Prime Time Neutralizing Foundation Primer
I have dry skin that tends to be red on the cheeks and I have tried so many products to cover this with either no result or something that simply didn't last all day. I just stumbled on this product thanks to a friend not really even aware of what it was. The first couple of times I used it with foundation over after it set, and I got compliments from friends and family on how great my skin looked! Now I can practically use it without even putting a foundation on top, it works that well at smoothing and taking away the redness. I will always use this product from now on!
New go to
I was afraid to try this product after reading some reviews, but I made the decision to form my own opinion. I am so glad I decided to do that. I love the way this balances out my skin tone before I apply my foundation. It doesn't give much coverage, but it does tone down the redness that I have in my cheeks. I love this primer. I only wish it had the same finish as the original primer or the bb cream primer. This one feels slightly more slick when applying and then throughout the day.
I love how it gives you a blank canvas to work with! I bought this one because it says it combats the dry/flaky patches as well and my forehead area and my nose stay dry and flaky but this primer doesn't keep to its word it doesn't help improve the dryness issue it makes it more noticeable. Other then this issue I love this primer!
I love this primer
I had been sold on the regular primer, Prime Time, before and bought it. I wasn't exactly floored by it. Don't get me wrong, there isn't anything WRONG with it either, but I didn't feel the need to shout from the rooftops about it either. I have also tried several other primers, all of which do about the same job.
I actually received this in a Mystery box. At first I was like "Great, I ALREADY have 3 primers." and was disappointed that I'd gotten it.... all that changed the first time I used it.
Skin back story - I have "fairly light" shade skin with pink undertones and some red scarring from post acne marks. I am oil T zone as far as skin goes and pretty much any foundation slides off my t zone within a few hours regardless of primer or not.
The first time I used the neutralizing primer I was sort of taken aback by how yellow it came out. After I applied it all over my face I didn't see any "oh wow that's yellow!" remnants of my previous worry. Then I applied my foundation, powder, bronzer, etc as usual and went about my day.
A few hours later I kept STARING at my face in the mirror - my face looked GREAT. Seriously. I was like nah this is a fluke.
I tried the exact same makeup duplication over a week's time with my other primers using ONLY the primer as the differentiating factor and bottom line - the primer made the difference.
I don't know exactly what it is about this primer that makes it different or makes my face look great, but I do know that using this primer on the "test" face of makeup DOES make it look better.
I would definitely buy this again and use it EVERY day!!!!!!
I just received this last night but so far
I just received this last night but so far it's exactly what I was hoping for. I love the original primer but I tried this last night and it worked wonders for me. Note it is much thicker than the original one and has a yellow tint. But it feels smooth and light on my face dries fast and the yellow tint helps hide my red blotchy spots and still is easy to blend with my foundation. It left my skin with a natural smooth texture concealing a lot of the little bumps that I have due to dry skin. A little goes a long way, this to me works as a light coverage concealer as well as a primer and after the party my make up was still flawless 4 stars only because it hasn't been long but so far I'm happy with this purchase.
I received a sample of the original primer formula and loved it! I decided to try the neutralizing primer as I have sensitive skin that is prone to redness.
This stuff is very yellow for my fair skin-tone, is thicker and doesn't glide on as smooth as the original non-tinted primer. This also made me break out, so I won't be using it anymore.
It did tone down the redness, but I would go with the original primer if I decide to purchase again.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
I used bareMinerals for about two weeks prior to purchasing this product. I was using a primer from a different brand but was struggling to get full coverage that lasted all day. I have dry skin and the exfoliation was causing my face to be super red and the foundation simply wasn't covering it all and I found myself applying several layers. Then it was suggested that I buy the neutralizing foundation primer and I swear it changed my life lol! It instantly smoothed and the yellow tones in the primer hid my red skin. It lessened the amount of applications I initially had to put on and I did not have to reapply throughout the day. All primers are NOT created equal...this one does the job and then some!
i dont agree, im a redhead with freckles, i have tried the makeup without the primer....granted i dont have pimples or pimple marks, but i do have rosatia type skin, reddish marks, and this prime time is great, it helps cover up these marks immensely
Not Great For Ruddy Skin
If you have ruddy skin like I do, I don't recommend this product. The primer itself looked like yellow liquid foundation and my skin is now oily. It does reduce some of the redness in your skin but I found after putting it on it was clear that my face still a bit red. I'm not too pleased with that. I wish Bare Minerals came out with a primer that was green tinted because green tinted primer is supposed to eliminate the ruddiness of the skin.
Not Really Primer
This stuff is more like a creamy, yellow moisturizer than a primer. It leaves the skin with an oily residue, even when little is applied. It does remove some red from my skin, but I've found that due to it's oily nature, it fades swiftly revealing patches of redness. My skin is fair and dry/combination, and this still feels like it sits wetly on the top of the skin and does not easily absorb. Again, acts like no other primer I've tried, in that it doesn't really prime the skin at all.
This is Thicker and Not as Smooth
I bought this because i always seem to have redness around my nose and in between my eyebrows. I normally use the original primer but decided to give this try. I use golden tan foundation and tan 2 concealer. It does not create the smooth silky application like the original primer does. Also as far as taking away the redness you would have to put it on rather thick to do so, meaning use more than a pea size for each spot. This really did not work for me and so i will stick with the original.
Great at first...
I have used this for about a month...and I have been in LOVE. However, the other day when I went to use it...the primer has gotten clumpy and separated. I could look past this BUT also seems to not be hiding the redness any longer. I have over 3/4 bottle left that no longer works :(
where have you been all my life.
I can't believe that I have not discovered this primer before now. It is the greatest
thing since sliced bread. I'm age 65 and have been using BE for a long time. I never
tried the primer for foundation or for eyes. Now I'm hooked. As a young girl I baked
in the sun and therfore have sun damage. This really helps to hide some of those spots
on my face. Thanks Leslie for your great products.
Oily skin? Try this under your foundation.
I bought this a few months ago, and I use it before I put on my BE foundation. It works great for helping the foundation even out skin tone, and prevents my skin from getting oily as the day goes on. It also has a cool, refreshing feeling to it when you first put it on. My skin feels cleaner and looks cleaner if I use this under my foundation. Great product.
A little goes a long way
I got this because I have pinkish undertones and this helps out a lot! You don't need a full pump just a pea size will be plenty. I took off one star because I don't think it helps out with the longevity too much.
ORIGINAL+NEUTRALIZING = More even skin tone!
I had been using the Original Primer, and received a sample of the Neutralizing because I was curious if it would help with some specific red areas. I was hesitant to use it full strength, so I ended up just mixing some of it into one of my almost empty Original Primer bottles, and I LOVE how it turned out. Has the consistency of the Original Primer, but does more to even out my skin tone after adding the Neutralizing Primer. My Bare Minerals make-up has never looked better. Definitely going to continue mixing, and I highly recommend it for anyone with 'red zones'.
I love the way this primer even's out my face and helps control the redness that I have had all mt life in my cheeks. My skin is very sensitive so I was very leery about using this product, but I use it everyday now. Couldn't be happier with this product.
This is by far the best product ever
It hides all my redness...even the deep red patches on my cheeks...Nothing has ever done that - NOT EVER! And it lasts all day - EVEN MORE AMAZING!
I have combo skin and oily in the summer. This product completely controls my oil production. Perfect pair with the READY foundation. Gets rid of any redness and leaves a clean slate for my makeup. Only thing I dislike is the chemical smell but It quickly dissipates when smoothed on skin. Another great BE product. LOVE YOU LESLIE BLODGETT!
Love this primer
I just recently discovered this primer at Sephora. I love how it takes away my redness before I apply my foundation. I have redness around chin, cheeks and it totally calms my skin down. I would say my my redness stays at bay for 4-5 hours max. Would love it even more if it lasted a bit longer. Great product.
Wanted to Love it :(
I tried this primer to help hide the redness in my cheek area. While I do think it works well at covering redness, it felt heavy to me. Its not light and odorless like the origional. Also the consistancy is more of a cream that must be rubbed in. This primer has a slight smell, that I didnt appreciate. Will buy the origional, not this.
I love this product!
I am new to Bare Minerals, so I went to the mall to try the products. I have to say that Imam very impressed with the results!! Especially the neutralizing primer. I was a little hesitant at first when I saw the tint was yellow but it didn't even show after it was applied. I have a few red areas normally and as soon as the BM consultant applied this product my redness disappeared!! I am definitely buying this product again. Love it!!
Decent primer, though not necessarily neutralizing
I like the original primer, but thought perhaps I could reduce (or eliminate) the concealer process by using this "neutralizing" primer. So I got myself a bottle. Here's what I have found:
1. It is a bit thicker than the original. When I apply it, it feels a bit more like moisturizer than the original primer. Not sure if it moisturizes, but seems to me it takes a bit longer to dry than the original. On the other hand, even the original formula takes longer to dry in the hot weather.
2. It is yellow in color, not skin-yellow, more bright, neon-ish yellow. But when the primer is rubbed into the skin, the yellow color pretty much disappears. In terms of covering up anything, this primer doesn't do much for me that I can tell. Perhaps it works better on a really light skinned person. (I wear Ready Golden Medium).
3. My bottle of original primer smells faintly of vaseline to me (which I don't mind); this neutralizing primer, however, emits no smell. In my experience, if there is an unpleasant smell, the cosmetic product may be rancid. So I wouldn't avoid this primer because it may smell bad--it doesn't (or shouldn't).
This is the greatest primer ever. I have fair skin with pink cheeks and they get red very easily with any change in temperature, having a drink, emotion, etc. This is the ONLY thing I have ever found to neutralize the red! No need to layer on multiple layers of foundation, concealer and powder anymore. Just this and a swoop of the Ready foundation over the primer and it lasts all day. It even has enough coverage to wear just the primer out to the grocery store or to run errands. Love it!
Works like a dream!
Tried this primer for the first time a few months ago. Can't imagine running out. My skin looks and feels great. Foundation stays put all day, amazing on combination skin. Hardly a touch up needed. Would recommend to everyone.
Prime Time foundation Primer
I love this product - the way it makes my skin feel so silky and the difference it makes with my makeup staying so fresh much longer. But, I'm very disappointed in the fact that after a short time, the bottle quit dispensing and upon opening the lid, I found that the product had congealed in the bottle and obviously a great deal wasted! Would be glad to recommend to my friends if that defect could be resolved.
A Must Have!
This product is well worth the money. Upon application you instantly see how the product illuminating your face. It does take a few minutes to neutralize any redness you may have. I notice after about 2 minutes it tones down any blemishes I may have or ruddiness around my nose. But the best thing about this product is it provides medium coverage so I am using less of the foundation to get that flawless look!
What a difference!
First of all, I have never written a review, but I had to because this product is amazing. I've been using Bare Minerals for years, started using the Ready Foundation when it came out and used the original Prime Time Primer. Went to the Bare Minerals store the other day and the salesperson suggested I try the new Prime Time Neutralizing Primer. I have a lot of redness on my face with a few flaky areas. What a difference! Because of the new Primer, when the Ready Foundation is applied, my skin looks better than it ever has!!! And I think I use less foundation because the Primer does such a good job. I can't imagine anyone not loving this new product!
neuetralizing foundation primer~ club options
Simply amazing, love it, BUT, wish it was an option in my club, I don't understand why the newer products aren't included as options if the original products are an option.
does not neutralize redness
Yellow does not neutralize redness..green does. This product may even it out a bit but does not neutralize it. That being said, I should have read more closely to see they use yellow. I have mild rosacea and it doesn't neutralize it at all.