bareMinerals Prime Time - Review

Prep your skin with bareMinerals Prime Time

bareMinerals Prime Time review

It's that one product that I had never thought about using until recently, a primer. I'm not  entirely sure why I never did, I just didn't think it was important. I read in a magazine the other week and it said that using a good primer is one of, if not the most important step in your makeup routine!

As I haven't used a primer for very long I haven't got a tonne of reviews on a number of different brands to tell you. I was so happy with the first one I tried I knew I didn't want to look for any alternatives. It's the barMinerals PRIMETIME primer!

I have been told that putting on makeup without putting on a primer first is like painting a wall without preparing it first. You need a 'smooth' surface so that the makeup looks the best it can be! PRIMETIME is silky in texture and it is absorbed by the skin straight away. It is also translucent which is very important in a primer as I tried another one once which was white and it actually made white streaks all over my face. Not attractive. 

I would also have oily skin, especially on my T-zone so it is very difficult for me to find makeup that lasts all day. Before, I always needed to take my makeup with me in my bag along with my face brush to top it up throughout the day. Ever since I began using PRIMETIME my makeup lasts all day and it keeps shine at bay. I also use bareMinerals foundation and Mineral veil (which is a finishing powder) so this may be why PRIMETIME works so well for me, because I use all of their products together and they are made to be used together. 

bareMinerals Prime Time review

The only thing that I would have a problem with is the price. The normal Prime Time primer is £21 which is rather pricey as the bottle isn't that big. (30ml) In saying that you only need one pump per application so my guess is it will last me a good few months and when you divide it up it doesn't seem much at all. 

To make my money go further I would purchase a two pack from QVC. I can get my READY  bareMinerals foundation and the Prime Time primer for £27.48. This is such good value as it feels like I'm getting the foundation for next to nothing!

Not only that, QVC offer their customers a 30 day money back guarantee so if you buy anything off their website and you take it home and discover you don't like it, you can get a full refund. This even counts if you have opened the product AND have used it! Is is any wonder QVC is my favourite shopping channel!

bareMinerals Prime Time review

Prime Time Primer 

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  1. My mum /swears/ by this primer! Her bottle lasted her almost two years(!!) and that's her wearing make-up everyday. Just for that I'm very tempted to purchase it myself!

  2. this sounds great and your skin looks amazing!

    from helen at

    ps. win raybans and a beauty goodie bag worth nearly £300 on my blog! click here

  3. 2 years?! Woah I hope mine lasts this long! You only need one pump, I think less is more when it comes to this product so one pump is more than enough. definitely worth the money dearie x

  4. Thank you Helen! it's a great base, I highly recommend it. I've already entered your giveaway, loving your blog x


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