Hard Candy Sheer Envy Pore-Defense Primer Serum ($7) is a new lightweight primer serum that promises to tighten pores and smooth skin while absorbing excess oil throughout the day.
I happen to be a rather big fan of Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous 12 Hour Long-Wear Face Primer which why I thought I’d give Hard Candy Sheer Envy Pore-Defense Primer Serum a test out for Summer as maybe I’d like it for taming mild shine and oil that I tend to get in the warmer weather. I went into this purchase knowing I likely would not be able to use this formula right now since my skin is terribly dry.
However, I tested it out none the less and realize it’s better suited to drier skin than oily.
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Pore-Defense Primer Serum comes housed in a 1.5 oz pump bottle. I think they kind of sort of want to market this as a hybrid formula that’s part primer and part skincare and the packaging also gives it that feel.
This is a water-based formula nad you can very much feel that on the application as it is very moist. It absorbs easily into my drier skin and leaves behind a soft, smooth, dewy finish. I found this rather ironic considering it’s supposed to be a primer that controls oil and shine. But none the less it worked great with my drier skin and set a nice base for foundation to adhere to. It also extended the wear of my foundation nicely by about two hours. I noticed no fragrance during application. I don’t have visible pores on my face but do have smaller visible pores around my nose. I wouldn’t say this filled or blurred those pores, unfortunately.
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Pore-Defense Primer Serum is a rather confusing product. They might want to remarket this for drier skin versus oily. I thought it highly moisturizing and an excellent base for drier skin that needs a smooth, softened base to apply foundation. It’ll work nicely as a lightweight moisturizer to if you want to multitask with it. I wouldn’t rule it out completely for oily skin, but those purchasing in the hopes it’ll curb shine and oil while blurring pores will likely be disappointed with the outcome.
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Pore-Defense Primer Serum is available now exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com.
P.S. We don’t have to rehash the trainwreck that was BvS but this video that’s circulating is too funny!
Happy Monday everyone!