Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - null
Best BB cream out there!
Instead of throwing it away when the product gets down to the very bottom just simply cut it in half and put it in a sandwich baggie, it's not very chic but who all is going to see it? This is what I do; therefore, I get every last drop of this product and nothing goes to waste. I have tried several BB creams by Garnier and Maybelline and nothing compares to BareMinerals BB cream. You don't even need wear foundation with it if you don't have time to put everything on. It would be more beneficial if this product came in a tube or a jar but we have to improvise with what we're given, right?
I have purchased this product twice. It seperates and eventually you are digging the cream out of the bottle with the bottom end of the pump. If it were in a tube with a pump the product could be recombined before using.
New packaging please!
LOVE this product, HATE the packaging. The primer is too thick to be using a pump, it should come in a tube. The last quarter of the product gets stuck in the bottom and doesn't get sucked up into the pump, which is a waste! I ended up having to unscrew the top every time and find something to dig the primer out of the container with so that I get my money's worth.
My review is not unique......
I have never used a primer before and I absolutely love it. I use the light shade and if I'm just running out for a couple errands I feel that is all the makeup I need. If I'm going all out, the primer keeps my makeup looking great all day. It seriously looks just as good when I take it off as it did when I put it on. My only problem - THE PUMP. THAT STUPID USELESS PUMP!! Please oh please oh PLEASE put this product in a tube!!! It's HORRIBLE in that pump!!
Like all the other reviews -- Great product, horrible pump
I love the product. The primer is silky smooth, does not clog my pores like other primers. Not thick of heavy feeling. The only thing I hate about this product is the pump. It's impossible to get any of the product out using the pump. I have to unscrew the top every time and try to scrape out the primer. This is fine until you get to the last bit, which there is still several days/weeks worth of primer left but you cannot get it. I agree with another reviewer who stated that this would be better off packaged in a wide mouth container where you can dip your finger in it and get the primer out. Then you could at least get all of the primer out of the bottle instead of wasting it.
primertimeBB primer - cream daily defense s pf30
I want to say that I really like this BB cream the only thing is make sure you get the right color the first bottle I used was light and almost gone. then I order the fair color and it was way to light. it was almost like I didn't even have color to my face. and had to send it back. there is no cons about this BB cream only just make sure you know what color you need. I wish they would come out with clear BB cream with spf30 just like the original but BB cream . that away you don't have to worry about the right color but still have the spf30 in it.
Great Primer, Lousy Pump
Love the primer for evening out skin tone and making foundation go on smoothly, but as so many others have stated, the pump only works for a time and then (even with constant shaking) the primer separates and thickens and won't pump out. I then need to unscrew and stir as best I can with the pump tube. By the time I get to the end of the product a lot seems to be wasted because I can't reach it. I think this primer would be better in a wide-mouth jar with a little paddle-end stir stick attached to the inside of the lid so the product can be properly stirred and then scooped up. Just a thought...
First time using a primer
I bought this after having the sales girl use it on me while sampling the new BareSkin foundation and loved the way my makeup looked. The second day I used the primer I noticed it sprayed primer everywhere! It seems that if I shake it up before I using it does come out better but not always! They definitely need to switch to a different type of pump.
Love product not the pump
I love the bb cream . The only problem is the pump . It worked ok first week than would clog causing oil substance to come out . I would have to take off the cap amd swirl product . Than pump until it thickened up again causing me to waste alot of product .other than that the product it's self is great , Makes my complexion look smooth . I use it both alone with mineral veil or under my Matt original foundation .
Surprised by how much I like this!
I was hesitant to use this primer since I had never used any kind of foundation in my adult life for fear it would feel heavy. I have some very minor pigment spots but basically great skin. Well, I absolutely LOVE this primer! It is very, very light and silky feeling on my skin. Since it has SPF 30 I feel good going outside knowing I have protection against further darkening of my spots. One pump is the perfect amount of coverage for me. I use some Correcting Concealer underneath and Hydrating Mineral Veil on top. Voila!
As for the pump clogging, I've found after shaking the bottle well, if I keep the bottle UPRIGHT when pumping—not tilting the bottle at all—it pumps great every time.
Did I say I love this product? I love it!
Love the product, not the pump
I absolutely LOVE the BB Primer so much, it makes my skin so soft and smooth. My makeup goes on flawlessly, but the pump gets clogged all the time and I have to take it out and pump hot water through it to get the clog out. I have wasted a ton of the product and with the price of this, it is very frustrating to lose that much of it.
Can't apply my makeup with out it.
I love BM products but I never used the foundation primers because I didn't see any difference when using them. I have changed my mind since I started using the BB Primer Cream. I absolutely love how my skin feels when using this product. My makeup lasts so much longer and I don't feel oily after wearing it all day. For some occasions the tint of the primer is enough that I don't need to wear foundation. I have never had a problem with the pump on my bottle though I always make sure there is no product left on the nozzle to clog it.
Great product except for one thing
I absolutely love the prime time bb primer-cream daily defense broad spectrum spf 30. I have an allergy to coconut and its derivatives so I have to be really careful with anything that I put on my skin. I've never been able to use any sunscreen product before since all sunscreen had coconut/derivatives in them. I love that this product goes on silky and feels smooth once worked into the skin. I wear this daily with a little mineral veil over it. I have very oily skin, and even when I used prime time oil control primer, my face would still look oily. With the bb primer-cream, my face stays matte-looking all day with out needing a mineral veil touch up. The only down side to the bb primer-cream, is that it dries my skin out if I wear it for too long. Sometimes my face is so dry that my skin becomes flaky. I have not had problems yet with the pump like other reviewers have had. I would recommend this product to people who need a daily light coverage who have oily skin, just be sure to moisturize while you aren't wearing it!
Great Product… Horrible Packaging
Was pleasantly surprised by this product… Goes on smoothly and keeps makeup looking fresher longer. My issue is with the packaging (which seems to be a problem for a lot of people)… The pump doesn't work with the product after the first week, and although you can take the top off to get the product out, you end up wasting quite a bit that way. They need to rethink the package to make it more usable, otherwise the product is great.
Love this primer!
Absolutely my favorite primer, hands down. I have tried the original primer, neutralizing primer and oil control primer. This BB primer is by far the best performing. It feels silky smooth to apply and does a great job to keep my oily skin in check all day. It's great to even the color and redness of my skin. Love this primer and love it more for the SPF!
The Primer to end all Primers
I love love LOVE this primer. It is so silky smooth; it applies like a dream. It has decent coverage. You can wear it alone or as a primer under the foundation. And I adore the fact that is has SPF 30. That is the highest spf Bare Minerals offers and what a wonderful product to have it in! And now that they've extended the shades, anyone is set.
Great product. Please improve packaging.
I love this product as it is a wonderful sunscreen with no irritation plus reasonable coverage and feels great on the skin. However, it is nearly impossible to get it out of the container. Bare Minerals is usually so responsive to customer feedback. Please, please improve!!
I won't use anything else
I am in absolute LOVE with this product. I refuse to wear anything else on my skin anymore. I used to suffer from TERRIBLE breakouts. Then, I switched over to Bare Minerals. At first I was using the foundation, but then I discovered this and now it's all I use. I put a drop of this on, with bronzer, blush, mineral veil, and then flawless radiance for a complete look. OBSESSED.
Needs to be in a squeeze tube
I love the coverage & protection & the smooth & silky feel. BUT the pump is useless. When is the Bare Essentials team going to listen to the feed back & change the packaging?
Did You Forget About The Dark Complexions? :(
I am a new member of the Bare Minerals family. I have adult acne prone skin that I was able to get under control with the help of my fabulous dermatologist Dr. Dans in San Francisco! It was his suggestion that I use Bare Minerals products if I were going to use any make up at all.
On my second visit to the Bare Mineral Boutique, I racked up just about $300.00 worth of products! That should tell you how much I LOVE this stuff. I particularly have an obsession with the foundation and finishing products. As a black woman, I was so happy to see that there are options for women of color. Due to the wide range of ethnic backgrounds black people are made up of, we range in many colors all over the charts from almost white to ebony chocolate! I was happy to purchase my daughter light products for her fair skin, and tan products for my golden brown complexion.
I was REALLY excited to try out the Prime Time BB Primer, because I'm not really a foundation junky, unless I'm going out for the night. I was eager, to find a prodcut that moisturized without clogging pores, and provide minimal coverage for blemishes, with broad spectrum SPF protection. Although I'm a darker complexion, broad spectrum is important to me, to prevent hyper-pigmentation of my risidual acne blemishes. I just wanted something that I can slap on in the morning, and add a little lip gloss & go!
Well, I tried the Prime Time BB Primer on in medium, and it slightly matched my complexion, but was just a tad bit too light. It kind of made my skin look ashy. I was really dissapointed. Especially considering all of the wonderful colors the foundations come in, that range all over the board from very light to very dark. I thought, what happened here?
Many people say that the darker you are, the less sun protection is needed, due to the natural high production of melanin in people with darker complexions. This may be true, but I particularly need protection to keep my acne scars from gettin worse.
I can only imagine that it would'nt be cost effective to create a primer in every shade, but I think there should at least be a LIGHT, MEDIUM & DARK.
I'd love to give this five hearts, but I'm sad that I cant use the product, and my complexion has been left out of the equation. :(
Love the product, but the packaging is terrible!
Like many other reviewers, I really like the BB Primer-Cream but hate how it's packaged! The pump worked fine for awhile, but then started squirting out oily liquid all over my counter. I don't even bother with the pump anymore and use my fingers to get it out. I would like to continue buying, but doubt I will since it's so inconvenient to use.
the best primer yet!!
wondered if i could buy by the gallon!!!! went on like a dream felt great all day!!!
Pump does not work, becomes clumpy
The texture of this product is nice- smooth and creamy. It does an adequate job for a primer. I've had better ones in the past, but seeing as this is an "all in one" product, I wasn't expecting an amazing finish. The sheer color is nice- most of the time, I end up wearing this instead only- just throw it on and run out the door. The pump quick working after the first week. Now, I have to take off the top and scoop it out with my finger. Most of the product is clumpy and difficult to reach. Very poor packaging, and I probably won't be able to use all of it.
I bought this in Medium color primarily because of the sun protection. I am allergic to parabens and phenoxethanol and I can use this product. It is smooth and silky. We recently returned from a vacation in Hawaii. I wore this every day (without foundation) with just a little blush. Never any sunburn and my skin looked better when I returned than when I left! For me, this is one of the best products you offer!
More a concealer than a primer and useless pump
Previously used the Prime Time Foundation Primer which I received in my starter kit. This is a clear, thin, silky formula that is easily spread over the face with fingers. As it is a sample size in a soft, plastic squeezable tube, I have not had any experience with how well or not its full-sized pump container functions.
However I have had experience with the BB primer-cream pump container. What a mess. Initial use required pumping and pumping and pumping when eventually the one expected drop ended up being a huge amount that squirted/sprayed out all over my bathroom counter, sink and even wall missing my finger poised to receive the expected drop. Joke was the salesperson suggested I try just 1/2 a drop first.
I also think that calling this product a primer is a misname. I think "concealer" would be a much better description. I use the Original powder foundation in Medium Beige and purchased the new bareSkin liquid foundation at salesperson's recommendation in 08 Bare Beige so I purchased the concealer---oops, I mean primer--in medium. I used the stem of the pump to place a very small dab on each cheek and then used my fingers to spread over my face. Even though more of the product was on my fingers than face I still obtained a very heavy coverage more like a concealer or even foundation. I also felt that if made my wrinkles, especially my forehead, appear more prominently. Applying either the Original powder foundation or the new liquid foundation over this "primer" is just too much unless you have a lot of discolorations or blemishes.
I love the clear primer and will stick with it as my face just does not require that much concealer although I am hesitant about the pump bottle that it also comes in. The squeeze tube the sample comes in works great. Maybe the packaging for the full sized should be the same as the packaging used for the sample.
Love it, but pump doesn't work properly!
The product is great, but you have to open it up to use it. The pump pumps out the oils and leaves behind the product. change to a different packaging, please!
Pump doesn't work
I love the product, but the pump sprays out a liquid- when it works at all. The rest of the product is clumped up in the bottle. Please package this differently. Maybe in a tube. The spray pump just isn't the way to go with this product. I will have to scoop out with a q tip to use this.
New Favorite Primer
I tried a sample of this primer out of curiosity while happily using the oil control primer which I loved at the time. I could not resist completely switching over to this one! It makes my face feel really soft and smooth and also feels very light. It evens out my face so well that often times I wear it by itself. The only thing that I would change is the dispenser bottle as I have had the same issues as the other reviewers mentioned. After a month or so, it squirts out and gets everywhere and is difficult to manage. Besides that, it is a great product!
I love the Prime Time BB primer. Often I wear just that as it gives me a great light coverage and natural look and leaves my skin feeling wonderful.. Also, there are times when I'm my face is just too damp for anything else.
A good product
I am on the hunt for something perfect for my seriously broken out skin. I use Retin-a to combat acne and aging (28 yrs old) so my skin is always very dry to the point of being flaky around my breakouts. I had to stop using B.M. foundation years ago actually because of my flakiness. I had been using too faced BB cream and it was ALRIGHT, but the color was just off. I went into the store expecting to purchase the new B.M. foundation and instead left with the BB primer and pressed mineral veil with SPF 25 instead. It evens out my redness, it is a mineral spf (a BIG plus for me) and it is not making my breakouts worse. That being said, as with all products I have tried, it tends to dry out throughout the day and so by the end of the day I look a little haggard with it on. But, the ingredients are good, the SPF is desirable, and the coverage makes my skin look great (other than the broken out spots, but nothing makes that look better except time) I do wish it had a bit more buildable coverage, but that's not really the point of the product that is just my own wishful thinking. I had not even thought about the packaging until I read other reviews but yes I would agree it does tend to spit out at me from time to time, but by no means is that a deal breaker, just slightly annoying.