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Prime Time Foundation Primer Original

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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original
 
4.5

(based on 1162 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (864)
  • Lightweight (849)
  • Goes on smoothly (634)
  • Blends well (323)
  • Long-lasting (308)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (76)
  • Causes breakouts (17)
  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Too greasy (13)
  • Doesn't work (12)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (298)
  • Mature skin (234)
  • Normal skin (221)
  • Everyday (211)
  • Dry skin (179)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (338), Budget shopper (319), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (487), Fair (448), Deep (19)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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5.0

Light feeling and easy to use

By Andrea

from Conshohocken, PA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

    Been using it for quite a long time.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    bareMinerals Prime Time Primer

    By CG the swimmer

    from Elk Grove, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Full Coverage
      • Mature Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

      I use this product before applying makeup. It causes my foundation to adhere better. I have no complaints.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Deep
       
      5.0

      I love it!

      By Deb

      from Elmhurst, Illinois

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mature Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        I use it under my Bare Minerals foundation. It makes my skin look so smooth, no caking of foundation.
        I love love, love it!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Have been using this product for 10+ years!!!!

        By Andi

        from Memphis TN

        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:

            I use this as a primer under makeup!!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Great primer

            By Bettee

            from Pittsburgh ,PA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

              Makes my foundation last longer and I don't have to touch up throughout the day.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Great product

              By Frog lady

              from Richland WA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                  This a great product to use under powder make up. Makes it go on really smooth.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  love this product

                  By gingernal

                  from dothan alabama

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                      product goes on easy and smooth and for me I think it helps my makeup last all day been using it for several years now and do not want to go without it.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Wonderful Discovery!!!

                      By none

                      from Langhorne, PA

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Lightweight
                      • Matte Finish

                      Cons

                      • Pricey / Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                      This has been the answer to my prayers. With very oily skin this product has given me the control I needed. I use it every day before I put on my make-up.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Love this primer

                      By Kat

                      from Boise, ID

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                          I love this primer and have used the original for years and haven't found anything that works better

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Medium
                           
                          5.0

                          Can't live without this product.

                          By Nurse Sue

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Brand Buyer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Apply
                          • Goes On Smoothly
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Pricey / Poor Value

                          Best Uses

                          • Normal Skin

                          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                          Applied over facial cream and before makeup. Goes on smoothly and evenly. I love the silky smooth finish.

                          • 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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              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 Expert

                              A:

                              Apply this product over your moisturizer for best results.

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

                            Can the foundation Primer be used on the eyelids as well?
                            Asked on 1/29/2014 by LoveBE from Colorado

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            Does this product come in shades? My last bottle is in color but looking on my bottle I can't find the shade.
                            Asked on 1/16/2014 by Nan from New Castle, IN

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              bareMinerals bareVitamins Prime Time Foundation Primer is available in Original, Neutralizing, Oil Control and Brightening formulas. The Original (Item #: 2138921) and Oil Control (Item #: 2244486) formulas are clear. The Brightening (Item #: 2227643) formula features a luminescent golden base. The Neutralizing (Item #: 2257555) formula features a color-correcting yellow base.

                              Answered on 1/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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