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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 1387 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1062)
  • Lightweight (1021)
  • Goes on smoothly (825)
  • Blends well (452)
  • Long-lasting (413)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (92)
  • Doesn't stay on (24)
  • Too greasy (19)
  • Causes breakouts (17)
  • Doesn't work (13)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (371)
  • 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 (124), Natural style (120), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (588), Fair (546), Deep (29)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (87)

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5.0

My face appears smoother!

By Sher

from Phoenix

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Noncomedogenic
  • Smooth

Cons

  • Ineffective

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types
  • Everyday
  • Going Out

Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

Lightweight and smooth.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
5.0

I only buy this

By Frugalgourmet

from Monterey, ca

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • It's a clear gel that instantly dries soft
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Travel

    Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

    I use it everyday. It keeps makeup fresh even after a tennis match!!!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Excellent primer for mineral foundation

    By Suepa

    from Schaumburg,IL

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

      Best product I have found for base before mineral foundation. I have tried others but this has better consistency and not too heavy.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      My favorite BE primer

      By Adrienne

      from Moore, OK

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Noncomedogenic
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

        The best primer!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Great primer

        By Jenn

        from Waco

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Travel

          Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

          I alternate between this and the brightening primer daily.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          I would like to buy this product

          By No

          from Michigan

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Noncomedogenic
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Travel

            Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

            I like the product

            • Skin Tone:
            • Deep
             
            5.0

            My all time favorite Bare Mimerals product!

            By Marcie

            from CT

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

              I love the way this product makes my skin feel!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Love it. Will buy again.

              By Ann

              from Stafford, VA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Travel

                Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                Everything is great about this product.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                works great!

                By Tina

                from Hunterdon County NJ

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Natural Looking
                • Noncomedogenic
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                  Very easy to apply, no breakouts on my sensitive skin. Foundation held up longer.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  This is an everyday must for anyone

                  By Cindy

                  from Tucson Arizona

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Noncomedogenic
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out
                    • Sensitive Skin
                    • Travel

                    Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                    This is another Bare Minerals everyday must.
                    Smooth even foundation equals Prime Time Foundation Primer as your first make up step every time .

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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                    28 Questions | 28 Answers
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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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