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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original

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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original
 
4.5

(based on 1089 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (800)
  • Lightweight (796)
  • Goes on smoothly (571)
  • Blends well (286)
  • Long-lasting (274)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (68)
  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Causes breakouts (16)
  • Doesn't work (12)
  • Too greasy (12)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (280)
  • Everyday (211)
  • Mature skin (210)
  • Normal skin (196)
  • Dry skin (166)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (301), Budget shopper (289), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (447), Fair (419), Deep (18)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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5.0

Silky

By Cyn

from Little Rock, AR

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

      Goes on silky and my skin feels like silk. Helps my makeup stay on longer and goes on better.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Best Primer

      By Deb D

      from Waterville, Me

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        I never put on my makeup with this primer first. Be sure you let it dry before you start applying your makeup. I like that it is clear and glides on. My makeup feels better and looks fresh all day.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Yoli

        from Riverside

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No complaints

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        This primer works great! My foundation stays on all day and my skin does not get oily

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Absolutely LOVE this!

        By eternalsyn

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        I use this product whenever I wear my makeup. It makes application smooth and it stays on all day. I will never use another primer.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        This is great

        By Ginger

        from South Carolina

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

          Smooths skin and completion. I love it!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Never start the day without it#

          By Esther

          from Longview, Texas

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

          I starting using it in March. Will never use anything else. My husband says even when I just put on my 5 minute makeup, it looks great!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          I love this primer!!!

          By Patti

          from Syracuse, NY

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

          I wish this product came in a larger bottle for the price.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Bare Minerals

          By janbrady

          from Lewisville

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Full Coverage
            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Normal Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

            Love the product

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Use this daily

            By Cactus Love

            from Tucson, AZ

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Mature Skin
              • Normal Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

              Is excellent non greasy but smooth foundation primer. I like the original because it has no tint. I use it to help smooth out pores on my nose before I apply Bare Minerals Powder Foundation. Also use it on tiny blood vessel on my cheeks before a little xtra coverage, then foundation, and it holds well all day. Also is excellent if you tend to have dry uneven skin surface (which I can get in the winter) because it smooths out the surface in preparation for foundation/powder.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              Smooth as silk

              By Debbie

              from Edmonton, Ky

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Noncomodegenic

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                I tried this after receiving a sample and I really liked it. This product does extend the wear of my foundation. Just make sure it dries just a moment before you apply your makeup.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

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                • 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
                • Q:

                  Is this a silicone based primer?
                  Asked on 3/26/2014 by Jo

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    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 Reviewer

                    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 Reviewer

                    A:

                    Apply this product over your moisturizer for best results.

                    Answered on 3/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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