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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original

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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original
 
4.5

(based on 1073 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (787)
  • Lightweight (784)
  • Goes on smoothly (556)
  • Blends well (280)
  • Long-lasting (267)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (65)
  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Causes breakouts (16)
  • Doesn't work (12)
  • Too greasy (12)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (271)
  • Everyday (211)
  • Mature skin (205)
  • Normal skin (189)
  • Dry skin (161)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (291), Budget shopper (284), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (436), Fair (415), Deep (18)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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4.0

Great Start

By Grandma L

from Alameda, CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

    Using this as a base really helps the foundation go on smoothly

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    Very Nice

    By Marti

    from Scottsdale, AZ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Under foundation

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

      This is a wonderful Primer! Very silky-smooth. Easy pump application. I love it. You can use this with any line. I shop Brands or Budget, depending on product. BTW, I am "older" & have wrinkled (mature) skin.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      3.0

      Works well but high priced

      By Nicole on a Nickle

      from Asheville NC

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

      Product does help powder stay on but doesn't fill in lines like it says.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      great product

      By Lisa

      from Kingwood, Tx

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        Use with bare minerals powder foundation, it's great stuff!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Love this product!

        By Grammy

        from Utah

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Mature Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        I love this product. I use it under my makeup for a smooth finish. It helps my makeup stay in place a lot longer than without it.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Great starting point

        By Jane

        from Virginia Beach, VA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • For Smooth Coverage

          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

          This product really helps the smooth application of bare minerals base

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          love it

          By girlfriend

          from pa

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

              I love everything bare essentials and this primer under your makeup is wonderful! Your makeup goes on flawlessly

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Bare minerals prime time foundation prim

              By B

              from Florence sc

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Great Product Feels Like
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Matte Finish

              Cons

              • 12 Product For Same Pric
              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                Cost the same price for half the amount of product.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                For Every Makeup Bag

                By Elise

                from Woodinville, WA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                  One of the hairdressers in the Ulta salon shared her secret for foundation for doll like perfection and it was to apply this primer first. Immediately after my moisturizer, after applying Stay Don't Stray to my eye area, I applied this primer to the rest of my face, a tiny dab goes along way, it feels smooth and silky and didn't break out my sensitive skin, then immediately after I applied my bare minerals liquid foundation, putting a drop or two on the back of my hand and then applying that with a brush, and wa la I also had a doll like face without looking made up! I couldn't believe I had makeup on, it wasn't until I washed it off that I saw that I did indeed have some. Well worth the price.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  love it

                  By Shelly

                  from Hilton Head Island

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Lightweight
                  • Noncomodegenic
                  • Soft and smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                      Goes on nice and smooth. I enjoy using it before I do my eyebrows. My eyebrow powder glides on right over it perfectly.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

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                      • Q:

                        Is this product oil free?
                        Asked on 9/6/2014 by Bri

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          bareMinerals does not claim that this product is oil-free.

                          Answered on 9/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Does this product work well with other brands and liquid foundation or is it specially formulated to work with Bare Minerals powder foundation?
                        Asked on 7/28/2014 by diann

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          You can certainly use Prime Time to create a flawless canvas for foundation of any brand and formula!

                          Answered on 7/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • 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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