Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Spf 30 - null
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.
This product is wonderful. I use it for on the go skin tone evening. It is the only face makeup I wear on a daily basis and it is so smooth. It barely looks like I have anything on, but somehow it does the trick!
However, the packaging of this product is a huge problem. When the pump does work, it sprays out a liquid version of the product all over the place. I do everything I can to shield it from going everywhere but at least once a week I have to change my outfit because it gets ALL over the place.
Today I opened the cap to see that the substance itself is actually very thick. I think the oils in the product are falling to the bottom, leaving most of the substance behind. Although the bottle does not say to, I often shake it and tap it on the counter to try to get the pump functioning properly. This does not work.
I will be opening up the lid and scooping out the product from now on, but this product desperately needs new packaging. perhaps a tube similar to toothpaste would be more efficient. Please do something about this asap. I love this product but I'm not sure I would buy it again if the packaging does not change.
Awesome and frustrating
I love this primer, and I really appreciate that you created an SPF 30 primer in the light color because the medium from last summer was too dark for my skin tone, even with a suntan. However, this cream really needs a different delivery system. The bottle worked fine for a month or so, but now it sputters and spews primer all over the bathroom when I push down on the pump, and I have to pump it multiple times to get anything out at all. I've gone to opening up the bottle and shaking it upside down to get the product out on my finger. The bottle is still over half full and I'm having this difficulty. Please go to a squeeze tube or something that does not make such a mess, it's really frustrating. Thanks!
Easy and awesome!
I received this new BB primer the other day and I love it so much! Awesome primer, and even looks amazing just putting it on to run a few errands. I am not having trouble with the pump like a lot of other reviewers are. I shake the bottle extremely well, pump and then clean the pump off with a towel, and replace the cap. Haven't had an issue with it spraying everywhere.
Hides rosacea well
I tried the sample in the store yesterday. Was surprised to see that the rosacea on my cheeks and chin nearly disappeared with just the BB Primer and nothing else on my face. I purchased a bottle to try it out.
I don't know if it just covers or clears the redness, but it really helps as a UV primer before putting on my powder foundation instead of just the oil control primer.
Will see over time if it will continue to control the rosacea.
SPF 30. I'm in love!
I've been wearing this daily. At first, in a cold bathroom, the product didn't come out of the pump, but when I smacked the bottom against my hand, problem solved (had been resting on its side in the box). I love the way this product makes my skin feel. I sunburn in 15 minutes, so this level of sunscreen is a must. I use it on my arms, and do touch ups with the powder BE sunscreen that also is SPF 30. If this primer came in a larger size bottle, I'd use it on my whole body.
I use this with or with out
I don't always wear make up, not for 2 Parrots and cats. My husband is gone a lot. I live in a small town, and I own a small business. I use the BB-Primer as a sun screen alone. I love the fact that just like the mineral foundation it is weightless and light. When putting on make up it just seams to help it go on effortlessly. So I think it is great alone or with your make up
Please change the pump bottle packaging
Love the product but have had terrible luck with every primer I've purchased. Product dispenses poorly, if at all. Usually end up unscrewing and using my finger to take primer off the straw. Must be a better way!
Wonderful Product/Packaging Needs Work
I no longer need to use a concealer. The primer evens out my skin imperfections leaving it silky and smooth. I use about half the amount of foundation. I have an oily t-zone however when I use this primer no more mid day shine. It has better oil control than the oil control primer. My makeup lasts 12 hours. I only gave 4 stars because the pump bottle needs work. Sometimes it clogs and other times you get more than you need. I always shake the bottle before I dispense the product.
Love this BB/Primer
I'll have to make sure I shake it better (after reading some other reviews) but even still, I really like this. It's nice to have the primer begin to add some coverage so if I want to just wear the Primer and some eye-liner I can! Or, i can just dust on some mineral powder foundation and go for a touch more coverage. The primer part still works as well as the basic primers. I can put my makeup on first thing in the morning and forget about it!
FIX the delivery system
Pushing the pump, i get an explosion of thin oil that goes all over the place!!.
Unscrew the top and find a thick, luxurious product that is a pain to get out of the
bottle. Love the spf 30 and how the primer feels on the skin. If anyone has figured
out how to use the pump--please let me know! I want to use this because of how much
I like the product, but if the company doesn't fix the delivery system I will return to
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Great product, packaging an issue
I have been using this product under my mineral foundation and really love how it makes my skin feel. The pump is definitely an issue - spraying everywhere. Initially, I also found that the product coming out was oily. Now, I shake the bottle, unscrew the pump and take product directly out of the bottle. I would like Bare Escentuals to revise the packaging so the product is mixed properly for each use and it isn't that hard to get out of the bottle.
No pump problem here!
No trouble with the pump in this new BB Primer, but I keep the plastic protective cap on all the time between uses. I have loved this BB cream since it first came out. I was a Primer user, and I did have trouble with the pump that was in the first tinted primer. So I went back to the regular primer with no problems. This BB cream Prime Time is wonderful! I love how it protects from sun damage, evens out my skin tone, and makes the foundation glide on without sinking into wrinkles. People are always complimenting me on my 67 year old skin. I believe it is Bare Minerals! I have been using your products for over 10 years now.
I have used other BE primers in the past but this one is my favorite. This BB combined with Mineral Veil is all I need for the day. It gives a smooth finish and slight tint and NO filling in fine lines around the eyes. YAY! This one's a keeper! I can't wait to try the new liquid foundation when that comes out as well!
Product is great! Packaging stinks!
I have used Bare Minerals products for years, however, had been using a different brand of BB cream. When I saw they came out with a BB cream, I was excited! I read the reviews that were online, and I did notice the many complaints about the pump on the bottle, however, I still had to have this product. Big mistake!! Although the actual product is fantastic, the mess with the pump makes it not worth it. The product itself is very silky and makes your skin feel great. There is just enough tint that you can throw this on to run some errands. After just a couple uses, the pump wouldn't work right. It clogs and sprays everywhere, including your clothes! I love this product, however, until they fix the pump, I will not be purchasing it again.
Love the product- but hate the pump!
Giving this a 4 out of 5 because . . . . I purchased the product in late March and have been using it almost daily. It is everything as advertised - silky smooth; can be worn alone or under foundation; excellent color match. The only issue I've had is the pump. After about 3 weeks of use, the pump is clogged and I cannot get any product through it at all, so I have to open the bottle, pull out the pump, and slide the product off the tube. I was very pleased when I called BM and learned that I could exchange the product and hopefully the new one will come with a fully functioning pump!
This pump has got to go
I don't know what it is maybe you changed who makes your pumps but I have had many issues with your primer as of late. One the regular primer I have had it liquefy where I have to shake it before use so I decided to try this new primer. I have to say I love the fact that it has a tint to it and helps cover my red spots on my face before applying anything else. I use less foundation because of this product. THE PUMP IS THE WORST THOUGH. Maybe it is the product though the pump that came on the product stopped working (like others have said it spurts and goes all over the place including clothing) so I had a bottle of the regular primer in the cabinet and the pump worked on that so I transferred the pump to this bottle and it worked in the beginning and then started sputtering and not working again. Now I just take the cap off and put was is on the outside tube of the pump on my hand and apply. It is a pain to do it this way but the store is around 30 minutes away and I don't want to pay to ship it back so I'm suffering for now. Will definitely not purchase again unless the pump or packaging changes.
Great Product - Pump Not So Great
The product itself is great, appreciate the hint from the other customer to shake it each time before use; however, same complaint as the others ... the pump is lacking. You can't control the amount to come out and many times it squirts out quickly and can get on your clothing or anything else nearby.
Love this Primer - CHANGE PACKAGE!
I would be giving this 5 stars if it weren't for the packaging. I have to agree with almost every other review. When I first opened the product the squirter worked fine, but now it just goes everywhere. So now when I want to use it I must unscrew the top and get it out that way. The primer itself is great! Please change the packaging! Otherwise, I probably will not be buying this again because I won't be getting what I am paying for seeing as I will never be able to get all of the product out!
Love the coverage
The product is wonderful and the coverage great! It is so nice to use a quick make up that covers and looks great; however I wish you would put it in a different application container. I learned the hard way not to have on a top I was planning to wear for the day, it splattered all over the place including my jeans. Please put it in a different container, one which has a top, even that needs to be unscrewed, and can be applied easily on the finger. I would like to have more of this, but it is a pain to use!!