Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer
Works well for me
So far I have no complaints after about a weeks worth of use. I didn't bother to read the reviews before I actually ordered this primer so I was very nervous to try it. My skin isn't overly oily, mainly just in the T zone. It doesn't feel like any other primer I've used, normally they are very silicone-y feeling and make your skin feel very silky, not this one, it gives you more of a matte feel to your skin, it is thinner but not watery. One pump is all you really need, I apply to my forehead, over my nose/tops of my cheeks and what I have left I put on my chin, you have to work fast because it does dry fairly quick. I haven't seen any of the white marks people have commented about, I am just sure to apply evenly.
I have noticed my bare minerals foundation does wear much better and longer through out my day, and my forehead isn't near as oily as it was before. Gets a 5 for my rating!
i'm not too thrilled about this. the oil slick patch i have going on right in between my eyes BEAMS thru this primer and my foundation. its supposed to be oil control but honestly i don't see a huge difference between this and the original.
I bought this primer since a good friend of mine recommended this. She too has oily skin so I decided to try this. Sadly, this was no good for me. It applies to thick and feels heavy on my skin compared to the regular primer (which I love more). It makes my face feel the makeup rather than the feeling of wearing none. Also my skin is a lot more oily than it was before using this.
I got this since I have always had issues with oily skin (which is why i switch to powdered foundations) and this product does amazing things! My face feels significantly less oily at the end of the day and I am no longer "shiny" by mid-day!
I gave this only 4 stars because the squirt mechanism is tricky, so you have to be careful when pumping. Also the primer has a watery feel when applied that takes some adjusting to, and it drys really quickly, meaning you have to spread fast to get everything covered!!!
Over all it's a great product that I'll definitely be getting again!
Goes on so silky! Instantly mattifies skin and doesn't quit! It also smoothes your face so you are ready for makeup application and keeps makeup in place all day and night! Love! Works great combined with the loose foundation, concealer, and mineral veil!
Not a true oil control primer
I wish I could say that I loved this product. Like MANY other foundation primers, this contains dimethicone. Dimethicone is one of the worst things you can put on your face if you have oily skin (or don't have oily skin for that matter!). After a few hours, your face will turn into a real-life slip-n-slide. The foundation does absolutely look gorgeous with initial application, but is not a great all-day looking great situation to be in. For oily skin, look for WATER based primers.
I have never been able to find products to control the oily skin on my face, until this one. I apply it especially in my T Zone and the oil is gone! I have a spare foundation waiting in my drawer but I may just forget I have it and get the oil control foundation as well. THANK YOU...
Love this product!
This is my new fave! I have always been scared of primers due to my oily acne proned skin. This product is every light weight and helps to absorb oil and makes your BE foundation look flawless and stay on all day! I just took my makeup off after wearing it for 14 hours straight and My skin still looked fresh and oil free.
New Prime Time Formula
Disappointed in the new formula of the regular Prime Time. I loved it before. It's too creamy and is now more like the $8 brand I bought a while back. I may as well get the cheap brand if this stays the same. I hated the oil control formula, the salesperson hesitated to sell it to me and I should have taken the hint. I never used it. Should have brought it back.
I'm actually a little shocked at how many negative reviews this product has. I have had a mostly positive experience and quite enjoy this primer. I have only ever used the newer formula so I can't compare the way some other users have. My skin is on the oily side and this primer keeps it at bay for much longer than without. I put 1-2 pumps on and let it dry for a minute before applying my foundation. I have used both the Original and the Matte versions and have had great results. I find that my coverage is much better when using this primer, especially with Matte, who gives me a bit of trouble occasionally. I top it off with Mineral Veil and my complexion looks beautiful.