I have been having a great experience with Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer. This product improves the look of my makeup and lengthens wear time. It also works well over sunscreen and skin treatment products.
I can easily tell why Sheer Envy Primer is favored by makeup artists. It has a light, silky texture. Applied over sunscreen, it offers a smooth base for my concealer, powder and bronzer. I noticed I require less makeup when using this primer.
If you like boutique makeup items, Sheer Envy Primer is an exceptional value at $8.00 USD. It will extend the wear of your favorite foundation and concealer and allow you to use less for better coverage. The application of my makeup appears more even and natural than without it.
Since I have fair skin, I regularly use a touch of bronzer to enhance my complexion. Sheer Envy Primer helps with adhesion. I can quickly highlight my cheeks, chin and forehead without worrying about needing to reapply. I also don't have to be concerned with brushing on too much color, trying to get an even application. It helps my bronzer add the most natural glow possible.
I use a moisturizing serum and sunscreen every day. Sheer Envy Primer makes my skin a little more matte without causing dryness. Makeup seems to rest atop the primer instead of sinking into the skin and getting lost in absorption. It's a great solution for layering over sunscreen or other moisturizers. You can still protect and hydrate your skin and keep your makeup in place all day long.
Since I noticed a bit of separation the first time I used Sheer Envy Primer, I give the tube a quick shake before dispensing. The primer appears white, like a lightweight lotion, but it smoothes beautifully over the skin.
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Synthetic Fluorophlogopite, Silica Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconal, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide.
If you are searching for an affordable, studio quality face primer, I can highly recommend this product.