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BareMineralsPrime 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 1286 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (976)
  • Lightweight (946)
  • Goes on smoothly (748)
  • Blends well (393)
  • Long-lasting (368)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (84)
  • Doesn't stay on (20)
  • Causes breakouts (17)
  • Too greasy (16)
  • Doesn't work (12)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (337)
  • Mature skin (270)
  • Normal skin (267)
  • Everyday (211)
  • Dry skin (210)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (402), Budget shopper (368), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (544), Fair (504), Deep (24)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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5.0

Amazing product

By Toya

from Canton,OH

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Dry Skin
    • Normal Skin

    Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

    I use this under bare minerals original foundation and I love it. I have really oily skin and from the time I put it on in the morning before work until I take it off before bed it my skin doesn't look shiny or oily or dry. I've tried everything and this works great for me.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep
     
    5.0

    Great product

    By Bettiy

    from Middleborough Massachusetts

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mature Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

      Goes on smoothly. Makes makeup go on smoothly love it

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      Smoothes for flawless application

      By RR

      from Lincoln, NE

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

        .

         
        5.0

        I love this primer!

        By kathy

        from Sioux falls, sd

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Combs Through Brows Nicel
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes A Long Way
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

          Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

          I use this product after BM complexion rescue and before BM powder foundation.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Primer

          By Gator Girl

          from Pensacola Fl

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Normal Skin

            Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

            Helps keep powder on

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            Bare Minerals Primer

            By Honey bunny

            from Naples, FL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Lightweight
            • Matte Finish

            Cons

            • No Spf

            Best Uses

            • Good Base
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

            Great as a base for bare minerals powder foundation.
            Seems to suit my slightly sensitive skin.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            love this primer

            By Javckie

            from Indiana

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Full Coverage

              Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

              I have used this primer and its great for me, works fantastic, coverage keeps my make up on better, lasts longer, feels. Great

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              1.0

              Too oily. Not what I had previously. Made makeup too caked.

              By Pat

              from Venice fl

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • Pricey / Poor Value
              • Too Greasy

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin

              Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

              I used it before using bare mineral power. Bad mistake. Caked the powder and was uncomfortable to wear.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              4.0

              Pretty Pleasing Primer

              By BOATBAG

              from MARYLAND

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                  I use over my day moisturizer, under my daily color. I don't use foundation, I use a tinted moisturizer or CC cream. This primer is supposed to be used under your foundation, but works great for me in the manner I've been using it.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A solid foundation's foundation

                  By Snix

                  from Washington, DC

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Matte Finish

                  Cons

                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Full Coverage
                  • Light To Medium Coverage
                  • Mature Skin
                  • Normal Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                  I have incredibly sensitive skin that does whatever it wants, so it has been hard to find the perfect primer. So many primers make me oily, clump under my foundation, or feel like sludge falling off my face - this one is absolutely perfect and I will be buying it again and again.
                  The directions say that one drop goes a long way - this is so true! I pump one drop into the middle of my hand (the nozzle tends to squirt it out, so better to not waste any on your fingers). I apply it and let it dry while I'm doing something else, then come back within five minutes and apply my foundation. I have used both liquid and powder foundation with this primer and it is a dream come true. 10+ hours later, after a long work day, my face is just as matte as it was when I put the makeup on in the first place. Highly recommend this. I've seen it come tinted as well, but I haven't bought those.... Go get yourself a bottle of this!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

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                  • Q:

                    Can I use this by itself alone everyday? And also, does this product also work as minimizing my pores?
                    Asked on 12/7/2015 by Elle

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Prime Time Foundation Primer does help minimize the look of enlarged pores and other imperfections. It works best worn underneath foundation to prep skin for seamless coverage.

                      Answered on 12/9/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Would you use this under the loose foundation or just under the liquid cream foundation?
                    Asked on 12/5/2015 by Erienne from Jackson

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Prime Time Foundation Primer is compatible with all forms of foundation!

                      Answered on 12/9/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    I do normally use this product and love it, but I'm also looking to buy the well rested eye primer, would I use both together? thanks
                    Asked on 10/13/2015 by DZ from PA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, Prime Time Foundation Primer should be applied to your face prior to foundation application, while Well-Rested CC Eye Primer should be applied to your under eye area and eyelids prior to eye concealer and eyeshadow application. We hope this extra info helps!

                      Answered on 10/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Is this product cruelty free?
                    Asked on 9/30/2015 by Danielle from Oxnard,CA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      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. bareMinerals natural haired brushes are made of Goat and Pony. Please note that no animals are harmed in the process of making our brushes. For our customers who chose not to use animal haired brushes we do offer a variety of high end synthetic brushes."

                      Answered on 10/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    How many pumps can I get out of this bottle?
                    Asked on 9/5/2015 by Jen from US

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      With typical daily usage, we estimate one bottle should last most users about 2-3 months, though this may vary due to individual factors such as amount used per application and frequency of application.

                      Answered on 9/29/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Do this product contain any synthetic fragrances?
                    Asked on 5/13/2015 by GlamWytch from Edwardsville, IL

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This product is free of any added or artificial fragrance.

                      Answered on 5/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Is this a clear primer like the one in the starter kit
                    Asked on 5/5/2015 by Shazza

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this is the same formula that is included with the Get Started Complexion Kit, and it is clear.

                      Answered on 5/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Is this better for dry and oily skin types?
                    Asked on 4/2/2015 by CRISSY

                    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 4/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    How does Primer Original compare to the Oil Control primer? Is there a big difference?
                    Asked on 1/9/2015 by Lily

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer 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 1/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    what is the difference in the original and the nuetralizing foundation primer for the bare minerals?
                    Asked on 1/8/2015 by Ronda

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Original Prime Time features a clear formula, while bareMinerals Prime Time Neutralizing Foundation Primer features a yellow tint that helps to neutralize redness, discoloration, and uneven skin tone.

                      Answered on 1/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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