Prime Time Foundation Primer
Prime Time Primer
This is a GREAT product - however, the pump bottle is terrible. The product separates, so it has to be shaken, which is fine. However, what remains in the little pump tube is the 'oily'-feeling clear liquid - none of the 'filler' product that smooths your skin and helps the powder to cling to your skin. If you continue to dispense like this, pretty soon you're going to end up with only the thick stuff in the bottom, which then of course clogs the tiny tube. My fix is this: when I receive it, shake it well, then I dispense it into 2 of the 'club-size' tubes. I have a tiny spatula-type tool that came with a little travel kit that I use to scrape out all the product. This does the trick, but it is a nuisance.
Not for oily skin
It goes on silky as people say but 4 hours later my face is so shiny and sweaty looking, it's disgusting. So I can't give a proper review for normal skinned people but if you have extremely oily t-zone like I do, then DO NOT use this.
I got a tiny tube size of the product, and was amazed at how long it lasted. Most of all, I loved how it set up my face for foundation. It has become a "must have" item for my dressing table.
Wouldn't go without it
I have dry skin, and even after moisturizing, my skin still feels too dry to put on my foundation. I don't go a day without Prime Time Primer. It's silky smooth, a drop goes a long way, and my face feels youthful again. The foundation adheres beautifully after Prime Time.
Primer that works!
I have tried a lot of primers but this one takes the cake! It helps to diminish the look of pores and fine lines. All while creating a smooth canvas for foundation application. It will help to increase the wear-ability of your foundation. This primer does NOT clog pores. It glides over skin without pilling, and blends in. Give it a minute or two before foundation application and you're set all day! I love how good it feels over my moisturizer and on my skin. This has become a staple of mine.
Must have product!
The Prime Time Foundation Primer is a must have in your make up collection! It allows my make up to go on flawlessly. It also makes my skin feel super smooth! The only con has nothing to do with the actual primer. The pump on the container is awful. I often have to unscrew the cap in order to get the product out. Regardless, it is a must have in your make up bag!
This primer is my all time FAVORITE beauty product!!
I first tried Prime Time Foundation Primer when my sister gave me one of her samples, and ever since then it has been a must have for me. When you use the primer before putting on foundation it looks 100xs better! The primer smooths out your skin and fills in any pores so that your foundation glides on smoothly. I can't wait to try the other kinds!
Can't live without it
I at first thought primers were more of a gimmick. Then I tried it, now I can't live without it. It goes on so smooth, feels great, and my makeup lasts all day, even with lunch time workouts and going out after work. It's amazing how much more I get out of my foundation I already was in love with, and now somehow love even more thanks to this primer.
I wish the product worked for me...
I wanted to love Prime Time, but it caused me to have both cystic acne and white heads. Prime Time goes on so smooth, and makes the bareMinerals look even more flawless than if you wear the foundation alone. I wish it would have worked for me but I had to give it up. One week after I stopped using PT, my acne was completely gone. So, I know PT was the culprit. I only use the foundation alone now. So, if anyone else who is reading this has been experiencing acne while using Prime Time and the bareMinerals foundation, don't give up on the foundation just yet. Try the foundation without the Prime Time and see if your acne clears. Like I said, it took about a week for my face to fully clear up, but I noticed within 24 hours that no new acne was developing. I believe Prime Time was blocking my pores and trapping bacteria inside, causing acne. It just wasn't for me. But I envy those of you who have had success! :)
I love this product. The nourishing ingredients for your face with a silky-smooth coverage as a first layer before applying makeup. The foundation powder absorbs into the primer and blends into the skin very well. I love the feel of my skin after applying the primer and after removing my makeup at night. I've even tried it with the new Liquid Brightening Foundation. It works.
I love how easily the primer goes on and how little you need. I can do my entire face with a dab about the size of a pencil eraser. It glides on smooth and makes the foundation just glide on. I consider primer an absolutely essential first step in my makeup routine.
BEST PRIMER EVER!
After receiving a sample size of this primer in one of the Flawless Complextion Essentials Kit, I am defiantly going back for the full size! It is the most amazing product ever. It's so soft and silky on my skin, and I can't even feel it's there. Does great with the longevity of your foundation. I am so in love!!
Great silky smooth primer, but the pump is a nightmare!!
I love this product, it feels so nice on my skin. I do absolutely hate the pump, however and I really hope you will start using a different kind of container. Air gets trapped in the pump itself and so primer squirts out in all directions. Also, the only way to get the last of the product out is to take the cap off and try scooping it out with a narrow object.
Great Primer But Not for the Acne Prone
This primer makes foundation last all day and look perfect. I do not wear on a daily basis, however, for special events or days I need to look presentable a long period of time I will and after wearing it I always get a few small breakouts. If the product didn't make me break out I would wear everyday. I wear it only for special events and always wash my fact carefully after to try and prevent the breakouts.
make up smear when you sweat? not when you use this!
I love bare minerals makeup. My skin breaks out easily, so this is a good product for me. However, I realized this last summer that when my face would start to sweat, if I wiped it at all, my makeup in that spot would smear right off! It looked bad. I'm about to move to Florida, so I was really freaking out about what makeup I would have to switch to. I decided to try the foundation primer, and it works perfectly! My makeup stays on all day...even on a hot sweaty day. It feels like it would be oily, but it's really not. It goes on smooth and does its job! Because of this product, I'm able to continue wearing bare minerals foundation when I move to Florida :) ...it also lasts for a really long time! When you think its out, open up the lid and check, because I bet what's left in there, stuck to the pump, will last you another month or longer.
Great product -terrible container! Change please!
I've always loved the product!! My complaint is that the product runs out in the pump container and I alway cut the bottom off ( hard to do with this hard plastic) and there is a TON of primer still in the bottle. I can get another 2 weeks worth from it. I store the bottle in a plastic baggie daily until it's gone. Go to an easy tube or packaging. Bottle is a waste and just a bad idea!
Think outside the box
When I used this allover my face, my skin protested. I am in the small, unfortunate group of people whose skin does not like silicone in any form. However, I have found ways to use this product and now it's a must have in my makeup bag. I mix the tiniest bit with the bareMinerals loose eye shadows and they are instantly transformed. They become incredibly saturated, they blend like a dream and they last all day! Also, I mix it with my well-rested powder concealer to create the most beautiful, full coverage, creamy concealer that never flakes or settles into fine lines. I love that no product has only 1 use in this line - just get creative!
It does the job
I would use the foundation, thinking that's all I needed, once I tried the foundation with Prime Time, it was flawless, seamless, and stayed on my face by the end of the day. Once you pump it out, you'll think it'll feel greasy. It's an abnormal substance, but once it's everywhere you couldn't tell you have it on. I love this product and it's a must-have for my makeup routine.
First Time User
So I got this in my starter kit and absolutely love the way it feels on my skin! Just put in an order for some more!
I like this product but..
i wish it was a tad bit more adhesive-able.. It's has NEVER done me wrong, I'm just extremely picky..
I love this please don't take it away LOL.
Works under ever foundation!
Funny that I didn't even like this product when I first tried it. I have found through trial and error that if you put this on and wait a few minutes before applying either powder or liquid foundation on top this works wonders! I have a few lines on my forehead and some nose pores that I am not too fond of and this helps so much with both of those problems! I love the silky and weightless feel and I love that there is no color to this so everything looks great over top of it! Not to mention this is less expensive than a lot of high end primers that I have tried and didn't like at all! Also lasts all day on me even in the hot summer! One other great factor, this doesn't irritate my sensitive skin! Give it a shot! Love it!
Pretty Great Primer
I don't usually use primer, but I recently started using BareMinerals and got this in my starter kit. I've only used one other brand primer in the past, so I don't have a lot to compare this to, but it seems pretty great! A little bit (a pea size drop) really goes a long way. I think it actually does minimize pores and it definitely feels silky smooth and makes my BareSkin foundation go on smooth. I also like that it's fragrance free!
lasts all day.....
i love my bare minerals, and this makes me love them even more!! will not wear my minerals without this primer. creates a great, smooth surface and lasts all day. used to "lose" my face by noon!! now it's lasting til bedtime. :)
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.