Prime Time Neutralizing Foundation Primer
Not Great For Ruddy Skin
If you have ruddy skin like I do, I don't recommend this product. The primer itself looked like yellow liquid foundation and my skin is now oily. It does reduce some of the redness in your skin but I found after putting it on it was clear that my face still a bit red. I'm not too pleased with that. I wish Bare Minerals came out with a primer that was green tinted because green tinted primer is supposed to eliminate the ruddiness of the skin.
Not Really Primer
This stuff is more like a creamy, yellow moisturizer than a primer. It leaves the skin with an oily residue, even when little is applied. It does remove some red from my skin, but I've found that due to it's oily nature, it fades swiftly revealing patches of redness. My skin is fair and dry/combination, and this still feels like it sits wetly on the top of the skin and does not easily absorb. Again, acts like no other primer I've tried, in that it doesn't really prime the skin at all.
This is Thicker and Not as Smooth
I bought this because i always seem to have redness around my nose and in between my eyebrows. I normally use the original primer but decided to give this try. I use golden tan foundation and tan 2 concealer. It does not create the smooth silky application like the original primer does. Also as far as taking away the redness you would have to put it on rather thick to do so, meaning use more than a pea size for each spot. This really did not work for me and so i will stick with the original.
Great at first...
I have used this for about a month...and I have been in LOVE. However, the other day when I went to use it...the primer has gotten clumpy and separated. I could look past this BUT also seems to not be hiding the redness any longer. I have over 3/4 bottle left that no longer works :(
where have you been all my life.
I can't believe that I have not discovered this primer before now. It is the greatest
thing since sliced bread. I'm age 65 and have been using BE for a long time. I never
tried the primer for foundation or for eyes. Now I'm hooked. As a young girl I baked
in the sun and therfore have sun damage. This really helps to hide some of those spots
on my face. Thanks Leslie for your great products.
Oily skin? Try this under your foundation.
I bought this a few months ago, and I use it before I put on my BE foundation. It works great for helping the foundation even out skin tone, and prevents my skin from getting oily as the day goes on. It also has a cool, refreshing feeling to it when you first put it on. My skin feels cleaner and looks cleaner if I use this under my foundation. Great product.
A little goes a long way
I got this because I have pinkish undertones and this helps out a lot! You don't need a full pump just a pea size will be plenty. I took off one star because I don't think it helps out with the longevity too much.
ORIGINAL+NEUTRALIZING = More even skin tone!
I had been using the Original Primer, and received a sample of the Neutralizing because I was curious if it would help with some specific red areas. I was hesitant to use it full strength, so I ended up just mixing some of it into one of my almost empty Original Primer bottles, and I LOVE how it turned out. Has the consistency of the Original Primer, but does more to even out my skin tone after adding the Neutralizing Primer. My Bare Minerals make-up has never looked better. Definitely going to continue mixing, and I highly recommend it for anyone with 'red zones'.
I love the way this primer even's out my face and helps control the redness that I have had all mt life in my cheeks. My skin is very sensitive so I was very leery about using this product, but I use it everyday now. Couldn't be happier with this product.
This is by far the best product ever
It hides all my redness...even the deep red patches on my cheeks...Nothing has ever done that - NOT EVER! And it lasts all day - EVEN MORE AMAZING!