You may already be a fan of Bare Escentuals Prime Time eyeshadow primer, available in “brightening” shades (shimmery Gold or pink Pearl) and “original.”
Now BE has launched a new range of shimmering shades, tinted primer that will add a kick under your powder eyeshadow (but pretty enough to wear alone as cream eyeshadow).
Sundance is cantaloupe-orange with gold shimmer. Chroma Violet is deep lavender with silver-purple shimmer. Bronzed Twig is warm, nutty, bronzy brown with a magenta-gold-rainbow of subtle shimmer. Racing Green is shimmery serpent green. Urban Nature is really something special. It’s grey-green-purple duochrome, and it really changes at different angles. Gunmetal is actually the sparkliest, a grey-silver with silver shimmer.
These Prime Time Primer/Shadows are $18 each (the same price as the original and brightening primers). That feels a little high, because the tubes are rather small — just 3 ml (or 0.1 fl oz). I don’t necessarily want the tubes to be bigger (because I obsessively worry about cream products drying out over time), I just wish the price were a bit lower. For comparison, Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance is also $18, but sized at 0.35 oz. (Their Sephora-100-point-freebie-tubes are 0.11 oz.)
What do you think? Have you tried these? Would you use them more as eyeshadow or primer?