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Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer

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bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer
 
3.8

(based on 248 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (186)
  • Lightweight (168)
  • Goes on smoothly (163)
  • Long-lasting (117)
  • Blends well (92)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (40)
  • Doesn't stay on (20)
  • Poor coverage (19)
  • Difficult to apply (13)
  • Too greasy (13)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (121)
  • Sensitive skin (42)
  • Full coverage (36)
  • Light to medium coverage (36)
  • Normal skin (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (113), Budget shopper (107)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (116), Fair (104), Deep (19)

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5.0

Outperforms all other primers!

By vickielynn

from mansfield, tx

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Causes Breakouts

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
  • Full Coverage
  • Light To Medium Coverage

Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

This oil control primer is the stuff! My makeup stays on in the HOT Texas summer... I have no A/C in my car and my makeup is not melted away when I get to work in the afternoon! Thanks to one of my Youtubers: Samantha Reily

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
5.0

Works very well

By CM in CF

from Cedar Falls, IA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Dries Almost Too Quickly

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
  • Light To Medium Coverage
  • With Bare Minerals Matte

Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

I have tried every oil control primer on the planet. This one has by far exceeded all in quality and doing what it promises. I've had even better luck with it since I switched our my prior mineral makeup for Bare Minerals Matte Mineral powder. I still see a little "shine" during the day but the overall oiliness is reduced by far.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
2.0

Not lime it used to be!!

By Luvspurple

from Gray, TN

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Apply

    Best Uses

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

      Sad that something so great has been changed. Why change something when the original worked great!!!!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      FAVORITE Primer!

      By Danyell

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

        I use this primer after I apply moisturizer, its application super easy and just makes my powder foundation look amazing!!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        My face stays fresh and it is not shiny

        By Petunia

        from San Antonio, Texas

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Not greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage

          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

          I was introduced to the product a month ago and I use it every day.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          1.0

          not impressed

          By veronica

          from dundee

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Doesn't Stay On

            Best Uses

              Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

              Couldn't tell I was even using it.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              I'm not continually blotting my t-zone area.

              By Sassy54

              from Lake Murray ' SC

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

                Controls shine for hours. So far, it is working for me. Would buy again.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                LOVE THIS!!!

                By CLStrange

                from San Diego, CA

                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
                  • Light To Medium Coverage
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

                  Have super oily skin, use powder foundation - this stuff makes my makeup look smooth and blend perfectly.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  Good stuff

                  By Traci

                  from Winston-Salem

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

                    love it

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Must Have

                    By Holly

                    from Las Vegas, NV

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

                          If you have oily skin & make up that runs, this is Australia have.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair

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                          • Q:

                            Is this product oil-free?
                            Asked on 4/25/2015 by Kristenkane

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Yes, this product is formulated without preservatives, oils, fragrances.

                              Answered on 4/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                          • Q:

                            Does this product work well with BareSkin foundation or should I use it with the powder?
                            Asked on 3/16/2015 by Kristen from US

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              You can use Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer underneath any of bareMinerals' foundation formulas including bareSkin to ensure a smooth finish and mattified, prolonged wear.

                              Answered on 3/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            I currently wear the concealer as my first layer and matte powder foundation as my second layer of makeup. Would the foundation primer go on before the concealer or before the foundation?
                            Asked on 2/22/2015 by Cha from US

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              We recommend applying primer after moisturizer and before your concealer, foundation, and other makeup for best results.

                              Answered on 2/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            I have excess oil in the t-zone area of my face only. Should I use the original or oil control prime time?
                            Asked on 12/11/2014 by Beat the oil

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              If excess oil is a concern, we do recommend using Prime Time Oil Control. It works great for combination skin like yours!

                              Answered on 12/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            does this primer really work? about 3 hours into the day my face starts to get shiny. will it stay matte longer with this?
                            Asked on 12/7/2014 by karlie the makeup freak from US

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Prime Time Oil Control is designed to extend the wear of your makeup as well as to control excess oil and provide a lasting matte finish. We recommend reading the product ratings and reviews. This product can also be tested at your nearest ULTA store, if you prefer:
                              http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                              Answered on 12/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            I had a sample of a Bareminerals primer I liked, it was a clear gel product. I have oily skin. Which primer was the clear gel???
                            Asked on 9/3/2014 by KELLY

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Both Prime Time Original and Prime Time Oil Control feature clear gel formulas. If you have oily skin that is prone to breakouts, we suggest using Prime Time Oil Control.

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

                            How do you apply this product? Do you use a brush or a sponge?
                            Asked on 5/25/2014 by SN

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Apply one pump for an even layer of this lightweight primer all over your face. You can use your fingers, or a makeup application sponge or liquid foundation brush, if you prefer. Once dry, follow with bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation.

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