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Prime Time Foundation Primer

BareMinerals

Prime Time Foundation Primer

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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 1928 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1545)
  • Lightweight (1453)
  • Goes on smoothly (825)
  • Blends well (687)
  • Smooth (663)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (93)
  • Doesn't stay on (30)
  • Causes breakouts (25)
  • Doesn't work (25)
  • Too greasy (19)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (587)
  • Sensitive skin (522)
  • All skin types (426)
  • Mature skin (301)
  • Normal skin (294)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (29 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (43), Normal (16), Dry (10), Oily (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (445), Natural style (411), Budget shopper (399), Classic style (293), Trendy style (74)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (88)

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5.0

I love this primer

By Tommiegirl

from Patterson Ca

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

    I use this primer alone without any moisturizer. My face tends to get oily at work and moisturizers make it worse. I love how this feels on my skin.

     
    5.0

    I was already using the product so I love it

    By Vicki

    from Fredbg VA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

      None

       
      5.0

      I have used this again & again & will continue to.

      By Linda

      from Ballinger, Texas

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Travel

        Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

        Love it, don't put make up on without it

         
        2.0

        Watery/oily

        By Ruby

        from Bell. Ca

        Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

        I'm not sure if I got a bad batch I should try it with another batch but the one I have when you pump it it splashes everywhere it's very watery & oily at the same time, it does dry pretty fast once applied feels like silicone but over all I really don't feel much of a difference on my face or make up.

         
        5.0

        This makes all the difference...

        By SDC

        from Nebraska

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

          Everything else just looks better with Bare Minerals Primer as a base....

           
          4.0

          Great primer

          By Psgator

          from West palm beach fl

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

            Great coverage blends very well.

             
            3.0

            It's not that good

            By Ana

            from Las Vegas

            Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

            I have oily/ dry skin made my foundation look worse

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I buy this product all the time.

            By K1

            from New Berlin, WI

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

              Use the product daily and makes the foundation easy to apply.

               
              4.0

              Foundation Savior

              By Lavender

              from San Jose

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Noncomedogenic
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out

                Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                Why do I love this product? Mainly because I'm a long time acne sufferer and it's very difficult for me to find makeup that won't cause (extra) breakouts for me, even if it's labeled, "non-comedogenic". This primer does not cause me to have breakouts and it works phenomenally!

                Fortunately, I found a place that treats only acne and after 20+ years, I finally feel like I can manage my acne with their regimen. They have a list of products they recommend are safe to use and I stick to only those products. Prime Time happened to be on that list so I tried it out. It keeps my foundation going through my full work day + after school activities with my son + errands. Also a very important note, my oil is reduced when I use it (as I am also blessed with oily skin) and I can get away with using one oil blotter sheet in the day. It's a great feeling not wondering if I'm oily and if I need to find a mirror to check; with this primer, I know my makeup stays in place and oil is at bay.

                A lot of people have said the bottle is not good, and at some point that it stops dispensing the product. This is the first time I've bought the bottle, since I've only used the small squeeze tube travel sized ones, and have yet to run into that issue. Took off one-star for that concern. Hope the company changes the design. Other than that, I am very happy with this primer.

                 
                5.0

                I've been using this primer for years, and still love it!

                By Rocketmom

                from Dawsonville, GA

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

                  This primer seals in my moisturizer and gives a smoother appearance when applying makeup.

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                  • Q:

                    Why did y'all stop making the primer for oily skin? It was the BEST and I have yet to find one as good. What would you suggest as a primer for people with oily skin in place of that?
                    Asked on 4/11/2018 by Miranda from Fort Worth, Texas

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Can I apply my anti wrinkle cream first and then use this product with it?
                    Asked on 4/9/2018 by Jc from Sacramento

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello, your normal skin care routine can be applied as normal before using the bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer. We recommend allowing the your skin care to dry to ensure your primer has applied evenly.

                      Answered on 4/10/2018 by Official Answer from bareMinerals from Brand Answer
                  • Q:

                    is this silicone based?
                    Asked on 3/27/2018 by steph from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello, The BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primeras listed in the ingredients is Cyclopentasiloxane-based (silicon-based, not silicone).

                      Answered on 3/29/2018 by Official Answer from bareMinerals from Brand Answer
                  • Q:

                    Are the only differences between this and the Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30? Just that it is tinted and has SPF? Does it feel the same and perform the same under powder? I have used the the Prime Time Foundation Primer and loved it. I like the idea of tint and SPF, but only if it feels and performs the same.
                    Asked on 3/26/2018 by Emily from NH

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello, Please note that both primers provide similar benefits. We recommend trying if you are interested in a tint as well as added SPF.

                      Answered on 3/29/2018 by Official Answer from bareMinerals from Brand Answer
                  • Q:

                    Is this product good for dry skin? Or will it just make my skin drier over time?
                    Asked on 3/23/2018 by Saraloo from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Would this primer or a different primer help cover large pores without a cakey look?
                    Asked on 3/7/2018 by Brooke from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello Brooke,

                      The BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer is easy to work with and should not be cakey.

                      Answered on 3/8/2018 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                  • Q:

                    What happened to the BB Primer-Creme? and is it coming back? That's the only one I really liked.
                    But also, I have to agree with what some others have said. The bottle for this is a poor design. After about the first third of the product, so much of it gets left inside and can't come out the pump so I end up needing to open it up and use a q-tip to get it out.
                    Asked on 3/2/2018 by Allison from OR

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your feedback - we will be sure to pass it along to bareMinerals' product development team. Please also feel free to leave a product review here at Ulta.com. Please direct questions regarding product assortment and availability to gethelp@ulta.com. Thanks!

                      Answered on 3/6/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Is this product good for oily skin?
                    Asked on 2/21/2018 by Nona from San Diego,CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello Nona,

                      The BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer is suitable for all skin types.

                      Answered on 2/22/2018 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                  • Q:

                    Can this primer be used under cc & bb creams?
                    Asked on 1/29/2018 by Erin from Vero Beach

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello Erin,

                      The BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer should be suitable for all foundations and cc/bb creams.

                      Answered on 1/30/2018 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                  • Q:

                    What happened to the BB primer by BareMinerals? It hasn't been available since mid December. Has it been discontinued?
                    Asked on 1/1/2018 by Marsha from McDonough, GA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello Marsha,

                      Bareminerals BB primer has not been discontinued but is currently out of stock at this time.

                      Answered on 1/2/2018 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
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