Average Rating 3.7/5
Review by Christinaann5
i love this primer! i know the last time i looked at the Hard Candy section, they have since came out with 2more primers! i am def interested in trying them once i get thru the one i have. This is for the Sheer Envy Ultra LIght Formula! (i believe that there is an illuminating formula too & i think another one) The Lightweight formula is def awesome if you like the silicone based primers. if you are more into a gel/lotion formula, then this may not be for you! This is def a more liquidy formula then the Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel. that is thicker than Hard Candy. this one def needs shaken up real well otherwise you will get some liquid like formula come out. i love HARD CANDY packaging! thats what always gets me everytime. I know that Urban Decay owns Hard Candy and i love both of the companys packaging! they are so cute and cool looking! This is a white tube with a squeeze top opening. i like that its sanitary and you can squeeze out what you need. I believe you get around 8oz of product (im not at home to check) and for $8, its def good. (i probably prefer the Monistat since its cheaper & last longer since you only need a little bit & it goes a long way) If you are looking for a silicone based primer, then you may like this. i have extremely dry skin in winter but right now in summer, its not so dry. its normal to dry skin & ive never had it break me out, it dont clog my pores. It def helps my foundation go on smoothly. i love the way my face feels after putting on this primer! it feels so smooth. it helps minimize my lines and pores and helps my foundation go on so much easier and more even. it does help keep my foundation on a bit longer than normal but i never ran my test offically which i will be doing soon. so i will update how well it works. i bought this almost over a year ago and i still got half the bottle (i dont use this everyday bc i have a few face primers i use & mix up) you only need about a nickle size or a tiny bit more for your whole face so it will last maybe a few months so its not that bad. i think $1 an ounce does seem a little pricey so if you really like this primer but dont wanna spend that much, try Monistat Ant-chafing gel for around $5-6 its a bit more thicker but its the same type of gel to powder finish! i love the consistency of both! i figured comparing the two will help! i believe this is def comparable to Smashbox PhotoFinish Primer for almost 1/4 or less of the price! this is def a great alternative for us girls who cannot spend that amount on any makeup! this will def help if you dont have a face primer! i know primers made a huge difference in my foundation routine. i never liked foundaitons on my until i tried these primers! they made one heck of a difference in the finish, blending, and longevity of them. it saved me so much money bc i was always buying diff foundations thinking that was the problem and now i love trying all the foundations that wouldnt apply right or would blend right with this Sheer Envy! it makes a big difference! i love this! im sorry that so many people are having break out issues with this. ive seen mixed reviews from diff skin types. i think it would work for all skin types but it depends on what kind of skin you have. if you have acne prone skin, def try on a small area at first. ive never had any issues with this and i have dry sensitive skin! i love it! i love the packaging and love the way it changed my foundation routine! i love the price! not to bad! REPURCHASE FOR SURE! *update- i have since used this all up and i have repurchased a new one! so thats saying alot since i rarely buy anything more than once (well other makeup like shadows/blushes are hard to get thru) but i def love this primer- i do mix 2 primers together this one + wetnwild intuitive blends fndt (u can find it @drugstores too) & together this makes a great combo for me & id def be lost w/ out Sheer Envy- its really great - soo it could be substituted for Monistat Gel or Lanacane makes one too which all three are basically the same thing- all silicone based & even out any skin impurities like wrinkles, laugh lines, blemishes & does help my fndt stay put & also helps fndts not to oxidize (esp ones like Maybelline bc they always tend to oxidize even on my dry skin) so this makes a barrier between my skin & foundation.. YOU MUST SHAKE THE CRAP OUT OF THIS BEFORE EACH USE!!! for some reason unknown to me, this seperates very fast so to ensure the liquid to mix w/ the gel & for this to work right, i shake shake & shake some more & then shake again!! u will know if its seperated bc liquid will come out immediately instead of a white gel consistency! so id def rate it 5 out of 5!!