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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original

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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original
 
4.5

(based on 1051 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (767)
  • Lightweight (764)
  • Goes on smoothly (535)
  • Blends well (272)
  • Long-lasting (259)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (64)
  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Causes breakouts (15)
  • Doesn't work (12)
  • Too greasy (11)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (264)
  • Everyday (211)
  • Mature skin (198)
  • Normal skin (181)
  • Dry skin (154)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (280), Budget shopper (277), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (427), Fair (404), Deep (18)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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5.0

My favorite primer out there

By BrookeSChristian

from Savannah, GA

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

      I love this primer. It blends in very well and makes my makeup last quite a while and without clogging my pores or creating creases. A little goes a long way so while the bottle is small, it lasts a long time. I don't use BareMinerals foundation with it though and I have found that liquid foundation works better for me than powder.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      Great Primer

      By DisneyGal

      from Gurnee, IL

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Full Coverage
        • Normal Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        Once you use this product you won't ever want to go without it. I have tried other primers before and they have all been super heavy and greasy. I have combination skin and this works perfectly.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        I was skeptical.

        By Lauren

        from El Dorado Hills, Ca

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mature Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

          I had never used a makeup primer before, thinking it really wasn't necessary. Now I know there is a difference. This primer makes your skin feel so soft and smooth and then the makeup just glides on. I have very sensitive skin and haven't had any problems. Definitely worth it.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          I am hooked! Can't be without it!

          By Cindy

          from Wyandotte, MI

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

              It a great way to begin the makeup process!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              4.0

              smooth finish

              By Gwen

              from Shreveport, LA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin

                Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                great finish after moisturizer

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                I do buy this product again and again.

                By Pat

                from North Aurora, IL

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mature Skin

                  Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                  This product prepares the skin for the makeup and keeps is fresh all day long. I can not live without it.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect Pallette

                  By Bigkitty823

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mature Skin
                    • Normal Skin

                    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                    Love it! Perfect base for a perfect face!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    This product definitely works!

                    By Linda

                    from Voorhees, NJ

                    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 bought a primer in another brand & assumed that the product would work just like the Bare Minerals Primer. I was so wrong. I went back to this primer because it works so well.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair
                         
                        5.0

                        Love it!

                        By Jan

                        from Columbia, SC

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Apply
                        • Goes On Smoothly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Normal Skin

                          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                          I love this product.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair
                           
                          5.0

                          picked up for my mother

                          By praisedancer

                          from Toledo, Ohio

                          About Me Budget Buyer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Apply

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Mature Skin
                            • Normal Skin
                            • Sensitive Skin

                            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                            I actually picked this product up for my mother. It must work really well for her because she has not changed brands in over a year!

                            • Skin Tone:
                            • Medium

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                            • 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
                            • 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 Reviewer

                                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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