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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original
 
4.5

(based on 1116 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (823)
  • Lightweight (814)
  • Goes on smoothly (596)
  • Blends well (299)
  • Long-lasting (285)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (72)
  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Causes breakouts (16)
  • Too greasy (13)
  • Doesn't work (12)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (285)
  • Mature skin (220)
  • Everyday (211)
  • Normal skin (207)
  • Dry skin (171)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (314), Budget shopper (300), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (462), Fair (429), Deep (18)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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5.0

love this product

By beauty lover

from Suwanee, GA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin

    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

    Great primer for my Bare Minerals!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    Love this product but HATE the bottle

    By V-the teacher

    from Bemidji, MN

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Mature Skin

    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

    I love it because it is not heavy.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    very nice

    By mama tank

    from illinois

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Mature Skin

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

      IT GOES ON WELL AND FEELS VERY SILKY

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      Has the consistancy changed?

      By Nurse Sue

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Consistancy Too Thin
      • Could Be More Thicker

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

      Applied before make up. I think it helps seals the moisturizers used. Sort of a barrier to protect my skin from the application of make up used.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Leighann

      from Salisbury MD

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        everyday

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Best product ever!

        By Happiness

        from IA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Normal Skin

          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

          Make-up goes on so smoothly after using Prime Time.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          2.0

          DOESN'T WORK

          By karlie16

          from USA

          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

          does not control oil at all

           
          5.0

          I can't live without it!!!!

          By Nana

          from Cabot, Ar.

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mature Skin
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

            I love the way it makes my skin feel before I apply my base.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            My favorite BareMinerals product!

            By Maggie

            from Brookfield, WI

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Full Coverage

              Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

              I use this product as a base when I were at liquid foundation. I was hesitant because of the price but it is well worth the money! My foundation lasts linger and I use far less.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Good product

              By harper55

              from Scottsdale, AZ

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mature Skin

                Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                I have been using this product for about 5+ years. I like the way it just glides on my face before using any of my favorite Bare Minerals products.

                • 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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