Rated 4.46 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great product - very poor delivery system
I am a 62 year old woman and I love this product. Have used it for several years and hate to be without it. I had never used a primer before and got this in a trial size. I was amazed how soft and smooth it made my face feel. My makeup goes on so much smoother and even. I can definitely tell if I forget to use the primer before putting on my makeup. No problems with breakouts or oily skin. HOWEVER...I hate the delivery system. I never had problems until the last few bottles. At least the last 3 or 4 bottles the pump quits working and won't dispense the primer. At first I thought it was just because the product was low, but when I open the bottle there is a lot of product on the tubing so I end up just putting it on my hand with the tube. When the product is really low you are scraping it out with the tube or your fingers. I have even cut the bottle open to get to the last of the product. I had read another review that said you need to shake, shake, shake the bottle to get the product to dispense. I never had to do that on any of the bottles I had received before, but thought ok I will try that. Didn't seem to help. The last bottle I received I shook before EVERY use from the very start but it did not help at all. Actually the pump on this last bottle was useless. I would pump and pump and get very little product. It takes so little of this product to do a terrific job I feel that I am wasting product and my time and energy. Seems like a company as terrific as BE could come up with better packaging for a great product. I too am very frustrated and would prefer a tube delivery system so I didn't constantly have to work so hard to get to the product.
Most Helpful Critical Review Silicone is not natural
I love all BM products except for the primer. It contains silicone, which is not natural. I thought BM products were supposed to contain natural ingredients. The reason I use BM makeup is because it does not contain silicone. I cant find other foundations out there that don't contain silicone, so this was exciting to find out that BM makeup has like 4 ingredients. My skin is oily and acne prone, so silicone is a major no-no for my skin. I hope they come out with a silicone free primer soon!! Does anyone else have problems with silicone?
Reviewed by 2473 customers Horrible
Courtney from Huntingdon
This primer made my makeup blotchy it is horrible. Will never buy again
I really love this product
Alyssa from Murrieta, Ca
At first I was skeptical if this would actually work but figured I would try it. I feel like it hydrates your face prior to putting on your makeup. You only need a small pea size. So silky and lightweight. I will definitely use this under my makeup. Even with wearing a mask all day at work, My makeup stays on allllllll day!
I will buy this again.
Pat from Peoria, AZ
Use it every day.
Caused my nose to break out and poor coverage.
Gklieve from Minnesota
I saw this had high ratings so I thought I'd try it. It made my face look greasy/shiny after a couple hours and it made my nose break out in tiny white heads after using it for two days.
Shelly from Texas
I am not sure if this is a good product or not? When I called to let Ulta know the representative told me it should have been pkged w/the 3 mascaras I ordered but it wasn't. The representative told me maybe it was shipped seperately? I ordered November 27th & still no bareMinerals foundation primer. So frustrating!
This is the BEST primer EVER!
StylingMaven from Northern CA
I have ordered this primer numerous times. It makes my skin look almost flawless and at 60 years of age, that is amazing! Highly recommend this product!
Jenn from Nebraska
love this primer, no sticky feeling. Blurs out imperfections. makeup stays on!!
Tried a million primers, THIS is the best
Kelli K from Maplewood, MN
Love the feel of the primer and I seriously have tried SO many. This is by far my favorite.
Pooh Bear from Wheelersburg, OH
First time buying Bare Mineral...was pleasantly surprised! Will definitely buy again
Bright Skin, Bad for Redheads with Rosacea/Dry skin
GingersRule from Seattle
I'm over 50, a redhead and have rosacea. I thought this formula would be more creamy or moisturizing, and non-silicone. My mistake!
It did make my skin bright, but really dried it out as it performs more like a silicone primer than a hydrating vitamin C primer.
If your skin isn't as sensitive, then this might make a great option for you.
I will be sticking with my Exuviance or Smashbox Vitamin C primers.
This has been my only primer for 30 yrs!
GFMc from PA
I can put this on with or without moisturizer. I'm over 65 so I stick with what I know is good. This is good!! I use a powder foundation if that helps. I love this primer by bare minerals!
Product is okay
Jen from Washington
I have very sensitive skin that gets oily very quickly! I have been using bare minerals makeup for about 1 year as recommended by my dermatologist. It looks great for about 1 hour and then my face gets oily and it rubs off..... I tried the face primer because it is recommended for this issue. My skin looks beautiful for an hour and then gets shiny. I haven't been able to find a product yet that can keep my shine away all day. This one works better than others- but still not the results I wanted.
chrisp from north texas
I use this product every time I wear foundation, which is almost every day. I like this brand and have used this product for many years now. My only issue is that when you are nearly 3/4 of the way through the bottle, you cannot pump out the rest of the product. I use a "lip spatula" (looks like a lip gloss wand) and scrape the sides of the bottle to use all of the product. I can do this for 1-2 weeks, that's how much is left in the bottle. I've mentioned this in a review before. BareMinerals read up!
Nice smooth out
Kittywoman from Petaluma
Good quality product
Weird from Won't buy again
This primer does wonders but something that really throws me off is that the primer itself smells like gasoline and has a very strong odor.
Perfect base for Bareminerals powder foundation
Sleepypup from San Jacinto, CA.
I only love this primer when I'm using a Bareminerals POWDER foundation. Otherwise, it moves to much and is a bit oily. When I'm wearing a different foundation, I only use it on the perimeter of my face. However, I love to use it on my neck because it doesn't tug the delicate skin like other primers sometimes do.
Junebug from Hutchinson
I have used this primer for years! I've always had acne prone and oily skin. This keeps my makeup on and looking good all day.
I buy this product a lot
Rayne from CALIFORNIA
You only need a small amount to smooth over face and neck! Can be worn alone or under foundation!
Smooth application and hydrating
Dionne from Mississippi
I apply my makeup in the following order: moisturizer, setting powder, setting spray (let dry), primer, and foundation. I have a combination of excessively dry and sensitive skin so I aim for products that are hydrating but also won't cause excessive breakouts and dry patches. this primer is very hydrating and has a very smooth application. It makes my foundation look like plain skin before all the contour and highlight.
Patricia from Peoria, az
Ive used this product for years and can't live without it.
Works well under powder
Nicolew from NY
I like this under the powder foundation, but it looks AWFUL under liquid foundations.
not my favorite
no name from Michigan
I was excited about buying this primer, but the first time I ordered I noticed a wretched smell kind of like gasoline? oil? I also feel that it makes my skin greasy and my foundation slips off because of it. Maybe I'll have to give it another try but this was not worth the money.
lorie from illinois
Did not go on evenly.
Terri from Maryville, TN
I've been using this for several years. Love it.
Txgranma from TX
The product goes on like a cloud, works well as a primer. I generally don't like metered-pump bottles, but will see how this one is when I get to the bottom.