Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer
Valuable piece of information missing from bottle
No where on the bottle does it say to shake this primer before using. I didn't know I was supposed to shake it, and was wondering why it came out so runny. Then, after a few weeks, it wouldn't come out at all. I took the cap off the bottle and found it was solid inside. I feel as if I wasted $20.00 because it didn't say that it should be shaken. The classic Prime Time, which I love and have always used before this, doesn't require shaking, so why would I have just assume this one did? I can't say if I would have liked the product or not, since I wasn't able to use it properly, due to missing information.
Something a Little Different
I have used the original BE primer for a couple of years and love the gel consistency. As others have said, this is a different product, in terms of how it comes out of the pump. Shake, shake, shake! - and you will be alot happier. This is more like a lotion than a gel, and isn't as "dry" once you apply it. I give it a few minutes to dry before I apply my foundation and find that everything goes on better. The brightening quality is very subtle. I noticed it on my skin as a slight understated gold-ish "sparkle." If you use the BE radiance bronzers (I love them, personally) then you will have a good idea how this product brightens. Once you put on your foundation, you don't notice the primer too much but, then again, I don't want to look like I've been dipped in gold paint before I leave for work in the morning. Overall, I'm very happy with the product. I think, for the drier and colder winter months - where alot of us get a little drier and paler - this is a nice change.
Very nice product. I am using it for about two weeks now and I think it is really great.
I tried the Prime Time Brightening Primer first and really liked it. Then I read the reviews for the regular Prime Time Primer and decided to try it as well. Ultimately, I prefer the brightening. There's just enough coverage that I occasionally wear it alone with just some mascara and lipgloss when I want to keep things quick and simple. It does an amazing job of keeping my Bare Minerals foundation on all day and yet comes off easily with a mild cleanser. I was a little worried that it could cause breakouts but it didn't.
I thought I was going to love this product, but found that I don't. Even though I shake it every time, before using, I still get the runny splattering mess. It seems to come out ok once in a while, but most of the time I just get frustrated trying to get it out of the dispenser. The product itself is ok. I don't see any glowing difference when I put it on my face, so I will purchase the original primer next time.
This primer makes a huge difference. With it, my make up application looks much smoother and more natural.
This product in my opinion can stand alone. Over top of my BE Skin~Care, if I don't want to take and make a project out of my Facial Canvas, I can just apply this little BEauty and go out and feel Finished, Glorious, and BEautiful...
Ok, so I love the product! It works! It keeps your BM makeup on all day, and even though it is slick feeling, I can sometimes get really oily skin, but this does not give me oily skin. Sometimes I'll even just put it on and go out for the day during the summer, because it looks so great just on the skin. Now the hate part, the bottle it comes in! It literally squirts the product every which direction, making it frustrating to get a good amount actually on your fingers and also wasting product! Please change the packaging BE! Please!
I just love this primer. It feels more moisturizing than the other face primers plus it gives you that luminous glow. I like to mix this in with my BE matte foundation and buff it on with my brush. This way I get the great coverage I need and my mu will last all day. My only issue is the packaging since the pump stops working after a few days and I have to unscrew the top to get it out.
Great product; very frustrated with pump bottle
I'm writing on behalf of myself & the 2 younger BE lovers in my family. We have never used the "original" primer. Our only experience is the "bright" primer which works great if we can get any from the bottle. We have been told at our local BE store to shake & hit the bottle against the palm of our hand, just open the bottle to get some out or return it and we can swap our bottles for the "original". We would prefer to continue using the "bright", but have it easy to use. That way, we can enjoy using it as much as all the other BE products we purchase.