Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bare Escentuals Prime Time Foundation Primer

A short post today because it’s about a product I like but don’t love.

Bare Escentuals’ Prime Time Foundation Primer is one of those products that’s OK but not amazing, at least not for me.

A good primer should do two things: Create a smooth base for easier and better makeup application and then act as a sort of “shield” between your sweaty face and your makeup.

Prime Time achieves the first thing perfectly and it just requires a small amount of product to do so. It’s the second thing were it falls flat, or should I say shiny.

I just find that this just doesn’t increase the lifespan of my makeup like some other primers do. And if I’m out doing something like dancing or even walking outside on a humid day, forget it; by the time I get home I’ll look like I never put primer on.

It’s an OK primer if you spend most of your time in an air-conditioned place. And because it’s fairly “natural”,  it’s probably a good choice for someone with sensitive skin. But really, especially for its price range (around $30), it’s not a must-own.

Would I buy this again: No
Should you buy it: Nah, there’s better stuff out there