Prime Time Foundation Primer
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.