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bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original
 
4.5

(based on 1131 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (837)
  • Lightweight (825)
  • Goes on smoothly (608)
  • Blends well (307)
  • Long-lasting (288)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (73)
  • Causes breakouts (17)
  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Too greasy (13)
  • Doesn't work (12)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (287)
  • Mature skin (223)
  • Everyday (211)
  • Normal skin (211)
  • Dry skin (173)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (319), Budget shopper (309), Classic style (122), Natural style (112), Beauty conscious (50)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (471), Fair (434), Deep (18)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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5.0

Awesome Product

By Makeuplover

from Minnesota

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

      I love this product! This is my favorite primer, I have tried other brands and none of them come close to this. It goes on like silk, does not leave my face oily, makes a great base for whatever type of foundation that I wear.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Excellent pore reducer

      By ABQTeresa

      from Rio Rancho, NM

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Mature Skin
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

        This is the best pore reducing product I've ever used. It helps my foundation look so smooth. Makes my complexion look perfect.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Amazing Primer!

        By Caitygirlie

        from Wilmington, NC

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

          I love this primer. I have tried to the oil control that Bare Minerals has, but found it to be too greasy for what I needed. I had a sample of this, and had to buy the full size. Very smooth, and makes my foundation go on much better than on bare skin. Definitely recommend.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          The best!!!

          By Ree

          from Louisiana

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                The best primer ever!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                2.0

                Works well BUT...

                By Bee

                from Las Vegas

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Causes Breakouts

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage

                Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                This was recommended by a good friend of mine who also is a make up artist. I instantly noticed a difference when applying my foundation. The bad thing is that it breaks me out HORRIBLY. I've never suffered from acne and at 27 years old I had my first breakout. It wasnt just one or two pimples but A TON! Besides the breakout, everything else works great!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Prime Time

                By Diana

                from Louisiana, MO

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                    This is a wonderful product. It works wonderfully and provides a great base for my makeup.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    The best!

                    By Ann

                    from Stafford, Va

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mature Skin
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                      Great for that flawless look!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium
                       
                      4.0

                      Goes on nicely and skin feels very smooth

                      By Kathy

                      from Ft Myers fl

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Good Pigmentation
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                          I like the way it goes on. Only problemi is that it is in my opinion very expensive and Ifor the price it doesn't last long.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair
                           
                          5.0

                          Great Product

                          By Lady Madonna

                          from NH

                          About Me Budget Buyer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Pricey / Poor Value

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                          Very nice product. Gives me a perfect matte finish, and a little goes a long way. I feel like my skin looks more even and glows when I put this on.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair
                           
                          5.0

                          Great product

                          By Working mom

                          from Park City, Utah

                          About Me Budget Buyer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Apply

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original:

                              I use this product under Bare Minerals Foundation. It helps the foundation to not have creases & also makeup stays on longer.

                              • Skin Tone:
                              • Medium

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                              • Q:

                                Do this product contain any synthetic fragrances?
                                Asked on 5/13/2015 by GlamWytch from Edwardsville, IL

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  This product is free of any added or artificial fragrance.

                                  Answered on 5/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                              • Q:

                                Is this a clear primer like the one in the starter kit
                                Asked on 5/5/2015 by Shazza

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Yes, this is the same formula that is included with the Get Started Complexion Kit, and it is clear.

                                  Answered on 5/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                              • Q:

                                Is this better for dry and oily skin types?
                                Asked on 4/2/2015 by CRISSY

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original is formulated for all skin types. It is designed to combat flaky dryness, rough patches, fine lines, excess oil, enlarged pores and uneven texture.

                                  Answered on 4/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • 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
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