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Day 16 – GLOSSYBOX ADVENT-URES – bareMinerals Prime Time Original Foundation Primer

There are a lot of firsts for me with this advent calendar: my first bareMinerals product has arrived! A rather small tube of primer, but I’m looking forward to trying it nonetheless. There are a lot of claims on the box, but the first one I see is that it smooths away dryness. I have dry skin, especially at this time of year, so some extra hydration won’t go amiss!

bareMinerals Prime Time Original Foundation Primer

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Glossybox description: This soothing mineral-based primer will keep you glowing this festive season! Blending plant extracts, antioxidants and vitamins C and E, its nourishing formula will help to smooth out fine lines, reduce enlarged pores and remove excess oil, creating the perfect base for your makeup.
RRP / Deluxe mini 7ml, worth £6.00. Full-size 30ml, £26.00

Box description: Clean without compromise. Full of smoothing. Free of stickiness. Create the perfect canvas: Experience your most flawless foundation application. Prime Time Original Foundation Primer smoothes away dryness, the look of fine lines, excess oil, the appearance of enlarged pores and uneven texture. Our mineral infused formula glides on seamlessly, helping to extend the wear of your foundation. Great for all skin types. Apply a thin, even layer all over the face. Once dry, follow with bareMinerals foundation.

bareMinerals website description: A foundation primer developed to address flaky dryness, fine lines,excess oil, and enlarged pores. This mineral-infused formula glides on with no tacky feel to provide a skin-smoothing complexion prior to applying bareMinerals Foundation.
What it is: Enlarged pores. Uneven texture. Flaky dryness. We’ve all had complexion problems. That’s why we created Prime TimeTM, which prepares your skin for seamless coverage with bareMinerals Foundation. Apply it first for the smooth, evenly textured complexion you’ve been waiting for. QVC Beauty Awards 2013 – Best Makeup Must-Have.

First Impressions: The clear gel has the feeling of a typical silicone primer. It is slippy and leaves the skin feeling smooth. It has little to no scent. I am interested to see how this performs under foundation as it has no tack, which is what usually helps to keep foundation secure on the face. Hopefully this primer will have the pore-filling properties it suggests, as I do have enlarged pores on my cheeks.


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