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Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer

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bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer
 
3.8

(based on 252 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (188)
  • Lightweight (168)
  • Goes on smoothly (164)
  • Long-lasting (117)
  • Blends well (93)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (40)
  • Doesn't stay on (20)
  • Poor coverage (19)
  • Difficult to apply (13)
  • Too greasy (13)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (123)
  • Sensitive skin (42)
  • Normal skin (37)
  • Full coverage (36)
  • Light to medium coverage (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (115), Budget shopper (108)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (117), Fair (106), Deep (19)

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4.0

Pretty good primer

By Swtp8277

from Hernando, MS

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Matte Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

    I have extremely oily skin. As in, 30 minutes after I wash my face it's oily. This worked pretty well on me. I don't think it really fills in my pores but does work to control oil.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    Word

    By Cindy

    from Montgomery, Al

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

      I like and will buy again

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      more like Prime Time Wasted.

      By RDanielle

      from Marbury,Al

      Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

      Personally this product was not all that it was made up to be. I wear Urban Decay makeup and my makeup actually lasts longer when I am NOT wearing this. This did nothing for my makeup, nor for my pores and oily zones. I was very upset.. Especially after paying 20+ for this.. I will stick to my $12.99 NYX Primer! Hasn't let me down yet!!

       
      4.0

      Works great!

      By Banana man

      from Vero Beach, Florida

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Kept Makeup On All Day

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Use As A Primer

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

        It didn't really do a whole lot for my oil but it definitely kept my makeup on all day!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Outperforms all other primers!

        By vickielynn

        from mansfield, tx

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Causes Breakouts

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

        This oil control primer is the stuff! My makeup stays on in the HOT Texas summer... I have no A/C in my car and my makeup is not melted away when I get to work in the afternoon! Thanks to one of my Youtubers: Samantha Reily

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Works very well

        By CM in CF

        from Cedar Falls, IA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Dries Almost Too Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • With Bare Minerals Matte

        Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

        I have tried every oil control primer on the planet. This one has by far exceeded all in quality and doing what it promises. I've had even better luck with it since I switched our my prior mineral makeup for Bare Minerals Matte Mineral powder. I still see a little "shine" during the day but the overall oiliness is reduced by far.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not lime it used to be!!

        By Luvspurple

        from Gray, TN

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Apply

          Best Uses

            Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

            Sad that something so great has been changed. Why change something when the original worked great!!!!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            FAVORITE Primer!

            By Danyell

            from St. Louis, MO

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
              • Normal Skin

              Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

              I use this primer after I apply moisturizer, its application super easy and just makes my powder foundation look amazing!!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              My face stays fresh and it is not shiny

              By Petunia

              from San Antonio, Texas

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Not greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage

                Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

                I was introduced to the product a month ago and I use it every day.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                1.0

                not impressed

                By veronica

                from dundee

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Stay On

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:

                    Couldn't tell I was even using it.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

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                    • Q:

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

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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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