Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - null
Pros: love the primer
Cons: pump does not work
Love the primer. Pump does not work. Choices are waste product or contaminate by opening bottle to get product out. Prime time smoothes out skin tone and works beautifully under foundation powder. I use it daily, but pump never works
I HAVE USED THE PRIME TIME ANTIOXIDANT FOUNDATION PRIMER TINTED AND RECENTLY GOT THE PRIME TIME FOUNDATION PRIMER ND IT WAS THICK AND MADE ME BREAKOUT TERRIBLY. WHAT FORMULA OF PRIME TIME IS COMPARABLE TO THE OLDER TINTED FORMULA?
Good product; bad dispensing system
The product is good -- lives up to its promise as far as coverage and skin benefits.
However, the product separates into a thin, oily substance and a thick blob at the bottom of the bottle. When the bottle is full, shaking helps blend the oily part with the blob. But after a few uses, it's impossible to mix them. The result is a lot of wasted product that's too thick or stuck to the sides/bottom to come out of the pump dispenser.
Not good for oily
Like the product itself but had to return it because it was not good for my oily skin. Had to get the oil control primer which was much better.
The only con is the pump! But I just use a pocket knife to cut the bottom off and I use every drop! I store in a tightly closed zip lock bag after opening. But I do this with tubes of makeup too to get every last drop! A little goes a long ways!
original primer is better
The tinted primer caused me dry skin issue. Love the original primer for my skin.
Primer is awesome, pump is awful!
I fell in love with this primer as soon as I got it home. It gave lovely soft coverage on my aging skin and did not show laugh lines. It worked great alone or under my foundation. But after only a couple of weeks of using it the primer would no longer come out of the pump. I would have to unscrew the top and scrape out with the pump stem. This took forever and is such a waste of money and time. It is frustrating and has turned me off some of the products. I can't afford the time or the money to experiment with products that are supposed to be great from the beginning. Not taking any more chances.
Agree with other poor reviews
I did actually really like this product the first couple of times I used it. After using it a few times, when I pump out the product, it comes out as a watery mess. Looked inside and can see the product has separated. Guess I'll have to stop using the pump and dig the product out of the bottle. Very inconvenient. I won't buy this product again unless they change the pump.
Awesome product ,pump doesn't work
This is an awesome bb cream. Lightweight and even coverage. My only con is that halfways through the pump won't pump. I had to find a brush (concealer) thin enough to stick in and scoop out the product. Not very handy when you're in a hurry.
Pump ruins it for me.
Love the primer. Pump does not work. Choices are waste product or contaminate by opening bottle to get product out.
I want to give this 5 stars, but...
I have extremely oily, acne prone skin and at 52 years old I also have the concerns of aging skin. I have been using the BM original foundation for about 7 years now and my skin has improved noticeably. I was excited to see that BM had a BB primer-cream because I love the idea of having to apply only 1 product that gives me my moisturizer, sun-block, oil-control primer and enough color/coverage to even out my skin tone. This product provided all of the above - just the right amount of moisturizer, great coverage without looking like I was wearing make-up and 8 hours of shine free protection.
There are 2 cons that I have with the product. First, I wish it was available in a cool, neutral and warm shade for each skin tone. I would like a shade with more neutral undertones as I don't really like how my skin looks with yellow-based make-up. I purchased the "light" shade as the "medium" shade which is more neutral, is too dark of a shade for me.
The second con is the pump! The product dispensed just fine the first two times I used it (just one pump per application gave me the right amount of product) but after that it would not dispense properly so I had to unscrew the top and use the tube to scoop out the product.
If those two issues were fixed i would give it 5 stars (or more!)
Amazing product - horrendous packaging
I was hesitant to purchase this product. I liked the idea of it and what it had to offer but I really don't have timed for an additional step. I instantly fell in love with it! It is quick and easy to apply. I can wear it alone or with my bareMinerals original foundation on top of it! It's great -and stays all day! I would easily give the product alone 5 Stars, however the pump is horrible. After consuming about 1/3 of the bottle the pump starts to spatter. I have gotten product all over my uniform while getting ready. Infuriating! It's a shame - BE you see all our comments, please redesign the packaging. You have a great product here!
Good coverage, bad packaging
I love the coverage but not the way it is dispensed. I spend most of my time digging out the product with a Q-tip. I will be changing to another product after this bottle. It is a shame, I love bare essentials and have been using it for over 10 years.
I have had 3 bottles of this product now. The first bottle I LOVED. The 2nd one was just 'okay'. The 3rd one I do not like at all. It seems like each time the consistency is different. The coverage is also different. The first bottle was creamy and smooth and really gave me good coverage with nothing over it. The next bottle was more runny, as is this one. I still have to wear all my regular foundation over it. I would prefer to wear it alone some days just for running errands, etc.
Good product, HORRIBLE pump
I purchased this product because I liked the fact that it included both primer and SPF30 and I can use it by itself or under my BE mineral powder. It goes on great and provides just the right amount of moisture as well as making my makeup last longer.
The only down side is the pump. It simply does not pick up the product even in a new bottle. I finally gave up and just opened it and had to scoop the product off the straw which really isn't the best. If they changed this to one of the squeeze type bottles then it would be perfect.
LOVE the product - HATE the pump
I've been thinking of writing about this for a while now and when I read the other reviews I was happy to see that everyone agrees about the pump. I absolutely love the product but it's not cheap and it's bothersome when half of it is wasted stuck to the inside of the bottle. Sometimes is comes out too thick and sometimes it comes out too watery -- PLEASE change this product to a tube!
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.