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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 1909 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1532)
  • Lightweight (1440)
  • Goes on smoothly (825)
  • Blends well (681)
  • Smooth (652)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (93)
  • Doesn't stay on (30)
  • Causes breakouts (24)
  • Doesn't work (24)
  • Too greasy (19)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (576)
  • Sensitive skin (518)
  • All skin types (418)
  • 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 (400), Budget shopper (399), Classic style (290), Trendy style (74)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (88)

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5.0

Perfect for Mineral Makeup

By P.Earl

from Kansas

Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

I was thinking about returning my Bare Minerals Foundation until I tried it with this as my primer. it looks amazing and gives me that naturally flawless look.

 
5.0

this product i would never want to be without

By terri

from Iowa

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

    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

    I like how this product makes my face a smooth perfect platform for make up.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect product for my sensitive skin

    By ErinENj

    from Bridgewater, NJ

    About Me Natural Style

    Pros

    • Doesn't impact sensitive skin
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

      I use this product under my powder foundation, to help keep the powder on and to prep my skin for application. It went on very well, and felt smooth and powdery once applied. It worked really well for preparing my skin for the makeup. I have very sensitive skin, and am always worried about new products, but my skin did not react to it at all! I was very impressed. I used another product for years before it was discontinued, and I had sought a new product to replace it. This product worked much better than my old one!

       
      5.0

      Love this product, been using this for over 2 years.

      By Cherry

      from Cerritos

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

        Easy to apply and lightweight

         
        4.0

        I love this primer as it makes my makeup go on smoothly!

        By CJ

        from Ocala, Florida

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Can not get all of product out of bottle.

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

        will continue to buy!

         
        5.0

        Love it! Worth the money,

        By Ruthie

        from Southaven Ms

        About Me Classic 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 love it! And i got it on a killer sale, so I stocked up

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Watery?

          By Kacee

          from Alabama

          Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

          Not sure what the hype on this product is about. It has a slightly watery and greasy feel about it. A little goes a long way. I don't notice any difference in my makeup when or when I do not use it. There's better brands out there for the price.

           
          5.0

          BEST PRIMER

          By OC

          from Alabama

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

            BEST PRIMER
            LOVE THE WAY IT FEELS
            KEEPS MY MAKEUP IN PLACE

             
            5.0

            I love this product!

            By Marie

            from St cloud fl

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

            It is an all around great product

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Silicone based primer exacerbates acne.

            By Angelbud

            from Fort Wayne, IN

            About Me Classic Style

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Smooth

            Cons

            • Causes Breakouts
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • Special occasions

            Comments about BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer:

            The first three ingredients are Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, and Dimethicone which are all silicone-based polymers. I really enjoy many products in the Bare Minerals line of products. However, I was under the assumption the ingredients were mostly natural and mineral-based. When I received this item, I immediately noticed the familiar scent of silicone which is present in most primers. Silicone is great at smoothing, trapping moisture, and providing a temporary flawless appearance for some people. However, daily use means that it's not just trapping moisture, but bacteria, skin oils, and sebum as well. People who are acne-prone will quickly notice clogged pores and breakouts. Unfortunately, that's exactly what happens with me. I wish Bare Minerals would develop a silicone-free primer.

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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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