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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original

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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original
 
4.5

(based on 1065 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (780)
  • Lightweight (777)
  • Goes on smoothly (548)
  • Blends well (277)
  • Long-lasting (265)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (64)
  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Causes breakouts (16)
  • Doesn't work (12)
  • Too greasy (12)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (269)
  • Everyday (211)
  • Mature skin (203)
  • Normal skin (187)
  • Dry skin (159)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (285), Budget shopper (283), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (433), Fair (410), Deep (18)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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5.0

For Every Makeup Bag

By Elise

from Woodinville, WA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

    One of the hairdressers in the Ulta salon shared her secret for foundation for doll like perfection and it was to apply this primer first. Immediately after my moisturizer, after applying Stay Don't Stray to my eye area, I applied this primer to the rest of my face, a tiny dab goes along way, it feels smooth and silky and didn't break out my sensitive skin, then immediately after I applied my bare minerals liquid foundation, putting a drop or two on the back of my hand and then applying that with a brush, and wa la I also had a doll like face without looking made up! I couldn't believe I had makeup on, it wasn't until I washed it off that I saw that I did indeed have some. Well worth the price.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    love it

    By Shelly

    from Hilton Head Island

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight
    • Noncomodegenic
    • Soft and smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        Goes on nice and smooth. I enjoy using it before I do my eyebrows. My eyebrow powder glides on right over it perfectly.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        LOVE this primer

        By Charli

        from Gadsden, AL

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

            Makes my skin so smooth, foundation goes on great.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            Love it!

            By Happy Girl

            from Mobile, AL

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Mature Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

            Love the way this feels on my skin: doesn't feel cakey and I don't feel made up. Love the natural look and glow it gives my face.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Perfect primer

            By Young at heart

            from Kansas City

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Great coverage
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Full Coverage

              Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

              Best primer coverage that I have tried. It makes my skin so soft and even. It does exactly what a primer is supposed to do.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              4.0

              Feels good

              By M

              from Charlotte, NC

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                  This primer feels so good on my face! It goes on so smoothly and helps my foundation apply and stay beautiful all day.

                   
                  5.0

                  love it

                  By happy

                  from ny

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Gives A Smooth Surfacw Fo
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Lightweight
                  • Matte Finish
                  • Smooth Surface For Founda

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Skin
                    • Mature Skin

                    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                    Always use before foundation

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Works fantatic

                    By grammymag

                    from imperial mo

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                      this is by far the best makeup primer I have ever used

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium
                       
                      5.0

                      Prime Time

                      By Megan

                      from Kissimmee, FL

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Lightweight
                      • Noncomodegenic

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                        This product is an easy to apply, lightweight, primer that you can count on, goes on smooth and does not leave behind a greasy feeling. Helps control shine throughout the day while still priming your face for both concealers and foundations.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair
                         
                        5.0

                        Love it!

                        By Jess

                        from Mishawaka, IN

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                          I have tried others. This is the best.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair

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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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