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Hassle free, just what make-up should be!
After turning the dreaded 50 last year (which really wasn't a big deal in the end) and having never been one to experiment much with my make-up, I decided it was high time to embrace my age and to start looking into products that would help me feel confident and compliment my age and skin tone. I'd did the usual thing that you do in these situations and asked friends for their advice, as well as looking into reviews and articles, as to what would be worth trying and Bareminerals products seemed to keep being mentioned, so I went for it. Having read that heavy foundation isn't really the way to go for a natural look at my age, I purchased the 'Bareminerals Complexion Rescue' in Natural - I'm fair skinned with blonde hair but found that 'natural' gave me a bit of colour along with a healthy glow, which is always a bonus - basically exactly what it said on the tin! Bought as a 'Take Me With You' kit from 'Gorgeous Shop'a few weeks ago (which sadly they don't seem to be doing anymore), it came with the super' mini Smoothing Face Brush' which was fabulous and made applying quick and easy, along with the 'Golden Gate Blush' which is just the perfect colour to finish off that natural look -
a bit of mascara and 5 minutes and I was done and ready to go! Being someone who's health is often not the best, looking pale is part and parcel of it, so it was lovely looking in the mirror and seeing someone looking back who looked naturally glowing - and even better when people commented on how well I was looking...well that's enough to boost your confidence and make you glow even more. Being a Mum of a beautiful young Daughter, whose make-up always looks total perfection and has spent a lot of time herself, researching products that suit her skin, she told me that it was about time that I got on the 'Primer band wagon'. Apparently I didn't know what I was missing and what a crucial part of my daily make-up routine it was. So, not wanting to get anymore earache about it, I again researched primers and what a surprise, 'Bareminerals Daily Defence SPF30' came up well and seemed to be the one for me. Again I purchased it through 'Gorgeous Shop' as they were the best price. i hate to admit it but my Daughter was so right, I'm hooked. It goes on so easily and makes the perfect base for the 'Complexion Rescue'. My make-up looks fresh all day and I just touch it up a bit if I'm going out in the evening - no more having to start again from scratch with the make up when I just want to get out in - also a very happy Husband as he doesn't have to wait ages for his Wife to re-apply her make-up anymore. Hassle free, just what make-up should be!
Great SPF Primer
I love all the prime time face primers but I have to say this one is my favourites as it does give a nice coverage and can be left on its own. I also love the fact it is SPF30.
Wow! This feels like liquid silk on your skin! Went for the light colour which gives a barely there finish but I bought it mainly for the spf to go under my foundation. Only giving 4 stars as pump isn’t too great.
Perfect primer - glides on easily leaving a great base for foundation. Also great to use on its own for those no make up days. Have been using this since first launched and wouldn't use anything else!
The Prima Donna of Primers!
Amazing primer - glides on the skin beautifully and adds a smooth finish to the skin. The slight tint also brightens the complexion. Provides the perfect base for bareMinerals powder foundation. The Holy Grail of primers for me!
The Prima donna of Primers!
I am a bareMinerals virgin and decided, at the ripe old age of 45, to try their make up etc as a birthday treat for myself. Having read countless reviews on the best primers I opted for Prime Time BB Primer Cream Daily Defense SPF30 30ml. I ordered it in the shade MEDIUM.
Yesterday, on my birthday, I unwrapped all of my bareMinerals goodies- thanks Children and hubby for ALL of my bareMinerals presents! After an afternoon pamper I set about starting my new make up routine. I cleansed and moisturised as normal and then opened the BB Primer Cream. The colour wasn't too dark on the back of my hand and one pump was enough for this first venture into the realm of primers. Okay, here's the lowdown on it: I applied it to the face and instantly felt its smoothing properties - Lush! Next, I could visibly see it blurring out the minor imperfections on my complexion - Bonus! Once I had let it set a minute or two I applied the powder foundation - the primer was true to its claims and set my powder foundation beautifully, providing my skin with the perfect base for make up. Also, my make up lasted all day and I do believe that the primer played an integral part in this. day two today- and I applied the primer as I did yesterday but this time I tried the BARESKIN® PURE BRIGHTENING SERUM FOUNDATION SPF20 on top. The results - WOW! This primer will now be my 'go to' primer - thanks bareMinerals for understanding what skin needs.
I love this primer it's very easy to apply and leaves your skin with a beautiful velvety texture. This gives enough cover to wear on its own, I wear it under complexion rescue and this evens out all imperfections and definitely helps it to last all day. Good value product as you only need a tiny amount for great results.
Love this primer under foundation or on its own for the no makeup look. My skin is very pale and the fair shade is perfect for me. Bottle design could be better as I always decant the primer into a different container as the pump gets blocked very quickly.
I love this product as it glides onto the skin and I can use it on its own with enough coverage for the daytime. Leaves my skin feeling soft and silky. Only problem is the pump stops working and I have to unscrew the lid to carry on using it.
A silky gel that glides on to skin, a little goes along way so this product lasts a long time! It keeps make up fresh all day with caking.
I really like this product, it has just enough colour to wear on it's own (I use medium) and is also the perfect base for your foundation, making it stay on longer. My only downside is the packaging, it stops dispensing properly long before it is empty - I cut the top off with a craft knife so that I get to use it all.