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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original

Item #: 2138921

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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original
 
4.5

(based on 1045 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (762)
  • Lightweight (758)
  • Goes on smoothly (529)
  • Blends well (268)
  • Long-lasting (256)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (262)
  • Everyday (211)
  • Mature skin (196)
  • Normal skin (180)
  • Dry skin (152)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (277), Budget shopper (274), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (424), Fair (401), Deep (18)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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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
             
            4.0

            Amazing stuff!

            By Mama C

            from Casper, WY

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Mature Skin
            • Normal Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

            Just remember to put it on at least 15 minutes before your make-up!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Can't live without it!

            By Missy

            from Winston Salem,NC

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                Love it

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                4.0

                Happy 1st Time Customer

                By Vick

                from Shawano, WI

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Full Coverage

                  Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                  It really helps my foundation to adhere to my face & provides a natural matte finish.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  2.0

                  BareMinerals Fan--Not Impressed

                  By Meg

                  from Ann Arbor, MI

                  Pros

                  • Goes On Smoothly

                  Cons

                  • Heavy
                  • Sticky

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                    Let me be the first to say, I'm a huge BareMinerals foundation fan! I use it all day everyday, so naturally I gave their primer a shot. Not only was I sourly disappointed, but applying it feels gross. It's sticky and takes time to dry. I personally prefer something that feels like lotion, not face wash.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    Love this!!!

                    By Greene Mom

                    from Peoria, IL

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Feels great
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Lightweight
                    • Matte Finish

                    Cons

                    • Pricey / Poor Value

                    Best Uses

                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                    I love the way it goes on, how it makes my skin feel & truly is a great primer for the powder or liquid foundation they make. I prefer the original formula-- tried the tinted for some extra coverage but it is like a completely different product-- doesn't feel as well & smooth & smells odd to me. As a 40 something that has reddish patches on my cheeks, this primer with their new liquid foundation is perfection & gives me the coverage I need for even skin tone.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    I would purchase the product again.

                    By Bonny

                    from Bryan Texas

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                        I use just one pump in my palm for my whole face. It leaves my skin so soft and when I add my base it goes on so smooth and it last all day. I have been told that my makeup looks really good and was notice the first day I use this product.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium

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                        9 Questions | 9 Answers
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                        • 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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