Prime Time Brightening Eyelid Primer
Not for all skin types
I hated the two times I tried this. My eye make up, which usually lasts all day and into the evening, was clumping in the crease and was greasy in feel. Thanks, but I'll pass on this one.
This keeps my eyes looking great all day and has just enough glimmer to make them pop. WONDERFUL!
I got my make up done at my local BE store. The lady put this Brightening Primer on my eyes before applying shadow. I wondered, "Whats the point? The shadow is going to cover it up anyway" but WOW. There was a HUGE difference. She also showed me that I can mix the brightener and a shadow (in the lid) and then apply to give the shadow a different look. For an example she used Skyline, and it was so cool how different it looked when mixed. I bought it then and there! Can't wait to try the Pearl brightening :)
I've always had problems w/eyeshadow creasing. Even eyeliner creasing or smudging into my upper lids. This product is magic for my eyes. The regular primer is soft and easy to apply. And this "brightening" one works just as well. Its nice that its in a tube- so my fingers are repeatedly dipping into the product. It evens out the tone of my eyelids. It goes on smooth (I use my ring finger) and dries instantly. A little goes a long way. I can immediately apply eyeshadow- therefore no waiting to dry time is needed. This stuff helps "pop" the color of any eyeshadow I use. And it keeps that color in place, all day. The shadow doesn't crease and my eyeliner stays in place perfectly as well. I tried another brand's "cream colour base" and it creases terribly. This "brightening" primer has a gold shimmer. It has a delightful 'sparkle' that can go day or evening. This "brightening" one really 'pops' & holds the eye shadows well. (I use a brush for my shadow application.) I also have very sensitive skin & eyes. This product doesn't cause any irritation what so ever.
Good as a stand-alone
I have always loved the Eyelid Primer since I was first introduced to it - my eye make-up just isn't the same without it! I'm not quite as fond of the Brightening so far.
I like the product, but for me... it works better as a stand alone with a more casual look. I got a sample that I've been trying out for about a week. The golden sheen/shimmer changes the way the colors look; certain combinations seem to almost fade out unless I use a lot more product. I might give the Pearl one a try and see if it's any better with my skin.
Best eye primer I have ever used.
I love that b.e. came out with a brightening eye primer. I love this. Now I use the original to help cover under my eyes, and I use this on the lid. The original is great for a foundation under bisque, helps conceal better. This one emphasizes your eye color and your eye shadows. It also helps the new liner pencils to glide more smoothly.
Best eyelid primer ever!!
I absolutely love this eyelid primer!! Not only does it make your eyeshadow stay on all day (sometimes two days) with no creasing or fading, but the soft golden shimmer color is beautiful alone or layered with other BE eyeshadows. I like to use this product all the way to my eyebrows as it makes a wonderful highlighter for my arches. You cannot go wrong with this product. It is a must-have!!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
I had never used any kind of eye primer before. With my oily skin, I've always had issues with my eyeshadow traveling into the crease my eyelid. I love and use Bare Minerals so I decided this would be the best place to start. I chose this particular one because I thought the color looked beautiful in the picture. I had no idea how hard and fast I was going to fall for this product. Little did I know, the very first day I wore it would become the test of all tests. I put it on with my make-up in the morning and went about my day. I instantly loved what it did to my eyeshadow color. Gorgeous. I wore it all day (roller-skating in a warm rink, and even a late night trip to the ER with my sister and sick nephew). At 2am (while sitting around in the ER), my eyes still looked amazing. I even made a comment about the primer to my sister. I'll definitely be buying this product again and again. I cannot say enough good things about it.
I love this primer! The gold color is perfect, for days when I don't have a lot of time to do eye makeup I just wear this alone w/some eyeliner and I'm out the door! It gives my eyeshadow a little extra glimmer. Be careful not to use too much. I love this and it will be my only eye primer from now on.
Love, love, love this! The primer has just the perfect amount of golden hue to it that I no longer need to use a highlighter under my eyebrow and the eyeshadow & liner really ad-hear to the primer leaving my eye makeup looking great all day long, even after working out during lunch. A must have!!!!!
Must-Have for any BE Enthusiast or Purist
Admittedly, I was surprised at how versatile this product is. I fully own up to being skeptical about these new "tinted/colored/shimmery" primers. I am a traditionalist and I like my perfect products to be left alone - now, with that said, I would like to applaud the BE Team for creating something even more fabulous than I could have imagined.
The beauty of this primer is that not only does it work as a primer, it works as a primer giving all of your BE Eyecolors a boost of oomph that is classy and subtle - appropriate for all of us Ladies in any age range. The finished look isn't "sparkly", it's a lovely, classy brightening that gives your eye color look a gentle boost that draws an elegant smile of attention to our most revealing facial feature: our eyes.
They can't pinpoint it, it isn't as if you've put on a glittery Eyecolor but you have this inviting light and glow about your eyes and seeing that smile as someone looks you in the eyes when they can't help themselves... well, you Ladies know what I mean.
Hint/Tip: I was surprised to find that I could wear the primer with aught else. I have medium pigmented skin (I've got some natural color thanks to my parents) and for a casual weekend look, I can wear this primer with a light application of BE Foundation and Mineral Veil (of course) with a bit of Liner Shadow, Flawless Definition Mascara and finish it off with one of my favorite lovely Natural Lipgloss shades or something from my Lip Buzz Collection (which is a yummy collection of lip color) and it's a great, natural, easy / casual weekend 'not made-up' look.
Take a chance – I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I was =)
Cannot live without it!
I originally received this product when I purchased the "rethink beauty" kit from QVC. I instantly fell in love with this product! I use it every day, whether I wear it alone, or if I combine it with a shadow. I find that when I use this alone, it is better to put a thicker layer on, and it lasts all day. It is a little difficult to remove if it gets in the corners of you eyes or in other unwanted places, but what I do is just cover it with a little bit of foundation or bronzer. When using this with another shadow or a combination of different shadows, put a thinner layer on. It really makes the color of the shadow pop and helps with blending when you are using more than one shadow! My eyeshadow does not crease or melt and lasts ALL DAY LONG! And when I wear this alone, with a little mascara, it is a classic look and really looks beautiful! I would recommend this product to everyone, it is well worth it!
So Many Different Uses
This primer is AMAZING!
You can use it under your eyeshadow for a luminescent glow look (it almost gives it a foiled look) or you can pat it on top of your shadow for a sparkly gold look.
Also you can wear it alone for a simple shimmer.
Its great in the new tube because you get twice as much than in the old twist up container.
Happy Glamming! :)
Amazing, must have addictive product!
I have been praying they would offer this individually, thank the make-up Gods!
I use this or the brightening pearl version everyday. I have VERY oily skin and without this product by midday my eyeshadow is creasing and melty. But with a little dab of this, my bare minerals eyeshadows stay all day until I wash my face at night.
Not only does it help with staying power, it is a beautiful golden sheen color that works beautifully with most warm tone eyeshadow.
A little bit goes a long way, one small tube will last a while and is worth every penny!