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Review: Hard Candy Super Mod Eye Shadow Spheres

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October 20, 2015

I’ve told you all previously how it’s super hard for me to find baked shadows that work for me. Most just aren’t as pigmented or smooth as I want them to be, and I find them a pain to work with. Before now, BH Cosmetics was the only brand that I really trusted to make baked shadows that were worth wearing. Well, I just found three palettes that might give them a run for their money…

The Hard Candy Super Mod Eye Shadow Spheres are new palettes hitting Walmart shelves that each contain 8 full baked shadows and two duos. While they are stiff in the pan as with most baked shadows, they’re actually easy to pick up on a brush and most of the shades have good color pay off. Some of the shades performed better than others, but these are still up there as one of my favorite drugstore baked formulas.

The three palettes available are (L-R above) My Bright Life, Nudes n’ Roses, and Light n’ Night. For the most part, the finish is satin with the exception of the blacks which are matte. Two shades in both My Bright Life and Light n’ Night have chunky glitter, and I find those to be harder to pick up and apply. The rest are smooth, apply evenly and can build up to intense pigmentation.

My Bright Life

My Bright Life is the most colorful palette of the three, with cool greens and blues and pops of coppers and yellows. The matte black is helpful to darken up shades you want to use in the crease, since the rest fall on the light and medium tone spectrum. I was really surprised at how well the light colors show up!

Light n’ Night

Light n’ Night is supposed to be the cool, smoky palette of the three, but the deep shades fell flat for me. The blues and grays were pretty, and the light shades are super pigmented, but the purples could have been so much better. Incidentally, these were the shades with the chunky glitter I mentioned earlier.

Nudes n’ Roses

Nudes n’ Roses was my absolute favorite of the three. Not only does it have beautiful rose golds and burgundy shades which are my favorite for fall, but the pigmentation was the best and the shades’ performance were consistent across the board. The black was also richer than the one in My Bright Life. Above is a look I’ve been wearing constantly using this palette.

Even though a few of the shades fell flat, these are still the best drugstore baked eyeshadows that I’ve tried. Nudes n’ Roses is definitely the must-have of the group and one that I’ll be reaching for constantly this season.

The Hard Candy Super Mod Eye Shadow Spheres cost $8 and are available at Walmart.

What’s your favorite baked eyeshadow formula?

19 Responses

  1. Claudia Barnett
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    Those are so pretty- I need some more metallic colours, Nudes n roses looks like my shades!

    Claudia Harriet

  2. Natalie Carlson Brown
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    My Bright Life is my favorite palette of the three. So pretty! Great to know they swatched well and look to be easy to work with. Thanks for the fun review!

    • Miranda | SlashedBeauty.com
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      You’re very welcome! I hope you find it and get good use out of it! 🙂 Thanks for visiting and commenting

  3. Stephanie Louise Telford
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    Your eye look is stunning!!!

  4. Brooke @ Blushing Noir
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    WOW those are gorgeous! Hard Candy is kicking all types of booty lately!

  5. Amber
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    These are all so pretty! I LOVE the eye look you created!

  6. Destany
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    Some of the HC’s latest releases have just been amazing!

  7. Anastasia
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    Hard Candy seriously rocks! I love their latest releases.

  8. CosmetopiaDigest.com
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    Nudes n Roses is my favourite, too! It is so rare to find baked shadows that work so well.

  9. Nidia Doherty
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    Nudes and Roses is my pick, too. I love the look you created! I need to look for that palette next time I’m at Walmart.

  10. FabZilla_Kath
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    I love the packaging of these!

  11. Lisa Marie Heath
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    Nudes n Roses is so perfect for me this time of year! They all look great – but that one I have to find

  12. marciaf
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    I love Hard Candy prices. It’s great to pick up a treat from them. Your swatches are great.

  13. PrimeBeauty
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    Great swatches! I love the color combo on each.

  14. Phyrra
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    I think these are so pretty!

  15. Heather
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    Nudes and Roses seems to be the best pigmentation and very pretty colors! I wanted the blue palette originally but I love the Nudes and roses swatches!

  16. Rachel Runyan
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    I really love Hard Candy’s eyeshadow palettes. I don’t think they get enough love. I’ll be checking out these for sure! The eye look you did is beautiful.

  17. Allison @neversaydiebeauty
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    Whenever I see Hard Candy at Walmart, I never know what to try. Now I’ll look for Nude N Roses and/or maybe the brights palette because I love the green shade

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