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BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer

BareMinerals

Prime Time Foundation Primer

Item #: 2138921 Size: 1.0 oz

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Enlarged pores. Uneven texture. Flaky dryness. We've all had complexion problems. That's why we created Prime Time, which prepares your skin for seamless coverage with bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation. Apply it first for the smooth, evenly textured complexion you've been waiting for.

Benefits:
  • Combats rough patches, flaky dryness, fine lines, excess oil, uneven texture and enlarged pores so that your foundation goes on flawlessly
  • Extends the wear of your foundation, keeping you looking fresh for longer
  • Soothes and nourishes with plant extracts, antioxidants and vitamins C and E
  • Free of preservatives and irritants so that your skin feels great
  • Silky formula glides on without any stickiness
Apply one pump for an even layer of this lightweight primer all over your face. Once dry, follow with bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Silica, Magnesium Silicate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract.

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BareMineralsPrime Time Foundation Primer
 
4.5

(based on 1374 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1052)
  • Lightweight (1012)
  • Goes on smoothly (825)
  • Blends well (447)
  • Long-lasting (413)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (92)
  • Doesn't stay on (24)
  • Too greasy (19)
  • Causes breakouts (17)
  • Doesn't work (12)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (365)
  • Mature skin (301)
  • Normal skin (294)
  • Dry skin (229)
  • Full coverage (226)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (445), Budget shopper (399), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (583), Fair (542), Deep (28)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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5.0

Prime Time is the only primer to use!

By Pam

from Rogers, AR

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mature Skin
    • Normal Skin

    Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

    My foundation applies evenly with Prime Time!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    1.0

    I would not buy this product again

    By Liz

    from Ithaca, NY

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Doesn't seem to help my makeup stay on like

    Best Uses

      Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

      Someone at Ulta recommended I buy this to help my makeup stay on during the day. It seemed to work the first day, but not anymore. What a disappointment, considering how expensive it is.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Good product

      By Bibi

      from Gilroy, CA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

        I apply before using my foundation and it makes my skin feel smooth and really makes my makeup last all day. I am a first time user of this product and I am impressed with it. Make up goes on smoother and makes my face look flawless.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Should I use a Primer? YES to this one!

        By Suz

        from Dallas, Texas

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight
        • Noncomodegenic

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mature Skin

          Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

          I've known of face primers, but thought to myself 'Why should I use a Primer'? Sounded like it would just add another layer of makeup, not at all what I want. I have normal to dry skin, mature, and do not like the feeling of makeup.
          Answer - YES to Prime Time Foundation Primer! WOW! Applying it is like using an eraser on fine lines and pores, or soft-focus on a camera. But it feels like nothing! Really. Nothing! Silk. I'm addicted.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          I love what it does for my skin.

          By Brooke

          from Ellicott City, MD

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight
          • Noncomodegenic

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Mature Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

            It's the best primer I've ever tried. Lightweight, but highly effective, it allows for even application and because it's clear I can wear it with no make up for a smoothing effect.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Deep
             
            5.0

            I will purchase this again

            By Mermel

            from Mid-Michigan

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Very silky consistency

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Normal Skin

              Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

              Would love to be able to purchase a larger size bottle...love it that much...

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Switched to Tarte Primer and like it MUCH better

              By Yoga field

              from Pa

              Pros

                Cons

                • Bottle doesn't pump correctly
                • Too Greasy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                  Started to notice this primer not working as well and being too greasy plus my makeup was not staying fresh. Tried several others and fell in love with Tarte's Clean Slate Poreless primer which is SO much better to wear under my Ready Foundation. Tarte's is mattifying without feeling drying or tight on my skin in any way yet very mattifying and keeping oil at bay. Luv the combination. One quick tip: apply powder over your primer and before your foundation for much longer wear. Set with same powder. I use Tarte's setting powder.

                   
                  5.0

                  I repurchase this product over and over.

                  By LAM

                  from Lafayette, LA

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                    I love how this makes my skin feel.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Love, love, LOVE!!!!

                    By Geni

                    from Sadorus, IL

                    About Me Budget 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:

                        Love the way it applies and feels.not heavy and provides great coverage. Excellent primer!

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair
                         
                        5.0

                        This is one of the best products made by Bare Minerals!

                        By Linda

                        from Jamestown,NY

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Apply
                        • Goes On Smoothly
                        • Leaves my skin smoothe & soft
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                        • None!

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                        This product leaves my skin smooth & soft all day. A small amount goes a long way. Hopefully Bare Minerals will continue to make this product. Please- new is not necessarily better. I tire of trying new products & putting my relic add te a job at risk. Keep this product at Ulta.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium

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                        • Q:

                          Is this suitable to wear alone without a foundation?
                          Asked on 4/26/2016 by Hygienist from Oconomowoc, WI

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Prime Time Foundation Primer works best worn underneath foundation to prep skin for seamless coverage.

                            Answered on 4/27/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Does this product work well over a natural sunscreen ?
                          Asked on 4/18/2016 by Adriana71 from Austin TX

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, absolutely! Apply after moisturizer and sunscreen and prior to makeup for best results.

                            Answered on 4/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I have always used a moisterizer, summer bisque for concealer, foundation and then mineral vail. Would the Prime Time Foundation Primer take the place of my moisterizer?
                          Asked on 4/1/2016 by De from Howell, MI

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Apply this product over your moisturizer for best results.

                            Answered on 4/11/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Does this primer work well with oily skin?
                          Asked on 3/27/2016 by mrssherico

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            You may prefer bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer (Item #: 2244486), which 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 3/31/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Can I put this product (Primetime) over the complexion rescue and then my foundation? I use the complexion rescue as my moisturizing cream.
                          Asked on 3/23/2016 by Elizabeth from Oregon

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            When using Prime Time with Complexion Rescue, apply Prime Time first onto bare skin, then follow with Complexion Rescue, then with additional cosmetics such as foundation.

                            Answered on 3/31/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Can you use this primer with any foundation type? Liquid, powder, BB cream, etc? Also can it be used with a nonmineral foundation?
                          Asked on 3/4/2016 by Val

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yup! Prime Time Foundation Primer performs beautifully under foundation of any form!

                            Answered on 3/7/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Could you please tell me the difference between this and the brightening formula? I'm unsure of which to get.
                          Asked on 2/13/2016 by Rosie

                          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 2/18/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Can i use this product with concealer too? if so will it work as well?
                          Asked on 2/12/2016 by prettyboutique from NJ

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, you can apply Prime Time prior to foundation and/or concealer application to ensure smooth, lasting wear.

                            Answered on 2/18/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Can I use this by itself alone everyday? And also, does this product also work as minimizing my pores?
                          Asked on 12/7/2015 by Elle

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Prime Time Foundation Primer does help minimize the look of enlarged pores and other imperfections. It works best worn underneath foundation to prep skin for seamless coverage.

                            Answered on 12/9/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Would you use this under the loose foundation or just under the liquid cream foundation?
                          Asked on 12/5/2015 by Erienne from Jackson

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Prime Time Foundation Primer is compatible with all forms of foundation!

                            Answered on 12/9/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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