Hard Candy Fierce Effects Lipstick

Are you a fan of drugstore lipstick? I’m a total lipstick hoarder and usually buy mostly high-end products.  However, I’m in drugstores and big box stores from time to time and always take a stroll down the cosmetics section just in case there’s something that catches my eye.  On a recent trip to Walmart the Hard Candy Fierce Effects lipsticks caught my eye.  These lipsticks retail for about $6 and come in an attractive tube.

These are “highly pigmented lipsticks with an ultra-soft weightless texture.  The formula is infused with argan oil for added moisture and shine.”  Fierce Effects Lip Stick is available in a wide variety of 24 shades and finishes, ranging from classic nudes, to reflective metallics, to bright, bold unconventional colors.  They just added six new matte shades to the range to offer even more variety.

At First Blush high shine lipstick

I chose to purchase an older shade from the collection rather than one of the brand new ones as I’m not a fan of matte lipstick on my mature lips.  I chose my typical pink shade called At First Blush.  This shade is a “go to” for me since it’s very wearable on a daily basis.

at first blush lipstick

I love the formula and the shade of lipstick

Fierce Effects lipstick collection

The shade range for the Fierce Effects lipstick.  There are several others available, including the one that I purchased.

Hard Candy Fierce Effects matte lipstick

The six new matte shades from the Fierce Effects collection.


I like the way this lipstick feels on my lips. It truly is a weightless formula. I can get away with a single swipe. However, I usually apply additional layers.  It’s not particularly long-lasting for me.  The packaging is fun and seems much more luxurious than it is.   The affordable price tag makes these lipsticks even more enticing to me.  I recommend you try one or a few from the collection.

Have you tried any of the Hard Candy Fierce Effects lipsticks? What do you think of the new matte shades?

*I bought this product. All opinions are mine and aren’t influenced by anyone else.


  1. October 26, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    That’s just my kind of shade! I will have to pick this one up! Thanks for the lovely review!

  2. Tamara Dungan
    October 26, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    I haven’t tried these but they sound nice and that packaging is so pretty!

  3. October 26, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    I’ve been eager to try something from Hard Candy but I never knew what to choose. Lipstick is always a good first choice. I love At First Blush on you, and it looks much lighter on than it does in the swatch. I had thought from the swatch it might be a good choice for me, thinking it was a mauve shade, but too light, boo hoo. Maybe Ruby Slipper instead. I love the cute packaging.
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    October 26, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Those are some different colors. I am looking forward to checking out this line!

  5. October 26, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    The packaging is indeed fun. I like the color you’re wearing here

  6. Renea G
    October 26, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    I’ve never heard of the hard candy fierce effects lipsticks but will definitely look for them the next time I’m in Walmart. Your review has peaked my interest, especially the word “weight less”! I cannot stand a lipstick that feels painted on.

  7. October 27, 2017 / 7:06 am

    I used to love hard candy nail polishes. If I’m to be honest I almost forgot the brand existed. These lipsticks look fun though

  8. Martha Villagomez
    October 27, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    I definitely need to try that color Crave! <3

  9. Julie Barrett
    October 28, 2017 / 12:44 am

    I love Hard Candy products! Especially love their Glam-aflauge concealer. It’s awesome!

  10. Hibah
    October 28, 2017 / 10:58 am

    These look cute! I haven’t tried anything from Hard Candy before so these may might be the first thing I try 😊

  11. Michelle C
    October 28, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    I’ve never noticed this brand, but I really like the packaging! Thanks for an informative review!

  12. izzaj
    October 28, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    the shade at first blush is calling my name! looking forward to trying these out

  13. Manuelasierra
    October 28, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    I want to try it. Is a beautiful effect. I love lipsticks too.

  14. sarah
    October 29, 2017 / 12:47 am

    I’m glad the shade of lipstick you got didn’t disappoint. It’s a very wearable shade for an everyday look! I’m also not a fan of matte lipsticks, I do have matte lipsticks but I don’t reach for them like I should. Love the packaging too, thanks for sharing!

  15. Adele
    October 29, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    I have been curious about these since Hard Candy can be such a mixed bag. Glad to hear this one is good!

  16. Susan P.
    October 29, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    I haven’t tried this brand but would pick the Ruby Slipper color.

  17. Jasmin Fuentes
    October 29, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    This colors look cool

  18. shirley emitt
    October 30, 2017 / 12:35 am

    Love all the different shades they have.

  19. mugoddess
    October 30, 2017 / 1:54 am

    Girl, I used “envy”, for a mermaid look, and OMG! AMAZING results!😍

  20. amanda whitley
    October 30, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    that color looks amazing on you, love that shade and the applicator.

  21. Melissa Price
    October 31, 2017 / 10:11 am

    I really love these Hard Candy lipsticks, but mine seem to melt really easily.

  22. Cpatrick
    October 31, 2017 / 10:53 am

    Love the packaging on these lipsticks, might have to pick up a few.

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