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I ordered the Bare Escentuals Prime Time Brightening Primers (Foundation and Eyelid) when they were first available in a kit on the Q. And for a long time, that was one of the only places you could pick it up. But starting in January, both Brightening Primers will be available everywhere. Some locations may even have choices of two Brightening Eye Primers - one in gold and one in pearl! I've only seen the gold, but if you've gotten your hands on the pearl, please tell me all about it!
While I reviewed these when I first tried them back in June, I have grown to dig them even more - especially the eye primer.
Prime Time Brightening Eyelid Primer can be used by itself for an easy glow that doesn't crease or it can be used underneath shadows to give them a touch more sparkle. It isn't going to totally change the look of your favorite shadows, but it does add a little oomph. Prime Time Brightening Primer for Eyelids comes with vitamins A,C and E and is preservative-, oil- and fragrance-free. This is, hands down, the primer I have been reaching for when I want a golden sheen in my lid primer.
The original Prime Time sets the standard for silicone-based primers and the Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer is no different. It makes your skin feel as smooth as silk and makeup goes on flawlessly. Since I have dry skin, I luerve how it makes my skin feel perfect; eliminating dry patches on my face (at least eliminating the look of dry patches on my face).
The Brightening version of the primer is very similar in feel to the original primer, but it is slightly more lotion-y and a little less gel-y. It has a very brief dry down time, only a few seconds. With a different texture from the original, it may take you a bit to get used to the feel. I find that it spreads easily and that a little goes a long way.
It also helps absorb extra oil and is infused with Vitamins C and E, like the original primer. It also still feels silky smooth on the skin, just like the original. While it doesn't add a huge amount of sparkle or golden tones to your face, it does brighten your skin slightly.
(Brightening Primer is on top, Original Prime Time is on the bottom. One is with a flash and one is without.)
Both of these primers are hitting shelves everywhere in January. This isn't going to completely change your makeup or make you look like you are nightclub bound. It will add a little boost of radiance to your skin in a very natural way. It might be just the right thing to perk up winter skin!
Wanna try it for yourself? I have a set to give away! Just leave a comment either telling me what lesson you learned this year or a change you are going to make in the new year. I'll pick someone (with the help of Random.org) on January 15th. US only please. Be sure to leave your email or way to contact you in the event you are chosen. The winner will be notified by email and must respond in 48 hours to claim the prize. Want extra entries? Promote the contest on Facebook or Twitter and leave me an extra comment telling me you shared the love. Like GR on Facebook and follow Gouldylox on Google and leave extra, extra comments! Still need more ways to enter? Submit this contest to Stumble Upon or other similar sites!
I bought this & it was sent to me for review (which is why I am giving one away!). BE doesn't test on animals.
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