Today, I will review for you an item which is an essential in your makeup routine especially if you want your eye make to last a long day. As you all know, if you are using a powder product, it needs something to adhere to if you have to make it last all day, which is exactly what a primer does. Not only does it increase the longevity of makeup, it also helps it stay put without creasing or sliding. Read on for the review of the Prime Time Eyelid Primer from bareMinerals.
It’s perfect for combating creasing and fading color. Formulated without preservatives, and infused with 100% pure bareMinerals and nourishing vitamins, our gentle formula is ideal for sensitive eyes, including contact wearers. Formulated without preservatives, oil and fragrance.
Isododecane, Barium Sulfate, DisteardimoniumHectorite, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, Triethylhexanoin, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Trihydroxystearin, SorbitanSesquioleate, Dimethicone, LoniceraCaprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Propylene Carbonate, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, PEG-40 Stearate, SimmondsiaChinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, AscorbylPalmitate, RetinylPalmitate, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).
$18 for 0.10 oz.
My Experience with bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer:
I am a huge fan of bareMinerals line and having tried their foundations and a few of their brushes which I have reviewed on IMBB. I love the fact that bareMinerals are a mineral makeup line hence much more healthier alternative than other brands which are full of chemicals and preservatives. Bareminerals products are paraben free too.
Packaging: This prime time primer comes in a small teeny tiny squeeze tube. I am not kidding when I say it is tiny. Considering the fact that this item costs $18, I would think that bareMinerals would be a little generous and not provide only 1/10th of an oz. Highly disappointed in this aspect. If I were to use this primer every day, it will at most last me 3-4 weeks even though a very little amount is needed per eye.
Texture: The texture of this primer is very smooth and spread easily. I use my fingers to apply this and at once on contact with my lids the products melts and becomes one with my skin. There is no greasiness or too much stickiness left behind. Yet it is tacky enough to make shadows appear with full color when applied on top of it. I have found that the shadows stick with such strength that sometimes I find them difficult to blend out.
Color: The prime time eye lid primer comes in 2 variants – original and brightening. I have the original which leaves a smooth matte canvas behind whereas the brightening one which I swatched at the store contains minute shimmer particles which I did not buy because I thought it would interfere if I were to create an all matte eye look. I love the fact that this primer also neutralizes my eyelid color along with priming it which helps whatever shadow I put on top to pop with full intensity. I do have darker eye area because of heavy dark circles and have tiny veins visible around my eyelids. Using this primer makes them almost disappear.
Staying Power: This primer truly increases the logetivityy of my eye makeup. The shadows I have worn on top it last all day long without the slightest bit of fading.
Regularly, my skin borders on normal to dry type but the area around my area tends to get oily quickly which makes only my eye makeup fade faster. Normally, a shadow which lasts only 3-4 hours on my oily lids lasts more than 8 hours with this primer underneath, highly pleased in this aspect.
Overall, I am very happy with the quality and performance of this eye primer. This is one of the best primers I have used till day as it truly is multi-functional as it neutralizes, controls oily lids and also increases the wear time of my eye makeup remarkably. I am only disappointed at the amount of product which is provided for the price they charge.
Pros of bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer:
- Makes my eye makeup last all day.
- Does not feel too greasy or sticky on the eyelids, basically melts and disappears into the skin.
- Fragrance free and free of parabens, preservatives and oils.
- Neutralizes the darkness and visible veins around my eyes.
- Travel-friendly tube.
- Can also be used by sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
Cons of bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer:
- Teeny tiny squeeze tube for the price. Wish they were a little bit more generous.
4.5 /5 (minus points for the quantity).