ULTA
  • Home
  • / Makeup
  • / Face
  • / Primer
  • / bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30
BareMineralsbareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30
BareMinerals

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

Light

Item #: 2271272

ASK A QUESTION
Options
Details+
How to Use+
Ingredients+
Shipping & Coupon Restrictions+

Reviews

Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30
 
3.9

(based on 52 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (39)
  • Lightweight (39)
  • Natural looking (35)
  • Smooth (35)
  • Blends well (32)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (32)
  • Travel (18)
  • Going out (17)
  • Sensitive skin (14)
  • All skin types (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (25), Classic style (23), Trendy style (3)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (30), Fair (22)

Reviewed by 52 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
4.0

I will continue to purchase

By Emma

from Murphy, Texas

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Travel

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

    recommended by instore rep - improvement over no color primer used previously

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Bare Minerals Prime Time Primer

    By Barb

    from Kansas City, MO

    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

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

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

      Under makeup. Makes the makeup last all day

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      Great for skin preparation for make up

      By LeeAnn the Fly Fishing Gal

      from Sandy, Uta

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Sensitive Skin

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

        This is almost good enough to wear without base.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Purchased the tinted and liked .

        By None

        from Ottawa. Ohio

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        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 use under make-up. Would be nice in the summer alone.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Best Primer on the Market

          By NéNé

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Trendy Style

          Pros

          • Applies easily
          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Great coverage
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Noncomedogenic
          • Perfect For A First Coat
          • Silky Smooth Feel
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Sometimes The Pump Jams

          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:

          This is by far the best primer on the market and I've tried many. It definitely lives up to the Bare Minerals standard of excellence. I have very sensitive fair skin and I use it under my foundation and top off with mineral veil. Lasts all day too. I would highly recommend this product.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not what I esxpected

          By Makeup Super Fan

          from RSM, Ca

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

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

              I am a fan of Bare Escentuals. I know is a very good cosmetics brand and I love all its products but this one I really did not like it. Sorry. It felt very heavy on my skin (I have a normal type) like if I were putting silicon on. The consistency of the product feels heavy not moisty. In fact, the very first version of it, the original one is very good. It looks when they did all this kind of diferent colors changed the formula. It felt very dry on my skin troughout the day.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Great product

              By Sd

              from Vacaville, CA

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Love this product. Better than many other brands I have tried.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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

                          Displaying reviews 1-10

                          Back to top

                          Previous | Next »

                          Q&A

                          Product Q&A

                          Do you have questions about this product?

                          Get answers from in-house experts.

                          13 Questions | 13 Answers
                          Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
                          • Q:

                            I use the color fairly light in the foundation powder. Which color of the BB primer should I use?
                            Asked on 11/22/2014 by Anna from Chicago, IL

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              We suggest Light as your best match.

                              Answered on 11/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • 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
                          Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

                          Do you have a question about this product?