I’ve mentioned the bareMinerals Prime Time Neutralizing Foundation Primer a few times (including in last months love list here) because it is just so good and now I’ve finally got the pictures together to show you what I mean, hopefully you’ll see why I’m such a fan!
The bareMinerals Neutralizing Foundation Primer performs quite a few functions on top of neutralising redness; it evens skintone, combats flakiness and includes light-reflecting pigments to brighten skin which is especially helpful as a lot of colour neutralising products can leave skin looking rather dull and flat.
Interestingly, this primer has a great feel to it and doesn’t have that siliconey feel that a lot of primers do. I apply this with a dabbing motion using a synthetic brush (such as The Body Shop’s Foundation Brush) which allows the primer to effectively reduce the redness without looking too heavy and I find one pump is enough to cover all my redness. I then apply a foundation over the top and conceal anything that needs help. The big thing for me is that this primer does a lot of the work that I usually rely on foundation for, meaning I can go for a lighter base that looks a lot more natural all round and it works well under both liquid and powder foundations. As you can see from the pictures, the redness-reducing effect is quite something, so if you have spots or Rosacea then this primer will do a great job at neutralising the redness considerably.
The bareMinerals Prime Time Neutralizing Foundation Primer is available now for £21 from here – link.
Wow. thats incredible most primers don’t really cover much at all. Like Cliniques yellow primer for instance, did nothing for me. Do you think this could work on dry exema type flaky skin ? Great review thank you!
Hi Emm, thanks so much for your comment. It’s really fab isn’t it? I’m not 100% confident that it would be enough on its own on very dry skin, but have you thought of using a moisturising primer followed by something colour correcting? I know it’s a bit of a faff but unfortunately tricky skin needs a lot more work! The newest Olay one is very moisturising, but tread carefully if you’re spot-prone xx
Fab indeed, the after picture is what I get with two coats of foundation. Nooo I’ve never thought of of double priming. Will give that a try for sure, thanks!. Makes me happy to see a blog that address the more difficult skin types :).
Thanks Emm 🙂 Let me know how you get on with double priming xx
Graciete Amaral says
I where I can buy this prime here in london or online.