Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - null
I want to give this 5 stars, but...
I have extremely oily, acne prone skin and at 52 years old I also have the concerns of aging skin. I have been using the BM original foundation for about 7 years now and my skin has improved noticeably. I was excited to see that BM had a BB primer-cream because I love the idea of having to apply only 1 product that gives me my moisturizer, sun-block, oil-control primer and enough color/coverage to even out my skin tone. This product provided all of the above - just the right amount of moisturizer, great coverage without looking like I was wearing make-up and 8 hours of shine free protection.
There are 2 cons that I have with the product. First, I wish it was available in a cool, neutral and warm shade for each skin tone. I would like a shade with more neutral undertones as I don't really like how my skin looks with yellow-based make-up. I purchased the "light" shade as the "medium" shade which is more neutral, is too dark of a shade for me.
The second con is the pump! The product dispensed just fine the first two times I used it (just one pump per application gave me the right amount of product) but after that it would not dispense properly so I had to unscrew the top and use the tube to scoop out the product.
If those two issues were fixed i would give it 5 stars (or more!)
Amazing product - horrendous packaging
I was hesitant to purchase this product. I liked the idea of it and what it had to offer but I really don't have timed for an additional step. I instantly fell in love with it! It is quick and easy to apply. I can wear it alone or with my bareMinerals original foundation on top of it! It's great -and stays all day! I would easily give the product alone 5 Stars, however the pump is horrible. After consuming about 1/3 of the bottle the pump starts to spatter. I have gotten product all over my uniform while getting ready. Infuriating! It's a shame - BE you see all our comments, please redesign the packaging. You have a great product here!
Good coverage, bad packaging
I love the coverage but not the way it is dispensed. I spend most of my time digging out the product with a Q-tip. I will be changing to another product after this bottle. It is a shame, I love bare essentials and have been using it for over 10 years.
I have had 3 bottles of this product now. The first bottle I LOVED. The 2nd one was just 'okay'. The 3rd one I do not like at all. It seems like each time the consistency is different. The coverage is also different. The first bottle was creamy and smooth and really gave me good coverage with nothing over it. The next bottle was more runny, as is this one. I still have to wear all my regular foundation over it. I would prefer to wear it alone some days just for running errands, etc.
Good product, HORRIBLE pump
I purchased this product because I liked the fact that it included both primer and SPF30 and I can use it by itself or under my BE mineral powder. It goes on great and provides just the right amount of moisture as well as making my makeup last longer.
The only down side is the pump. It simply does not pick up the product even in a new bottle. I finally gave up and just opened it and had to scoop the product off the straw which really isn't the best. If they changed this to one of the squeeze type bottles then it would be perfect.
LOVE the product - HATE the pump
I've been thinking of writing about this for a while now and when I read the other reviews I was happy to see that everyone agrees about the pump. I absolutely love the product but it's not cheap and it's bothersome when half of it is wasted stuck to the inside of the bottle. Sometimes is comes out too thick and sometimes it comes out too watery -- PLEASE change this product to a tube!
Best BB cream out there!
Instead of throwing it away when the product gets down to the very bottom just simply cut it in half and put it in a sandwich baggie, it's not very chic but who all is going to see it? This is what I do; therefore, I get every last drop of this product and nothing goes to waste. I have tried several BB creams by Garnier and Maybelline and nothing compares to BareMinerals BB cream. You don't even need wear foundation with it if you don't have time to put everything on. It would be more beneficial if this product came in a tube or a jar but we have to improvise with what we're given, right?
I have purchased this product twice. It seperates and eventually you are digging the cream out of the bottle with the bottom end of the pump. If it were in a tube with a pump the product could be recombined before using.
New packaging please!
LOVE this product, HATE the packaging. The primer is too thick to be using a pump, it should come in a tube. The last quarter of the product gets stuck in the bottom and doesn't get sucked up into the pump, which is a waste! I ended up having to unscrew the top every time and find something to dig the primer out of the container with so that I get my money's worth.
My review is not unique......
I have never used a primer before and I absolutely love it. I use the light shade and if I'm just running out for a couple errands I feel that is all the makeup I need. If I'm going all out, the primer keeps my makeup looking great all day. It seriously looks just as good when I take it off as it did when I put it on. My only problem - THE PUMP. THAT STUPID USELESS PUMP!! Please oh please oh PLEASE put this product in a tube!!! It's HORRIBLE in that pump!!