Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - null
I never used primer until I discovered this gem
I went to get color matched again for a refill on the powder makeup and the lady used the tinted primer and it was so light and airy. I am a very basic makeup user. Daily, I just use powder/foundation and blush (with sunscreen and anti-wrinkle eye cream under). I have been an athlete my whole life so I like something simple and that won't clog pores. I also do not like the feeling of anything on my face. This stuff was amazing...so light and gave this great even skin tone. She then added the powder and it was a beautiful finish! It looked like I had perfect skin (I have some acne that still comes and goes and my skin tone is not even). I took off one star because it is really expensive for such a small bottle but I normally only use this in the evenings when I go out as during the day I don't wear much. Highly recommended for a natural finish.
It does what it says
I have must say this foundation primer has turned out to be my favorite and I have tried a lot. The texture and feel as an under makeup primer is wonderful and having the benefit of SPF 30 is a plus. At my age I wear nothing less than SPF 30 or more for over 30 years. I have not had any problems with the pump, I shake before using and wipe the tip afterwards and it always comes out perfect. I do recommend.
Love the product not the packaging
I love this product!! Love it! but i have the pump packaging. It kindof gets clogged and when you go to pump some of it out it sprays EVERYWHERE!
First time using a primer, will not use anything else!
I've never used primer before. Typically for my makeup I use the original powder along with the mineral veil and that's about it for my face. I read all the great reviews for this primer and figured I'd give it a go. I was a bit skeptical, because normally anything liquid makes my face break out a tremendous amount. But I was surprised to find out that this didn't make me break out at all! It's light and non-oily when you apply it, you can't even feel it on your face once it's on. Overall, this product is great and I definitely will not be using any other primer any time soon.
Love this primer!
I did not believe in primers before I tried this product. Now, I won't put makeup on without this primer. It goes on so smooth, conceals, even skin tone, helps makeup last longer, and makes makeup look better on the skin! A lot of people said that the pump malfunctioned, I did not have an issue with it at all. The primer was a great color, lasted for months, and never clogged (in the bottle or on my skin). I will definitely be purchasing again. If you want a wonderful primer that is so much more than just a primer, I recommend this product!
Caused major break-out
This is the only BareMinerals product that has ever caused me to break out. Just to make sure it was the product (because I really wanted to like it) I stopped using it until my face cleared up and started using it again. Within 24 hours my face was broken out again. I like the concept - but there is something in this that does not agree with my skin.
Primer/BB Cream combo
Best one I have used yet, and I have tried several different brands! It is light, not greasy or oily, and soaks in. Great primer for the original matte foundation. More even coverage. HIGHLY recommend.
Feels silky smooth, bonus sunscreen but...
I love this product and continue to buy it. But even after shaking it every day it gets thick and clumpy at the end. The only way to get the product out then is to shake upside down and open the cap to dab onto your face for distribution. Don't add water...I tried that. Doesn't mix well. For the price, I would like the product to remain the same consistency to the end.
I am a faithful forever user of Bare Minerals
I love this BB Primer. It is the absolute best. I was so happy you made it tinted. I usually order on QVC. They have deluxe in most products. It last 3 times longer. I haven't had any issues with the pump until its almost empty. then i just open it & shake it out. If its watey all you have to do is shake it & it will mix it up again. I'm telling you BE is life changing.
bb cream with spf
I was looking for a bb cream with spf. I like how it goes on smoothly and does help with my oily skin. It's light coverage, I use 2 pumps for a little more coverage but i use with the bareminerals foundation for a medium coverage look. I haven't used many other bb creams to compare but i have to say i will buy it again.
Pump does not work properly and only liquid comes out in spurts. Wouldn't buy it again.
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.