Hard Candy – Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist – Review

The Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist “will Prime, hydrate and refresh your face with Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist, available in a 2.2-fl oz bottle. It can be used after your regular moisturizer to prepare your skin for makeup application. The coconut water infused formula boosts hydration benefits for up to 12 hours. It leaves skin soft, smooth and supple. Hard Candy hydrating mist can also be used after makeup application to help set makeup for extended wear.” The Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist comes in a 2.2oz plastic spray bottle and sells for $9.00.

I truly love this as a setting spray. It actually does lock in your makeup for a full 12 hours and it gives your face a noticeable glow. I don’t think it does well as a hydrating primer. The third ingredient is coconut water, but I have never noticed any hydration benefits. I don’t really notice any benefits from it as a primer – I didn’t find that it prolonged the wear of my makeup as a primer either. Though, this spray is kind of sticky so that might help makeup stick down. I think you may not like this face mist if you do not like setting sprays that leave a sticky feeling (I don’t mind it, it doesn’t last all day) or if you don’t like dew or glow. The finish of this spray is a noticeable glowy sheen, it is not subtle at all. You might not like it if you prefer finer mists – the spray on the bottle is borderline shower-levels – it  has a wide, even spray but it does spray a ton on product.

The Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist is honestly one of  my favorite setting sprays (as you can see, it’s very well-loved), the only reason I haven’t repurchased it is because it’s been out of stock the last few times I’ve been to the store (another negative – it’s only available at Walmart).

HARD CANDY Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist

 

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L’Oreal – Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick – Review

Two weeks ago I picked up of the L’Oreal Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick – Cowboy and Matador – and have been really putting them to the test!

Two weeks ago I picked up of the L’Oreal Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick – Cowboy and Matador – and have been really putting them to the test! While I love the colors, I am really disappoint by the formula. I tried them out about half a dozen different ways because they seemed to be getting really good reviews around the interwebs so I was determined to make them work but I really could not.

I really do like the shades in the line – I wish these liquid lipsticks had worked out for me because I could list off another 3 – 4 shades that I would like to have! These liquid lipsticks are also very comfortable to wear – they dry down completely but do not feel drying at all.

With that being said – the wear on these is garbage. These liquid lipsticks take 15+ minutes to dry down completely and if you can not speak, drink, eat for until they are completely dry then you are golden. BUT, if you so much as close your mouth completely then they wear time is awful. I have tried these both with and with and without balm, with and without exfoliating, and with different applications. I found that the best wear was without any balm and with a very thin layer (which I think is standard) and the wear time was … an hour? or two? other combinations began flaking off within like 15 minutes.

I honestly don’t know how people were able to make these work for them, if you have tried the L’Oreal Pro Matte Liquid Lipsticks and have had a great experience with them, please let me know! I would love to make these work because I am in love the the shades of this range.