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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original

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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original
 
4.5

(based on 1027 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (748)
  • Lightweight (747)
  • Goes on smoothly (513)
  • Blends well (264)
  • Long-lasting (252)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (62)
  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Causes breakouts (14)
  • Doesn't work (12)
  • Too greasy (10)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (255)
  • Everyday (211)
  • Mature skin (191)
  • Normal skin (174)
  • Dry skin (147)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (267), Budget shopper (267), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (415), Fair (392), Deep (18)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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5.0

So smooth.

By Heidi Joe

from Troup, TX

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight
  • Silky smooth

Cons

  • Pricey

Best Uses

  • Smooths Skin For Foundati

Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

I am really in love with this product.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
3.0

Works - but not special

By Karen

from Lake Stevens, WA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On
  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Dry Skin
  • Normal Skin

Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

For how expensive this product is you don't get a lot. It works pretty averagly as a primer for foundation. Will continue to use the rest up soley because of the price I paid for it, but will not repurchase. I am pretty picky when it comes to a primer because I really want my makeup to not budge. It does a pretty good job at smoothing out pores and VERY fine wrinkles but doesn't last all day. Did not notice any weird smells like some other primers so that is a plus. It does go on nicely and the texture it nice, just wish it lasted all day. Does not seem to make my skin breakout either which is a plus. Don't hate this product by any means, just don't love it.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
5.0

I would buy this product again and again

By Pat Nic

from North Aurora, IL

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mature Skin

    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

    I use it as undercover for the makeup

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Love, love, love this product!

    By middle aged beauty

    from Rome, new york

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight
    • Makes Makeup Look Fresher
    • Makes Skin Feel Like Silk
    • Make Up Last Longer

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Smooths Pores
      • Under Make Up Primer

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

      I love this product, I make sure I am never out of it. I have even bought it as a gift for my girlfriend.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      very nice

      By Beautiful eyez

      from Lakewood co

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin
        • Normal Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        I used it daily

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Best primer

        By PaulyD

        from New York, NY

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

          Best primer I have ever tried, really makes the rest of your makeup go on smoothly.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          I will purchase again

          By button

          from gresham, or.

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mature Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

            Love the entire Bare Mineral line. But Prime Time prepares skin for ultra smooth application

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Love the orginial

            By Sil

            from San Antonio, TX

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Full Coverage
              • Light To Medium Coverage
              • Mature Skin
              • Normal Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

              Love this product and I'll be buying it over and over again. I tried the others but the original is the best.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Use before applying foudation

              By Karen G

              from Goshen, IN

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Full Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                This product covers up the shiny spots on my face giving it a more even tone to apply my bareMineral foundation.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Wonderful smooth velvet froundation

                By Blondie

                from Salisbury, NC

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Noncomodegenic
                • Non-greasy
                • Used For 4 Years Love It
                • Velvet Finish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Skin
                  • Full Coverage
                  • Mature Skin
                  • Normal Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                  Apply over morning moisturizer. Gives a good velvet feeling clear foundation for BM powders. I do not use any liquid or cream make-up. I have sensitive skin and it does not affect my skin. A little goes a long way and seems to keep the powder make-up in place all day. Been using it for 4 years or more. I recommend to anyone who likes the natural look it gives. I am 65 and does well on my skin giving a smoothe texture, non- greasy. A friend recommended Bare minerals products to me and I became hooked.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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                  8 Questions | 8 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    What is the difference between the "original" and "brightening" bareMinerals primers?
                    Asked on 6/5/2014 by Lisa from Arizona

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      bareMinerals Prime Time Brightening Face Primer (Item #: 2227643) features a luminous brightening glow finish, while Original Prime Time is clear and velvety matte.

                      Answered on 6/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    When using Prime Time, do you still need a daily moisturizer or does this take the place of that? If so, in what order do you apply? I use a moisturizer in the morning before makeup and a different moisturizer at bedtime.
                    Asked on 6/1/2014 by 30 something Beauty

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This product does not provide much moisture, so we recommend layering it over your daily moisturizer for best results.

                      Answered on 6/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    How is this product with skin type that may suffer infrequent breakouts?
                    Asked on 5/25/2014 by Claire from Denver, Co

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This product is formulated for all skin types and helps to control excess oil. It is free of preservatives and irritants to minimize breakouts.

                      Answered on 5/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is this a silicone based primer?
                    Asked on 3/26/2014 by Jo

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, this product is silicone-based. It is formulated with natural and synthetic ingredients.

                      This product contains: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Silica, Magnesium Silicate, Calcium Pantothenate, Ascorbic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Powder.

                      Answered on 3/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is this a pump? I've used prime time but it was n a tube that squirts out so I wanted to make sure it was the right product. The one I used came with my starter kit.
                    Asked on 3/16/2014 by shelli

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This product features a pump dispenser. Please note that the mini size of this product included in the Get Started Kit is packaged in a tube.

                      Answered on 3/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Do I apply under or over my moisturizer?
                    Asked on 3/13/2014 by Jami from Painesville Ohio

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Apply this product over your moisturizer for best results.

                      Answered on 3/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Can the foundation Primer be used on the eyelids as well?
                    Asked on 1/29/2014 by LoveBE from Colorado

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Does this product come in shades? My last bottle is in color but looking on my bottle I can't find the shade.
                    Asked on 1/16/2014 by Nan from New Castle, IN

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      bareMinerals bareVitamins Prime Time Foundation Primer is available in Original, Neutralizing, Oil Control and Brightening formulas. The Original (Item #: 2138921) and Oil Control (Item #: 2244486) formulas are clear. The Brightening (Item #: 2227643) formula features a luminescent golden base. The Neutralizing (Item #: 2257555) formula features a color-correcting yellow base.

                      Answered on 1/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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