Bare Escentuals • Prime Time Oil Control • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||29%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
awful, awful stuff. I was a loyal bareminerals makeup user for 4-5 years. Thought the primer would be great as I have oily skin and my foundation tends to melt off throughout the day and I have to use multiple oil blotter sheets throughout a day. this primer is HORRIBLE. made my skin much more oily than usual...doesnt work whatsoever. Terrible disapointment. I got married in August and my makeup artist used makeup forever foundation and primer and I immediately switched over to that and LOVE it. used this primer with it and it's still just as awful as before. never again will I use this primer or any other bare minerals product!! Makeup forever is 100 times better in EVERY way.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
OMG... wish I checked reviews before buying this one. This stuff is horrible for me. I have combination skin, and I need a primer under my liquid (MAC StudioFix Fluid) foundation. I was heartbroken to see that the HG primer I had been using for the past 7 years had recently been discontinued, and I can't purchase it anywhere. :: sigh :: So on the quest for a replacement, I thought I would try BE- because I love their eyelid primer. Sadly, this isn't in the same league as the eyelid primer. I purchased the oil control version because the primer I used before was for Combination/Oily skin and had salicylic acid & silica in it, so I thought this one would be a close match. But this one went on my face like a vacuum... it just got sucked right into my skin and made it feel instantly tight. When I tried to apply my foundation over it, the foundation sat on top of the primer and did not blend into my skin at all. All it did was make my foundation look caked and unnatural... what a nightmare trying to smooth it out! I will say this in its favor, tho... it did keep the oilies away all day. Usually my nose starts getting a little shiny by the afternoon, but today it did not. But I can always remedy that problem with a little powder in the afternoon. I would much rather have a primer that sets my foundation the right way instantly, then one that keeps the shine off my nose. Going to see about returning this to the BE store.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
i have combination skin, so i do have to only put this primer on my t-zone. still, it feels like it's sucking moisture from my skin and it flakes off when i put foundation on. it doesn't surpass any other primer i have used in terms of my makeup's staying power. not only that, but the texture is goopy and it smells TERRIBLE, like putting elmer's glue on your face.
i've also had problems with the pump, it's stuck so i have to take some of the primer out with a q-tip.
i don't recommend this product to anyone, i'll stick to my too faced primer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this primer ("new and improved" formulation) on a whim at Sephora and was surprised by the awful reviews when I returned home. I was ready to return it unused, but thought to give it a fair shot. Background: I am Asian, fair-medium, and prone to oiliness throughout the day. By 5 o'clock, you can bet most of my foundation has slid off or been dabbed into oblivion.
I use Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra 24H, which is water-based. I think that's the key to making this primer work because I have had no problems. Not only has my foundation lasted much longer, but I experience little to no oily breakthrough now.
I apply it after my moisturizer, which I allow to sink in completely before patting away any greasy residue with a one-ply tissue. I, then, use a small dot of this primer all over my face and really rub it in, section by section, getting dressed while I wait for it to fully dry. Finally, I put my foundation on (with my hands because it gives the most natural finish). I already notice a difference because usually, I have to soak up a thin layer of oil that appears after my routine, but I have not had this problem.
The texture is a thin, watery, gel. I can't comment on the packaging since I have only started using it. But so far, so good. (Although I'd much rather it be a squeeze bottle so every bit of product can be utilized.) Just make sure your foundation is water-based and I think it will be alright!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
First of all, this is a water-based primer and thus it'll get along only with water-based foundations, otherwise the different formulations will fight each other and as you know oil is hydrophobic so you'll end up shiny as a disco ball..
This one left me in the middle but only because I wasn't using it the right way in the 1st place. As someone noticed earlier, if this primer is used on non-problematic aeras, it will flake very bad. I have combination skin but with very normal skin on the outer perimeter of my face; I use this primer only on my t-zone where I get shiny throughout the day. Since it dries up the targeted aera, no surprise that some combination girls with drier cheeks than mine will find this horrible. It's not an hydrating primer so for those of you looking for that, this is not meant for you. Combine with the use of a water-based foundation (Mac Face&Body for me), the skin looks a lot healthier, less dry.
Regarding the longevity of this stuff, it's just OK nothing miraculous. Since it has few (or none?) silicone in it, it doesn't smooth out the surface as much as I'd like too (downside right?). Another huge con for me is this packaging: The pump is great but when you're reaching the end, since it's a gel all the product sticks to the sides of the bottle and it's just a nightmare to get it in order to not waste your money!
I've changed my face routine and since my pores are less apparent and I'm less oily due to this new regimen, the primer helps my make up stay on longer than before.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
At first I thought this was OK, but with continued use I've realised I actually really dislike it. I don't think it makes any difference in holding my makeup on or controlling my oily skin, but the worst thing about it is that it flakes off when I apply my makeup on top of it, resulting in making my makeup really patchy! For how expensive it is, I don't think it is worth the money at all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I wanted to like this product since I have been very impressed with everything else BM puts out, but this was terrible compared to the original.
I have very oily skin, so I've been trying all of BM's products to help keep it at bay. This, however, didn't even work being applied, so I can't attest to its oil controlling capabilities. After washing my face and applying moisturizer (and letting the moisturizer dry), I applied this like I do the original formula. However, my skin and moisturizer began to ball up and flake off my face in almost every place I put this on. I immediately knew this wouldn't work, so I started over with my original and had no issues. This was pretty disappointing - but at least the original formula works great!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is HORRIBLE! I can't even put my foundation on over top of it! It's like this thick, silicone glue all over my face! Don't waste the money!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I think this product is much more effective if only used on problem oily areas rather than an all over primer. I use my FOA primer all over and this primer on my nose and cheeks only. I have definitely noticed that my makeup stays on much better than if I am not wearing this. By about 2pm I am usually missing foundation on either side of my nose, but with this It stays!
I find if I use this along with my MAC blot powder once per day, my makeup stays in its place and I am shine free.
Also, I find that compared to a lot of the other mattifying primers I was considering, this one was a good price and should last me a long time if only using it in small areas.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Personally, I think this is a decent primer. I have read many reviews below me and I can see everyone's concerns and I do agree that those can happen. First off, what I did like about this product- I could see an increase in my foundation wear. It would provide some solid wear for a long time- 8 hours at least. I also like that a little goes a very long way, and this stuff did not break me out (yay!). It also dries pretty clear, unless you accidentally forget to blend a little- in that case, it dries a white-ish color. I like the pump bottle- very convenient. Now, what I found was kinda bad with this product- the quantity. The price is $23, and you literally get a bottle that contains only 2x the product of a sample!! Also, it leaves my skin feeling dry and stretched once I put it on. Not a very pleasant feeling. Although the product did a good job regarding my foundation wear, it did not control my oily skin at all. In fact, I think it just increased it. After about an hour or so, my T-zone was getting oily. I usually count on this stuff because powder breaks me out a lot, so I cannot use it. I was disappointed when this stuff did nothing to control the oil. I would say it is a good primer if you want a primer, but not an oil control one. Sorry- you're on your own for that one.