Rated 3.88 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review AMAZING PRODUCT, BUT MUST USE VERY LITTLE
I have oily combo skin and this product is perfect for me! My skin is wack, oily forehead and nose, redness on my chin, and dry around mouth and under my eyes and this completely restored my skin. I would even argue that the redness on my chin is less noticeable after application. I typically use this under matte foundations and its made all of then look like a dream. BUT, use sparingly. On a day when my skin was dry, I used a lot because love the soothing feeling this primer provides, but it made my foundation look like it was sitting on top instead of melted in my skin like it normally does.
TIP. After applying the primer with your fingers, lightly press over with a sponge to make sure its not gathered in one area
Make sure you wait some time before applying foundation, (2 mins is fine)
and use a different sponge for the primer and foundation.
Most Helpful Critical Review It's ok.
I normally use the bareminerals original primer for my face, but I decided to give this one a try. The main reason I wanted to try it is I have dry skin on my cheeks and around my nose, but a very oily t-zone. The product as a whole works. It does not make my t-zone any better like it says it will. I do like when I put it on, it wipes away all my dry skin. A MAJOR downside to this product is that it does not spread well. You have to use A LOT of product just to evenly cover your face. Whereas with the original primer, you only need one squirt and your done. Since this is a major problem, you'd think the price for it would be cheaper, but it's not.
Reviewed by 58 customers Very good primer for powder foundation
MJ from SaratogaSprings, NY
This primer fantastic for somebody who uses powder foundation. I love silicon primers as well for their pore-coverage but when I put my foundation the brush would cake it up and take it off. That does not happen with this stuff and it holds my make up well! It's not too heavy when you put it on and it provides the perfect amount of tackiness to hold products
Managed my oily skin really well
Kim J. from West Monroe, LA
This product is great. I'd used the original formula previously. It worked very well but the oil would break through my foundation. My face would became shiny after a couple of hours of wear. Not with this formula. It really controls the shine.
No made my skin so dry and flakey
Caro from Chicago, IL
I tried to use it before using the mineral powder foundation from bare minerals and my forehead looked dry and felt very dry too
Would buy this again
ghotstuff74 from fl
Didn't like this product at first because it has silicone in it but more i used with the better it works. Wanted to avoid the silicone feel on my face and this product has water as first ingredient so it doesn't feel tight or maskiness of the silicone. Surprised me a bit and made make up last and t-zone was not perfect but not as noticeable after a few hours. i like that it didn't feel like plastic on my face. So far so good on the breaking out and keeping my fingers crossed!!
Definitely a keeper
Trish the dish from St Clair Shores, MI
Love this product! Disappears into your skin and does what it promises...keeps you looking fresh and glowy,.
Ge is makes my skin feel like silk.
Nicole from OH
After setting in my make up glides on.
LiveMyBoys from Kansas
I've tried so many primers & finally found this. It works very well & has fairly good staying power.
For got oily skin
Samantha from Virginia
I developed oily skin about 1 year ago. And this does a great job I'm not letting my face get shiny
Definitely one of the better primers I've had
Morgan America from San Diego
Definitely recommend. Easy on skin. I have problem skin and it hasn't increased my breakouts too much but it hasn't dried me out either.
This Primer Does The Job!
ccanini from Palm Beach Gardens, FL
This is a great primer. I have used bareMinerals powder for years but after moving to a climate with high humidity, I found my face was "shiny" after a couple of hours of application. This primer did the trick. Face is not shiny all day. Remember to give the tube a quick shake before using sparingly.
PK's Gal from Texas
I have bought this product many times. I have combination skin and I am sensitive to certain products. This product causes me no sensitivity issues, such as itching. It also does a great job of evening out my combination skin. Holds my makeup until I take it off. Highly recommend.
LB from chino
didn't really do anything for me wouldn't buy it again
I would buy this product again and again!!!
Dini from Las Vegas
This primer is awesome. It makes my foundation look so much better and keeps my foundation in place all day. It's great for combo skin and more mature skin. It's not silicone based which for me means no oilyness and no breakouts.
Doesn't do much of anything
conniebird from NM
I've been using this for a few weeks. There is little change to the oiliness in my t-zone, and it doesn't seem to help makeup stay any better than if I i used nothing.
Definitely buy again and again
Amie from Rapid City SD
Complete oil control all day. I will buy again. No doubt about that!!!!
Nah I'll pass
Katherine from Fayetteville nc
Breaks out my skin, feels good and works great but has caused a massive breakout! 😢
shmeberry from san antonio, tx
I was using a Clinique primer before this one but it started to make my face oily.. even with a matted foundation. You cant go wrong with bareminerals! Doesnt make your face oily or dry, I hope it continues working that way! My makeup stays on in this summer texas heat!
Not at all what I expected
Wen from Minnetonka
If uh had my receipt still, I would try returning. This product is awful. It's suppose to prime your skin. While applying foundation gently with my sponge, it peels away taking the foundation with it.
This is great product.
Snowbunny from Fort Collins, Colorado
Great for oily skin. It stays on all day.
Julia from Martinsburg, WV
I came to the store looking for a loose powder foundation that would provide better coverage than what I get with the Bare Minerals foundation. The sales girl showed me a couple option of loose powder but from the way she was talking I got the feeling that it's hard to find anything better than Bare minerals loose power that's why she recommended trying a primer before applying the foundation.
My skin is usually dry in the morning and gets very oily in the afternoon so I was told that the Combo Control Primer will do the trick for me.
I am extremely satisfied with it. Its very easy to apply and I don't need a lot of product to get good coverage. You definitely need to give it a couple minutes before applying anything else. It helps my foundation stay on and look good all day and I noticed that my skin is about 75% less oily in the afternoon then it used to get before I start using the primer.
I feel that this product is a hit or miss but you won't know until you try it.
Chan from Wisconsin
I was recommended this by one of the workers and it works exactly how she said it would. It's awsome for combination skin which I never knew I had.
Eve from Stamford
I have a combination of oily and dry skin. I went to Ulta and asked the associate to help me find a primer that helps me with enlarged pores , that works for combination skin and that I can use under Bareminerals original foundation. Well, first day I used it with a liquid foundation and it was okay.Second day I tried it with the Bareminerals and it made my face look orange!!! It oxidized the foundation. Third day I used it with the liquid foundation again. The next morning I woke up with my face full of pimples! I never get pimples, this primer did not work for me at all. I stopped using it and now my face is back to normal.
Ernmike from Alta Loma
This is an ok primer. It is kind of thick when applying so it doesn't rub in as easy as some of the others I've tried. It also doesn't last well in my T zone. I have combo skin and I find this doesn't keep my makeup from separating in oily areas. For the price it doesn't give you much
Not for me
Luv2shop from Phoenix
I tried for 2 days and I feel it didn't do anything great for me so I returned and bought a matte primer. This was gross in 115 degree heat.
Love this primer!!
Dogmom13 from New holland, pa
So light weight it doesn't feel like anything on my skin. Helps to smooth skin before applying foundation.