Hard Candy Reviews

I have recently tried a couple Hard Candy cosmetics products, I will be sharing with you all my reviews and opinions on these few products. From my understanding Hard Candy is primarily sold at Walmart. These products are more cost-effective and are to be compared to more high-end products at a lower cost.

Sheer Envy Pore Defense Primer Serum, this primer is meant to smooth away pores before applying foundation.

Walmart.com claims this primer contains pore-tightening actives and astringents that absorbs excess oil for all day flawless wear. Micro-fine powders blur fine lines and color corrects skin tone. Your skin will look and feel smoother, more uniform, and perfectly shine free.

This product also claims to be long wear, to be worn under any foundation, oil free, alcohol free, silicone free, and suitable for all skin types and skin tones.

The product is 1.5 FL. oz

$8.00 at your local Walmart

On the Walmart website this product rates a 2 1/2 out of 5 stars.

I have used this product several times, and with several different foundations. I have used it with both high-end and drug store foundations. This product goes on with a gel like texture. When I applied the serum over moisturizer it tends to roll up into balls which is not nice at all. I have applied this serum without moisturizer hoping for a better result unfortunately it did not life up to its claims. I found this serum to not help in the life of my foundation if anything it made my foundation separate in certain areas. I myself do have larger pores in my nose and cheek area. This serum did not help in these area at all if anything it made them more prominent. unfortunately I have to give this serum a bad review as it made my foundation worse than beneficial.

I am giving the sheer-envy pore-defense primer serum by Hard Candy a 0 star rating.


Sheer Envy Primer Long Wear 12 Hour Primer

This primer claims to be a creamy primer that really works for up to 12 hours of wear. This invisible base acts like a magnetic force that attracts makeup for all day flawless wear. (Hard Candy)

Use under any foundation

Long-wear formula

Works up to 12 hours

1.3 oz

$8.00 at you local Walmart

This product rates a 3.6/5 on Walmart.com

OK, so I go back and forth with this primer. There are days when I feel this primer really works, and days I feel it’s just crap lol. I have used it for many months to get a real review. I have used it with high-end and drug store foundations. When applying this primer it is a bit thick and is clear in color unlike the orange color it comes out of the tube. It is not a good primer for covering pores. I have noticed the times it does seem to work pretty well is when I am not very active during the day. I would not recommend this primer for a busy day outside and in any heat. Overall it is an ok primer for pictures and if you’re not planning much activity.

My rating for this primer is 2/5 stars


Hard Candy Highlight Contour face duo stick shade and light in the shade light

Dual ended highlighter and contour cream stick. This duo helps to sculpt define and slim in just a few quick strokes. Contour shade minimizes and sculpts while the highlighter enhances features. (Hardcandy.com)

Walmart gives this product a 2/5 stars

$6.00 at your local Walmart

I have to say this is one of my favorite contour sticks. The shade side is perfect for fair skin it does not have that to orange shade most contour shades have. I have used this with both a brush and blending sponge it blends perfectly with both. The highlight side of this stick is not so great. its ok for a bit of lightness. There is not much pigmentation pay off on the light side. With that said it is still worth the price for the shade side of the stick.

I am giving this product a 4/5 star rating

This is just my experiences and opinions on these Hard Candy products I have used. Everyone has different skin textures and tones so they may work for you as some did not for me. Thank you for reading my reviews and I hope anything I have given is in any way helpful. I look forward to sharing more reviews with you guys in the future.