Friday, January 6, 2012

bareMinerals Prime Time Primer Shadow


RATING (out of 5 stars): 3.5 stars

COST: $18

THE SKINNY: bareMinerals Prime Time Primer Shadow comes in a variety of great tints (six to be exact) that work beautifully. I tested “Toasted Almond” which was a great base shade.

What is pretty neat about this primer is that you can wear it alone or with other shadow on top. The color was so nice in my sample that I just added some liner and I was ready to go.

But then I thought about the purpose of this primer and wore it a second day with a shadow. It did the job and held the shadow in place nicely, but it seemed like a waste to hide the colored primer under something else.

For $18, you get a dual threat product that is a great light primer and shadow. Don't even bother adding another shadow with this primer and you have an all-day look with little fuss.

The downside? I really prefer a product that I don't have to apply with my hands. It goes really clean and smooth but then I have tinted fingers. (Ick!)

KEEP OR TOSS: This would be a great travel product (fewer items to pack). But for daily use, I will probably stick to my all-time favorite eye primer from Urban Decay.

CHECK IT OUT: You can see all of the colors in the bareMineralsPrime Time Primer Shadow line and, read other reviews and buy direct from Bare Escentuals. 

-- Tested by Carrie