Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer

3.7

381 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicon Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide,dkl


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

This was my first primer experience...and oh was it an awful one.

Let me preface this by saying that this was one of seven products in a Christmas set, and I didn't buy the set for this, I got it for the Glamoflauge concealer. I got the set for $7 on clearance, so technically I didn't even pay for this, but that doesn't negate the fact that it was horrible.

My new years resolution is to be fairer to products in my reviews, but it's really hard to be nice to this one, if I'm being honest. I've never been a primer gal, a lot of MUA's have said that primers are a gimmick, so I've just chosen to go without them, and focus on good skincare so my makeup will go on smoothly and have staying power.

Upon trying this, I thought that the worst that could happen was that it just wouldn't work. Well ladies and gents, I was wrong. The main reason this was a fail for me is that it seemed to make my makeup look cakey. I would pat this on my T zone after washing my face, and let it sink in for about fifteen minutes, then buff in my Aeromineral makeup, or Revlon CS, and set with a powder. It just made my foundation look awful, and it didn't seem to prolong the wear of my makeup at all. I became oily after just 4 hours, which is sooner than usual.

The second reason is that it broke me out. The fact that this broke me out is NOT, and I repeat, it is NOT the reason that I wouldn't recommend this to people. Every persons skin is very unique and different, so while I do feel the need to tell you that this broke me out, I'm not going to tell you that it will break you out too. Your skin might not react to this at all, or maybe it will react way worse than mine did and you will become an all out pizza face, and they'll use you as a "before" photo in a number of proativ commercials, I just don't know.

I REALLY tried to give this product a fair chance, but because of my reaction, I had to discontinue use after about a week and a half. I am going to pass this onto a friend with less sensitive skin than mine, who happens to have a dry skin type, and hopefully it will work better for her.

In the end, this "freebie" resulted in me buying $20 worth of organic acne care products.

What a joke.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.



on 2/2/2015 4:53:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Made my oily skin even more oily after 3 hours of wear :(

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I put milani primer on my left eye and sheer envy on right. makeup went on smoother with sheer envy, milani was more tacky. both eyes looked identical . stayed on for 9 hours both of them. I like the sheer envy better felt very soft although I waited an extra 3 min for sheer to set but no problem there it really is a good purchase. I use it for eyeshadow primer works great for that ladies, also fergie primer is good too.


on 12/29/2014 4:29:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

It's a very cheap product, and you definitely get what you pay for. I've heard some reviews saying that the primer starts out greasy, but turns soft and silky when it dries. I didn't get that experience; it's watery, greasy, and does nothing for the face. Because it's so greasy and doesn't absorb into the skin, it stays on my hands after application and makes my makeup containers greasy and slippery when I touch them. I'd rather use no primer at all than use this stuff again.


on 12/7/2014 2:23:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I actually like this primer the only thing I don't like is the texture of it but it holds my makeup on for a long time my skin only gets oily around my nose so it's like a love hate but the rest of my face is good would I buy it again yes


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

It's odd, because this primer has a very crumbly and thick texture but once the crumbled bits are swept off my face, it works quite well as a primer. It hides my blemishes and scars, lasts all day for me (in a classroom environment within a desert region), and is quite cheap. I can see why some people don't like the texture though.


on 11/3/2014 4:29:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

personally I never saw primer as a necessity, I had tried the urban decay primer a while back & as soon as I tried to put my foundation on on top of it it rubbed off in clumps.. so after that I never tried to use primer. but a few days ago at walmart I decided to purchase the hard candy sheer envy primer & tbh I'm so glad I did. now I understand why people see primer as a necessity. yeah it does feel a little greasy & gross on your fingers & while trying to smooth it on to your face but once you let it set & apply your makeup, the finish is flawless 👍👌I tend to have large pores that my makeup would settle in to & make me look bumpy but this this primer gets rid of that & fine lines. I would deff buy it again.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 10/28/2014 4:00:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

this is a nice everyday primer, it has that weird silicone feeling and glides on the skin nicely and helps my makeup go on smoothly as well. for $7 you can't beat it helps the longevity of my makeup and works well with my dry skin. I reccomend and will repurchase.


on 10/27/2014 9:37:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Other, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This is the only brand of primer I will use! It's very cheap and does a great job. No complaints about this great primer!


on 10/17/2014 12:53:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is really the first primer I've tried. I have no complaints, I like the packaging and it does smooth out my face and fill in pores. I've read a lot of mixed reviews about this product, most saying that it's greasy. If you put it on and give it time to dry it's fine. If you don't, I can see why people would call it greasy. Overall, it does the job. Will probably buy again.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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