Hard Candy Collection for Spring 2012 Swatches, Photos & Review

Hard Candy Spring 2012

Hard Candy has some cool goodies out this spring at a Walmart near (or maybe not) you.

Some of the pieces include Take It Off Makeup Remover Wipes, Glow All The Way Deep Tan Instant Bronze & Gradual Self Tanner, Shiny When Wet Duo, Flat To Fab Mascara, Eye’M Tired Eye Brightener and That’s How I Roll Loose Shimmer.

Hard Candy Take It Off Makeup Remover Wipes

Hard Candy Take It Off Makeup Remover Wipes 2

The Take It Off Makeup Remover Wipes come in a plastic container with a re-closeable snap lid that lets you easily grab the towelettes one at a time. It also does a good job of keeping the pads moist.

25 pads come inside and they are made to use on long-wearing and waterproof makeup. They are gentle enough for the eyes as well and do a great job of removing everything. No rinsing is required and they left my skin feeling moisturized not dry. I felt a wee bit sticky though so I always feel the need to rinse off when using these kinds of towelettes anyway.

Hard Candy Flat To Fab Mascara

Hard Candy Flat To Fab Mascara 2

Flat To Fab Mascara is a long-wear instant volume and curl mascara. The shape of the applicator is thicker on the ends and narrow in the middle. The shade is Blackest Black.

It does a good job of curling lashes for sure, I didn’t miss my eyelash curler. It’s on the medium-thick side. I felt like it did a good job lengthening my lashes, but not necessarily fattening them as I would prefer.

Hard Candy Shiny When Wet Duo

Hard Candy Shiny When Wet Duo 2

Shiny When Wet is a waterproof mascara and waterproof liquid eyeliner combo. Both are black and the eyeliner has a somewhat glossy finish.

You can see above the mascara wand is fairly fat. Mine felt and looked a little on the dry side. Also in the tube there was nothing keeping the wand snug so it just pulled right out, leaving lots of excess on the wand.

I’m not thrilled with the mascara in general. It doesn’t do much thickening or lengthening and overall felt like maybe it was old. I prefer Flat To Fab over this one for sure.

The liquid liner seemed pretty good. It’s a super jet black shade and smooth. I have yet to try it in the water though!

Hard Candy Shiny When Wet  Flat To Fab Swatches
Shiny When Wet Mascara, Liner, Flat To Fab Mascara

Hard Candy Eye M Tired

Hard Candy Eye M Tired 2

Eye’M Tired is a rollerball style eye treatment that comes in a plastic tube. Warning: do NOT squeeze the tube to get the product out or you may get a hole in the other end. :)

This serum claims to help depuff and brighten your under eye area. You gently roll the ball over your under eye area and the product slowly comes out.

It does feel cooling and nice. But I didn’t have any puffy eyes and didn’t really notice a brightening effect. It felt moisturizing though, and I kinda like it just as a mid-afternoon pick me up!

Hard Candy That s How Eye Roll Loose Shimmer

Hard Candy That s How Eye Roll Loose Shimmer 2

Hard Candy That s How Eye Roll Loose Shimmer 3

Hard Candy That s How Eye Roll Loose Shimmer Swatches
Emma-Belle Loose Shimmer, Shadow Stick

That’s How Eye Roll Loose Shimmer is another duo product. On one side is a loose eye shimmer with a rollerball applicator, and on the other is a corresponding shadow stick.

The shade I tried is called Emma-Belle. The Loose Shimmer is a peachy/pink and the Shadow Stick is a bronze shimmer. Good payoff for both products. I am not a fan of rolling something onto my eyelid as it’s a bit awkward and messy, so I roll some onto my hand, then pat onto my eye with my finger.

Glow All The Way Deep Tan Instant Bronze & Gradual Self Tanner Infused with 24 Karat Gold (WHEW!) is just that. It’s a dark golden/bronze shade with gold sparkles. Just a little goes a long way and this is obviously WAY too dark for moi!

Hard Candy Eye Shimmer Look

Here I am wearing the Emma-Belle That’s How Eye Roll combo with the Flat To Fab Mascara.

Hard Candy Eye Shimmer Look 2

Availability: Walmart only.

Pricing: Varies.

What do you think about Hard Candy for spring?



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  • April 24, 2012
    Jessica L.

    I bought the eye’m tired a little over a month ago, and I really like it! I have really puffy and dark circles no matter what. It depuffs great, but could do better with the brightening. And a side note: for fellow contact wearers: my eyes always dry out after applying this. I just make sure to put in my contacts after applying and it’s no problem.

  • April 24, 2012

    You have really nice skin and eyebrows

  • April 24, 2012

    I am not a fan of Walmart generally, but the Hard Candy makeup looks really appealing – wish it was available elsewhere!
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  • April 24, 2012

    Wow, drugstore brands have really been upping their game! I’d love to try Flat to Fab, and the look you did with the collection is adorable! Hurrah for you having more time for full-face photos!
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  • April 24, 2012

    I’ve had so many questions about these products (especially the eye roller) so thanks for posting about them. :) Also, may I ask what you’re wearing on your lips? It looks simply divine!
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  • April 24, 2012

    I’m getting a bunch of errors!
    If this one doesn’t go through, I guess I’ll give up. Super apologies if a ton show up at once!!

    The only product here that intrigues me is the eye roller.

    I think I’m still really grumpy that they discontinued some of my favorite products.

    For me, unless they revamp their formulas, this new Hard Candy line will never replace the old line!! Never, I say!!!
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  • April 24, 2012

    I like the combo packaging of the eyeliner and mascara and the eye shimmer. I don’t have a lot of hard candy products, but I’d be willing to try these out.
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  • April 24, 2012

    The eyeliner looks absolutely gorgeous but none of the other products really interest me that much.
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  • April 24, 2012

    Wow I like that eye liner mascara combo! I think I will check it out! Thanks for the great review! 😀
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  • April 24, 2012

    Thank-you for doing a post about Hard Candy, I’ve always been really weary about buying some of their products because I don’t know how high of quality they are. It’s great to see your opinion and how some of their new products work. Thanks!

  • April 24, 2012
    Lemony Licks

    Thank you for posting this up! I grabbed the cream shadow/glitter duo as well as the eyeroller, but I was wondering if the other products might be worth a try. I might pick up the Flat to Fab mascara since it seems to curl decently.

  • April 24, 2012

    I’m also not generally a Walmart shopper, but it’s posts like this that make me want to take a trip!

    I’m curious about the price points- mass market makeup has been making great strides in the past few years, but along with that some brands have seen some pretty astronomical price increases.

    I’m wondering- is it possible you got a damaged mascara? The dryness & lack of filter in the tube makes me wonder…

  • April 24, 2012
    Anon ;)

    How on earth do you keep your upper-lip area looking so perfect in lipstick posts? I know there isn’t one here, but it’s something I’ve been wanting to ask for a while. Are you just blessed with super blonde hair & zero moustache? What’s the deal?

    • April 25, 2012

      I am fair skinned and yes, was a blond as a kid so I don’t have much body hair and no lip hair. :)

  • April 25, 2012

    I’ve been intrigued by facial cleanser wipes lately. That just happens to be the only thing in this collection that interests me. I like the concept of the delivery system of the eye treatment.
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  • April 25, 2012

    I have some Hard Candy Blush and Highlighters that I absolutely hold dear to me, love them so much! I don’t care for any roll on shadows either, I’m not that coordinated, but I like those colors. Your final look is always very flattering!
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  • April 25, 2012

    The eye roll thingy looks so nice with your eyecolor. I’m not super impressed with these new items from Hard Candy although I would probably bye them as a little impromptu makeup binge at walmart haha :)

  • April 27, 2012

    I don’t shop at Walmart, so I can’t buy any of these products. None of them really excite me. I once tried the Glamoflague concealer, but swapped it because I was underwhelmed.
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  • May 3, 2012

    I LOVE the Liquid eyeliners by Hard Candy!!!! My favorite by far is Dream Girl, which is gold glitter!!!! Love their glittery liquid eyeliners, they last all day and easy to apply! HUGE FAN!!!