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bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30
 
3.8

(based on 45 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (34)
  • Lightweight (33)
  • Natural looking (29)
  • Smooth (29)
  • Blends well (27)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (7)
  • Causes breakouts (6)
  • Irritates skin (6)
  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Difficult to apply (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (27)
  • Travel (14)
  • Going out (13)
  • All skin types (10)
  • Sensitive skin (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (22), Classic style (21)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (25), Fair (20)

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1.0

Don't buy

By JoAnn

from Utah

About Me Trendy Style

Pros

    Cons

    • Clumpy
    • Difficult to Apply

    Best Uses

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

      The product only worked well for a few weeks and then it became so clumpy that I have to scrape it out of the bottle to use it. It sometimes stays in fine line areas and pores, so try and blend really well. Which is hard after it becomes so thick and clumpy.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Andrea

      from Lexington

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

        I use Prime Time BB Primer to even out my skin tone, then finish with Mineral Veil. Provides a silky smooth finish, the coverage I want without feeling heavy.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        1.0

        Caused break outs!

        By KLS from Pa

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good coverage

        Cons

        • Clogged pores
        • Greasy feeling

        Best Uses

          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

          I was really looking forward to this product and it created great coverage and made my daily makeup last much longer. Shortly after I realized how badly I was breaking out. I discontinued use of the product because of this.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          Better than expected

          By CN*

          from Illinois

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

            I use this everyday after I put on my moisturizer and it prepares my skin for makeup well. I am Light to Medium skin tone and I chose the Light. It matches perfectly. The texture is silky and lightweight. I have oily skin and either this stuff helps with the shine (or it could be the new Peter Thomas Roth Oiless Oil that I'm using or a combo of both.)

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again and again

            By nik

            from collegeville, pa

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Noncomedogenic
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Travel

              Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

              I LOVE how smooth the product goes on and that it doesn't look like i have my face caked in makeup. I have VERY sensitive skin and this product doesnot irritate it at all, in fact it helps my skin to look healthy and clean!!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By Kris

              from Greeley Colorado

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                For someone that doesnt use alot of makeup- this is great! I can wear it alone, or wear it under my foundation!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                1.0

                I wanted to like this, but...

                By fetching

                from Oakland CA

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • Causes Breakouts
                • Ineffective
                • Odd Scent
                • Poor Coverage
                • Pump Gets Clogged

                Best Uses

                  Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                  I bought this product because I hate make up, and hate feeling like I am wearing a mask. My skin is pretty good, so I just wanted a product that would even out my skin tone. I wanted very sheer coverage. But after applying this, I could see that the product just sat in any larger pores, like tiny dots. And that was when I could get the product out of the bottle. Even the testers at the store didn't work properly. The product also has a weird smell.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  4.0

                  Great Alone or as a Primer!

                  By tfox

                  from Woodbridge, VA

                  About Me Classic Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                  • Minor Breakouts
                  • Not So Easy To Take Off

                  Best Uses

                  • Oily

                  Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                  Very smooth going on and pretty good coverage. Better than most BB creams actually. I loved the pore reducing aspect as well as the shine prevention. I use it alone for a natural look or with my mineral powder foundation for more coverage. I stay shine free all day which is a miracle. It's a little tough to wash off so once I began washing and using a gentle exfoliator twice a week minor breakouts were no longer a problem. Would definitely use during winter for extra layer of harsh weather protection.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Love it

                  By Littlelifter

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out
                    • Travel

                    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                    This was my first time purchasing this product and I'm very happy with it

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Love it!

                    By K.Y.

                    from Sac, CA

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight
                    • Natural Looking
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday
                      • Going Out
                      • Sensitive Skin
                      • Travel

                      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                      So happy that BareMinerals came out with a shade in my skin tone :)

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      • Q:

                        If I use medium beige foundation should I also use the medium primer?
                        Asked on 10/27/2014 by Samantha

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, we recommend Medium as your best match!

                          Answered on 10/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Will this product aide in reducing the appearances of blemishes and dark spots?
                        Asked on 10/22/2014 by Neffe from DC

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, Prime Time BB features a sheer tinted formula to help promote an even skin tone and to minimize the appearance of blemishes, dark spots, or any other skin imperfections. It can be used in conjunction with a full coverage concealer for spot coverage.

                          Answered on 10/23/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Should the BB primer be used with moisturizer and if so should the primer go one first or after the moisturizer?
                        Asked on 10/6/2014 by Makeup minimalist from Portland, OR

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Prime Time BB Primer provides moisturizing benefits but can certainly be layered over additional moisturizer depending on your skin type; for best results, apply moisturizer first, followed by Prime Time BB Primer.

                          Answered on 10/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        What colors does this come in? I see fair and medium, what else? I am mixed white and black, what color do you suggest I use?
                        Asked on 8/23/2014 by Sue

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This product comes in Fair, Light, Medium, and Tan. We recommend Tan (Item #:2278412) if you have a darker skin tone or Medium (Item #:2271273) if you have a lighter tone.

                          Answered on 8/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Do you use this product with the new liquid makeup? If so how.
                        Asked on 7/26/2014 by BE Nut from Fort Wayne, IN

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          You can certainly layer Prime Time BB underneath bareSkin Foundation! Apply Prime Time BB to bare or moisturized skin, then follow with application of bareSkin Foundation using the Perfecting Face Brush.

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

                        My 14 year old granddaughter has started using makeup. Would this primer be good for this age group, who has alot of oil in their skin?
                        Asked on 4/7/2014 by June from Anderson SC

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        What is the difference between the original primer and this new one?
                        Asked on 4/7/2014 by Dee from Ledgewood, new jersey

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This product is similar to the Original, but enhanced with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 to shield skin from sun damage, plus a tint to even your complexion. You'll also find that it has a creamier consistency than the Original Prime Time.

                          Answered on 4/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this product non comedogenic?
                        Asked on 4/6/2014 by Yooshberry from West Chester pa

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, all bareMinerals foundations and facial moisturizers are tested to insure that they have no potential for comedogenicity.

                          Answered on 4/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this product gluten free?
                        Asked on 4/6/2014 by Lyssa

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          From bareMinerals:
                          "Many of our products do not contain ingredients derived from barley, oats, rye, spelt or wheat, which are commonly known sources of gluten. However, due to the wide range of raw materials and equipment used during the manufacturing of our products, we cannot confirm that our products are free from any traces of gluten. If you have specific questions or concerns regarding gluten, and the ingredients contained in our formulas, we recommend that you consult your physician."

                          Answered on 4/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I need a product that minimizes your pores does this one do that?
                        Asked on 4/6/2014 by pore lady from Sacramento, ca

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, the silky, smooth formula combats flaky dryness, excess oil and the appearance of pores to perfectly prep skin for a flawless foundation application.

                          Answered on 4/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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