Hi babblers :)
I'm starting to feel like I'm only writing about products the are some sort of clever pun (i.e. Peaches & Clean and Apocolips) but I can't help myself because this one really is a staple for me!
|Bare Minerals Prime Time Foundation Primer|
Bare Minerals - A long love affairI'm a big Bare Minerals fan and absolutely swear by their foundation (in Medium Beige).
I've used this for years and years and over this time I have expanded into other products in their ever-increasing range! Their foundation is definitely their signature product but I'm also a huge fan of their mascara, lipglosses and primers!
One of my absolute favourites is their Prime Time foundation primer. I simply can't resist a quirky name but in my opinion, this primer is much more than a clever play on words.
Primers - Essential or just a gimmick?
By day I'm a marketing executive (for something much less exciting than beauty) so I'm always a bit of a cynic when it comes things like this as I'm a little wise to their ways! Primers are an extra step in the make-up routine which you can't see, so are they really worth it?
Primers are designed to provide the perfect canvas for applying make-up, smoothing any imperfections, filling in fine lines ensuring your make-up looks as fabulous as it can. There's are loads on the market and until trying Prime Time, I'd not had the best experience.
Some of the primers I've tried have included Smashbox Photo Finish and Laura Geller Spackle. Neither impressed me much and to be honest, I found they made little or no difference to my finished look.
I was convinced they were just a gimmick, until I tried Prime Time. I first received this as part of a collection and have used it ever since!
Prime Time - My Review
With such a clever name, it's a disappointment that the packaging is so utilitarian However, it's what's inside that counts isn't it?
Prime Time is a clear gel that you smooth on your face prior to using foundation. I use one pump and leave for a few seconds whilst it sets (and as per instructed). It's as easy as that! The gel is very light-weight and applies very smoothly. It's a pleasure to use and seems to give my skin a silky feel. My foundation buffs on to provide a creamier than usual finish - result!
I'm not sure if it works better than other primers I've used in the past because I'm using it in conjunction with the same branded foundation but I've found that this does make my foundation last longer! It's also apparently filled with vitamins so I feel like I'm doing something good for my skin rather than clogging it up which is what I felt other primers did.
A bottle lasts me ages and this jumbo sized one seems bottomless! I do buy a lot of BE kits so don't tend to purchase it as a stand-alone product but I find Feel Unique is the cheapest place for individual products.
I've tried a few other Prime Time variations such as the brightening and neutralizing which are both fab. Their eye-shadow primer is also a winner for me.
OK. Love in over!