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Bare skin -what primer are you using under?

I've been wearing BareMinerals for over 10 years and it is my makeup and suncare solutions I love.  I wear Fairly Light in the mineral powder form and Bare Linen in Bare Skin.  I like to pre -treat my face with primer, but have not found my new favorite primer to wear under Bareskin.  I have oily skin and find the BB Prime Time in light okay but a bit shiny.  The Complexion Rescue tinted gel cream I like alone but not under Bareskin.  Any tips??

 

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Re: Bare skin -what primer are you using under?


@Tee4u wrote:

I've been wearing BareMinerals for over 10 years and it is my makeup and suncare solutions I love.  I wear Fairly Light in the mineral powder form and Bare Linen in Bare Skin.  I like to pre -treat my face with primer, but have not found my new favorite primer to wear under Bareskin.  I have oily skin and find the BB Prime Time in light okay but a bit shiny.  The Complexion Rescue tinted gel cream I like alone but not under Bareskin.  Any tips??

 


@Tee4u

 

Have you tried the Prep Step?  Here's the link to look at both of them available on QVC.  One is new this month.

 

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Re: Bare skin -what primer are you using under?

Thanks Lacey.  I'll check this new product out!   I found the 9/18/15 BareMinerals Live Chat on the forum and posted the primer question again.  They recommended trying Bareskin without primer LOL!   Sometimes less is more.....

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Re: Bare skin -what primer are you using under?

I also posted this on the Live BareMinerals Chat under Today's Special value forum topic. This is what the Bare Minerals Team recommended:

 

 

Hi Tee4u Have you tried wearing our bareSkin Foundation alone without a primer? You might want to try wearing bareSkin Foundation and layering on with the bareSkin Perfecting Veil Sheer Boost to buff out any shine and oiliness.

 

We hope this helps!

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Re: Bare skin -what primer are you using under?

I wear the same shades as you. I've also tried the BB prime time and found it to be just ok with the bareskin foundation. I like that primer better with the powder foundation. With the bareskin, I like the neutralizing primer. The neutralizing has a different texture than the BB and I find that it helps with oil control more too. I have a couple drugstore primers that I should try with the bareskin to see if they are a good combo. For my oilier skin, I need a primer with any foundation to get it to stay the entire work day. Without a primer, it seems like foundations melt off due to my oily skin. I also like to set the bareskin foundation with a little mineral veil or finishing powder. The combo of primer and veil finishing powder really keeps bareskin looking good for me.
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Re: Bare skin -what primer are you using under?

I was using it with the original clear BE primer and found I liked it better without primer.  I didn't find it disappearing on me at all.  It stayed all day.

 

I have used the SPF 50 Prep Step under it, but it makes it a little too white for me.  No matter how little Prep Step I put on, it makes my foundation white or shiney.  Less so with the Loose Minerals but it does the same thing with the READY foundation.

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Re: Bare skin -what primer are you using under?

I have oil skin too and am using Philosophy Supernatural and I also like Benefit's Pore Perfection -- I actually find that one a bit more mattifying than the Supernatural.  I'm just not a fan of BE's primer either.  I haven't used BareSkin yet (ordered the TSV) but I've been playing around with a few liquid makeup brands and both of these primers play nice with them.