Review: Bare Escentuals bareVitamins Prime Time
The texture of Prime Time is thick and greasy. I find it unpleasant smearing the product all over my face, not to mention that it also takes quite some time to fully dry. Once the primer’s set, you’ll have sort of a moisturized-looking complexion instead of matte. Perhaps people with dry skin would like this primer better than I do. But if you’re oily-skinned like me, you might want to try Monistat instead since it dries matte and has better oil control (plus, it’s A LOT cheaper!).
The following pictures demonstrate how the primer works. I purposely use more product than I would on my face so that my camera could pick up the difference.
The primer seems to really make the foundation applies smoother, right? You see, as for “priming” purpose, it does the job alright. But the oil control issue is a major let down for me. Not only that, if I put too much product on (which I do all the time since the pump sucks) it has the tendency to slide off my face. I would be left with that not so flattering uneven skin at the end of the day.
Summing up my review, this is a product that I won’t recommend to those with oily skin. It’s greasy, it takes a lot of time to set, but fortunately it didn’t break me out. I’ve tried better primers with friendlier price tag than this so nope, certainly won’t be repurchasing!