Rated 4.32 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Exactly what I have been waiting for
I was a little leery to try this, but it was love at first use. I need something to wear just around the house to cover the brown spots, redness, and some other facial skin issues I have been having due to side effects of a certain medication I am taking. This is exactly what I need! I have such oily skin--this helps combat that--and it gets rid of the redness and helps hide the spots, all in one. Just one little drop goes on my face at the beginning of the day, and voila! My skin looks better throughout the day, without having to put on primer, then foundation, then mineral veil. I cannot wait to use the product during the summer months. Thank you for this! Please keep this product in stock! Now, if only you will bring back Poof for Lips, I would be so happy. (I am allergic to all of your lip products right now, which either contain fragrance or plumping ingredients.) Poof was made up of only 3 ingredients and I have found nothing like it on the market. Bring back Poof! :)
Most Helpful Critical Review Did You Forget About The Dark Complexions? :(
I am a new member of the Bare Minerals family. I have adult acne prone skin that I was able to get under control with the help of my fabulous dermatologist Dr. Dans in San Francisco! It was his suggestion that I use Bare Minerals products if I were going to use any make up at all.
On my second visit to the Bare Mineral Boutique, I racked up just about $300.00 worth of products! That should tell you how much I LOVE this stuff. I particularly have an obsession with the foundation and finishing products. As a black woman, I was so happy to see that there are options for women of color. Due to the wide range of ethnic backgrounds black people are made up of, we range in many colors all over the charts from almost white to ebony chocolate! I was happy to purchase my daughter light products for her fair skin, and tan products for my golden brown complexion.
I was REALLY excited to try out the Prime Time BB Primer, because I'm not really a foundation junky, unless I'm going out for the night. I was eager, to find a prodcut that moisturized without clogging pores, and provide minimal coverage for blemishes, with broad spectrum SPF protection. Although I'm a darker complexion, broad spectrum is important to me, to prevent hyper-pigmentation of my risidual acne blemishes. I just wanted something that I can slap on in the morning, and add a little lip gloss & go!
Well, I tried the Prime Time BB Primer on in medium, and it slightly matched my complexion, but was just a tad bit too light. It kind of made my skin look ashy. I was really dissapointed. Especially considering all of the wonderful colors the foundations come in, that range all over the board from very light to very dark. I thought, what happened here?
Many people say that the darker you are, the less sun protection is needed, due to the natural high production of melanin in people with darker complexions. This may be true, but I particularly need protection to keep my acne scars from gettin worse.
I can only imagine that it would'nt be cost effective to create a primer in every shade, but I think there should at least be a LIGHT, MEDIUM & DARK.
I'd love to give this five hearts, but I'm sad that I cant use the product, and my complexion has been left out of the equation. :(
Reviewed by 956 customers Wonderful Product, Horrible Pump
Katt from Florida
This is my favorite Bareminerals product. I love the soft, silky finish. It helps even the skin tone for a very natural look. I can use alone with a little powder or under the Complexion Rescue Tinted Gel Cream. Too bad the pump is horrible. I am on my third bottle, with the three of them the pump has stopped working about the time I have used half the bottle. Using the second half of the bottle becomes a mess. Bareminerals please come up with another packaging considering this is such a great product.
Would buy a gallon if I could
Frdsgrl from Florida
OMG! This is the BEST product ever made. I would order a gallon if possible. I use vit c serum, then moisturizer and then this. My face looks flawless, smooth and hydrated. I use my complexion rescue over it but really could get by with just this. Highly recommend! And has zinc and titanium for added protection.
I would buy this again if it had another dispenser
Annushu from Chicago
Silky and smooth - light color is perfect for fair complexions. Goes on evenly. Unfortunate that after you pump it once it tends to spit and spurt on the next pump so it gets all over clothes, dresser everything.
T Mom from IL
I was surprised by how good this was. Usually a tinted primer have very little coverage and this was about a medium coverage. It was much thicker than I was expecting which is actually a good thing! Will definitely buy again!
I took a chance and am glad I did!
Makeupmaven from South Bend, IN
I am a retiree and consider all the pros and cons before I part with my hard-earned $$. Had read up on this on Beautypedia. Some people called it a tinted moisturizer. Other people used it as a makeup primer. I liked the idea that it had 30 SPF. I used to be pretty oily and still am irked if I have a shiny look, and this does not give me that look. I wear it alone or put powder over it. What I like about it the most is that it gives a flawless finish. Since I have had it I don't bother with foundation anymore. Foundation seems too heavy after wearing this.
Wanted to love it...
Emily from Georgia
I LOVE how it goes on smoothly & definitely evens out my skin tone, but it dries out my skin SO bad! I use rosehip oil/serum plus a moisturizer under my makeup, and my skin still feels parched when I use this, which has never been an issue before even with combo-dry skin. I'm going to have to save it for days I'm outside a good bit rather than just day-to-day usage.
Love this product
Jmbuen from TN
This is a perfect combination of mineral sunscreen and foundation in one product. Does not irritate my sensitive skin plus gives a surprising amount of coverage with fantastic staying power. I find that I don't need to use foundation anymore. The silicones make this product slippery and take a while to dry down, however many foundations I've tried are exactly the same. So not a big deal. Try patting on rather than just smearing all over your face. 2 pumps is all I need. Seriously love this stuff!
Love. Love. Love.
Jordy from Tennessee
I LOVE THIS!! One of my favorite products. I don't wear a lot of makeup I've always kept it natural. This product is perfect for the natural look. I don't get oily, which usually happens after a couple of hours, my skin stays matte and soft all day! It's very light and I barely noticed I have makeup on at all! I will be sticking to this primer for a long time!
Emily from USA
I bought this because it had very high reviews. I wanted a nice primer and it has SPF 30 so I liked that a lot. When I got it I ordered the light shade but it came out very orangey. I've got light skin but can bronze it into a pretty dark shade but I can't do anything with orange. Maybe I can mix it with a moisturizer or something so it won't be so orange 😓 but overall I'm not impressed.
One of the best primers I've ever tried!!
Nini from NYC
Super light and doesn't even look like I'm wearing any makeup, just covers up any blemishes and redness. Also it doesn't make me break out after wearing which is a plus because my skin is super sensitive
smurray from Belgrade, MT
good BB cream for a natural look. I use this and a powder foundation and it looks so good! I gave a 4/5 because I'm not a super fan of the thickness.
Josie B. from Colorado
This is definitely one of the best BB creams I've used! It's creamy and light, but still evens out my skin a bit with the tint. I'm very fair-skinned and usually end up buying the 1st or 2nd lightest shades of a foundation, so I was worried that even the light shade would be too dark, but it worked perfectly. I would highly recommend! However, if you're looking for more of a medium coverage tint or texture, this probably isn't going to meet your expectations.
Love this product
RTaylor:-) from Pennsylvania
I have used this for years. The trick to putting it on is to make sure your moisturizer has dried and put it on lightly. Make sure it is dry before applying foundation. It is the best base for eye shadow too. I prefer the tinted primer. I will agree the pump is horrible. I just take the top off and use it that way. Please change the pump.
Yes, yes, and YES!
Cassandra from Noblesville, IN
I love this! You can use it on its own or under the BM original loose powder. I particularly like the tinted because if I happen to miss a spot with the powder, it's not as obvious with this. This doesn't irritate my oily skin or cause acne; it's the perfect primer!
Just to be clear - the clear version of this product sucks and I returned it!
Great primer and light coverage, however..
Vee from WA
I love this primer that also works for the days when you don't want to wear a ton of makeup. It evens my out skin tone without giving it that heavy makeup look and feel. Works well with the Original BM powder too.
What I don't like about it is the packaging. The pump works for a little while, however there is always soooo much product still left in the bottle that the pump doesn't reach. I have to unscrew the pump and use a Q-tip to get the rest out of the bottle so it's not wasted.
Rebecca from Saint Louis, MO
I am 32, with very oily skin and large pores, and starting to have some wrinkles. This blurs the pores like nothing I've ever used before, and mattifies my face, with a nice satiny (not oily) finish. It makes me look like I have an Instagram filter on. It's crazy. The coverage is very light, which is what I prefer. It's very no-fuss—I just apply it with my fingers. I'm debating buying 10 more bottles, in case they discontinue it... I hope they never do!
Fix pump and customer service for 5 stars
Mama Cath from Pennsylvania
This would be my favorite BB cream. I am hoping to find another product I like as well because it does not dispense from the pump. After the first few uses I have to open the bottle and use a cotton swab to get the product out, which results in waste and a mess. I have bought at least four different bottles, all with the same problem. I spoke to someone at Ulta who told me to contact the company. I did, and their representative told me just to keep using cotton swabs.
Best perfecting skin tint i've ever used
Britt from NY
I have extremely sensitive skin and this is one of the only face products that doesn't irritate my skin or cause flaking. It's lightweight and breathable, goes on very smooth, and has just enough coverage to even and perfect skin tone while still looking natural.
Okay primer & great sunscreen
Kymmo from Reno, Nevada
I love adding as many sunscreen steps as I can into my makeup routine, but my Filipino complexion is too dark for the darker shade without applying foundation over it. It isn't the best primer, but works better when I use a setting powder with it before putting on foundation. I may buy it again when I run out, but we'll see if something better comes out by then.
Works good horrible bottle
Beauty buyer from California
Works very well alone or under foundation. I used it for years but got tired of the pump to the bottle always going out when there's over half left & I would have to use a q-tip to scoop out what I needed. I got tired of this so moved on to supergoop Come on ulta sell supergoop!!
THIS IS FANTASTIC!!!
Brandy from Nashville TN
I bought this on a recommendation of the Bare minerals sales associate.. she was so spot on!! this is soft.. you can barely feel its there.. the coverage is so light!! I dont wear makeup and this is perfect for me!!
Love this product!
Smiley075 from Iowa City, Iowa
A small amount does the job. My foundation goes on smoothly. Never can have enough SPF on my face!
My Favorite Product
Kris from Idaho
This is the best product I have ever found! Goes on silky smooth. I can wear it alone or under foundation!
Great coverage and sunscreen protection
MM from Dallas
Will continue buying
Yes, I like the way my skin feels after applying the primer!
Bunny67 from Huntington, Wv
I just apply it and sometime skip foundation