Prime Time Foundation Primer
Great product - very poor delivery system
I am a 62 year old woman and I love this product. Have used it for several years and hate to be without it. I had never used a primer before and got this in a trial size. I was amazed how soft and smooth it made my face feel. My makeup goes on so much smoother and even. I can definitely tell if I forget to use the primer before putting on my makeup. No problems with breakouts or oily skin. HOWEVER...I hate the delivery system. I never had problems until the last few bottles. At least the last 3 or 4 bottles the pump quits working and won't dispense the primer. At first I thought it was just because the product was low, but when I open the bottle there is a lot of product on the tubing so I end up just putting it on my hand with the tube. When the product is really low you are scraping it out with the tube or your fingers. I have even cut the bottle open to get to the last of the product. I had read another review that said you need to shake, shake, shake the bottle to get the product to dispense. I never had to do that on any of the bottles I had received before, but thought ok I will try that. Didn't seem to help. The last bottle I received I shook before EVERY use from the very start but it did not help at all. Actually the pump on this last bottle was useless. I would pump and pump and get very little product. It takes so little of this product to do a terrific job I feel that I am wasting product and my time and energy. Seems like a company as terrific as BE could come up with better packaging for a great product. I too am very frustrated and would prefer a tube delivery system so I didn't constantly have to work so hard to get to the product.
I've never considered using a foundation primer, that is until I switched to Bare Minerals. I received this as part of my get started kit, and after one week of use I immediately ordered a full-sized version because it worked so well.
It has completely eliminated my need for a morning moisturizer (if you have REALLY dry skin, you may still need one). It feels SO lightweight, like I'm wearing nothing at all. It is literally like smoothing silk across your face. It does not clog my pores, and it makes everything feel smooth and even. For those who are wondering, the product itself is 100% clear, so it will work with ALL skin tones.
I work 10-13 hour shifts, and my make up is still perfectly in place when I get home. I've forgotten to take my make-up off before going to the gym a few times, and even with all the sweating and face-blotting, my make-up still looked good (no smearing!). I am excited to try the new BB cream version once this one runs out :)
So silky, I love it!
I love this primer since it was first applied to my face months ago by a BE consultant at a boutique. It's so silky and velvety - it makes my face feel wonderful. I know there's a hydrating primer offered but I wish this one is also more hydrating. I get really dry patches around my nose and mouth, and after applying moisturizer, applying this primer doesn't help too much. Overall, I still love how great it makes my face feel after application.
One of the best primers on the market!
My first experience with this primer was in one of the Get Started kits. I watched a few tutorial videos, and followed the advice to warm it by rubbing my fingers before applying. Once I put it on my skin, I targeted my oily/T-zone areas and LOVED the way it worked into my skin and outward so easily. It left my skin feeling silky smooth, and could tell a difference in how my foundation went on. I also think it helps my foundation and face makeup last longer but it is a little tough for me to tell because I have only used it with BM products so I don't know how those products would wear without it and I have been using BM finishing powders for touchups throughout the day. Either way, this primer is a must have for me and really helps you get the best of your BM products in my opinion!!
Best item in my makeup/skincare collection
I grew up never using a lot of makeup and always hated that when I did use makeup it faded quickly. That was when I used cheap products....then I was introduced to Bare Escentuals. The first time I used this Primer I was quickly devoted to it. My makeup stayed on all day and covered more evenly and smoothly. To me, this is a "MUST PURCHASE" item for anyone. Just try it once, bet you'll be as hooked as I am!
Ok so i go into the store to get da starter kit. I see this and i think: Ooooo Nice! i get it, and it meets my expectations 500% Just make shore you apply a THIN layer all over your face. This cannot be overstated! THIN layer!! If you say OR NAH while reading dis theres gonna be oil and shine ALL over your face. I made that mistake once and I when I got home I look in da mirror and i'm all like: "Twinkle twinkle little star!" I mean THATS how shiny my face was. So, you've been warned!!
I've found that you must prime, or foundation will just not look the same or last as long. I like this primer, although I think it might cause me to break out. I'm still investigating if the problem is with the primer or something else. I've also noticed that on some days it causes little bumps on my face to look more pronounced. In other words, the primer and I have a love hate relationship. If you have oily skin, or skin with uneven texture such as myself you might want to go with a different primer than the original.
MY MUST HAVE
I cannot put makeup on my face without this light, soft primer! It took me about 12 years (I am now 27) to find a product like this. This, the face wash, and the main color foundation (powder form) are the only 3 products as A MUST HAVE. The others are awesome as well - but I have found these 3 products to be a must have for all women and teens.
LOVE this product!
I have used bare minerals for about 3 years and have loved everything about it. I noticed this winter that I was having some dry skin and some irritation, I'm sure from the weather and the wind. I received a free sample of prime time from a purchase of foundation and I loved it! It is very light and not super oily. The added SPF also helps because I am a redhead and have fair skin. Perfect for every day and make up stays on well!
I was a bit skeptical & refused to buy this product at first. I finally went in to a shop one afternoon after purposely not wearing any makeup. I had a consultant apply the Prime Time then my normal foundation shade. The makeup looked absolutely flawless & stayed put all day. I will never apply the foundation without first using this product!
Foundation glides on with ease!
The Prime Time Foundation Primer is perfect! (Like I said, Bare Minerals never disappoints!) Not only does it go on satiny smooth, but it makes foundation able to glide right on to your skin. Bare Minerals just keeps impressing me more and more!
Still my Favorite
I still love this Primer.
I love the way this feels on my skin, my makeup last much longer using this.
It creates a smooth canvas to work with.
A solid product
I didn't want to add another step to my make up routine, but I finally decided to give in to primer. It does help create a smooth canvas for foundation and helps it last throughout the day. I definitely think it helps my makeup look better. I don't use it everyday since it's kind of expensive. The pump doesn't work very well and shoots out product. I don't think it's a MUST have, but I would definitely recommend it to those who need just a little extra help with their skin prior to make up application.
I have never used a primer before. This is amazing stuff!! Put on before your foundation for amazing smooth face. Foundation goes on flawlessly. Sometimes I forget to put it on and I notice right away that my makeup doesn't look as good. I don't think this was made 'remove lines and wrinkles', but, for me, it seems to 'fill them in'. I love it!!!!
Silicone is not natural
I love all BM products except for the primer. It contains silicone, which is not natural. I thought BM products were supposed to contain natural ingredients. The reason I use BM makeup is because it does not contain silicone. I cant find other foundations out there that don't contain silicone, so this was exciting to find out that BM makeup has like 4 ingredients. My skin is oily and acne prone, so silicone is a major no-no for my skin. I hope they come out with a silicone free primer soon!! Does anyone else have problems with silicone?
Prime Time Foundation Primer
I didn't use foundation primer until recently, when I got a sample of this with a purchase. I thought that with my oily skin, using a primer would only exacerbate the issue. However, I was so wrong! The primer feels velvety, fills in my pores, and creates a smooth canvas for my foundation. It does feel a little oily sometimes (for my skin), but really helps my makeup last all day while still looking flawless. If you love having flawless-looking skin all day, then try this primer!
The only thing I don't like is the pump; I prefer the tube because it helps to get all the product out (with the pump you have to open it up sometimes to get the product).
Tip: Make sure the primer is completely dry before you apply foundation - 60 to 90 seconds after applying it should be dry. This ensures that the foundation does not get cakey, and goes on flawlessly.
I was always hesitant about using a primer because I was scared of any adverse reactions from my skin. I gave this a shot and it was great. It was pleasant to use, very silky and it doesn't feel heavy on your skin. It didn't cause any adverse reactions so I am grateful and very happy with this product.
This product feels great the moment you put it on. Hydrating and smooth. (Beware, make sure it dries before putting on make up). My only problem is that I don't notice an improvement between using it and not. I'm not sure its worth the price.
I really wanted to love this.
This primer felt so nice on my skin. I really wanted to love this but it really doesn't help diminish the appearance of my wrinkles and large pores at all. I noticed no difference. What's worse? Oh well it made me break out. I have acne prone skin and large pores and I guess the silky, luxurious, balm was too much. I wash my face thoroughly and regularly so I suppose something in the mixture does not agree with my pores. So sad.
I think this is a great product, but..............
I love the primer, but will not buy it again until they change the packaging. The pump does not work after a couple of uses and I got tired of having to take it off and scrape the primer out of the bottle. I now buy another brand that comes in a tube that you can squeeze out. Much better.
Best Primer Ever
I never thought I needed to use foundation primer, but once I tried this, I realized why I should have. It creates a nice smooth canvas. Although this primer cannot eliminate the bumpiness of my blemishes, it makes them easier to hide by giving them enough moisture underneath my makeup.
I never used foundation primer....until now!!!
I had never used foundation primer until I went into my local BM boutique to have a make-under. My beauty consultant let me feel the primer before putting it on my face. It is so silky smooth and just glides on! I have noticed that it truly helps my foundation to go on more smoothly. Love it!
I love all Bare Minerals products! This primer is great. Helps your makeup go on flawlessly, makes it last throughout the day. HOWEVER, the pump is horrible. After just 4 days, my pump doesn't work! Very frustrating. Have to get the straw from the cap to scrape out the primer. I know when I can't get any more out that there will be left over in the container. Change the packaging - use a tube like the other brands do!!! The container is my only complaint. May be the one issue that will drive me to use another product.
Best primer out there
Remember ladies, a little goes a long way! Every other primer I've used has made me feel oily and I've dealt with that because of the long lasting make up. I didn't know I had an option out there that held my make up on all day and didn't make me feel greasy. I also tried the oil free option but I didn't even need it the regular one did the trick!
In 2005 my daughter had a 60th Birthday Tea for me and instructed the guests to buy me Bare Minerals make-up. They did and it was the beginning of a wonderful relationship. I have even skin tones, no more red blotchie, pealing, dry flaking burning skin only hours into my day. The eye make-up does not give me red itchy, swollen almost shut eyes "Allergy" eyes and the mascara is creamy, smooth and wonderful to wear. Two things I need. A larger bottle of Prime Time Foundation Primer and a remake of your Make-Up Carrier that was red in color, measured 8.5" long by 5.25" wide by 5.5" tall. At the 3" height a zipper zips 3/4 of the way around for access. Inside are three-tiered plastic "fishing" type connected trays for make-up storage that pull out sideways for access to items that are below. My plastic tray set-up was accidentally smashed by a nurse in the post-operation area following my back surgery. I have used a tube of Super Glue to put it back together, but it is a mess and very fragile. Please re-make this wonderful, handy, useful item for make-up storage. My Daughter Sells Bare Minerals at her shop in Tillamook, but is unable to locate the trays or larger Primer for me. Thank you for any help you can give. Grandmommy
This primer is wonderful for your makeup and truly makes it stay put for the whole day. Only a little dab of this product is necessary.
Prime Time Foundation Primer - What a difference
I just received my order including the Prime Time Foundation Primer and I am VERY pleasantly surprised. I did not expect the results I got. Even before I applied the foundation, my skin had a youthful look and even color. Applying the foundation was noticeably easier and even and the final result was beyond my expectations. I highly recommend this product and it has turned a skeptic to a believer. I love, love it!
I always use the Prime Time Foundation primer before using my original foundation. It smooths my skin, preps it and gives it a smooth surface to apply foundation. This product makes a huge difference and I never go without it!
I have tried all the primers out there and I have gone back to the best one- Prime Time! I too am an older woman and need coverage but not in the lines and wrinkles!!! This is the only product that smoothes your surface -without being sticky- for flawless application of whatever foundation you use.
Will never be without it!
My daughter in law introduced me to Prime Time Primer and I do love it. Your face feels wonderfully smooth after applying. When used in conjunction with other Bare Essentials powder and blush it gives a great look. My only disappointment has been the pump on the Primer quit working after less than 30 days. Otherwise, I would highly recommend the product.