When it comes to eye shadow primers, I have been there done that. Over the years, I have tried dozens of different eye primers. Some better than others. When it comes to face primers? Not so much. I have actually only tried three or four. My favourite is definitely the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer. The only thing I don't like about that one is the price tag. Which is why I decided to try out a drugstore primer. You know, save the expensive stuff for a special night out!
On my quest for an affordable primer, I came across the Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer. More specifically, the Color Correcting Primer. They had a couple of different primers to choose from - but I liked the idea of evening out my skin tone in the process. Bye bye redness! For a tube of this primer, it cost about $6. You definitely can't beat that price.
How did the primer deliver? As you can see from the picture above, it has a green tint to it. That works to colour correct - and get rid of any redness. This is perfect, especially for the cheeks. The colour correcting aspect was wonderful. It really delivered on that front. Now for the texture. The primer is silky and smooth. It goes on evenly and instantly evens out the skin. This texture was very different to the other primers I have used. Most of those were far more liquid based whereas this one was much thicker. I like both consistencies, but if you prefer something thinner then this one might not be something to skip.
Overall, I was happy with the way this performed. I noticed my foundation lasted hours longer than it does without a primer. My favourite primer is still the Laura Mercier one...but this is perfect for every day wear. The texture is smooth and it does a wonderful job of combating redness. My foundation looks so much better with this primer underneath. The price was unbeatable as well. Bonus! I can definitely see myself re-purchasing this in future.
Have you tried this primer? Which primer is your favourite?