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bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer

What it is:A repackaged edition—now double in size—of Bare Escentuals' bestselling silky eyelid primer.What it does:Designed especially for use with bareMinerals, this primer is an oil-free, fragrance-free way to maximize the color and extend the wear of your favorite bareMinerals Eyeshadows, Glimmers, and Glimpses. The gentle formula goes on sheer and lightweight yet provides heavy-duty staying power for the most vibrant and lasting color. Perfect for those days when you need all-day, all-night wear, the sheer, neutral tint doesn't interfere with your favorite colors, while the bareMinerals-infused smoothing base keeps excess oil from affecting wear.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates
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Questions & Answers for bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer

Question
applicator tip or needle nose tip?
i liked the old packaging with the easy applicator. Does this one have an applicator to smooth over your eye easily too or just a needle nose tip like a neosporin tube? Thanks!
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
cerileen
(Chicago, IL)
on Prime Time Eyelid Primer
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
It has a plastic applicator tip. But I would recommend squirting a tiny bit on your finger and not directly onto your face. A little goes a long way and you can be more precise if you put it on your finger first.
answered 10 months ago
image74
(Syracuse, IN)
answer 2
This is just the needle nose tip. I feel like it lasts longer in this packaging-I can get more out of it.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
starlette120
(CT)
answer 3
I use my fingers, because I can feel it absorb into my skin. But it doesnt come with an applicator or a needle nose tip. If you perfer, use a brush! Hope this helps! :)
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
dreamyeyed
(Billings, MT)
answer 4
I liked the old packaging also, but this one is OK. No needle nose tip but a slanted tip like on a blistex tube. I use my finger - it's easier.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
mauilover93
(Gettysburg, PA)
answer 5
This has an angled, needle-nose tip. It is simple to put a very small amount on your fingertip and smooth it on your eyelid.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
jenmn
answer 6
it has a slanted blunt top kinda like lipstick. I use my ring finger to apply evenly and rub lightly.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
leahmac
(White Hall, AR)
answer 7
It has a large plastic tip. It is not pointy like a neosporin applicator; it has a flat, oval surface that is about half the size of a dime.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
staccase
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 8
It has a slant tip, very easy to use for fingertip application, which keeps the tube uncontaminated.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
roxy559
answer 9
It's a needle nose applicator like Neosporin. I like it better than the old backaging though because you don't waste any in that spongy material. Also, I think its easier to apply consistently with your finger.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
prettydo
(Cleveland, OH)
Question
Shimmer or Glittery?
Does this product have shimmer or glitter effect - really looking for a matte finish.
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
Anita96
on Prime Time Eyelid Primer
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Neither--it is matte.
answered 10 months ago
image74
(Syracuse, IN)
answer 2
This specific primer does not have shimmer. It is completely matte. They have a brightening primer that is more shimmery.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
starlette120
(CT)
answer 3
There is no sample I know of. It is truly matte finish and had no glitter either. It is a creme that dries to matte and provides a perfectly smooth surface for even my eyebrow pencil.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
sandeye
(Dallas, Texas)
answer 4
Yes, this has a matte finish.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
alienchangeling
(Huntsville, AL)
answer 5
the original formula is completely matte.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
bstric
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 6
Nope. Extremely matte.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
HW25
(Seattle, WA)
answer 7
No shimmer or glitter effect. When used properly, the primer is undetectable.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
iceyniki
(B-more, MD)
answer 8
It has a matte finish.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
kiwidesign78
(Indiana)
Question
does this contain more primer than the click-pen version?
This new one is $18 and the old one is $16. Does this contain more primer?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
kannd
(NY)
on Prime Time Eyelid Primer
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. The description says so.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
sephorasgal
(Bronx, New York)
answer 2
The click-pen version contained 1.5 ounces while the new one has double that........yay! Plus, this new packaging doesn't waste any of the product like the old version did. Much improved and I'm so very happy for that!!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
heidimonster
(Silverton, OR)
answer 3
It's twice as much primer as the original container.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ncsumomof2
(Greensboro NC)
answer 4
I went ahead and bought it. It seems to be a slightly thinner consistency and doesn't work quite as well as the old formula. It goes on smoother, but then doesn't prevent unwanted smudges as much.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kannd
(NY)
answer 5
Yes, about twice as much for only $2 more
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mrsscb
answer 6
Yes it does. I checked that when I wasn't sure if this was repackaging, or a separate product.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
piksea
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 7
Yes! Now this component comes with twice as much primer for only $2 more!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
jmatt
(San Francisco)
Question
Will this keep eyeliner and shadow from getting on my upper lids?
I am 38, eyelids starting to droop just a little, and I hate it when my makeup does that. Any advice?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
jlark38
(Lexington, KY)
on Prime Time Eyelid Primer
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I am 39 and have very oily skin. This works perfectly to keep eyeliner and shadows (powder and cream) from running all over my eyes and face.
answered 10 months ago
image74
(Syracuse, IN)
answer 2
I have drooping lids (seem to disappear with age!) so my trouble was not only keeping shadow intact but my eyeliner. This primer keeps my lids looking good.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
angieinohio
(Bexley OH)
answer 3
Yes! I have super oily eyelids and I have a hooded eye. Without this primer, I get those black half moons on my eyelid within an hour or two. This primer locks my eyeliner and shadow in place for a good 10 hours. I love it, have been using it for years. Works way better for me than the UD one. A little bit goes a long way, so even though the tube looks small, it will last you 6-9 months easily.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
pixiedust2
(CA)
answer 4
I am your age and have oily skin to boot. So far no issues with migrating liner or shadow over this product. I like mineral shadows and use either the MUFE smokey eye liner or a liquid liner from Josie Maran. They all seem to stay in place very well. I do need a good amount of my creamy cleanser to (gently) remove all of this... and a warm, wet washcloth.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
mrsdavis
(Oregon Coast)
answer 5
I also have sagging eyelids and this product definitely prevents creasing on my lids.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
jas13
(Jim Thorpe, PA)
answer 6
Unfortunantelly, no. I have noticed that at the end of my school day, my eyeliner will appear on my crease and brow bone. Its a good primer, but not the best. Definentially look for something else if you want your eyeliner and eye shadow to stay in place. Hope this helps! :)
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
dreamyeyed
(Billings, MT)
answer 7
i found it didnt work on eyeline. I tried another brand, it looks like a potion wand bottle (it is purple, they sell it here, can't remember the name) and it worked better and kept my eyeliner on better than without it. However, it still moved a bit. I read the josie and the more expensive ones work better, just haven't tried them yet.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
elenajas
(ny/nj, ny)
Question
Does it have oil control?
I have extremely oily eyelids and I have tried a lot of eyelid primers but nothing works (UDPP, Too Faced, etc). My eye make-up creases after 2 hours and becomes oily again. Can this primer work with my oily lids?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
irezc
(Halifax, NS)
on Prime Time Eyelid Primer
7 answers
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answer 1
Yes!! Oh my gosh, it works so well. I also have very oily eye lids, and this is the only primer I will use. It won't necessarily hold pencil liners in place, but they are the most smudgy anyway. It holds shadows in place incredibly well, they don't crease or smudge all day.
answered 8 months ago
caseylarae
(Pullman, WA)
answer 2
YES!!! I have ridiculously oily skin and eye makeup was a nightmare until I started using this primer. Now my pencil eyeliners stay in place and so do my cream eyeshadows. All day and evening!
answered 10 months ago
image74
(Syracuse, IN)
answer 3
It works with mine. I have the same problem but this product has worked for me. I use it everyday.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
starlette120
(CT)
answer 4
yes,until I used this product, I had the same problems.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
dreak
(preston, ct)
answer 5
I have really oily eyelids and everything I used always creased, but this does not. I'm a writer and do a lot of public appearances, so having my eye makeup last the day is important, and this is the ONLY product I've found that enables it to do that.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
alienchangeling
(Huntsville, AL)
answer 6
I also have pretty oily eyelids, i almost never wear eyeshadow because of it. but when i do, i use this product and it makes a huge difference! Instead of most of the eyeshadow ending up in the crease by lunchtime, I can go a full work day with only minimal creasing by the time i get home. Hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
skiptothelou
(Beacon, NY)
answer 7
Yes, this does control the oil on my lids, it does not look or feel super matte, however. I recommend the Urban Decay eye primer if you want a matte look. This one just looks natural, like you are wearing nothing, but your lids are not oily!
answered 2 years ago
mrsdavis
(Oregon Coast)
Question
Does this primer have sparkles in it?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Everett, WA)
on Prime Time Eyelid Primer
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
No sparkles--it is matte.
answered 10 months ago
image74
(Syracuse, IN)
answer 2
This product does not have any sparkle to it. It goes on clear.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
kjbird
(Overland Park, KS)
answer 3
There is a sheer shimmer but no dramatic glitter finish.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
eyecolour
(New Hyde Park, NY)
answer 4
This product is matte. What I got is basically a pale cream shade that disappears under my eye makeup so I can use any colors on top that I want to.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
alienchangeling
(Huntsville, AL)
answer 5
this does not have any shimmer to it. it is very matte. try patting it on your lids instead of rubbing, it works the best!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
ilijennili
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 6
No, the "original" is not sparkly. They do offer one that is sparkly and I do not care for the way it looks. Go for this neutral one and then add sparkly eye shadow over the top if you want sparkle...
answered 2 years ago
mrsdavis
(Oregon Coast)
answer 7
No, there is no sparkle to this product
answered 2 years ago
FNancy
(Ashland, Mass)
Question
what's the difference between this product and the one in the click-pen?
Is this just new packaging, or is it formulated to do something different?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
racheydee
(Durham, NC)
on Prime Time Eyelid Primer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It feels the same to me as the old click pen packaging. The biggest difference is how you apply it because it doesn't have the spongey material that you can just apply straight to your eye. I end up using my fingers to apply it now. I'm still getting used to that and as a result end up using more than I need.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
enewman
(Temecula, CA)
answer 2
It's just re-packaged.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
sephorasgal
(Bronx, New York)
answer 3
Its the same...just new package. Which I hate. I like the click pen so much better. I seem to have to use more of it now and have to apply with my fingers.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mchll16
(Bushkill, PA)
answer 4
It is the same, but without the sponge applicator, which I think is preferable...just squeeze out what you need and apply with your fingertip
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mrsscb
answer 5
Yes, this is the same product as the click pen. Bare Escentuals has repacked all of their new primers and added the addition of two new formulas, Brightening and Brightening Pearl. Try them out.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
jmatt
(San Francisco)
answer 6
The ingredient lists are the same for the two products, so it may just be new packaging.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
deathydesires
Question
Does this eyelid primer ONLY work best for bareMinerals eyeshadow colors?
After reading the description box for this eyelid primer & some reviews, I was wondering if this primer only works well for bareMinerals eyeshadows. Would eyeshadows from other brands pair well with this eyelid primer?
asked 1 year ago
lindaaale
on Prime Time Eyelid Primer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Works for all types of eye shadow...cream or powder and all brands.
answered 7 months ago
jkenney
(Aurora, NE)
answer 2
I don't think so, I use it with Urban Decay all the time and it works incredibly well. Bet it would work with other brands as well, but I've only tried powder shadows with it; could be a different story for other kinds of shadow.
answered 8 months ago
caseylarae
(Pullman, WA)
answer 3
It works fine with others, I use Urban Decay shadows. It's just a primer in general, not necessarily compatible for one individual brand.
answered 9 months ago
ColleenCali
(Walnut Creek, CA)
answer 4
It is a cream primer and will work with anything you put on your eyelids. I use Urban Decay 24/7 pencil eyeliners almost everyday, and they still ran like crazy until I found this primer. Now the liner stays all day and evening. Works with cream eyeshadows I use as well. No more creasing or disappearing throughout the day.
answered 10 months ago
image74
(Syracuse, IN)
answer 5
I use alot of other brands with same great results.
answered 1 year ago
haleysgrandma
(Modesto, CA)
answer 6
I use this primer with all of my eye shadows and without a doubt it works great with everything! Also my shadow lasts all day which is wonderful.
answered 1 year ago
atchr
(Nipomo CA)
Question
Best eye cream to use this with?
I use the Bare Minerals eye cream every day, but have tried using the primer on top every day and it has resulted in the drying out of my eyelids (they become scaly and the skin starts to peel). I have oily/combination skin and Asian eyes and have problems with creasing/eye makeup smudging. If I only use the primer once in awhile, I really like the results. But I would love to be able to use this every day. Can this not be used every day? If there is an eye cream that pairs best with this primer what do you suggest?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
missmarienv
(Cleveland, OH)
on Prime Time Eyelid Primer
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have similar skin type. I use the Perfekt eye perfection gel in the a.m. under this primer (and all around my under eye too), then I use a much richer eye cream at night to be sure I'm getting plenty of moisturizing and anti-ageing!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
mrsdavis
(Oregon Coast)
answer 2
Dfinentially look for an eye cream with mousturizing power. This primer is oil free, which may not be what you are looking for if this made your eyes scaly. This isnt the best primer in the world, so I would recommend keep looking. Hope this helps! :)
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
dreamyeyed
(Billings, MT)
answer 3
Make sure that you are getting it all off before applying more. It sounds like you might not be and you are getting a build up. If I dont rub it in all the way, it gets cakey.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
kdm6174
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
I found this to dry out my skin, too. I switched to Too Faced Shadow Insurance and have had no problems even though I wear it about 27/30 days a month.
answered 3 years ago
purplemartini
(Kitchener, ON)
answer 5
I have used it everyday for over 3 years and don't have that problem. I do put my regular facial moisturizer on my entire face, including my eyelids, first.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
staccase
(Sacramento, CA)
Question
eye rev-er upper -v- eyelid primer
if i will be using the bareVitamins Eye Rev-er upper do i need to use a eyelid primer??
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Fullerton, CA)
on Prime Time Eyelid Primer
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, the eye rever upper doesn't prime your eyes. Use this or any other eye primer along with the rever upper! Hope this helps! :)
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
dreamyeyed
(Billings, MT)
answer 2
yes, these are two different products. The first is basically a lotion cream with extra vitamins for the skin around your eyes. I don't believe it's meant for your actual eyelids, rather the eye bone below your eyes, but you should ask someone who works for bare escentuals. I would use this every day under your overall makeup. This product (eyelid primer) is for use under your eyeshadow. It helps set your eye makeup and works perfectly.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
enewman
(Temecula, CA)
answer 3
Yes. The bareVitamins Eye Rev-er can leave eyelids too moist for eyeshadow so even cream eyeshadows run and crease.
answered 3 years ago
majesty
(WY)
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