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 2604 customers Yes!
Karen from San Luis Obispo, Ca
My skin loves it. Won't put make up on without this first. Have been using it for years it not decades.
I really like this base cream and have told others.
Colleen from Slayton, MN
It is not greasy. Keeps skin feelings smooth. Make up goes on do evenly over this base.
Kabee from Taylorville, Il.
Great base for bare minerals. Make up goes on great.
I definitely will continue to buy this primer!!!
Mirah B from Belleville, NJ
It literally makes my foundation look flawless. I don't have to add lot for it to do its job.
The product is good, but the packaging is not.
Shorty from Manalapan, NJ
I've bought two of these in the last few months and the pump gets jammed. I've purchased the product before with no problem. I'm wondering if it's old or cheaper materials are being used.
i wiil buy again
Pat from Peoria, AZ
I use it every morning before I apply makeup.
Not long lasting from Southern Illinois
This did not impress me for the price. I do not like silicone textured primers. It does not work well with tinted moisturizers. My base applies just fine but it does not make my makeup last all day. It did not fill in my pores at all. I'lll stick to my more hydrating primers. Might give it another try when my skin is less oily in the winter. Although it is a recommended primer by my dermatologist for "acne prone skin safe primer" it's just not my favorite type.
I will buy this again
I from Shreveport
It only takes a small amount and your face is very smooth and ready for your base makeup to apply
L K girl. from Oklahoma City
I use this product prior to applying foundation. Makes a smooth canvas for the foundation. Great bargain for the price. Love it!
Have used this product for over 10 years,
Jan from Pueblo, Colorado
This is a must use with foundation. Keeps you looking good all day
i love this primer
tj from columbia, mo
i got this primer because i was using elf and i wanted something healthier for my skin. the difference is too good to go back
laceyNY from New York
I received this in a sample bag along with about 10 other primers with one of my orders and I'm so glad I gave it a try, I was about to give up! I had even tried 2 from Tula that I didn't like. I have big pores, breakouts, oily and dry skin. I'm 38yrs old, it's awesome :/
This is the only primer that covers all of my issues! Some of the primers I used before helped blur my pores but they all exaggerated my flaky, dry skin.
I used this for a few days in a row for an all day event we were attending. It held my makeup in place and did its job blurring my pores and flaky dryness. It didn't make me break out, but I don't use it in my daily routine.
Tip: Make sure to not use too much, only need a little dab. And give it a few minutes to dry. I used Bare Minerals Veil as my final step in my make up and it's one of the only ways I've ever gone all day (especially at an event/conference) and my face looked nearly as fresh by the end as it did in the beginning!
Life Saver! Love Bare Minerals!
I would definitely buy this again!
Nancy from Indiana
I never thought a foundation primer would make such a difference! My foundation goes on smooth and my skin looks smooth too!
MikiC from Livonia,MI
I've used this primer for about 6 months and love it. It goes on very smooth and silky.
Nana Lloyd from Ohio
Loving this primer! It doesn't "roll" after drying like another primer I've tried. It's extremely smooth and your foundation goes on like butter! Definitely added to my favorites!
love this product!
silvia from orem,UT
tried it as a sample and ended up loving it!!
Not for everyone that's for sure
Tamara d from NJ
I tried this because of the reviews and it was on sale ! A break from my other expensive primer .. Made my face feel slimy and oily . I like the silky feeling of primers but this was like slabbing oil on my face . Really didn't help my makeup stay put at all . I returned . Going bk to my fave Dr Brandt !
Everyone skin is different.
Jess Ann3 from Columbus,OH
Everyone's skin is different and unfortunately even though this was such a smooth and soft primer that I loved the first couple hours of wearing it, I instantly got chemical burns from it and my rave had a horrible reaction to it. My face burned so bad day and even when I washed it off my race was red and irritated for about a week. Then it got scaly and dry and it was just horrible.
Katelynn from Ohio
if you have oily skin I wouldn't recommend.
Love the way it feels on my skin
Nancy H from Hot Springs, AR
I've tried MANY different primers but always seem to go back to Bare Minerals. It feels so smooth and make-up glides over it. I always wind up having to take the wand out of the bottle to apply because the pump gets clogged easily.
Second chance success!
Moni from League City, Texas
The first time I tried this primer I didn't like it and set it aside with the rest of my multiple primers . I decided to give it another try and I let it dry completely on my face (sometimes with the help of my blow dryer-cool setting- when I don't have a lot of extra time). It is now my favorite primer! I find I go longer in between the touch up powderpuff to reduce shine.
Awesone always use!
Ginger from Niceville, FL
i've always used this it is wonderful the way it makes my skin feel so smooth
My favorite primer!
Rocketmom from Cumming GA
I keep returning to this primer because it's so silky feeling, but also feels lighter than other primers. Bare minerals products are clean and seal in my makeup for longer wear.
Good for the price
Liana from La Mesa, NM
I apply this after my morning skincare routine and before my sunscreen. It tends to pill if I don't wait long enough for my previous product to absorb into my skin, or if put too much of the primer on. Those are the only downsides. Nice thing is that a little goes a long way so the bottle should last a long time, and I bought it on sale so that was a plus!
Jess from Xenia
I tried this in store, and it was the most oily primer I've ever felt. The formula felt fine, and I liked the finish. I'm very dry, but if I were to wear this, I feel like my face would be dripping with oil.