Rated 3 out of 5 by Jennax32 Works Well but Packaging Does Not
I really like this product, and do feel a difference when I apply it. In combination with other products, it does keep my oil at bay- which I love! However, with this packaging it is SO difficult to control how much comes out of the pump. Sometimes the mechanism does not work, and I get way more product than I need, so I feel like I am wasting it. Would give it five stars if the packaging was changed to make the amount more controllable!
Rated 5 out of 5 by NJD123 I love this product!
Keeps away oil and shine! In combo with bare minerals matte foundation makes my skin appear flawless!
Rated 4 out of 5 by LadyAli Pretty Good
For my skin, the oil-control primer is just right. I've tried both the original primer and the oil-control primer. The regular one left my skin greasy, but the oil-control primer does not feel greasy at all and provides a nice even surface on which to apply mineral foundation. My only complaint is the bottle. The pump works great for a week or so but then becomes clogged. I constantly have to soak it in hot water and it still does not pump. I would be much happier with a squeeze bottle of some kind.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kadie This was the only BM product that broke me out
I have really sensitive skin and I research carefully about what I put on my skin, but I was very disappointed to see the results of this item. It broke me out in little zits around my nose and my t-zone, which is where I really would like to be less oily and more silky and smooth.
I love Bare Minerals but I'd like to see something with less ingredients and a more natural position
Rated 2 out of 5 by hhalford8990 Not happy
I have very oily skin and was so happy when I saw this product. I purchased it right away. I put it on my skin the same way as the original primer. It dried quickly and made my face feel tight. It left flakes and uneven patches. I am going to try and return it to the store. I do not recommend it. My face did fine with original.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Audrian Oil control
I absolutely love this primer. I have trouble with my T-zone area and this product keeps the shine away! I have tried to regular primer, but it does not keep the shine away like this one. I would highly recommend this product.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catie 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!
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kia214 ehhhh
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.
Rated 2 out of 5 by LeslieB09 Disappointed
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.
Rated 4 out of 5 by WildcatGrad Works!
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!
Rated 5 out of 5 by FLBeachBlonde Great product!
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!
Rated 2 out of 5 by martinaj78 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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Midgie A Miracle
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...
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lucy Girl 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.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nell 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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Emjabar Coverage!
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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by marmss YAY!
i finally found a primer that works perfectly for me! its not greasy, solid, and keeps my skin from oil and that awful shine you get mid-day! plus makes my foundation flawless!
Rated 1 out of 5 by MH2245 I will not be using this product
I am sad to say that this product does not work for me. I have worn the Bare Minerals Original Foundation (loose) for a little over a year now. I love the easy, natural looking coverage. I have very oily skin, and thought that this primer would help the foundation to look even better. I purchased this from an Ulta store and used it twice. Both times, I felt that the foundation did not go on very well on top of the primer (there was not good coverage at all). I have put the foundation on top of a moisturizer in the past and it went on MUCH better. Today I was in an Ulta store in a different town, and got to talking with an employee about my experience. She said many customers have had the same complaint, and she explained that the primer is silicone-based rather than water-based. The primer provides a silky smooth face, but for liquid foundation. With the silicone-based primer and the loose powder foundation - well, she explained that the loose powder just falls off. NO WONDER I kept thinking that the coverage was not that great. I never would have known that if she had not told me. I will not be using this product again.
Rated 1 out of 5 by drg424 Formula must have changed - primer is AWFUL now
I have used this primer for awhile now with amazing results. But recently, I went to repurchase a new bottle, and discovered it no longer works. Over time I noticed my skin was no longer smooth, silky, and oil free - it is now a slimy, oily mess. The worst part is, my beloved Bare Minerals make up has lost its consistency and flawless finish! This primer is nothing short of disgusting - and the the formula has DEFINITELY been changed. I'm glad to find these reviews and be assured it's not just me. What a waste, BE! Please fix your product - I'm now going to look through these reviews for alternatives created by other companies.
Don't waste your money on this product - it is a fail and you will be so unhappy using it.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rajy Miss the old formula.
It seems the old formula has been changed. I tried both of the new primers, including this one, and did not like either. Other reviewers are correct when they say this does not feel or work like a primer. Had to go with smash box oil free. Wish they had kept the old formula.
Rated 1 out of 5 by FireFighterLady Not even close.
I liked the original primer enough, but but I have combination skin to extremes. My dry patches have oil slicks, don't ask me how it's possible it just is. So when I saw the improved product that promised to control oil and shine, I thought that would make a great product just about perfect! I should have fed my twenty dollars to a goat, at least I would have gotten a laugh. This is not a primer. It's a watery feeling film that makes your skin feel slimy and clogged up, without actually holding on to any powder. You end up using twice as much powder as you should because there's no PRIMING effect from the primer, and it actually makes the shine worse. I was NOT happy with this product, but I like the original and I will be using that in the future.
Rated 1 out of 5 by pdods hard to use
I hate this stuff. I've read a few reviews saying the old formula flaked off their face, which is what mine does, so I don't know if I have the old formula or what, but I just got it a month ago, and I've hated it every day. You have to rub it in very quickly before it dries and starts flaking, and if you rub it in too much, you start rubbing it off. It did nothing for my oil, and it made my makeup look chalky where I didn't rub it in right.
Rated 1 out of 5 by BarbieGirl Like using nothing at all...
I love BM and use the foundation, concealer, and bronzer so I figured I would love this product. Wrong! It is like using nothing at all. Definitely not oil control, not sure that works as a primer either. I went with MAC BB cream prep+prime and love it!
Sorry Bare Minerals.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BarbMcD Great primer!
I'm a 50 year old woman who has always had oily skin and am now suffering the indignation of peri-menopausal acne! This primer controls the oil (although my nose still gets a bit shiny), keeps my makeup fresh, and does not aggravate my acne! I LOVE it and won't put makeup on without it.
Rated 2 out of 5 by KLMgirl Little oil control
I have tried the old version of this and it would flake off my skin before it even dried. I was excited to try the new formula. I have not yet found any way to keep my skin from getting oily and i was hoping this was it. First of all, the improvements of skin texture and pore minimizing are minimal compared to the regular Prime Time. I had to touch up my powder after an hour. I tried applying less primer and less makeup but the oil didn't change. I thought it may have been due to my (oil control) moisturizer and tried without it. I feel duped.
Rated 5 out of 5 by sandnsea Awesome stuff
I'm new to BE and noticed they recommended a primer. I was afraid to try one because any primer I've tried in the past has caused hives/breakouts on my sensitive skin. I am SO glad I gave this one a shot. I haven't had any skin issues, and my matte foundation stays matte. I go hours without blotting. I must have the new version because I see none of the negatives listed in older reviews. I suggest you check the bottle to be sure it's the new product. I love this primer and won't go without it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MelB218 Ahhhmazing!
I have oily skin, and this... is a life-saver. It makes a day without it miserable. You'll never go without priming again!
Rated 5 out of 5 by gettinskinny Love Love Love
I really love this product! I have very oily skin, but not acne prone. This makes my foundation look amazing and keeps my oil under control ALL DAY! So glad I was showed this product in the store!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amleigh Pretty Good Primer
I have used the Original Primer that I receive in my Club Renewal and loved it. When I saw that I could try the Oil Control (because I am one shiny chick!), I was like "Heck yeah!!" The texture was very different than the original primer. It is a little more liquid feeling and also the dry time is quicker, so you have to make sure you get it on your face. I work a 10 hour day in the South, where it is hot as Hades 10 months out of the year. No shiny cheeks, nose, or forehead with this product. It really is pretty great. I also dot a teeny bit on the eyelids to help there as well. The only "I wish" I have about this product is that the bottle doesn't last as long as my Original Primer did and I seem to have to use a little more because of the thinner quality of the gel. Other than that....they knocked it outta the park.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ray Ray Good Stuff
I bought this back in July. It works great in the summer months. I used it when it just started to get cold, and my skin started to get really dry. My skin does get dry during the winter months, so I recommend getting original Prime Time Foundation Primer if you have dry skin, and get the Prime Time Oil Control just for summer.