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bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer
 
3.8

(based on 235 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (179)
  • Lightweight (161)
  • Goes on smoothly (157)
  • Long-lasting (112)
  • Blends well (89)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (40)
  • Doesn't stay on (19)
  • Poor coverage (19)
  • Too greasy (13)
  • Difficult to apply (12)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (116)
  • Sensitive skin (41)
  • Normal skin (35)
  • Full coverage (34)
  • Light to medium coverage (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (111), Budget shopper (96)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (110), Fair (97), Deep (19)

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4.0

LOVE this

By NY Brwneyedgirl

from Salt Lake City, UT

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

Does a good job, I think they have changed the formula because it is not as good as it once was. LOL ..sounds like a country song.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
5.0

I will buy this product again and again

By ninkigg

from rome, ga

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin

    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

    My skin tends to be oily in summer more that during winter. So, I switch to this primer during the summer months. It control the oil great and application of base is no different.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    3.0

    Prime Time Oil Control

    By New To Product Line

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Mature Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

      Enjoyed product

      • Skin Tone:
      • Deep
       
      2.0

      Doesn't Do The Job

      By Lady Madonna

      from NH

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Difficult To Apply
      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Poor Coverage
      • Pricey / Poor Value
      • Too Greasy

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin
      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

      Struggling with oily skin, I decided to try this as an alternative to the BareMinerals Original Primer (personal favorite). I was pretty disappointed. I found that this primer was actually MORE oily/greasy, and did not cover my skin well. It felt like I wasn't spreading anything on.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      Awesome!

      By CA

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

        I bought this primer for a wedding because I wanted my makeup to stay on all night. I love it! I have really oily skin and this has helped so much! I barely have to blot my face. The only thing I would suggest is to moisturize well because my skin did end up getting dry.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        2.0

        Eh

        By Rose

        from Texas

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Does not control oil
        • Greasy

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

        This product just didn't control my oils. It was really smooth but didn't work for my skin.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        LOVE

        By Steph26

        from Erie, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight
        • Matte Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

          Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

          I have been using BareMinerals products for several years and the primer for just as long. I started out with the original primer, but really struggled with how oily it left my skin, though the smoothing and appearance of my skin was great. I decided to switch to the Oil control primer and it solved the issue. It goes on easily, leaves my skin looking/feeling great, helps my makeup stay put, and it does not add any extra oil! If I have one complaint, it it the packaging of the product. It is very difficult to use because you cannot control how much comes out with one pump. In addition, the pump tends to become clogged and unusable, even with plenty of product left in the bottle.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Love the primer!

          By barely me

          from Jackson, MS

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Full Coverage

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

            Love the oil control foundation primer! It really does help control oil all day. I do not put my foundation on without it.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Amazing Products!!!

            By sstar00868

            from Grand Rapids, MI

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

            I use bare minerals as a form of covering facial scars from having pretty severe acne. Since using these products I have had way less breakouts, my skin hasn't been as greasy, the coverage is like nothing I have ever seen before in any of the other hundreds of brands I have used in the past. This makeup has been amazing for me and my skin. I haven't had any cons about these products yet.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            best primer

            By taco

            from lake charles la

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

            It's the best primer I just love bare minerals!!!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Deep

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            7 Questions | 7 Answers
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            • Q:

              Is this product oil-free?
              Asked on 4/25/2015 by Kristenkane

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes, this product is formulated without preservatives, oils, fragrances.

                Answered on 4/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
            • Q:

              Does this product work well with BareSkin foundation or should I use it with the powder?
              Asked on 3/16/2015 by Kristen from US

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                You can use Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer underneath any of bareMinerals' foundation formulas including bareSkin to ensure a smooth finish and mattified, prolonged wear.

                Answered on 3/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              I currently wear the concealer as my first layer and matte powder foundation as my second layer of makeup. Would the foundation primer go on before the concealer or before the foundation?
              Asked on 2/22/2015 by Cha from US

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                We recommend applying primer after moisturizer and before your concealer, foundation, and other makeup for best results.

                Answered on 2/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              I have excess oil in the t-zone area of my face only. Should I use the original or oil control prime time?
              Asked on 12/11/2014 by Beat the oil

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                If excess oil is a concern, we do recommend using Prime Time Oil Control. It works great for combination skin like yours!

                Answered on 12/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              does this primer really work? about 3 hours into the day my face starts to get shiny. will it stay matte longer with this?
              Asked on 12/7/2014 by karlie the makeup freak from US

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Prime Time Oil Control is designed to extend the wear of your makeup as well as to control excess oil and provide a lasting matte finish. We recommend reading the product ratings and reviews. This product can also be tested at your nearest ULTA store, if you prefer:
                http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                Answered on 12/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              I had a sample of a Bareminerals primer I liked, it was a clear gel product. I have oily skin. Which primer was the clear gel???
              Asked on 9/3/2014 by KELLY

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Both Prime Time Original and Prime Time Oil Control feature clear gel formulas. If you have oily skin that is prone to breakouts, we suggest using Prime Time Oil Control.

                Answered on 9/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              How do you apply this product? Do you use a brush or a sponge?
              Asked on 5/25/2014 by SN

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Apply one pump for an even layer of this lightweight primer all over your face. You can use your fingers, or a makeup application sponge or liquid foundation brush, if you prefer. Once dry, follow with bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation.

                Answered on 5/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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