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Prime Time Foundation Primer Original

Item #: 2138921

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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original
 
4.5

(based on 1182 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (884)
  • Lightweight (867)
  • Goes on smoothly (654)
  • Blends well (336)
  • Long-lasting (322)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (76)
  • Causes breakouts (17)
  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Too greasy (13)
  • Doesn't work (12)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (304)
  • Mature skin (240)
  • Normal skin (227)
  • Everyday (211)
  • Dry skin (181)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (349), Budget shopper (325), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (497), Fair (457), Deep (19)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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5.0

Perfect for acne prone skin****

By Kate

from Ashburn, VA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

    I typically buy drugstore make up so it took a lot of convincing myself to buy this one because of the price and I was nervous about it causing breakouts. I still have my normal amount of monthly break outs, but this does not at all add to those. I love how this primer helps to cover up my acne/dry spots that occur on my cheeks every so often. I'll be buying this again..highly recommend.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Best primer!

    By Nora

    from Santa Fe, NM

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        Helps to keep my bare minerals powder on lock

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Don't start makeup without it!

        By Carol

        from Anna Maria Island, Florida

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

            A Must have!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Really easy to apply with superb results! So smooth!

            By Mean Jean

            from Austin,Tx

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Mature Skin

              Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

              It really sets my foundation & remains smooth!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Really like this product

              By Donna

              from chattanooga, TN

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                  I really like this product. It makes foundation last longer and helps it to go on smooth and more even

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Love

                  By Blue Eyed Gladish

                  from Sherwood Oregon

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                    feels like silk & protects my skin from the bare minerals i putt on combined with the heat that made me itch

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    I do love Primetime from Bare Minerals, Used for years.

                    By Patti

                    from Paducah Ky

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                        I apply all over my face before putting on my Bare Minerals powder foundation. Have used for years.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium
                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect!

                        By KatB06

                        from Reno NV

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                          • Sensitive Skin

                          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                          This is the only primer I've used and I love it! Super easy to apply and really silky soft. I use it uder the bare minerals bare skin foundation. Flawless everday!

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair
                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent primer to make any foundation flawlessly even!

                          By Candice

                          from Albany, OR

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                            I use this product every day

                            It evens out any foundation and makes your skin look even-toned

                            • Skin Tone:
                            • Fair
                             
                            5.0

                            When your in you prime !

                            By Sweet sue

                            from Clermont, fla

                            About Me Brand Buyer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Apply
                            • Goes On Smoothly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                                This product helps setup skin for makeup application

                                • Skin Tone:
                                • Fair

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                                15 Questions | 15 Answers
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                                • 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
                                • Q:

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

                                  1 answer

                                  • Staff Expert

                                    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 Expert

                                    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 Expert

                                    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 Expert

                                    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 Expert

                                    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 Expert

                                    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 Expert

                                    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 Expert

                                    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 Expert

                                    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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