Its not the best primer ive ever tried or the worst. For 6$ its a good priced primer and will take you a long time to use up. It feels similar to monistat anti chafing gel, as they are both silicone. Ive never had problems with it breaking me out and made my makeup last. a work horse product.
I have, love, and use the other two primers from Hard Candy, Sheer Envy Primer (the original in the white tube) and Illuminating Primer (in the purple tube), so I thought I might as well pick up the other primer (Skin Perfecting Primer in the pink tube) to complete the collection. After using all three on and off for the last few months I have to say that I've noticed all three primers work identical on my skin, by filling in small lines and pores, leaves my skin feeling silky, improves make up application, and extends the length of wear too. The biggest difference I've noticed amongst the three primers is the shimmer and illuminating properties. Sheer Envy Skin (white tube) contains no shimmer, Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer (pink tube) contains very fine and minimal quantity of shimmer, and Illuminating Primer (in the purple tube) contains quite a bit of shimmer particles compared to the other primers. The reason why I prefer Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer to the others in the Hard Candy line is this primer delivers a really nice, realistic, and subtle illuminating glow from within for my complexion. I can wear this primer either during the day or night and feel good that I'm not overly shimmery, especially in direct sunlight. Personally I enjoy all three and have found a purpose for them, but I would repurchase this primer first before the others available in the collection based on the more natural radiating glow that compliments my complexion and personal taste.
This stuff is pretty good. usually i use the ulta prime-time primer which is a little weird textured. this stuff goes on super smooth and a little goes a long way. it makes your face feel velvety soft and controls oil without drying out your face. the packaging is great ..almost all hard candy packaging is great. it lets you control how much you want on your face.. the only problem is there isnt much for what you pay. but its a good primer really. good for begginers or those who just dont want to spend much.
This product is overal pretty great! I used it once, but decided I didn't feel it was good for dry skin. However, I now use it almost everyday! It smooths the skin and feels amazing and silky during application. It also does help keep foundation on a little longer with a cleaner look. I definitely recomend it for anyone who wants to try it out(:
I wouldn't normally have written a review for this one because as it turns out, I am allergic to it. I wanted to write about it though in case there is someone else with sensitive skin, so they don't have an allergic reaction as I did.
Going on, it was weird! It was like I had little salt crystals all over my face. I am not sure if this was from the product or our water softener acting weird. I didn't yet put foundation on over it. I did find that it made my skin look a little better, just using it and no makeup. My skin also felt hydrated (up until my skin freaked out and puffed up). If you don't have sensitive skin, or don't typically have a problem with products, I would try it. I have problems with my skin a lot when trying new products.
UPDATE: This stuff ended up breaking me out after a week of use. I also noticed the glitter for the first time when I got halfway through the tube. The glitter really looks fake and awkward on my face. I broke down and purchased Smashbox Photo Finish Primer yesterday and I'm going to try that instead. It's worth the price to have a good primer.
It is SO cheap, I had to buy it. It seems to tone down red inflammation on my face and I don't breakout. Its obviously not the quality of the expensive products, but it does the job for me right now. The consistency is probably strange if you're used to the nicer primers, but it doesn't bother me. Very gel-like and it doesn't take very much to cover the entire face.
Been using this for nearly a month...and I am not loving it. Like the packaging okay--a little goes a long way and it is easy to control how much you get at a time, so that is a plus. But I can't get past the silicon-y, slippery feel. My skin feels greasy even though I know it is not and then I feel like my foundation is kind of a slippery mess on top of it. It does an okay job filling in pores and lines. I have opted to wear it alone (well, over moisturizer and then a dusting of bronzer/blush on top) several times and that has worked out okay. But overall...meh. I'm gonna finish up the tube and then find another kind of primer. And this time I'll know better than to get one heavy on the silicone!
Overall this is a pretty nice primer. At first when I tried it out at the store on my hand it balled up but I think that is just because I had been testing foundations on that hand as well. When I applied to my clean face I didn't have a problem. It did even out my skin but only a little bit. It dosent stay on to long, I feel like it wares off about half way through the day. I havint tried this primer under makeup before, I ware it on its own. It provides a little moisture for my skin witch is a good benifit and the price it amazing. I purchanced this at wallmart and I'm not the usual person to buy drugstore but $7 I thought I had to try it. Also I heard that hard candy use to be in sephora but couldn't keep up with the other brands so they are now in wallmart and owned by a different company. So I thought the quality might be a little higher than usual drugstore and I think it dose have a higher quality than expected. Great product I'll re perchance this one but I wish it would last a little long and give a little more coverage. If your not sure about weather to get this or not I would say go for it ! :) I mean for the price you can't go wrong!
Used this product for about a week just wanting to try a primer since I haven't used one in a while. HATED this product. Made my skin break out, and has an awful consistency. Does not blend well with makeup either. Would not recommend.
I bought this primer recently. I absolutely love it. The packaging is cute, but that is to be expected when it comes Hard Candy. The primer goes on smooth and definately evens out the skin tone. It only takes the smallest amount to cover the whole face. I have sensitive skin and I have not broken out from this. The only downfall to this product is it feels a bit greasy on the skin and for $8 I feel as if the product should have came with more primer, but I will buy this in the future.