Product Review | Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating 12-Hour Makeup Grip + Hyaluronic Acid Primer
Product Review | Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating 12-Hour Makeup Grip + Hyaluronic Acid Primer ($7, Walmart.com)
Product Details (from Walmart's website): Formulated with hyaluronic acid and agave, Hydrating Grip jelly primer plumps the skin to eliminate fine lines while gripping makeup for all day wear.. Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer
12 HR* Makeup Grip
Review: When I ordered this primer, its hydrating properties were my main concern along with the Hyaluronic acid component. Upon receiving it, I noticed it also claims having a 12-Hr Makeup Grip. After reading that claim, I instantly thought of the Milk Makeup Gripping Primer. I have my own biases about griping primer, hence I did not purchase or try the one from Milk Makeup. The "grip" is typically a sticky gel that is supposed to attract or provide more hold to makeup application. However, those types of formulas leave pills on the skin leaving a patchy application.
This product did not come with a box instead it came in a shrink wrap. It is contained in a squeeze tube with pink and blue colors and black typography. It has a liquid gel-like consistency, typical of most gripping primers. It is not sticky or tacky upon application although once massaged into the skin, you can feel the grip. The foundation, concealer and powder products applied beautifully. However, at the end of the day I noticed that my makeup was no longer seamless. It showed some slight movement, more noticeable when looking at a mirror up close. I am not sure if this primer works well with cream versus powder products. I have used it with various foundations ad to be honest, it does not perform consistently. I have tried this product for two weeks and the last time I tried it, it made my face look oily at the end of the day. I can't recommend this primer whole heartedly due to its inconsistency. It works with some foundations and not for others. If you ever try this and it works out for you, drop me a comment.