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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original
 
4.5

(based on 1100 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (810)
  • Lightweight (802)
  • Goes on smoothly (581)
  • Blends well (290)
  • Long-lasting (280)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (71)
  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Causes breakouts (16)
  • Too greasy (13)
  • Doesn't work (12)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (283)
  • Mature skin (212)
  • Everyday (211)
  • Normal skin (201)
  • Dry skin (169)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (304), Budget shopper (296), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (452), Fair (424), 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 the feel and smoothness

By AA

from Destin Fl

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

It really helped with my large pores on my nose.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Love!

By Abby C.

from Pearl River, LA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

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

Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

So smoothe

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

Bare minerals prime time

By Sjod

from Indiana

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Full Coverage
    • Normal Skin

    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

    Product goes on so smooth and not greasy feeling

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Smooth make up stays on

    By Donna

    from Contoocook NH

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

      So easy to work with

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      2.0

      Bare Minerals primer

      By Tip

      from Washington

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Did Not Smooth Imperfecti
      • Poor Coverage
      • Too Greasy

      Best Uses

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        Greasy. Does not minimize imperfections like other primers. Not worth the price.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        I like texure I like the smoothnest

        By Pat

        from Taylor,MI

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Under powder

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        I really like this product I received a sample and now am hooked. It makes my makeup look better.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        awesome!

        By hause

        from Tennessee

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Face Feels Silky And Not
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Full Coverage
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Mature Skin
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

          I use this product after I moisturize. It blends very nicely and make up stays on all day.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Amazing product

          By Pam

          from Michigan

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries fast
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mature Skin
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

            This product really makes a difference in the appearance as well as the duration of the mineral powder foundations that I've used .....

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            3.0

            It's okay.

            By PvtPetey

            from Seattle

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

            The texture of this is similar to Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, but it's not as good. It doesn't do much to stop flakiness like it claims to. It does start out with a matte air brushed look, but it only lasts about an hour. The bottle didn't last long either, and there is a lot of product left in the bottom that you have to dig out with a q-tip. The price is quite a bit cheaper than the Smash Box equivalent. I read about Monistat Anti-Chafe Gel providing a matte, air brushed look, and when I tried it, I found it works even better than this product. In my area it also costs about � of what this costs.

             
            5.0

            Love this!

            By oursm02

            from West Virginia

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

              This is great when paired with other Bare Minerals products.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

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              12 Questions | 12 Answers
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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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