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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original

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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original
 
4.5

(based on 1031 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (752)
  • Lightweight (751)
  • Goes on smoothly (517)
  • Blends well (265)
  • Long-lasting (254)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (258)
  • Everyday (211)
  • Mature skin (192)
  • Normal skin (175)
  • Dry skin (149)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (270), Budget shopper (268), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (417), Fair (394), Deep (18)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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5.0

Wouldn't go without it

By Patty S.

from Morgantown, WV

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    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 Original:

    I have been using this product for years and love how nice the product feels on your skin as well as how long your Bare Minerals products stay on during the day when using the Primer. I get a lot of uses out of the bottle as you just use a small amount (one pump at most).

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    love this stuff!

    By toni toni

    from mobile, al

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Full Coverage

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

      Love this! My makeuo stays on all day!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      A must use!

      By Donna

      from Little Rock, AR

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        I can definitely tell the difference when I use this versus when I skip it. I recommend using this under your foundation every time.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        3.0

        Fine for a basic primer.

        By TinaBelcher

        from Santa Barbara, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

          I don't have much experience with primer, but I use this under their Bare Skin liquid foundation. I'm not sure if it makes that big of a difference, but the foundation goes on smoothly and evenly over this primer. I am happy with this primer because it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, and it doesn't feel like I've got a lot of stuff on my face; it dries quickly and feels lightweight and natural.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          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

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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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