Prime Time Brightening Eyelid Primer in Brightening Pearl
Soooo a few days before this product came out I purchased the regular eyelid primer because I wear eyeshadow(s) EVERYDAY. I got to try the other primer for a few days and was somewhat satisfied, but I fell IN LOVE with the new brightening primers when I saw them. It takes a little time to figure out the best way to apply it, but when you get it right it works wonders! Great by itself or to add that extra flawless look to eye shadow!
it's all in the application
i was unsure about this pearl primer at 1st,
hoping it would be similar to a shimmer eyecolor.
but it is " different" !!
took me awhile to find how to best use this .
i tried it alone all over the lid,
it wasn't what i expected, but it does
keep eyecolor on all day , if applied correctly.
it's pretty amazing .
the trick is using a brush to apply it.
i was using my finger & couldn't get it on
but with the BE eyliner brush, just get a little
on the tip & line the upper lid.
the result is just BEautiful ~
When I saw this product I was super excited, it looked nice when the girl at the BareMinerals boutique put it on her hand so I bought it. The product does not apply smoothly and is difficult to blend it kind of smears and some areas seem more intense with other areas left with little or no coverage. It also did not improve the appearance of the eyeshadow the way the original eyelid primer did.
Brightening Pearl Prime Time Eyelid Primer
It is the perfect eye primer! I do not find it necessary to add another color to just under my brow line. I am looking forward to more new products. Thanks B.E.
A Touch of Luminosity
I bought this Product but didn't use it prior to the National Make Up Artist at my Las Vegas Boutique appointment. Rachel (the national artist) used it and was the first to say, a teeny bit will work miracles. If you are the owner of dark lids, or the inner ridge near the nose, this is THE product. You can use it to even out, use as a highlighter under your brow, use it as a brighter if you feel a color isn't a "pure" as you like and also a teeny bit as the models do -- on the inner corner of your eye -- with the thin eyeline brush to achieve that brightness that everyone uses white to achieve. It's a multi tasker, keeps the shadows in place and I was SOOOO excited to see it arrived nationwide. A GREAT purchase.
Not what I was hoping for.....
I read the desciption thoroughly and went to my local dept. store who has a BE counter there- so excited to see if they had gotten this- and YEAH, they had it. The sales girl tried both of them on my hand. Tough call, but it seemed, and she agreed the "pearlish" one worked better for more fair skin tones than the more gold one. Besides w/ blonde hair- I didn't want to look like an Emmy Award! (All brassy) I took this home and used my new "pearl" one the next day. Oh- a tiny bit goes a looooong way, comes out in a rather large amount- and I hope you are good at blending..I am and even I had a hard time making this look even! I didn't think it held up nearly as well as the regular lid primer. And be careful not to get it on your lashes even the slightest touch will get it there. Sorry BE- I love you, but this one is going back.
It makes me feel so beautiful! I wear it alone mostly! Thank you so much!
Diffucult to Use
While the color is very pretty, it is hard to get this on just right. Too little looks weird; the tiniest bit too much overwhelms any eye color you put over it, and is impossible to get off if you take it a little too far, like out to the side or accidentally get a little under the eye in the corners. The only way to remove it is to wash your face and start over. I took the product to the local Bare Escentuals store, and they did not like working with it either.
I'm not big on returning things, so I threw it away. Sorry, BE. While I LOVE most of your products, this one I cannot endorse.
I love this primer as much, if not more, then the original. I am a huge fan of glimmer, glitter and this provides a boost to my normal every day colors, even changing my matte eye shadows into new colors. Its not for everyone, if you don't like shimmer, don't waste your time, the original formula works just fine for that. If you want to double your eye shadow color collection, get this!