Prime Time Brightening Eyelid Primer
I originally received the prime time brightening eyelid primer in one of the gift sets that came out for Christmas last year. I loved it so much that I ordered another one.
It's great as a base to wear under an eye shadow as well as by itself. When wearing by itself, it adds a little brightness to your eyes, but still has natural look.
A little goes a long way!
too much shimmer
i almost can't believe i'm saying this, but there's just too much glitter in this for me. i prefer the regular eye primer, or even the pearl. this has a lot of gold glitter in it.
I love using this product! It works well as a base to my other eyecolors, even gives the matte ones a little sparkle :) My eyecolors didn't really smudge around a lot before, but I definitely notice that they remain more vibrant throughout the workday. If you have a smudging eyeliner issue, this helps the eyeliner stay in place more as well. I really like how I can use it alone too. On my tan skin, it has a translucent gold finish with a slight sheen and some sparkle.
The tube is small, but you only need a teeny tiny bit for application. Think less than a drop. I will normally squeeze the tube very gently until I barely see the product come out of the tube, then I use my finger to pick it up and place a few dots on my upper eyelids and use my finger to smooth it out. I let it dry for maybe 30 seconds to a minute before applying my liner and shadow. It is very lightweight and smooth, so I don't even notice when I'm wearing it. And it doesn't make your eyelid stick to your brow bone when you blink, like those glitter gels girls would apply in middle/high school.
I gave it 5 hearts because I love this product so much more than I thought I would, but I do not really notice any "brightening" effects unless that advertisement is more so for the vibrancy it provides to the eyecolors. Maybe it is more "brightening" on lighter skin tones? Either way, I'm definitely happy with it and will reorder.
I use this primer every day, all by itself -- The gold shimmer is the perfect color for every outfit and it really makes your eyes look brighter. It's also great to add shadow to for all day lasting color. It truly is Escentual!!
Love the Primer
I really like the eyelid primer. It looks pretty when worn by itself & helps eye shadow to stay on the eye all day long. Without it, a few hours later, I couldn't tell I even had shadow on. Great product!
Love this product alone and with eyeshadow
I love the texture & finish of this primer! On days when I go to work or am going for a more casual look, I just wear it alone for a subtle bright eyed shimmery look. I can absolutely tell the difference when I am wearing this primer underneath my eye shadow, the eye shadow goes on smoother, blends better & has such a pretty shimmer to it! Definitely a must have product for me!
Best primer ever!
This is the best eye shadow primer ever and my favorite bare minerals product. It prevents creases and really works. I love that it has a sparkle finish. If you want your eye shadow to stay on all day - buy this. If you want to go out at night and wake up the next morning looking normal - buy this. I slept in this once and someone asked me the next morning if I had applied makeup to come to breakfast. Awesome!
Even better than the original
I already loved the regular formula. Got the brightening in a kit. Wow! Still keeps my eye makeup looking freshly applied all day, but with the added bonus of a hint of sheen. This has become my go-to base color almost everyday. Layers well under the earthy tones I tend to wear for work. I have even worn it alone for a casual bright-eye. Amazing!
Best eyeshadow primer out there
This is by day my favorite primer. The original prime time is too thin. This one is a little thicker and the color is nice enough to wear alone. And it works great for keeping your eye makeup in place.
Ok for contacts and sensitive eyes too.
makes a difference!
i got this in a kit and wow, it really makes a difference when you use powder eyeshadows! i don't have the crease lines like i did before using this product. this has long day wear, helps brighten and lighten my eyes and helps conceal the darker circles under my eyes as well. it's creamy, yet not too cakey, and goes on smooth and quick. a little really goes a long way!