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Prime Time™ Eyelid Primer

  • Prime Time Eyelid Primer

$18.00


Apply our silky, lightweight primer to maximize your eyecolor, extend its wear and prevent creasing. See Details

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Does your eyecolor disappear on a long day? Put a stop to this beauty crime with Prime Time Eyelid Primer, designed especially for use with bareMinerals Eyecolors. Apply our silky, lightweight primer to maximize your eyecolor, extend its wear and prevent creasing. New easy-to-use tube comes with twice as much primer for only $2 more.

  • Works overtime so that you enjoy vibrant, lasting eyecolor
  • Combats excess oil so that your eyelids don't look greasy
  • Perfect for when you need all-day, all-night staying power
  • Goes on in a jiffy thanks to our convenient applicator
  • Sheer, neutral tint that doesn't interfere with your favorite colors
  • Oil-free, fragrance-free, allergy-tested and dermatologist-tested, so you can be carefree and comfortable

Isododecane, Barium Sulfate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Glyceryl Triethylhexanoate, Polyethylene, Trihydroxystearin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, Beeswax (Cera Alba), PEG-40 Stearate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)

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Prime Time Eyelid Primer 4.7 5 110 110
Can't believe it lived without it! I received a small tester of eyelid primer in a collection I bought quite awhile ago, and just recently found it and decided to finally try it. Now, I can't believe I went for so long without it!! I have somewhat oily skin, and used to get frustrated when my eye shadow would collect in the crease by the end of the day. With the Eyelid Primer, the eye shadow stays put until I take it off--literally, it stayed in place even overnight! It makes it much easier to create interesting looks that last, and as a bonus, makes my eyes feel moisturized. I'm excited to try the tinted eyelid primers next! 09/18/2012
Brings Your Eyes and Eye Colors to Life You only need a VERY small amount of this primer. Not even a pea sized amount. Just a tiny amount. It spreads easily, goes on smooth and lasts all day. I took a flight at 5:30am and it's 10:43pm now and it has held up all day long. It's my first time trying eyelid primer EVER and I'm really impressed. It's good for making your eye colors come out and show up better on your eyes. I highly recommend this product. There are other eyelid primers, but I haven't had the experience with them so I tried the original just to try it out. It's great and it doesn't crease or clump up. Try it! It's a small bottle when you get it, but it will last a long time if you use it sparingly as it should be used. I added a photo for you all to see the size and also took the cap off in a second photo so you can see what it looks like on the inside as well. 09/06/2012
The Best. I have tried many eye shadow primers, Urban Decay, Benefit, But this eyelid primer stands tall above the rest, it never crease even at the end of the day, it still looks amazing. The creamy texture feels wonderful, and is a must for my everyday routine. 03/19/2014
Love it When I first started with BE, I had no idea that there was an eye primer. I just used the regular primer. I was just told a couple months ago about this product and use it every time I use my make up. It is essential! It makes my lids soft and less clumping of eye shadow. I recommend it! 03/13/2014
Works Well. I really like this product. It keeps my shadow looking great all day and prevents that pesky wear line. 03/06/2014
Best products BE makes!!! I have the Prime Time Eyelid Primer, the Bronze, and Chroma Violet Primer Shadows and I love them all. I am loving no creases at the end of the day. Before all my eyeshadow ended up in the crease or just disappeared. I applied it at 9am and at 11pm I still have all the shades on and looking great. All three have different components - The Prime time evens out my lid tone and is a great base for any color. The Bronze is a great shimmer on my eye - can wear without anything else. The Chroma is a pretty purple that I can wear alone or layer with other colors. 02/25/2014
Premier Primer I had never used a primer before this. Now I can't stop. Putting on eyeshadow is not the same unless you have this primer. Before I used this my eyeshadow would smear and smudge and disappear. I use this primer and my eyeshadow looks great from the time I put it on until the time I take it off. I have even fallen asleep with my eyeshadow on and nothing is on the pillow and when I wake up my eyeshadow still looks amazing! 02/19/2014
Awesome!! I love this stuff! For some reason my eyelids always absorb my eye make-up, except for when I use the Prime Time Primer! It goes on super smooth and helps my eyeshadow last for hours and hours. It's the best! 02/04/2014
Can't believe how long this lasts Eyeshadow stays put from early morning until I take it off at night. I'm in a very dry climate so it will be interesting to see how well it works in hot and muggy places. Dries fast so blend well or you end up with a visible beige spot. Tube seems small but it does work and you don't need too much. 02/02/2014
best for long lasting eye color I've love this product for ~10 years, though I will admit I preferred it in the twist-stick form a little more (just for ease of application). I've literally fallen asleep with my bareMinerals eye colors on and woken up looking like I did the night before. It works that well! It easily makes your eye shadows last all night, if not longer. It's the only eyelid primer I've found with this level of staying power. 01/25/2014
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Either in number of applications (to both eyelids) or in days/weeks/months assuming use once daily.
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I recently started using your Prime Time Eyelid Primer. I actually developed a pimple on my eyelid, which has never happened before. Is this a coincidence, or is the product not proven to be noncomedogenic?
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I've been using this product for 6 months every day and never had this problem. I would think it was a conincidence, as I have gotten pimples on/around my eye in the past on occasion, so can be suseptible, but I haven't had one since using this.
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Is this all natural ingredients?
1 year, 8 months ago
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I think it works much better. I've literally fallen asleep with this and bareMinerals eye shadows on and woken up looking the same (and I'm a tosser and turner). I'm not sure how well it works with non-bareMinerals eye shadows cause I tend to save it for them. I believe all of bareMinerals stuff is all natural?
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I like prefer it to UD. I get creasing after about a few hours with UD, with this one I do not get creasing until about 7 hours. Ive got very oily lids though. Id describe it as not as slippery as UD, not as liquidy as UD, but it isn't dry looking either. I think eye shadow primer preference depends at least a little on skin type. I like UD under my eyes, but not on my lid. If you've got super super oily lids (oily within ten-fifteen minutes of washing face then try n@rs (@=a) shadow primer.
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Not sure about the ingredients, but this works the same as the Urban Decay primer potion. Regardless of what primer I've used underneath, my BE and Buxom shadows have stayed on even in the 105 degree heat this summer. Was amazed. I do think the BE primer helps to enhance and intensify the BE shadow colors better than the other primers though. Also a big fan of the Primer Shadows and recommend those as well as this nude primer.
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1 year, 6 months ago
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This is my first time getting an eyelid primer it came in the flirty & fabulous kit that I baught and im unsure on how to really use this
2 years, 8 months ago
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You put it on (I use my finger to spread) before you put on your bareMineral eye colors. It helps them last a lot longer and stay more in place in my opinion.
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Squeeze out a very small amount onto your fingertip and lightly spread over your entire eyelid. It's very creamy and easy to smoothly apply, and it feels wonderful on. A little goes a long way, so keep it small. If you get too much out of the tube by accident dab a dot onto each eyelid to break it up, then smooth out with the pad of your finger. You can put on your eye makeup immediately, no need to wait for it to dry or anything, and your makeup will go on so much more even with the product than before.
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It was my first time using an eyelid primer too. The folks at the BE Boutique showed me how to use it; amazingly easy. Just put a tiny dab on your finger, rub it between same finger of opposite hand to evenly distribute and apply to your eyelids from lashline to brows. Then apply eyeshadow over that.
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You can apply the eyelid primer on your eyelid with your finger or a small brush. Personally I use my finger because I can distribute it evenly that way.
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This is actually a multi-tasker that can be used in several ways. To apply, use a small amount (the less is MORE approach truly applies here) to your finger (& I'd suggest using your ring finger as it tugs on your skin less, to avoid causing wrinkles or stretching the eyelid) then sweep it over your entire eyelid area. Let dry, then apply your eyeshadow as desired. I wouldn't suggest building this particular primer as a color, because they have others that look much better for that, such as the Brightening & Brightening Pearl versions. Another great way to use, is to squeeze a dab on the side of your hand (thumb area) or pot lid, then dip your brush or finger into your eyeshadow & add it directly to the primer & swirl until well mixed. Apply to your eyes, & voila! It looks especially nice using glimmers, as it sort of "foils" them. This technique pretty much allows you to formulate your own primer colors (although the tinted primers are very nice as well). Lastly, I've read that some ladies like to apply the primer below their eyes either as a concealer, or a base to apply their make-up. Hope this helps!
2 years, 5 months ago
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The primer you got is a colored one, so you can use it two ways. Put it all over your lid (or lid to brow) as an eyeshadow, layering as needed until you get the color intensity you want. Add the shadow in the kit if you want into the crease & outer lid, then add the liner. OR you can use the primer just as primer, not eyeshadow. Just put a tiny amt on...less is more, let it dry and apply eyeshadow all over it. It'll make your eyemakeup last over 12 hrs with no touch-ups.
2 years, 8 months ago
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You should put the eyelid primer on before you apply your eye color. It will help it go on more evenly, more vibrantly, and will help the eye color stay on longer.
2 years, 8 months ago
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Do you apply this product before using the eyecolor or do you use this product in place of the eyecolor? I'm a little confused about the wholr prime time eyelid primer situation.
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Before! It helps them last a lot longer. This product is without any extra color (like the primer shadows). It is a neutral lighter skin-tone color. The primer shadows can be used under shadows or alone as they have their own pigments. The "brightening" can also be used alone or under other shadows, because it is a neutral shimmery color.
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you apply the primer before using the eyecolor because the primer will hold the color for hours so the color will not fade. (its like a base coat for your eyelids) Now bareminerals do have eyelid primer with color where you do not have to use the eyecolor but that is for you to decided :)
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The primer helps your eyeshadow stay on longer. If you've only used the eyeshadow by itself and had problems with the color wearing off or creasing, then you use primer to help eliminate that. Just squeeze a small dab of primer onto your fingertip (it doesn't take much to cover your lid, so don't squeeze out a large gob or it will make your eyelids look crepe-y and more wrinkly), then glide smoothly onto your lid. I also like to dab a q-tip lightly into the primer and apply right under my lower lash line to prevent my eyeliner from straying. Primer also helps bring out and enhance the beautiful colors of the BE shadows and it really helps to keep your shadow on longer even in hot, sweaty, and humid conditions. I never used to use a primer, but once I did, I haven't looked back and always use primer with my eyeshadows now.
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Lynda: It may be that you don't need the BE eyelid primer before applying your BE eyeshadow. The primer is something you put on first and then the eyeshadow over it. This is like painting a wall in your house kinda....put the primer on first and then the color and the primer helps the color to stick better and look better. The reason I use this wonderful primer is because my forehead and nose are both oily which makes my eyelids a bit oily as the day wears on. This causes my eyeshadow to start building up in the crease of my eyelid basically disappearing from the rest of the lid (I hope that made sense!). The primer keeps the oil from affecting the eyeshadow so that it stays put all day and looks just as good at 8:00PM as it did at 8:00AM and I don't have to touch it up throughout the day. I LOVE this product! It saves me time (no touch ups) and helps me look good all day long!
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You use this product under the eyeshadow. You can use this product with any brand eyeshadow to help the true color of the shadow to show up on your skin and to keep the eyeshadow from creasing or wearing off. This is a really good product--I have extremely oily eyelids and I can wear any eyeshadow with this product for about 14 hours without creasing (I have not found another product on the market that is as good as this one).
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You apply the product prior to your eye color. You can use the Brightening primers in place of color as they have some sheen to them, but the original Prime Time goes on w/ a neutral finish. If color is what you're after, you will need to use shadow on top of the original Prime Time.
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Is this just a change in packaging?
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yes. I did prefer the original packaging, but it's the same product.
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I'd have to say no. Maybe to get it to squeeze through the new container they made it thinner. The old formula had a thicker consistency that this just doesn’t have.
2 years, 11 months ago
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Yes it is. It is just different packaging. The new brightening formulas are different from this one. The brightening is the same color but with some shimmer, very pretty alone or with warm colors. The brightening pearl is a touch lighter with some shimmer and is best with cooler colors of makeup. I like the brightening primers for my lids and the original for under my eyes, but I am fair so I can do that, just a tiny bit.
3 years, 1 month ago
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Just a packaging change for easier application. The product is the same.
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