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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original
 
4.5

(based on 1057 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (773)
  • Lightweight (769)
  • Goes on smoothly (540)
  • Blends well (274)
  • Long-lasting (262)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (64)
  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Causes breakouts (16)
  • Doesn't work (12)
  • Too greasy (12)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (266)
  • Everyday (211)
  • Mature skin (199)
  • Normal skin (185)
  • Dry skin (157)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (283), Budget shopper (280), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (429), Fair (408), Deep (18)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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5.0

Prime Time

By Megan

from Kissimmee, FL

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • 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:

    This product is an easy to apply, lightweight, primer that you can count on, goes on smooth and does not leave behind a greasy feeling. Helps control shine throughout the day while still priming your face for both concealers and foundations.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Jess

    from Mishawaka, IN

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Dry Skin
      • Full Coverage
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

      I have tried others. This is the best.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      A NEW Discovery

      By elvie

      from chicago

      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 Original:

        I didn't know about this product. I am glad the sales girl let me know about it.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        3.0

        Prime Time Primer: Original

        By Anonymous

        from Canton, OH

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly

        Cons

        • Causes Breakouts
        • Too Greasy

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        I bought this product several days ago after reading all of the wonderful reviews. Quite honestly, I was a little disappointed in it. This primer was much greasier than I thought it would be. It actually felt like I was applying baby oil to my skin, which is probably the worst thing for my already oily skin. In addition to that, this primer turned my cheeks and chin bright red and blotchy. I love the rest of the Bare Minerals products, I just don't think this type of primer is the right choice for combination-oily skin.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Absolutely love this primer

        By montanaberry

        from Park City, MT

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

            I use just a little amount about the size of a dime. It creates a great canvass for the foundation. I prefer the original over the oil control.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            Smooth as Silk

            By cat

            from Miamisburg OH

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Normal Skin

              Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

              I love the way this feels going on. Helps my liquid makeup go on evenly...no caking in the lines!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              My favorite primer out there

              By BrookeSChristian

              from Savannah, GA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                  I love this primer. It blends in very well and makes my makeup last quite a while and without clogging my pores or creating creases. A little goes a long way so while the bottle is small, it lasts a long time. I don't use BareMinerals foundation with it though and I have found that liquid foundation works better for me than powder.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  4.0

                  Great Primer

                  By DisneyGal

                  from Gurnee, IL

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                    Once you use this product you won't ever want to go without it. I have tried other primers before and they have all been super heavy and greasy. I have combination skin and this works perfectly.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    4.0

                    I was skeptical.

                    By Lauren

                    from El Dorado Hills, Ca

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mature Skin
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                      I had never used a makeup primer before, thinking it really wasn't necessary. Now I know there is a difference. This primer makes your skin feel so soft and smooth and then the makeup just glides on. I have very sensitive skin and haven't had any problems. Definitely worth it.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      5.0

                      I am hooked! Can't be without it!

                      By Cindy

                      from Wyandotte, MI

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                          It a great way to begin the makeup process!

                          • 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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