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Prime Time Foundation Primer Original

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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original
 
4.5

(based on 1144 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (848)
  • Lightweight (834)
  • Goes on smoothly (618)
  • Blends well (315)
  • Long-lasting (298)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (73)
  • Causes breakouts (17)
  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Too greasy (13)
  • Doesn't work (12)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (292)
  • Mature skin (227)
  • Normal skin (215)
  • Everyday (211)
  • Dry skin (177)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (325), Budget shopper (314), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (477), Fair (441), Deep (18)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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5.0

Wonderfully Smooth

By Abs

from North Augusta, SC

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

    This was very much worth the price, and I have oily skin, and this was great. My foundation always goes on smooth, and this has not caused any breakouts, even though I have sensitive skin.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    good product

    By Andrea

    from Winchester, VA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

          Use it before base

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          Nice prime

          By Svj

          from Kalispell, MT

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

              Have tried other primers and keep going back to this one. Did not give 5 stars as when you get to bottom of container, it is thick and will not pump out. Maybe the product separates?

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              my very first primer

              By caitlin

              from Kansas

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                I use this product almost every day before my bare minterals foundation and it works great! it fills in my pores and harsh lines I would definitely use this again.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                3.0

                Good primer

                By Erin

                from Virginia

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                    It made my Bareminerals original powder foundation last and look so much better.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    4.0

                    Prime Time Foundtion Primer

                    By Joy

                    from Wilmington, NC

                    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 cover wrinkles

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium
                         
                        4.0

                        I have used this product for over a year.

                        By Nancy

                        from NC

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Full Coverage

                          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                          I have been using this product for about a year, I find it works well on my 68 year old eye lids. Other products I have used accentuated my crinkles. When I apply eye shadow it goes on smooth

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          My favorite primer

                          By kelsey

                          from Memphis, TN

                          About Me Budget Buyer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                            I've always struggled with breakouts, and my skin is very sensitive. Don't be deterred by the negative reviews - not every product works the same for everyone! I hesitated at first to buy this since many reviews said it made them breakout, but if anything, this primer has actually helped CLEAR my skin by preventing my makeup from getting in my pores. I use it every day and just bought my second bottle after running out of my first. I will use it as long as they continue making it!

                            • Skin Tone:
                            • Fair

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I am a repeat customer of this.

                            By dependable

                            from West Chester, Pa.

                            About Me Budget Buyer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Dry Skin
                            • Full Coverage
                            • Mature Skin

                            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                            I am very pleased with how smoothly this applies & have been asked what product I use on my face many times.

                            • Skin Tone:
                            • Fair
                             
                            5.0

                            Great Primer

                            By Katie

                            from Salt Lake City, UT

                            About Me Budget Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                              • Dry Skin
                              • Mature Skin
                              • Normal Skin
                              • Sensitive Skin

                              Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                              This primer is great! I use it daily, you have to make sure to let it sit for about 10 minutes before applying your makeup or it will not dry completely and it doesn't work properly. I have really dry and sensitive skin and this stuff is great for my type of skin, or any type in my opinion.

                              • Skin Tone:
                              • Medium

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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 Reviewer

                                  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 Reviewer

                                  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 Reviewer

                                  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 Reviewer

                                  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 Reviewer

                                  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 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
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