Prime Time Brightening Eyelid Primer
Doubles as an eyeshadow!
This is my favorite BE primer. When it applied, it brightens the eye lid with a light golden sheen. Prevents creasing, smuding, and lasts all day when worn alone as an eyeshadow. When I'm pressed for time and needing a quick, "natural" type look, I apply the Brightening Eyelid Primer with Bronze eyeliner, add a little mascara and I'm out the door. I would recommend applying this with your fingertip. I've tried applying with a brush and it didn't work out. The primer stuck to the brush and didn't spread evenly over my eyelid. This is a squeeze tube, so be gentle...a little goes a long way.
This is the answer for anyone who has trouble with eyecolor. This primer will keep it in tact, and eliminates creasing. Your shadow will last all day, too. It has a pearl sheen, but I haven't noticed it changing the color of my shadow.
I received brightening sunlight in a kit. I love this and often wear it alone as an eye shadow when I am in a hurry. Please make the brightening sunlight to sell on its own. Its a beautiful shiny tan that would be perfect for anyone!
I always thought primers were just a waste of money. I didn't think they really worked. After an hour or two of wearing my eye shadows, they would begin to stick in the creases of my eyes. But I got my make up done at a Bare Escentuals store and they used the Brightening Eyelid Primer. I really liked how smoothly it applied and golden color. The lady convinced me to get one, and I hesitantly did. Five hours later, after hanging out in the sun all day and getting sweaty, my eyes were still perfect! I've been using it everyday now, and by the end of the day, no matter what, my eyes look just like I did them in the morning! One of the best purchases I've made from BE and I will never do my eyes without it again!
Eh...not quite what I was hoping for
I absolutely love the original Eyelid Primer, and I just figured that this was the same but with a bit of sparkle. Holy Golden Stardust, Batman! This gold is waaaayyy too yellow for my fair skin. I was hoping for more of a sparkling beige, and I went with this since the reviews on the pearl shade were terrible. However, I have a feeling that I was mistaken, and should have bought that one instead. Oh well. I'm stuck with this one, so I'll at least use it until it's time to buy another. It's a bit harder to apply evenly versus the original, and you only need the tiniest amount for a subtle look. If you like the yellow-gold tinge you can definitely layer this for bolder effect. Still keeps shadows in place like the original; I just know I won't be buying this shade again.
I really like the eyelid primer. It's great used alone or as a base for eye color and it's not sticky or heavy at all!
I am a makeup minimalist by default - I love makeup but I am over 45 and as we age, less is more. So I try to keep things plain and simple. This product delivers that in a perfect way. I don't have any trouble blending a small dot of this all over my eye area up to my brow, it does eventually dry so you have to work quickly. I can't wait to put it on in the morning because it makes me look awake instantly! So far I have just used it alone with liner shadow and mascara.
This eye lid primer is amazing! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, it! I have worn it alone and under eye shadow. It has a very pretty shimmer to it, and is great to wear alone in summer. Goes on real quick and easy. It's a keeper. Just when I thought there was nothing new to add to this wonderful collection!
Great as a stand alone eye shadow
I was very skeptical about this product at first because I thought it was just something the they were trying to push...I'm a believer now!! My favorite thing about this product is that if I forget to take my eye make-up off at night (I know, it's not a good habit, but I usually forget), the eye shadow is still there almost perfect. I can usually just take a q-tip or the smudger on the end of one my BE eyeliners to touch up and I'm good to go. I like that there are also different colors and it's very quick and easy on the go to just swipe this on and let it be my eyeshadow for the day!
I've always struggled with oily lids. My eyeliner would always glop to the corners of my eyes and smear onto my lids like a bad application of eyeshadow. I tried the Brightening Primer because it came in a kit and now I don't go a day without it! I've never worn shadows in the past but use this like a shadow because of the sheen it gives me eyes. I also dab it in the inner corners for extra pop. It immediately took care of my smearing liner so much so that now I use BE's shadow liner (don't like the tugging from pencils). A little goes a long way too. I only use a tiny, tiny drop for coverage on BOTH lids. I've had the same tube for more than a year now!