Yesterday I tried Hard Candy's Face Primer (the Sheer Envy Version, the have an Illuminating and a Skin Perfecting version). You can buy it at Wal-Mart for around $8. I believe it's definitely a silicone based primer, as it is clear and has that strange overly soft, thick gel feel.
|Be forewarned a little goes a LONG way!|
Hard Candy's website describes the product as "Sheer Envy Primer helps to even out the skin while reducing shine. Improves foundation application while minimizing skin imperfections. Make-up lasts longer and skin is left velvety smooth." Those statements my be true for some but I didn't see the effects. I got really oily throughout the day. I don't think my skin likes all that silicone! As you can also see from the pictures below - I don't really think it evened out my skin. Skin Imperfections - I don't have a lot right now so it's hard for me to judge, but I think it would exacerbate any on coming acne I had.
As you can see there is little difference in the Before and After. My foundation went on as smoothly as it does without primer but as I said I got abnormaly oily within a few hours. It's not a BAD primer per se, but I don't think most would be a fan and for a few dollars more you can get better product.
|With my Teint Miracle foundation on|