Hard Candy • Sheer Envy Primer • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
This is the first full-size primer I've purchased. I never really thought I needed a face primer until I tried a few sample sizes, but I didn't want to spend too much $ on one. I paid about $8 at Walmart and I fell in love! I love how it makes my skin feel and also how even my foundation looks. I've had several people ask me what I've started doing differently with my makeup as it looks much more natural and not patchy. I am definitely going to be re-purchasing this again. I love it and it's made such a difference in my make-up routine.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got mine from WalMart for around $15 + tax CAD. Pricier than what other reviewers paid for (like $8?)
I gave price 3/5, though I paid a little more for it, Hard Candy gave a lot more product than other brands do. Maybe I'll stock up the next time I go to the US for $8 sans tax.
Packaging, I gave 5/5. LOVE the flip cap cuz I tend to drop the screw caps a lot and then have to decide whether to rinse it or not in case I get water in the bottle. I also like how the bottle stands up so I don't have to beat the bottle against the counter to get the last bits out as primer can be thick.
Overall was a 5/5
- has SPF 15, though little, its better than nothing
- doesn't smell
- a deal amongst other drugstore brands
- formula was a little slippery, as in it slipped between my fingers
- not really a con, but I'd prefer pump bottle
I recommend this and would definitely buy it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is one on the few HC items I actually love, love, LOVE!!! It helps my make up last a good while and helps mattify my face! It's also really cool that you get a very good amount of product for a lot less than the really high end brands! I will definitely buy again once I get through the huge tube!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
So far so good. I have used this product for a few days now and I like the way my skin/makeup looks with it on. It smoothes out imperfections and does a good job so far with hiding my pores. I was using Avon's MagiX Face Perfector before and ran out and needed something soon so saw this at Walmart and picked it up. Can't beat the price at $8 and it's a pretty decent size. A little goes a long way, as I'm use to thicker primers and not as thin as this one. So far, I haven't had any breakouts like a few had complained about and I'm impressed. Unless I start to break out, I think I'll stick to this primer before ordering my Avon one again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
So this is the very first face primer I've tried and I absolutely love it! I've never bothered with primers in the past as I chalked them up to be an extra unnecessary step in my routine. I ended up trying this out because I had purchased the Hard Candy First Flush kit and this was one of the items included. I have combination skin and tend to get a little oily in my t-zone area. This primer keeps my face matte and makeup looking fresh all day. I used it the morning of St. Patricks Day and didn't wash my face until late that night. My makeup still looked great after 12 hrs. and I hadn't touched up all day. I'll surely keep repurchasing this and won't even bother trying a high end primer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I didn't have high hopes for this primer, as most silicone-based primers either clog my pores or fail at controlling any shine/oil on my t-zone. This not only worked extremely well with oil control, but it really did make my skin appear smooth and flawless. It filled in my fine lines, and allowed my foundation to glide on easily.
My gripe is with the formula. It is quite different, a bit chunky and greasy in appearance. I have to shake the tube prior to squeezing any product out, as it tends to seperate overnight. It feels slightly oily upon inital application, but dries quickly to a matte finish. I find this to be a great drugstore primer and would recommend this over L'oreal, Revlon, Maybelline and Rimmel.
I love the price and would not hesitate to purchase this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I've very impressed with this product. I have combination skin, so not only do I have dry patches, but I also have excess oil throughout the day. This primer not only evens out my dry patches, but prevents my makeup from rubbing off as my skin gets more oily.
The package is also very attractive. When the product is applied, it makes my skin feel very smooth (although it doesn't look much different)
The smoothness allows the makeup to glide on more easily, and the primer does not add a shiny or greasy look to my foundation.
Makes foundation last longer
Evens out skin dry patches
Makes skin feel smooth
Doesn't have an annoying odour
Fairly large bottle to price ratio
Applying too much can make your makeup look cakey
Package does not say how long you should let the primer set (to dry) before applying makeup - applying it before the primer is dry will leave your makeup either looking cakey or streaky
Product is slightly pricey, even though you get a decent amount of primer.
Would recommend this to anyone, and will definitely buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
First off, this primer is the very first primer that gives me that longer lasting foundation effect. I have tried Lancome, a few of the Smashbox, Benefit, and none of them make my Dior Nude last longer than 3 hours. This keeps my foundation on for 8 hours at least. The only downside is I feel Smashbox does a better job in even out my pores and the consistency, it has this watery runny texture after awhile. Other than that it's a great primer for the price. I'm on the second tube and would definitely buy this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
PROS: The Sheer Envy Primer is cheep ... right. It also comes in an awesome bottle that I wish more primers would have. The flip cap is a life saver for us blind/clumsy makeup fiends.
CONS:The primer is oily and has a consistency and look of a YI or curdled milk. When applied to the face it does feel oily until it is worked into the skin but because of the consistency I feel like I have to use a lot (my skin is dry so it isn't feeling so bad to have oil). Also, I always apply the primer and then do my eye primer/makeup and then go back for the foundation, which I think helps the drying process if your really wanting to continue with this product.
BOTTOM LINE: This does not help my makeup. I bought this because of a YT guru's rave review but I think its worth the money to pay the extra five to upgrade to another DS primer. I kept the cap though because it fits the Maybelline
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
OMG. I really hated this crap. It was gross and oily and as far as priming went, it was a fail. I returned it as soon as I could.