stunning on you too. I love Jezebel cuz it looks unique and gorgeous. I must try.
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  • December 12, 2010

    Candy apple looks great on you!

  • December 13, 2010

    WOW i didn’t think these would be so pigmented! i’ve been wondering about them, waiting for someone to review them. i would def. get a pink/natural one now that i know how much color they give. :)

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  • December 15, 2010

    I think they all look great on you. I’m much darker (NC45) and will definitely check them out.

  • December 17, 2010

    Got Hard Candy Jezebel and Milani Star Flash because they looked so great on you. I am loving them.