“A lightweight formula that minimizes skin imperfections and improves the ease of foundation application while leaving skin feeling velvety smooth.”
Apply a small amount for an even layer all over your face to create a skin-smoothing finish. Once dry, follow with foundation.
Hard Candy is one of my favorite drugstore brands because they have really eye catching products that actually work really well and it’s also very budget friendly. In fact Hard Candy is by far the most affordable drugstore brand out there. The Hard Candy Sheer Envy Ultra Light Primer is only one of the six face primers that Hard Candy launched in their 2014 collection. I was very tempted to pick up a few other ones that targets redness on the face but I decided to try this one out first. The Hard Candy Sheer Envy primer is a silicone based primer and is very comparable to the Smashbox Photo Finish Face Primer. I actually like silicone based face primers but if your not a fan of silicone you might not like this primer so much. The Smashbox Photo Finish Primer has been my main face primer for many years but I am so happy to say that the Hard Candy primer has replaced the expensive Smashbox Primer.
The Hard Candy Primer comes in a practical squeeze tube packaging which dispenses the perfect amount of product without wasting any product. This primer does come out of the tube white in color but blends in invisible.
This primer does have a silicone feel to it and feels extremely smooth and silky on my skin. It melts into my skin and doesn’t feel greasy or heavy. It also blends into the skin very nicely and a little bit goes a long way, you really don’t need a lot product. I love how quickly this primer absorbs into the skin providing a nice matte finish. If you have oily skin then you would love this primer because even though it is a silicone based primer it does feel like it dries to a powder finish which is also why I like using this primer on hot summer days too. The Hard Candy primer feels like it sits right on top of the skin providing a smooth and blurred out appearance. It does a great job in minimizing large pores. I don’t necessarily find my foundation lasting longer because of this primer it lasts about the same amount of time it usually does but I really love using this primer to achieve a smooth foundation application.
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$7.98 / 45 g (1.6 oz.)