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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 1720 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1374)
  • Lightweight (1298)
  • Goes on smoothly (825)
  • Blends well (608)
  • Smooth (507)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (93)
  • Doesn't stay on (28)
  • Doesn't work (22)
  • Causes breakouts (20)
  • Too greasy (19)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (464)
  • Everyday (462)
  • All skin types (327)
  • Mature skin (301)
  • Normal skin (294)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (445), Budget shopper (399), Natural style (303), Classic style (236), Trendy style (58)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (87)

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4.0

Love it

By Bern

from Lincoln, RI

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

    Nice

     
    5.0

    Yesss 100%

    By Blanca Villalta

    from Falls Church Va

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

      It's so smooth on the face it leaves your skin feeling wonderful I absolutely love it ! I will be purchasing it again !!!

       
      5.0

      Love It!

      By Kat

      from Decatur, AL

      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:

        I love this primer doesn't break me out or make me fill like my face is oily!

         
        5.0

        Foundation Primer

        By Yaya

        from Orlando FL

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

          Makeup goes on easier

           
          5.0

          Nice

          By Wew

          from Tn

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

              Feels soft

               
              2.0

              I didn't like this product

              By Ellie

              from Bowie, Maryland

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Ineffective
              • It doesn't control shine for oily skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                I bought this primer because it clsims to suppose oily skin. I'm sorry to say it didn't work for me.

                 
                5.0

                Great base for Bare Minerals

                By Nancy

                from Williamston MI

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                  Wish it came in a bigger size and not just at holiday time.

                   
                  5.0

                  Absolutely love it! Wonderful coverage!

                  By TK

                  from NC

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                    Love it. It takes away all the shining from having oily skin.

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it!

                    By Sandy

                    from Tennessee

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight
                    • Noncomedogenic
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday
                      • Going Out
                      • Sensitive Skin
                      • Travel

                      Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                      Use it everyday under my makeup.

                       
                      4.0

                      Yes

                      By Marlet

                      from Yakima

                      About Me Classic Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Lightweight
                      • Smooth

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday

                        Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                        I apply the product with my fingers i use the clear so i dont have pigment issues. I like the coverage like all makeup by the end of my work day u need to apply more if u have plans

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                        43 Questions | 43 Answers
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                        • Q:

                          Will this cause my skin to breakout? Is it good for sensitive skin?
                          Asked on 5/15/2017 by Barefree from Ohio

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hello Barefree,

                            As the BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer is non-comedogenic, it should not cause you to breakout. Please note that this primer is intended for all skin types. We recommend consulting with a physician with the listed ingredients in case you have further concerns.

                            Answered on 5/15/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                        • Q:

                          Is this silicone free? I am asking because it has these three ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone.
                          Asked on 4/20/2017 by mommytwoboys from South Milwaukee, WI

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hello mommytwoboys,

                            Prime Time Foundation primer is formulated with both silicones and silica. The ingredients are as follow: 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

                            Answered on 4/21/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                        • Q:

                          do you need to apply the primer with a sponge or make up brush?
                          Thank you
                          Asked on 4/8/2017 by sunflower from CT

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hell sunflower,

                            The BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer can be applied with fingers. If you are looking to use an applicator, we recommend a brush similar to a flat foundation brush for the best application.

                            Answered on 4/10/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                        • Q:

                          Does this stop oxidation of foundation??
                          Asked on 4/2/2017 by feathers131

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hello feathers131,

                            The BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer should create a barrier between your skin and the foundation, which should help prevent it from reacting with your natural oils.

                            Answered on 4/3/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                        • Q:

                          Do you wear this over a moisturizer or by itself?
                          Asked on 3/29/2017 by Christa from Pennsylvania

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hello Christa,

                            We suggest applying the BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer after your moisturizer.

                            Answered on 3/29/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                        • Q:

                          Is this product non-comedogenic?
                          Asked on 3/3/2017 by Faith from Stephens City, VA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hello Faith,

                            The BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer is non-comedogenic.

                            Answered on 3/7/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                        • Q:

                          Is this good for very dry skin ?
                          Asked on 2/15/2017 by Stanimira from London

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Hello Stanimira,

                            The BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer would be suitable for dry skin as it soothes and nourishes with plant extracts, antioxidants and vitamins C and E. We would also suggest a moisturizer before using this product.

                            Answered on 2/15/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                        • Q:

                          Would this work with oily skin?
                          Asked on 1/20/2017 by Cherry

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          Hey. Do this product work well with combination skin?
                          Asked on 11/16/2016 by Shuntel from GA

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original is formulated for all skin types. It is designed to combat flaky dryness, rough patches, fine lines, excess oil, enlarged pores and uneven texture.

                            Answered on 11/22/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Will this be a good primer for me? - I have very dry skin. For foundation I combine Bare Minerals Complexion and Clinique Moisture Surge CC cream.
                          I had been using Laura Geller's spackle as a primer, but was told this was better!
                          Asked on 9/27/2016 by Helene

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes we absolutely love this primer!! Sounds like it would be a good fit for you based on the other items you use on a daily basis.

                            Answered on 10/4/2016 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
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