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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original
 
4.5

(based on 1127 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (834)
  • Lightweight (822)
  • Goes on smoothly (605)
  • Blends well (305)
  • Long-lasting (286)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (287)
  • Mature skin (222)
  • Everyday (211)
  • Normal skin (209)
  • Dry skin (172)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (317), Budget shopper (307), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (469), Fair (432), Deep (18)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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2.0

Works well BUT...

By Bee

from Las Vegas

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Causes Breakouts

Best Uses

  • Light To Medium Coverage

Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

This was recommended by a good friend of mine who also is a make up artist. I instantly noticed a difference when applying my foundation. The bad thing is that it breaks me out HORRIBLY. I've never suffered from acne and at 27 years old I had my first breakout. It wasnt just one or two pimples but A TON! Besides the breakout, everything else works great!

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
5.0

Prime Time

By Diana

from Louisiana, MO

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

      This is a wonderful product. It works wonderfully and provides a great base for my makeup.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      The best!

      By Ann

      from Stafford, Va

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mature Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        Great for that flawless look!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        Goes on nicely and skin feels very smooth

        By Kathy

        from Ft Myers fl

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

            I like the way it goes on. Only problemi is that it is in my opinion very expensive and Ifor the price it doesn't last long.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By Lady Madonna

            from NH

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

            Very nice product. Gives me a perfect matte finish, and a little goes a long way. I feel like my skin looks more even and glows when I put this on.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Great product

            By Working mom

            from Park City, Utah

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                I use this product under Bare Minerals Foundation. It helps the foundation to not have creases & also makeup stays on longer.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                4.0

                Good stuff

                By Bibliophile

                from Florida

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                    Provides a great foundation and helps to prevent my Bare Minerals powder foundation from settling into the fine lines. A little goes a long way!

                     
                    5.0

                    One of the best I've tried

                    By Mo K

                    from Boise, ID

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dry Skin
                      • Full Coverage
                      • Mature Skin

                      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                      I've tried one other silicone-type primer prior to this one, and it was a bit more expensive. Prime Time is one that I will buy again and again. It dried within seconds and my concealer went on flawlessly. I have dry skin and will never be without a quality primer.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      5.0

                      Can't go without!

                      By The Nurse

                      from Champaign, IL

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Full Coverage
                        • Normal Skin

                        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                        I use this product daily. Foundation applies smoother and stays on all day.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium
                         
                        5.0

                        Yes love it

                        By Joni

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Apply
                        • Goes On Smoothly
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Normal Skin

                          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                          Love it

                          • 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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