I will never buy this again. It feels greasy and I hate the silicone feel of it as well but worst than is this product gave me cystic acne! The only good thing about this is the price.
It doesn't work... At all! Doesn't make makeup last any longer or prevent creases. It has a gooey consistency and it has a foul smell. I did find a purpose for it though, as an eyeshadow primer. I figured my eyeshadows last longer and look prettier if I apply a tiny amount on my eyelids previous to application. I'm still looking for a great primer that is not so expensive, *sigh*
Thick, gel-like consistency.Applies easily. Lavender colored but doesn't show up as lender on my skin. Smoothed my skin well. Felt a little dry, but I really like it.
I have combo skin, shinier t-zone but not usually "oily"... Blackheads and what not.
Powder sticks on better
Gave me cystic acne on my nose. Augh.
Can't say foundation or concealer lasts longer
The texture is really thick and doesn't apply well with a brush, it just.. pills :S
So no, I would not buy this again. I may use it on my cheeks because I had no problems there but definitely not on the t-zone.
I really notice a difference in my makeup when I wear this. I have combination skin, and in the winter time I use a foundation for dry skin. I notice at the end of the day my makeup will still look freshly applied if I take the extra step and put this on before my makeup. You don't need very much of it! And for $8, I don't think you need to spend money on a high end primer!
I have been using MAC Prep+Prime for years but was being cheap one day and decided to try this. What a mistake! Used it for a week and noticed I was getting pimples. I also dislike the slick 'silicone-y' feeling of it...feels like it never sinks in, just sits on top of your face. Tossed it and have been using the Prep+Prime Natural Radiance, which I love! Guess this product works for some, but not for me.
This is probably more so suited for dry / normal or mature skin. I have dry / normal skin & I do like this. I most times like to pair this with a foundation that doesn't have much moisturizing qualities; works well that way.
Purchased this one and the original Hard Candy Primer after reading good reviews and I returned BOTH!
I don't have really oily skin but felt after about 4-5 hours I looked greasy and my face felt uncomfortable like I had a film on it.
Bummer - for the price I wanted to love it...but not at all.
I really liked the primer they have in the white tube, so I decided to branch out and try this primer. It makes my face oily and shiny. Wouldn't recommend it. Didn't notice the sparkles.
For the most part I think it gets the job done. Its a bit oily/greasy which is the biggest negative about this product. Primers are so expensive and for the money it does just fine.