Prime Time Foundation Primer
Can't Go Without It!
Due to severe oily skin and acne, I had a lot of really big enlarged pores on both sides of my nose, and I have a couple of "pits" from acne that turned bad in my teen years. I always hated how makeup settled into these places, but with this product, I get that smooth air-brushed finish. I absolutely love the silky feel of the product and the results I get.
One thing I will mention is I recently saw a video on Facebook where the Global Education Director (I think was her title) said something about rubbing the product between your fingers to warm it up before applying it. I would say I've never done that, but what I do is put one pump on my finger and dot it on my face, let it sit a few minutes, and then go back and smooth it over my entire face, which is probably the same thing as what she's doing. My product works fabulous :)
Prime Time Foundation Primer
I have been using this product for quite a few years. It is one of the best and makes my skin feel so good and ready for the foundation. Would not trade this for anything. I just love, love, love it.
I got a smaller container of this primer in my Starter Kit and it is absolutely amazing. I will be buying this size when I run out! I love how smooth my skin feels after I put it on and how it keeps my makeup on all day while I'm at work. Yesterday I forgot to put it on before putting on my makeup and by the end of the day I noticed a huge difference. Love this product!
Just a dab covers your entire face and keeps your foundation on for long wear. My makeup usually falls off halfway through the day, but this primer keeps it on well into the night!
Prime Time Original Foundation Primer
I absolutely love the way this primer makes my skin feel, and how my makeup looks initially. However, after a couple of hours I am shiny and unfortunately it causes me to break out. I've tried the oil-free version, the neutralizing and the brightening.....same thing with all of them. I would love to have a primer that does not cause me to break out. I know it's the primer because if I stop using for a week, my skin clears up. It's a great product.....just not for me.
I love this primer! I use it everyday before I put on my foundation and it is so silky. The best way to use the primer is to rub the primer between your fingers to warm it up, then put it on your face.
Pros and Cons
I have only been using this primer for a few days now and it definitely seems to be helping my makeup stay put all day long. The only thing I'm not loving about this product is that when first applied it has a greasy feel.
My sister just recently introduced me to Bare Minerals. I had been wearing a liquid foundation for 5+ years and thought it was the best out there. I got the primer in my starter kit and it's fabulous!! I went into the boutique and had my makeup done and the girl that did my makeup said, "wearing Bare Minerals should be a law!," and I thought, "yea whatever." Well, she was right, I bought a kit and more fab things on Cyber Monday online! I usually can't wait to wash off my makeup at the end of my long workday, but with BM, I forget I'm wearing makeup!! Im a hard sell, so for me to say these things, means, "Yep! It should be a law for everyone to wear BM!"
I absolutely love the product in dry conditions. For high humidity, though, I have not had success, it gets runny and almost slimy on my skin when I wear it to work at the restaurant. My biggest problem is the bottle that it comes in (and all products that BE sells in these pump top bottles) the pump top works fine for a little while, but then it stops dispensing and I dne up having to unscrew the top and use the tube inside like a dipstick, then I end up having to try to tap it out into my hand. I REALLY wish they would not use these pump top bottles, a cheaper, more user friendly, easier to control, more reliable option would be to simply use a squeeze bottle. I hope someone will consider this change. I now refuse to buy the product (opening it up like this makes it dry out) and purchase foundation primer from other companies that comes in squeeze bottles.
Worth the money
I love this stuff. I've used other primers before and none compare. Either too oily, or they just didn't work. I sampled this at a store and fell in love. I've used it for over a year now and wouldn't use anything else. This is not greasy whatsoever and very light weight, it creates a smooth canvas for my makeup and makes it look flawless. It does help with enlarged pores and dryness. I have severe dry skin and this helps with it flaking when I use makeup. It truly is a great product and I would say worth the money 100%. It does not break me out and I have acne prone skin at times (and sensitive too) Overall, great, just wish it was a little cheaper lol! But hey, in this case, you do get what you pay for.