For the last year or so, the only full face primer I have used has been the first primer I ever used; Amazing Cosmetic's Anti Ageing Primer (I've been through about 3 tubes of the stuff) because no others I ever tried ever held a candle to it. Until now. As part of my Sephora Beauty Insider rewards I got a miniature of BareMinerals original Prime Time Foundation Primer. I'd never really tried any bareMinerals products, not being into the whole mineral makeup craze a few years ago, so I had no idea what to expect.
The fluid is clear much like my Amazing Cosmetics one, but putting it on my skin reminded me of what my primer used to do for me before I started using foundation and moved to Los Angeles where my skin got a lot oiler (and worse), but so much better. You don't need much, and it glides onto your skin with your fingertips leaving velvety smoothness in its wake which is not at all drying, but very clean feeling and not oily; the perfect adhesive base for your makeup which I have been seeing incredible results from. As well as this original version they have a neutralising version, a brightening version and an oil control version, so when I get back to England next month and my skin has settles down a bit I will be able to go to the bareMinerals counter and sort one out that perfectly suits my skin type. I've also been looking to replace my eyelid primer for a while; I'm not a fan of the Benefit 'Stay Don't Stray' and I'm allergic to the cult Urban Decay Primer Potion offerings, so I'm very happy to see bareMinerals also make a Prime Time for eyelids that I will have to try too.
What are your go to primers for face and eyes, and are there any other bareMinerals products that you really recommend I should try?