Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer
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.
Won't start the day without it!
I absolutely love this product! I used the original - and it is great too - but there's something even better about this one. Ever since I started to wear it, I find I am wearing less/almost no other make-up and people are constantly asking me what I am doing differently or just saying I look great! My husband even noticed a change in my appearance...imagine!
Only issue is the same as many others have said - it splatters. Fix that, and you've got a real winner.
Not what I expected
I read the other reviews of this product and thought it would be just what I was looking for. I ordered it as part of a deal with a foundation because I wanted to try it and I can always use a little complexion perk up. It doesn't seem to do anything as far as making my complexion look any brighter. It made my skin feel SO super smooth and silky, but it really doesn't look any different. I didn't find the texture at all runny and it almost seems too thick because every time I pump it out it kind of just blows up all over my hand. I probably wouldn't get this again just because the regular Prime Time is just as good, doesn't burst out all over and I really don't see any "brightening" effect.
Love the old Prime time much better
Do not like the new product at all. It does not pump out of bottle with consistency, unless you spend a lot of time shaking it thoroughly (which does not need to be done with the old product), it comes out partially runny. When one opens up the bottle, you can see inside it how it is not the same consistency. To stand there and take the time to shake it so much before I use it slows down my prep time in the morning...when I mastered the Bare Escentuals routine, it was and is very fast and flawless to my delight. I have stopped using the new product and gone back to the original Prime Time. One day I will make time to return the almost full bottle of Prime Time Brightening. This is the first product of yours I have been unhappy with and both of my daughters use your products as well and we all love them.