The only other primer I have tried prior to this product is the Napoleon Perdis one, but I have to say, I don't think the Bare Minerals one is for me.
It goes on feeling greasy, and although it leaves my skin smooth, it is a greasy kind of smooth that I don't really like. I don't really have any other comments on it - I don't think it has much of an effect on the staying power of my make up, there is no noticeable difference when I skip using it.
Will definitely be shopping around for a primer with a nicer feel for next time.
I really really like this product. I sometimes use it by itself or with my hard candy skin perfecting primer. This stuff. Smoothed my skin out and also gave me a much longer wear time. I use the ready foundation and it looks ahhhhmazing! Much better than anything else I've tried. Would like to buy again but it's a tad pricey. But if between now and the time I run out I haven't found anything comparable I will DEFINITELY get this again!
Fantastic when mixed with under eye concealer. Glides on and makes my entire face feel smooth as a baby. It's hard to get it all out of the bottle when you get down to the last l/4. I tap it out onto my palm so I can get as much out as possible. You can also use it on any dry spots for relief. I love this product.
This is my go-to primer. The silicone-based formula goes on smooth and clear, and doesn't settle into any lines. It does take a bit to dry, however, and I notice if I haven't waited long enough that my Ready Foundation gets weird lines in it from the primer. However, it definitely prolongs the wear of my makeup and just feels nice going on the skin.
My one gripe with it is the bottle. The pump dispenser is a bit difficult to push when you just want a little bit more to come out. I wish there was more control with it so as not to waste any product. It would be great if they could put it into a squeeze bottle like the one given to you when you do the Kit - no product was wasted there!
But overall, this is excellent and I've already purchased a backup.
I really enjoy how it perfects my skin, fills any imperfections beautifully! I love it.
I received a sample size of the bare essentials prime time primer in a starter kit and wanted to love it, but it broke me out. I had cystic type acne when I have never had that before! I finally figured out after a few times of stopping use of this product that it was both the bare essentials foundation and also this primer that was breaking me out so badly. It also didn't make my makeup stay any longer than normal.. So if you already use a moisturizer under your application of bare essentials powder foundation .. I don't see the benefit of using this at all.
I didn't care for this. It's gel like substance is hard to spread, it doesn't make much of a difference in oil control. There was no difference in the smoothness of my skin texture. I do like the pump on it, but that's it. I bought it once, wouldn't do it again. There's much better options elsewhere.
I really wanted to like this. But it just didn't make a difference to my makeup.
I go a small same, maybe a weeks' worth of this from sephora after receiving a tiny sample from sephora when I had placed an order with them. This comes out as a clear gel. Very light and feels very smooth almost like a oil texture. It absorbs into the skin very fast, and since it's clear you won't have streaks or anything. It def helps my foundation go on smoother and makes my face appear flawless, but it doesn't make my foundation stay on for my long days. *inserts sad face
NW10-15 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.
I used this in conjunction with the BE regular foundation. Both were samples from Sephora.
Having tried a number of primers (my HG NARS Pro Prime, Make Up For Ever HD, MAC Prep + Prime, Korres Silicone Free, Lancome La Base Pro, Cinema Secrets Ultimate), this one did not stand out, for better or worse - however it did go very well with the BE foundation. I would recommend trying it as a sample if you are in love with the BE Foundation just to see if it makes a positive difference using the two products as a pair. However, I found that my other silicone-based primer, Cinema Secrets, was cheaper per amount and gave the same benefits. I also liked using MAC Fix+ spray as a primer to dip my foundation brush in and wet the BE foundation before applying. A combination of these 2 gave me the best results with the foundation, even a nicer longer finish than with this primer, but the primer was still good on its own.
I like to wear sunscreen every day as part of my skin care routine. I have combination skin, and don't like to add too many layers underneath my foundation, so I love it if my primers accomplish these goals:
1) creates a smooth surface to apply my foundation and makes my foundation look better than without the primer;
2) takes the place of moisturizer for my dry cheeks;
3) acts as oil control for my T-zone;
4) has enough sunscreen to take the place of an additional sunscreen layer;
5) and makes my foundation last longer than without the primer.
Did this primer do that?
3) decent but not amazing oil control;
4) does not have sunscreen : (
5) yes, my BE foundation lasted longer with the primer, but lasted the longest with the aforementioned combination of products.
I love the finish and light-weight coverage of this primer/foundation combination, but will not repurchase for two reasons:
1) My other silicone-based primer, Cinema Secrets Ultimate, was cheaper for a larger amount
2) Probably won't continue to wear BE (although I love the foundation!) as it breaks me out from time to time and I can't seem to find a color match
I really like this primer. I use it with Bare Minerals Matte foundation and I did notice my skin looks and feels smoother. I don't have any blemishes or overly dry areas so I guess i don't totally need a primer, I just feel like it keeps my foundation all day.