Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer (shine free) is a silicone based primer used to aid in someone with oily skin keep all oils at bay. To assist with applying makeup for a long lasting polished look. I don’t have oily skin but I still wanted to see how well the Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer worked. Since it is a primer that helps control shine like others it has silicone as its main ingredient, however the texture of silicone is much different to other mattifying primers I have tried. Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer is more like a gel like silicone texture where although it has a slick feel it still has quite a bit of wetness to it. Most likely to grab the foundation and make it adhere to the skin really well.
There isn’t much of a scent, nor does it hold any type of colour. In the past when trying silicone based primers I noticed that sometimes during the application of foundation after the primer is applied of course I have experienced “balling” or “pilling” with Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer I didn’t experience that at all. I would, suggest applying the primer with your hands so that you can warm the product between your skin and fingers (making sure your hands are well sanitized first) then follow up with your favourite foundation.
Have you tried any Primer from Hard Candy? If so let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Below is a makeup look that I did using Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer along with Hard Candy Fast& Fabulous setting spray, which you can check that review post here
*Products in this post were provided for review