I bought this when I first learned about eyelid primers. You might be a little turned off by the $16 you have to pay for the itty bitty tube but I kid you not this thing lasted me 9 months (with everyday use)!! It is easily comparable to UDPP or Too Faced Shadow Insurance. When I used this I LOVED it, I couldn't go a day without it. I did a little research to figure out which primer was the best all around I choose Too Faced because you get a bigger amount than BE and UD and I didn't want to deal with cutting up the primer potion bottle. Though the prime time is a little bit harder to blend than Too Faced, it doesn't really matter because this works SO good!
I got this product as a gift in a Bare Escentuals gift set (I'm a BE devotee of two years, and I make sure everyone knows it). Boy, am I glad I did! I don't think I ever would have tried it before because my previous use of UDPP had me so jaded. This product works a million times better for me.
The BE shadow/liner primer is definitely thicker - more like a paste than the thin, barely-there consistency of UDPP. With that being said, it gives me the assurance that it's going to hold my eye makeup and force it to stay put. I was honestly quite surprised to find how it didn't cake up at all since it was so thick! The entire day, my shadow and liner looked fresh - and my eye makeup looked as if I had just applied it!
I love that the BE Primetime product simply functions so much better, but on another level, I feel comfortable knowing that it's all-natural. Definitely better for my skin, and these days, I'm all about taking care of my skin!
I thought the primer looked chalky on my lids, even though my skin is fair. It was easy to put on too much, which looked dreadful.
I don't understand the applicator tip because I can't imagine applying it directly from the container to the lids, so there's no reason for it to be anything other than an opening in a squeeze tube.
I'll stick with my hoarded supply of Clinique matte Touch Tint. It makes the perfect base for other shadows and it can also be used solo. (I don't think Clinique makes this product in matte finish anymore.)
I liked this primer quite a bit, especially with the Bare Escentuals mineral shadows. They adhere and stay well with their own brand's primer. I normally us UDPP and TFSI, but this one works as well as the others. The reason why I won't buy this anymore...the amount of product you get. The tube is teeny. It is only 1.5 mL/0.05 oz, whereas my two are both 10 mL/0.34 oz and mL/ 0.35 oz respectively (and I actually have the XL UDPP, which has even more) for about the same price. I like the packaging better than UDPP, but I notice that sometimes a bit of concealer "leaks" out from the sponge tip, and I get afraid that it will dry out. It will get 4 lippies for effectiveness, but, unless they come out with a better deal, I will not buy this anymore.
LOVE this stuff. Works better than any other primer out there and it's natural. Best of both worlds. UDPP not only didn't work for me, it broke me out. Must be all the silicone in it. I tried the Tarte natural primer because it worked out to be slightly cheaper than the BE but it didn't work very well and kind of burned my eyelids. I don't use the applicator to apply. I squeeze out a little bit onto my finger, taps two fingers together and apply on both eyelids. I let it dry for a minute and then use a nude shadow or setting powder to set it. My eyeshadow and liner stays on all day and I have super-oily eyelids. Great product.
i absolutely looove this product! im a young makeup artist and i use this on all of my clients. it lasts all day and night, with no creasing. definately would recommend for eyeshadow/eyeliner lovers.
this is a nice primer and it works well.
comes in a slick white metal tube the size of a nars lipgloss. it contains 1.5 ml/.05 fl oz of product.
has a felt tip, you twist/click the bottom and up comes the primer.
packaging is way better than urban decay primer potion. as far as formula goes, i'm torn between the two.
they both help shadows stay put. but udpp is thinner and goes on easier which i like, while primetime is more of a paste and you have to make sure you use your your ring finger to blend it even .but with primetime the shadows are more vibrant, it really brings out the color and pigments of your shadows better than udpp.
i like them both .
Picked up this primer after using the Trish McEvoy one. I love that you only need a tiny dab of this and that there is no color to it. It comes in a click pen that does not allow you to see how much product is left, which is a negative. The applicator has a flocked tip you can stroke right onto your eyelid, but I usually use my finger to apply.
I've been using this everyday for a few months with very good results - it definitely helps hold my e/s all day (note I don't use any other BE products). The only thing I've noticed is with some shadows I get a slight drag when applying.
Overall I'd recommend, although the packaging needs improvement.
Edit: I ran out the day after writing this review. I took one lippie off, b/c for $16 there is not a lot of product in the pen. It took me almost a year to use up the Trish McEvoy, and only 3 months for this.
I would buy this again if I had to... as a last resort. It works fine but Urban Decays eye primer works better in my opinion. It is a bit thick and does not spread as easy but like I said, it does the job of not creasing your eye makeup.
Pretty decent shadow primer...keeps my shadow creaseless looking great for hours! Not sure if it does it for quite as long as UDPP but it's great for every day, keeps my shadow on while I'm at work, and you don't have to use a ton of it. Will have it in my collection always, along with UDPP!