Bare Minerals Well Rested CC Eye Primer Review & Swatches

Bare Minerals Well Rested CC Eye Primer3

Oh how I wanted to love you Bare Minerals Well Rested CC Eye Primer but you make it so hard!

Bare Minerals Well Rested CC Eye Primer is a color-correcting eye primer that released in the Bare Minerals Well Rested Bright Eyes Fatigue Fighting Trio that’s available exclusively on If you want this you do need to purchase the trio set to grab it which includes this along with a full size Well Rested Eye Brightener Powder and Brush for application.

I loved the idea of the CC Eye Primer as it acts as an all over concealer of sorts to extend the wear of your shadow and even can be used under eyes to prep with but…

The color is a smidge to light for me! This comes in a chubby swivel up pencil and has a dome shape that fits the contour of eyes very nicely particularly under the sockets of your eyes. During the demon on QVC they used it under eyes as well as on lids which is exactly how I choose to use it. It has a cool, refreshing feel when applied with a creamy yet drier texture. I felt it tugged a little tiny bit as I applied it and also felt I had to tug as I blended as it isn’t quite soft enough to blend easily. But none the less it wasn’t too an application.

On the upside it’ll be a thrilling pick up for those with a far fairer skin tone of my own to act as a concealer should you like or just as a tool for brightening or even to add vibrancy to shadows by applying it to lids prior to shadow application. As a primer I didn’t feel it added longer wear to my shadows but it did create a nice base for them to adhere to and intensified shades. Under my eyes as a concealer it was just a little too pasty! The color really caters to a far fairer tone than my own. If you apply concealer on top it’ll add a bit of brightness but I still felt like the color was away off and I looked a little odd with it alone or even under concealer. For me it might have worked best to prep my lids but didn’t work so well under my eyes.

Bare Minerals Well Rested CC Eye Primer

Bare Minerals Well Rested CC Eye Primer swatches

I love the idea of this and if Bare Minerals introduced it in a secondary shade for medium and darker skin tones it would probably be worth a purchase to use in conjunction with Well Rested Powder. But unfortunately the product is hindered by the lack of shades. On a positive note those who like and use the powder form of Well Rested and feel like it’s a great match for their skin tone will enjoy Bare Minerals Well Rested CC Eye Primer since the shades are spot on dupes for each other.

I wanted to love it but sadly the shade didn’t work for me!

Anyone try it?

Do share!

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  • 4/1/14 18:40 Mary:

    I ordered this too and am really pleased with it! I do have fair skin and the color match is perfect. Combined with the powder, it does a really great job covering dark circles and discoloration on my eyelids. The cooling effect feels great too! Sorry it didn’t work for you, hopefully they’ll come out with different shades! :)


    • 4/9/14 11:24 Isabella Muse:

      yay happy to hear it mary! 😀 me too! maybe one day in a lighter beige that would work fab for me 😀


  • 4/1/14 21:52 Lindsey:

    I am super pale so I might try this one =)


  • 4/2/14 7:04 Pam:

    I love this product! It is so soothing when applied. It covers my dark circles quite well, especially with Well Rested loose over it. It wears well & I haven’t had any settling into fine lines or creases. My skin tone is medium & I don’t find that it’s too light or pasty at all.


    • 4/2/14 10:07 Isabella Muse:

      glad to hear Pam! little too light for me :(


  • 4/2/14 10:55 Ana:

    Hey Muse I absolutly love this product!! its amazing I too am medium skintone..(Natural in Bobbi Brown) i just dust a little a little medium skin mineral foundation over it to tone it down and looks amazing…give it another shot with a little powder over it 😉


    • 4/2/14 11:17 Isabella Muse:

      tried but it gives my eyes a super pasty effect..did you use concealer on top of it?


  • 4/4/14 12:56 Ana:

    Hey, I actually used the trio…i applied the cc primer first then the well rested and i put my BM original foundation over it…to warm it up. By itself its definitly light but if you tone it down with some powder like mineral makeup or even slightly tap some bronzer it wont be so stark lol…its still brightening and beautiful 😉 Or!!! lol use it over concealer to brighten concealer the cc primer alone brightens way better then my Bobbi corrector and concealer combined 😉


    • 4/7/14 15:42 Isabella Muse:

      fantastic happy to hear it 😀


  • 8/27/14 11:10 Tracy/Aiya:

    Hey Muse, as far as a eyeshadow base, how does this compare with Benefit’s Lemon-Aid? I have been using that as a base, but was looking for something closer to my skin tone (super fair), for when I want a softer look (Lemon-Aid sometimes makes my really soft colors look off). Is the wearing power the same?


    • 8/27/14 11:15 Isabella Muse:

      the colors are quite different tracy as this is a creamy beige, a bit pasty as well but if you’re super fair it might just work great for you! It has strong wear, didn’t crease on my drier eyes, and added intensity to weaker shades :) Hope this helps!?


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