Hi there, my darlings! Can you believe it's only Tuesday?! I don't even know where the weekend went but I do know that the week seems like it's been going on forever. I guess that's what a killer commute will do to you! Anyway, I don't about you all but I could use a little cheering up, a little mid-week pick-me-up! And if that pick-me-up is of the affordable variety, all the better, right?! That's exactly what I'm bringing you today--a little affordable glitz, glam and glitter pick-me-up from Hard Candy

STROKE OF GORGEOUS Pencil Eyeliners ($5.00 USD/$5.68 CAD at Walmart)

The Hard Candy Stroke of Gorgeous Eyeliner Pencil is the smooth glide, long wearing eyeliner pencil youve been looking for! These soft, sharpenable eyeliner pencils are available in a wide range of 16 colors and finishes that perfectly complete any and all makeup looks. Whether you want a trendy runway look, a smoky classic, or a next-to-nothing neutral look, there are Stroke of Gorgeous eyeliner pencils for you. The available finishes include creamy soft solid mattes, bold, high intensity brights, reflective chromes, sparkling glitters, and shining shimmer shades. Stroke of Gorgeous pencils are easy and smooth to sharpen, so you will always achieve a precise, defined line. If a smoky look is desired, these liners can be smudged and blended on application. Once the liner is dry it becomes smudge and transfer proof and will last all day. Experiment with color by using different shades or finishes on your upper and lower lash lines, using the eyeliner all over your lid, or using a bright or chrome shade to fill in your brows. Each pencil has a shade matched barrel so its easy to find exactly the color youre looking for!

Shown below in Twisted Grape, Jailbreak (charcoal) and Hot Pants (hot pink).

Love at first stroke! There's just no other way to put it! These pencils are fabulously pigmented, wonderfully easy to apply and comfortably soft so that you get intense color payoff without having to run a liner over and over sensitive lashlines. For this price, you can pretty much collect them ALL! Now, I don't know if I'm brave enough to wear hot pink eyeliner but hey, I think I may just use that one as a lipliner/lipstick! Oh and I know there's a couple of blues that I really must have!

GLITTERATZI Palette ($6.00 USD/$6.98 CAD at Walmart)

Add some dazzle anywhere! These multi-use shimmering glitters come in a non-sticky clear base, glide on and set. Wear alone or mix and match!

Available in 3 sets, shown below in Rock My World palette swatches.

I was so...meh about this palette when I first looked at it. Sure, it's glittery. Yes, it's pretty. But pretty glitters can be a pain to apply and an even bigger pain to remove. So, I was skeptical, to say the least...until I swatched them, that is! And then I gotta! These were the easiest glitters EVER! You can swipe on a whole lot or just a bit, with your fingers or the included eyeshadow sponge brush, and DONE! I mean, literally these glitters dry in seconds, and all but jump off the sponge tips onto your skin. As for removal, I found it pretty easy to wipe clean with a regular, old baby wipe. Glitter me IMPRESSED!

GALACTIC EYE Palette ($8.00 USD/$8.98 CAD at Walmart)

The Hard Candy Galactic Eyes palette combines the mesmerizing glow of the cosmos with the hot trends of the runway. Each shade has a strong color payoff and glides on perfectly for a truly gorgeous finish. Also comes with 4 professional eyeshadow brushes: everything you need to create makeup artist quality looks for any occasion. With deep and bright shimmer shadows that can be layered or worn alone, this palette is totally Out of This World.

Now, this was a palette I was really excited about and was dying to try! I love metallic shades so the shades in this are right up my alley. But, to be honest, this palette left me kinda disappointed. These eyeshadows are more foils and less metallic so there's a weird tendency for them to just flake right off. As pretty as some of the shades are, I wasn't really very happy with this one. Pass.

So there you have it, my darlings! Hard Candy products are available only at your local Walmart across the US and Canada. To find a retailer near you, please visit Hard Candy's website HERE.

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Which of these products would you like to try? Tell me in the comments section below!

***Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.***


  1. My picture program broke before I could get swatches of the larger palette. I think it will make a fun tween/teen palette applied lightly. The colors didn't fall off me but I was careful to pat them on with a glitter primer under them.

  2. I need the charcoal eyeliner, and I am so impressed by your swatches of the first/glitter palette. It looks so fun! Too bad about the flaking foils, but the other products made up for it

  3. Love the charcoal and purple eyeliners, but the rest have too much glitter for me.

  4. these are so fun and glittery! This collection makes me very happy to see good glitter products in fun shades from a drugstore brand. Also, I'm a huge fan of their Fox in a Box blush.

  5. Aww I was hoping that the Galactic Palette was going to be amazing, I'm sad to hear that it just flaked off.

  6. I tried them after reading this post. I really love to read your blog. I would like to suggest you to take a flawless make-up lesson from Lina. I was new in this line. I did a course from her. This helped me a lot to improve my skill.


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