i DO NOT like how this felt on my skin. not silky, butk inda greasy. i gave it a shot anyways to see if my makeup lasts longer but no,,,my makeup sorta slid off, faster than normal. i wish i still had the receipt i would take this back. def not re purchasing
The texture of this primer is really odd- it doesn't really seem to blend into your skin, it just sits on top feeling very slippery and even a tinge greasy? I don't know, but its quite unique. When I first applied this, I was going to wash it off- but decided to just see how it would work with my concealer and foundation. I have to say, this is becoming my Holy Grail primer :) for the last 2 years, I have used Rimmel's Fix + perfect, and I have nothing bad to say about it- however, after getting Hard Candy in Canada, I wanted to try out some of the higher rated products. I had great results with the Living Doll blush and Tinted Moisturizer. Anywho, once I blended my concealer I noticed just how damn smooth it looked! I mean, this primer makes any foundation look so smooth and basically creates a blurring effect. I could even wear this alone, without any makeup and it makes my skin look airbrushed! I am so happy I decided to try this, I still love my Rimmel primer- but this is the same price, and the packaging is just adorable. I am loving the Hard Candy line <3 continued >>
I think this was the very first primer I ever bought. I agree that the consistency is very odd...kinda chunky/greasy/loose.
I don't think it's that bad once you apply it and I cannot remember ever noticing that it made my face greasy.
It's OK, but there's better stuff out there...
I'm not too huge on primers, I tend to forget to use them and I never really notice a difference when I do use them. This has a super weird consistency, and it feels greasy on my skin.
was hoping it was going to live up to all I read about...not for me. Seems to have an odd consistency even after shaking it up to mix it. Stuck with it because I dont have the box it came in. Wont buy again.. :(
This prep and primer was horrible! It made my skin oily and the makeup would not sit on my face flawlessly. I HATED this Prep and Primer!. Do not waste your money!!!!!
A pretty decent primer for the price. It's a slightly odd consistency, but onces it sets and is set with your foundation, it's great. Helps make my foundation more natural-looking so it does it's job. I will probably buy again.
I use this with my concealer, and it seems to make it separate the same or maybe quicker. It still looks cakey and maybe even more because this is probably too siliconey and my concealer is cream. Could work with silicone products tho.
Excellent primer and a great value. I have tried quite my share of high-end primers (Clarins, Smashbox PFL & PF Dermaxyl/SPF15, CoverFX, MUFEHD) as well as the comparitively cheaper GOSH Velvet Touch primer, but this is definately one of the better ones I'd tried. The only one I have purchased a second time thus far is the Smashbox Photo Finish Light; I don't have particularly oily skin (if anything, it leans more dry) so it isn't that difficult for a primer to impress me. Though I do expect to repurchase the Clarins Instant Smooth and MUFEHD #5 Blue for Winter and under foundation for extra redness cancelling, respectively, I am really liking this for my everyday face in the Fall (and possibly, in Spring) with my Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer.
The texture of this, IMO, is not that similar to the Smashbox Light, but pretty close to the Dermaxyl/SPF15 version from the Photo Finish line; dare I say, apart from the apricot colour of the Smashbox, this HC is almost a dupe. Very similar in texture, feel, and the skin-smoothing abilities. Both have a thicker, mousse-ish consistency - almost balmy, closer to the feel of the Clarins and Smashbox Dermaxyl; not as liquidy as CoverFX or MUFE.
Again, I have dry skin so I can't really comment on the oil-control abilities. I was switching between CoverFX's Brite Prep SPF50 and MUFEHD #5 Blue in the Summer under my TM, depending on how humid it was. To begin with, I'm not oily, but by Fall, there's really no need for me to be carting around blot papers, powder, etc. Apart from the SPF, this is a pretty no-frills primer - it smooths the skin, leaves a nice base for foundation or TM, but it doesn't do anything to brighten the skin or for colour-correcting. Granted, it doesn't claim to brighten or correct pigmentation/sallowness/redness, so to take a lipstick or point off would be unfair. The finish it leaves is very similar to the Smashbox Photo Finish line.
The reason I took a lippie off is for it's pore-correcting abilities. This product does provide an excellent base; but I don't find it to do much for the larger, dilated pores on my nose and inner cheeks. I still follow this up with the Dr. Brandt's Pores No More pore refiner on my problem areas. For pore control/hiding, the Clarins Instant Smooth is the only one that I've found that can match the very matte Pores No More; this is as good as the Smashbox Photo Finish and GOSH Velvet Touch, but still not HG or the absolute best for pore hiding.
I have dry, sensitive skin that can be a little clog prone. I generally do not break out (apart from the odd blemish while PMS-ing), and I have no problem with 'cone-heavy primers or bases. This does not seem to cling badly to flakey areas of my face; if anything, it seems to smooth them out. I have had no reactions to this product. All in all, it's definately a product worth buying - and I will most definately be buying another tube once Spring rolls around. Excellent value - comparable to higher-end options (specifically, the Smashbox Photo Finish Dermaxyl/SPF15). The only thing that could make this better would be if Hard Candy took a leaf from the Smashbox and MUFE lines, and offered colour-correcting and brightening versions. continued >>
Ah. At first, it seemed amazing and then after a week, it clogged my pores. :( I guess I believed the hype that people didn't break out from it. My skin isn't oily but it is prone to clogged pores. :(