Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer
Valuable piece of information missing from bottle
No where on the bottle does it say to shake this primer before using. I didn't know I was supposed to shake it, and was wondering why it came out so runny. Then, after a few weeks, it wouldn't come out at all. I took the cap off the bottle and found it was solid inside. I feel as if I wasted $20.00 because it didn't say that it should be shaken. The classic Prime Time, which I love and have always used before this, doesn't require shaking, so why would I have just assume this one did? I can't say if I would have liked the product or not, since I wasn't able to use it properly, due to missing information.
Something a Little Different
I have used the original BE primer for a couple of years and love the gel consistency. As others have said, this is a different product, in terms of how it comes out of the pump. Shake, shake, shake! - and you will be alot happier. This is more like a lotion than a gel, and isn't as "dry" once you apply it. I give it a few minutes to dry before I apply my foundation and find that everything goes on better. The brightening quality is very subtle. I noticed it on my skin as a slight understated gold-ish "sparkle." If you use the BE radiance bronzers (I love them, personally) then you will have a good idea how this product brightens. Once you put on your foundation, you don't notice the primer too much but, then again, I don't want to look like I've been dipped in gold paint before I leave for work in the morning. Overall, I'm very happy with the product. I think, for the drier and colder winter months - where alot of us get a little drier and paler - this is a nice change.
Very nice product. I am using it for about two weeks now and I think it is really great.
I tried the Prime Time Brightening Primer first and really liked it. Then I read the reviews for the regular Prime Time Primer and decided to try it as well. Ultimately, I prefer the brightening. There's just enough coverage that I occasionally wear it alone with just some mascara and lipgloss when I want to keep things quick and simple. It does an amazing job of keeping my Bare Minerals foundation on all day and yet comes off easily with a mild cleanser. I was a little worried that it could cause breakouts but it didn't.
I thought I was going to love this product, but found that I don't. Even though I shake it every time, before using, I still get the runny splattering mess. It seems to come out ok once in a while, but most of the time I just get frustrated trying to get it out of the dispenser. The product itself is ok. I don't see any glowing difference when I put it on my face, so I will purchase the original primer next time.
This primer makes a huge difference. With it, my make up application looks much smoother and more natural.
This product in my opinion can stand alone. Over top of my BE Skin~Care, if I don't want to take and make a project out of my Facial Canvas, I can just apply this little BEauty and go out and feel Finished, Glorious, and BEautiful...
Ok, so I love the product! It works! It keeps your BM makeup on all day, and even though it is slick feeling, I can sometimes get really oily skin, but this does not give me oily skin. Sometimes I'll even just put it on and go out for the day during the summer, because it looks so great just on the skin. Now the hate part, the bottle it comes in! It literally squirts the product every which direction, making it frustrating to get a good amount actually on your fingers and also wasting product! Please change the packaging BE! Please!
I just love this primer. It feels more moisturizing than the other face primers plus it gives you that luminous glow. I like to mix this in with my BE matte foundation and buff it on with my brush. This way I get the great coverage I need and my mu will last all day. My only issue is the packaging since the pump stops working after a few days and I have to unscrew the top to get it out.
Great product; very frustrated with pump bottle
I'm writing on behalf of myself & the 2 younger BE lovers in my family. We have never used the "original" primer. Our only experience is the "bright" primer which works great if we can get any from the bottle. We have been told at our local BE store to shake & hit the bottle against the palm of our hand, just open the bottle to get some out or return it and we can swap our bottles for the "original". We would prefer to continue using the "bright", but have it easy to use. That way, we can enjoy using it as much as all the other BE products we purchase.
ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PRODUCT
If you have not tried the prime time brightener or if your are considering trying it- please know that you will not be disappointed. I purchased my first bottle in February and absolutely LOVE how it makes my skin feel and how it makes my make-up look. There are a few tips on using this product as many other customers have shared- YES, you do need to shake the bottle before you use it and YES, after a while it is a little difficult to get the primer out of the tube....BUT, it is really not that hard to simply open the bottle and get what you want off of the tube. I have had the same bottle since the end of February and even though I am no longer able to use the top and squirt the primer out, I still have plenty left in the bottle. All I do is open the top, get a little bit off with my fingers and I am good to go. This is a wonderful product with a little shimmer and feels so soft and smooth when applied. I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone.
This Product Delivers
I have to agree with the other reviewers who have had issues with the consistency of this product. When I tried it at the store, and for the first few times that I used it at home, it had a lush, thick, smooth consistency. Then, it began to come out looking like natural peanut butter - with the tinted color separating from a slightly oily-feeling base. I went into the BE store for something else, and one of the makeup artists suggested shaking it up. The first few times that I did, it didn't seem to help, but now that I am shaking it up (vigorously) each time before I use it, it is as lush and wonderful as the first time I tried it. I have very large pores in my T-zone, especially on my nose and just off the nose into the cheek area. This product works to create a very soft, even, perfect texture before I put on my makeup. It is very pretty and luminescent, and I really see a difference with longer wear of my foundation (whether I use mineral or a liquid or creme to powder), and it makes application of foundation incredibly easy and effortless. I love this product!
At first I wasn't sure if I even needed this but I had heard from beauty blogs and what-not that it helps. I have to say I am glad I listened. It's now something I can't live without. The only thing about it is I feel it's a little oily feeling so I will be trying to new oil-free version that just came out.
no problems with seperating
based on the reviews, i almost did not order this product. all the comments about it separating, gloppy, thin, etc did not impress me. I did order it and like the product. Honestly, I cannot see much of a difference from their other Primer. However, i have NOT had any issues with the consistency or application of it. Maybe they changed the formula slightly? I don't know but I'm happy with this.
I really love the way this primer makes my skin look and feel. It goes on very nicely and is quickly absorbed. It really does make my skin look more awake and my tone more even. However, even when it was brand new, I had the hardest time getting it out of the bottle. It would squirt out in a watery mess. Shaking it seemed not to help, so I had to resort to opening the bottle and scrapping out some primer using the tube on the squirt lid. If BE repackages this (maybe a simple squeeze container?) I will consider re-purchasing it. Until then, I'll try the regular primer.
I used the original and it caused me to breakout on my cheekbones with the warmth, but since I switched to this I have not had this problem at all!!
No, No, No
First, I have very few wrinkles, almost none. This settled into every crease I never knew I had!? Wow, I hope original is better.
Not as great as the original
Let me start with saying that I absolutely love the original Prime Time. When I went in for another bottle, the reps in the store mentioned that I should give this formula a try. I was very disappointed. Even after a lot of shaking, the primer comes out runny and always goes on feeling greasy. There is a brightening effect after applying, but it doesn't last long enough for the pros to outweigh the cons. I'm going back to the original!
Can't live without it!
I've used the regular Prime Time religiously for a while now and when I saw there was a brightening formula available I was excited to try it. It's so amazing! It really does add a nice fresh look to your makeup! I've gotten several complements on my makeup since I've started using it, great product a must buy!!
If you have used he NORMAL prime time for face (like me) you automatically seea difference when you pump this stuff out. forst off, you HAVE TO HAVE TO HAVE TO shake the bottle, otherwise it comes flying out everywhere. That aside, the product itself dries quickly on your face so you don't have to wait very long. also, it has enough in one pump to spread evenly and not hold on to more foundation in one section. that way, your face doesn't feel all heavy! Works brilliantly, and my face feels soft and looks dewy and (somewhat) sparkly. MUST HAVE(;
Wish Oil and Solid would Blend!
I have followed the instructions and shaken this product LONG AND HARD, and it is still separated - Liquid (oil) from Solid. I would really like to be able to use it, as it would be wonderful if I could only get the product to mix properly! It would surpass the Prime Time Foundation Primer IF the liquid and solid would blend together! Hope I just received a bad batch of this product, but have no way to judge whether this is true, as I would be foolish to throw good money after bad by purchasing another of this product!
I am so lucky I found this product! And you will be too!
I was having the issue of looking at my face in the middle of the day to find that I looked like I had no make up on. The primer makes my make up last the whole day YEAH!!!
The Sunshine in your Life!
This primer is an awesome, brightening, skin-smoothing product! It's so versatile! It can even be worn without makeup. It's a must-have addition to your makeup wardrobe. It's a great way to brighten up your skin on those dull days. Once you try it, you won't be able to live without it. Just be sure to shake it up before use or it tends to seperate. <3
Really like the brightening primer. I have uneven skin tone with pigmentation and this really brightens up my complexion.
I am not normally a facial primer person...
but I liked the idea behind this one. I will start by saying that you do have to shake it up, for about ten seconds. If you do not shake it the pump will dispense a liquid mess. When shaken properly it should be the texture of a souffle or mousse. It has a very nice texture. When applied, it has a nice glide and makes your skin feel like silk. I leave it set for a few minutes before buffing my foundation in. Do not fear the shimmer. As a matter of fact, I cannot see any shimmer once I buff my foundation over it. It is a bit yellow in color which I think helps to even out redness without making you look yellow or orange. I am acne prone and this made me break out, it would be great for normal to dry skin. I think oilier skin will find it does not hold up to the skins oiliness throughout the day. I deducted a point for the shaking, a point for breaking out and not holding up to my faces oil production. If I had super sensitive skin, dry skin, or normal skin I would love this! I do love the color corrective pigments.
Makes a mess dispensing
I agree. I wish this product came in a tube! I even tried to "pour" it out of the bottle but noticed that the product had "separated". I also shook the bottle but it didn't work. It's like the liquid separates from the "foundation" and "sticks" on the dispensing tube.
Giving it a chance
I've tried this a few times before applying my makeup, and it did seem really runny. But after reading other reviews JUST NOW, I went into my bathroom and shook it really well -- It occurred to me: you NEED TO PUMP OUT THE UNSHAKEN PUMPS FIRST, then the true consistency of the SHAKEN product will come out. Remember, there's a lag time of a few pumps before you will see the affects of your most recent shaking of the product. I hope this makes sense. After about 3-4 pumps and shaking, I got a great consistency to emerge -- so I am excited to try this again tomorrow. I think this product has been getting unfair reviews because people are shaking it, but the product already in the pump isn't being shaken cause it's already in the tiny tube ready to come out...hope this makes sense!
I was excited to try this as I love the original Primetime. But this is not as good as advertised or as the original. The consistency is thick and requires a LOT of shaking in order for it to come out of the pump. If you don't do that you get a water-y substance. I am all about convenience in the morning and I don't want to work that hard to get my products to work. I have resorted to taking off the pump and using it that way. Not a good value for the money at all and a very disappointing product from BareEscentuals.
Why I switched to Brightening Foundation Primer
I wondered if the brightening primer was any different than the regular primer, so I bought it. For me It is amazing. The silky feel it has as well as the clean feel is the same as the regular primer, however this product also ends with a slight luminous glow to the skin without any trace of an oily look. My foundation glides on and I walk out the door with a fresh, clean, look and feel to my face, I love it!
I bought this product and when I went to use it I was expecting it not to be soo runny. It was sooooo runny it went all over the place and caused a hugh mess. I went to the store to and was trying to explain the the girl at the store, she was basically telling me I need to shake it. I did that many of times, even tried to stir the stuff, nothing helped. I like the orginal very well, this product is not so good and I will not buy it again.