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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer | Selfish & Ambitious

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A lot of my first beauty purchases revolve around lip gloss, so although it's no longer something I reach for all the time, I still get a little twinge of excitement when a new tube/formula finds its way to me. The most recent gloss in my radar comes from Hard Candy in the form of their very cute (and drippy) Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer.



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Hard Candy Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquer in Ambitious & Selfish 6.3 g
 $5.47 USD / $6.47 CAD

Housed in their own tins (with mirrors!) the Wet Ever Bold Hold Lip Lacquers are really enticing. The dripping colour on the tin is extended onto the clear gloss tube, and is a really fun touch. It definitely takes the packaging up a notch.

The applicator is a doe foot, with a slim shape that is tapered with a curved well that holds a little extra product. It's perfect for the formula, as it makes lining lips an easy process, and holds enough gloss to fill in lips without multiple dips back into the tube. 

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As for the actual gloss, it is on the tacky side. It's quite opaque, with a nice high shine that does last for hours (partially, thanks to the tackiness.) While it doesn't feel heavy, the tackiness will not please those who don't do glosses because of it. That said, the opqcity is pretty great, making this more in line with a liquid lipstick than a standard gloss.

Of the seven shades currently available, I have Selfish (neutral pink) and Ambitious (berry red) which are both quite pretty and suited to everyday wear. Overall, I like this, but do with they were lighter on tackiness. If you're looking for something glossy with great colour pay off though, these are a great option. Find them exclusively at Wal-Mart. What do you think? Tried these or want to?