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Hard Candy Ginormous Lash Volumizing Mascara Review

Hard Candy Ginormous Mascara in Carbon Black

Hard Candy Ginormous Lash Volumizing Mascara is an affordable volumizing mascara in a huge variety of colors. This mascara comes in metallic shades of silver and gold to purple and blue. And yes, it comes in regular ole’ black and brown. I’m reviewing Carbon Black, a soft black shade that is in the “matte” packaging.

I usually dislike volumizing formulas because they either flake, create crunchy & spiky lashes, or just clump like crazy. I can’t think of one volumizing mascara that I would actually repurchase. The only one that I’d repurchase if I really, really had to repurchase a volumizing mascara would be DiorShow. To my surprise, I like Hard Candy Ginormous.

Hard Candy Ginormous Mascara Before & After Pictures

The formula: I’m happy with the formula. It is one of the few volumizing mascaras that actually looks natural. I don’t have clumping, smudges, or flakes. The formula doesn’t give me “spider legs” for lashes. The formula is easy to work with. Building up the formula with a few coats is effortless. The colors is pretty. When it dries, it doesn’t dry stiff. My lashes feel soft. The formula is pretty much fragranceless. It does have a slight “mascara” odor but it isn’t really noticeable unless you hold the formula under your nose. And who does that?

The brush & packaging: The brush and the tube are very “fat”. I’m not a fan of this style but so many people are. I find these brushes too “clumsy” for me. But, if you like a fat brush, then you’ll love this one. It reminds me of DiorShow in size. I tend to like smaller wands that help me “find” my skimpy lashes.

Who may like Hard Candy Ginormous? If you want an inexpensive volumizing mascara with a natural look but is buildable for a more dramatic look then you should love this mascara. If you like mascaras with ginormous brushes, then try Ginormous. If you like easy to remove mascaras, then this is it.

Who may dislike Hard Candy Ginormous? If you dislike ginormous brushes, the stay away! This one lives up to its name. If you want long lashes, then try a lengthening formula. Hard Candy Ginormous didn’t do much in the way of length for me. It does lengthening but you can tell that isn’t its reason for being. If you want a waterproof then don’t use this one. Because it isn’t waterproof, I find that it doesn’t hold lash curl as well.

I didn’t get awesome, thick lashes from using this mascara. But, I have to be real. I won’t get that from a mascara. This is why I wear false lashes. As an everyday mascara, I do like Ginormous. No clumps!

Hard Candy Ginormous Lash Volumizing Mascara retails for under $5 and is available at Wal-Mart in the U.S. and Canada.

Want more reviews? Try…

Pretty ‘n About

Musings of a Muse

All Things Beauty

*Disclaimer – This product was provided by Hard Candy. My opinions are my own. I am not financially compensated for this review or any others.
Pictures are EauMG’s

9 thoughts on “Hard Candy Ginormous Lash Volumizing Mascara Review

        1. Wow, weird. Go to Pretty n’ About and her pics are the same as yours, a thinner brush. And Musing of a Muse is the same as yours. My brush is sooo different. I would of preferred the tapered brush!
          It looks like Hard Candy has changed the brush. Or is it different with Carbon Black? No, because you reviewed Carbon Black. I’m confused.
          Thanks for bringing it up.

  1. I’m enjoying your blog! On your recommendation I bought a Hard Candy Ginormous mascara today. My Walmart only had ONE left, in Mudslide. I think it will work for me, though I normally wear black mascara.

    1. Cool! I actually like brown mascara better than black because I feel the warm undertones of brown make my blue eyes pop.
      Could you tell me if your brush looks like the one that I have or like the other bloggers? We’re trying to solve this mystery 😉

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