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BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer

BareMinerals

Prime Time Foundation Primer

Item #: 2138921 Size: 1.0 oz

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Enlarged pores. Uneven texture. Flaky dryness. We've all had complexion problems. That's why we created Prime Time, which prepares your skin for seamless coverage with bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation. Apply it first for the smooth, evenly textured complexion you've been waiting for.

Benefits:
  • Combats rough patches, flaky dryness, fine lines, excess oil, uneven texture and enlarged pores so that your foundation goes on flawlessly
  • Extends the wear of your foundation, keeping you looking fresh for longer
  • Soothes and nourishes with plant extracts, antioxidants and vitamins C and E
  • Free of preservatives and irritants so that your skin feels great
  • Silky formula glides on without any stickiness
Apply one pump for an even layer of this lightweight primer all over your face. Once dry, follow with bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Silica, Magnesium Silicate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract.

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BareMineralsPrime Time Foundation Primer
 
4.5

(based on 1441 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1111)
  • Lightweight (1065)
  • Goes on smoothly (825)
  • Blends well (479)
  • Long-lasting (413)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (92)
  • Doesn't stay on (25)
  • Too greasy (19)
  • Causes breakouts (17)
  • Doesn't work (17)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (383)
  • Mature skin (301)
  • Normal skin (294)
  • Everyday (259)
  • Dry skin (229)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (445), Budget shopper (399), Natural style (150), Classic style (144), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (87)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (615), Fair (570), Deep (31)

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5.0

The best primer out there. I like the clear original.

By Shelley

from Tega Cay

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Noncomedogenic
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

    See everything else.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Primed for Love

    By Lala

    from Tulare county CA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Natural Looking
    • Noncomedogenic
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

      I use this in combination with a few drops of smash box primer oil for a smoother application and moisturizing effect. Its been an important necessary step to my foundation routine. Just remember to wait a few minutes for the primer to absorb before applying the rest of your makeup.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      LOVE THIS PRODUCT. I USE EVERYDAY. FOUNDATION GO ON SMOTHER.

      By SANDY

      from NORTH FORT MYERS

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • NON

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

      USE EVERY DAY UNDER MAKEUP, LOVE IT!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Staple!

      By Kandice

      from Hawaii

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Noncomedogenic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

        All u need is one pump. And let it dry. I was having problems with my bare minerals Foundation pretty much melting off of my face. After 5 hours of having it on I would be super oily and my makeup would just be all over the place. So I decided to use the primer today and I hardly had to blot my face to take off excess oil today. I will definitely be using this everyday

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        I have used this many years and I love it. A great primer.

        By Judy

        from Hixson, TN

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight
        • Noncomedogenic
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

          Apply to face before makeup.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By SouthCat

          from Texas

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

            Bare Minerals is awesome!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Smooth skin!

            By Elise

            from Alaska

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

              This product is great because it helps my make-up go on smoothly. It helps hide wrinkles.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Love the product. use it daily

              By DJ

              from Wesley Chapel, Fl

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Noncomedogenic
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                Helps, dryer or aging skin accept and blend bareminerals foundations

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                2.0

                Primer

                By Becky

                from VA

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                  No real point to this step- didn't help fill in wrinkles either- made makeup look more heavy, fake- drawing more attention to any wrinkles in my opinion- and did not moisturize at all for better coverage of the foundation

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Best one so far!

                  By Ayleen

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Easy To Take-off
                  • Lightweight
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday

                    Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                    This is the best primer i've tried so far. My skin gets dry in the winter and this primer gives me a bit of a moisture as well.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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                    33 Questions | 33 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      Is this NON-COMEDOGENIC? Also Is it oil free and cruelty free?
                      Asked on 8/20/2016 by Molly from Wausau wi

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Prime Time Foundation Primer does not feature the specific claim noncomedogenic, nor is it claimed to be oil-free. It is preservative-free and formulated for all skin types. Here is bareMinerals' official statement regarding animal testing:

                        "Please feel at ease when using bareMinerals products as we do not test any products on animals. We also do not work with any manufacturers that do animal testing."

                        Answered on 9/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Is this silicone free?
                      Asked on 8/16/2016 by Jazz from Pennsylvania, US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes it is.

                        Answered on 9/1/2016 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                    • Q:

                      Does this product work well with acne prone skin?
                      Asked on 8/11/2016 by Elice from Bellevue WA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer should work well on acne prone skin and help to combat any rough patches! It is free of preservatives and irritants which will leave your skin feeling fresh and protected.

                        Answered on 8/30/2016 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                    • Q:

                      Is the bare mineral prime time soy free and gluten free? Thank you
                      Asked on 7/26/2016 by Lymie from Antrim, nh

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello Gorgeous! We always recommend consulting your dermatologist when introducing a new product into your regime.

                        Answered on 7/26/2016 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                    • Q:

                      Hi, I am highly considering purchasing a facial primer I can wear under my makeup. Is this product oil free?
                      Asked on 6/27/2016 by Oily_Face from LA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello Gorgeous! Yes this primer would work for you!

                        Answered on 7/11/2016 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                    • Q:

                      Is this suitable to wear alone without a foundation?
                      Asked on 4/26/2016 by Hygienist from Oconomowoc, WI

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Prime Time Foundation Primer works best worn underneath foundation to prep skin for seamless coverage.

                        Answered on 4/27/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does this product work well over a natural sunscreen ?
                      Asked on 4/18/2016 by Adriana71 from Austin TX

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, absolutely! Apply after moisturizer and sunscreen and prior to makeup for best results.

                        Answered on 4/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I have always used a moisterizer, summer bisque for concealer, foundation and then mineral vail. Would the Prime Time Foundation Primer take the place of my moisterizer?
                      Asked on 4/1/2016 by De from Howell, MI

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Apply this product over your moisturizer for best results.

                        Answered on 4/11/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does this primer work well with oily skin?
                      Asked on 3/27/2016 by mrssherico

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        You may prefer bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer (Item #: 2244486), which features a lighter weight formula that is oil-free, mattifying, and ideal for skin prone to excess oil and/or blemishes. Both formulas create a silky smooth canvas for makeup application.

                        Answered on 3/31/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can I put this product (Primetime) over the complexion rescue and then my foundation? I use the complexion rescue as my moisturizing cream.
                      Asked on 3/23/2016 by Elizabeth from Oregon

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        When using Prime Time with Complexion Rescue, apply Prime Time first onto bare skin, then follow with Complexion Rescue, then with additional cosmetics such as foundation.

                        Answered on 3/31/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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