Prime Time Foundation Primer
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.
I can definitely see the difference after starting to use this primer. My foundation lasts much longer than it previously did.
Helps and hurts at the same time
The primer is WONDERFUL for helping keep the makeup on all day long. The only problem is that it makes my skin break out. As soon as I stopped using it, the breakout cleared up. Since I use the foundation and mineral veil without the primer it doesn't last as long, but it gets me through the day.
Why did it take me so long to try this!?
I've always used a primer, Laura Mercier, Nars, and Benefit. None of them worked as well as this! I'm so excited how smooth this makes my skin and how nicely my makeup looks after using it! I've also tried the bareMinerals primer to reduce redness but it's not as great as the original. I've officially converted!
Absolutely a Must Have Item!!!
I have never been a make-up person but last year I went in to the store to have a makeover for our daughter's upcoming wedding. The consultant used the Primer on my face that day...so of course I purchased it along with everything else she told me I needed (I was a very easy sell that day).
Now a year later I use the Primer, Mineral Veil and mascara. That's it...my whole beauty routine...plus lip gloss.
I must admit I have been blessed with evenly colored, unblemished skin but this Primer gives your face the feel of an artist's brand new perfect palette every day. It makes your face feel as smooth as silk with no gloss or shine. I absolutely love the feel of it!
This little bottle goes a very long way so don't be scared off by the price of it either. Use it very sparingly because you can always add more but you can't take it off. Any extra is just a waste of money.
I promise you won't be disappointed with this product. If it can make somebody like me, that has gone their entire life without even powdering their nose until the age of 53, start taking the time to apply a little makeup it must be gold in a bottle!
I always ignore the primers from other make up companies but I decided to purchase this product because I liked the way it felt while applying. I didn't buy the eye primer and I'm regretting it because of how great this product works.
I can tell the difference around 3pm if I didn't apply primer in the morning. This product holds the foundation all day though! I will never run out of this product. May be the first product I add to auto ship.
Little goes a long way
I am a girl on a budget, and while I would love to use Prime Time everytime I apply my Bare Minerals... I simply just can't afford it. What I like to do is prime only the places where I need extra coverage (under eyes, over blemishes, etc.). If I prime these places then my biggest problems are taken care of and I don't have to worry that my Minerals are wearing off these problem spots. Just a little dab will cover all my problem areas making a bottle of Prime Time go an extra long way!