Hard Candy isn't a brand I've ever really been too interested in, but lately I have to say, I think they've been putting out some really nice products at great price points. I was particularly impressed with their All Lid Up Cream Shadows, which are really similar to the MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Creams at a fraction of the price.
So when I saw their Shadow Dancers Liquid to Powder Eyeshadow, I had to give it a try. These launched with Hard Candy's Spring 2013 collection. I picked up #578, Head to Toe. This contains two liquid eyeshadows, one is a bronzy brown and the other is a shimmery peachy nude. The silver part in the middle of the tube contains a dual ended doe foot applicator and the two ends containing the product screw onto it.
Both colors contain a good bit of glitter, but they can be sheered out fairly easily. So depending on how many layers you apply, you can get anything from a light wash of color to very metallic. Despite being called a liquid, this product isn't really runny at all. It's very creamy.
The product goes on tacky, but dries down quickly and sets in under thirty seconds. It's called a "liquid to powder", but I have several other liquid to powder products and this really doesn't have a powder finish to me. It certainly sets, but it doesn't feel powdery at all. It's pretty budge proof and I didn't have any issues with it creasing - even without a primer. After six hours there was some wear, but it wasn't looking bad. I did need to use an oil cleanser to remove the product.
The packaging isn't the most elegant, but at this price point, I'm willing to deal with it.