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bareMinerals Prime Time® Brightening Foundation Primer

bareMinerals Prime Time® Brightening Foundation Primer


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  • 1 Star3%
4.09 / 5 based on 153 Reviews
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Product Description

What it is:


Formulated without preservatives or skin irritants, our brightening foundation primer is infused with nourishing natural ingredients including vitamins C and E, plant extracts and powerful antioxidants. Suitable for all skin types, it glides on like silk with no stickiness and helps to smooth out your complexion instantly.

A stellar solution for reducing the appearance of fine lines, excess oil and enlarged pores, Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer is also great for combatting rough, dry patches and flaky skin. Not only does our lightweight face primer extend the wear of your mineral foundation or face makeup, it immediately brightens your complexion for a luminous, healthy-looking glow.

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Silica, Magnesium Silicate, Panthenol, Ascorbic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Carmine (CI 75470). (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).


For best results, shake the bottle well before each use. A little goes a long way with this powerful brightening foundation primer.

Apply one pump to your fingertips and spread the lightweight primer all over your face and neck in an even layer with sweeping upward motions. Allow the face primer to absorb into your skin before applying foundation.

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  • Besides the price, what's the differences between this pr...1 Answers
  • à quoi sert ce produit s'il vous plait ????????1 Answers
  • Has anyone with sensitive skin used this??!?!1 Answers
bareMinerals Prime Time® Brightening Foundation Primer
bareMinerals Prime Time® Brightening Foundation Primer
Reviews (153)
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  • "i’ve been using this primer for a while now and i have to say it’s pretty good! it’s definitely not the best i’ve tried but it does the job it claims. it has a creamy texture with tiny specks of gold shimmer to brighten your skin. it is a little oily so i wouldn’t recommend this primer to people with oily skin, but it works with normal, dry & combination skins." in 12 reviews
  • "I don't use this every day but I do find that when I do my makeup looks fresher longer." in 1 review
  • "I would recommend this for someone just starting out with high end make up or someone who is on a budget but still wants to use a primer." in 1 review
Megan M.
Oak Ridge
323 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I had never used a bare minerals product until the Ulta 21 days of beauty put the primers half price. I decided to try it and I bought 2 different primers, this and the bb primer cream. I really enjoyed one (reviewed it also) and didn't really like the other (this one) and returned after trying it twice. First I realize it is a brightening primer, not Illuminating but I couldn't tell a difference in my skins radiance one way or the other. It did go on really smoothly and was easy to get a very small amount circulated over the entire face evenly. I wish all primers went on as well as this. It didn't extend my makeup life, idk if it negatively effected it but I know that the two times I wore it, that my foundation had to be touched up numerous times and typically I never touch it up. Also I didn't find that it blurred imperfections or pores really and I need a quality blurring primer. My two primers needs are longevity and excellent blurring skills and my occasional additional need is illuminating or brightening and this primer claims all three but for me it didn't live up to it's claims.
Analisa R.
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is the best thing in my makeup box. It primes your face for your foundation. It helps hide pores, leaving your face very soft and flawless naturally smooth, a little goes a long way. I try to keep this product on hand at all times
Elpida P.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Amazed by this product, goes on smooth, makeup stays on all day, looks smooth on top of the primer. Works best with powder or liquid/cream makeup, easy to spread about face surface, would recommend to others!
Natalie B.
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Good stuff! This is an illuminating primer, so if you're into the matte look stay away! It helps your foundation look dewey and fresh but never shiny, oily, or glittery. I always use a ton (although that wouldn't be necessary in order to achieve results) and it still lasted almost six months. The way the bottle is designed, you can get every last drop out. Very beautiful, effective, and a great value.
Rachel R.
Springfield, MO
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Makes your skin feel so smooth before putting on the foundation. Also allows the foundation to easily spread over my whole face. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Completely worth the price!!!!!!
Ashley B.
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My face does crease a little bit but the primer helps my dry skin. It brightens the skin and is an easy and smooth application. It has a shimmery finish but can’t tell too much when you put on the foundation.
Julia G.
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love the prime time brightening foundation primer. This primer leaves my skin feeling soft, silky, smooth, and radiant. I would wear this primer with or without foundation, it gives you a beautiful luminous finish.
Lesley S.
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
LOVE!!! Used for almost 2 years and can wear alone for a dewy glow or under makeup for a nice glow. I like mixing in with my moisturizer for extra SPF. Great product for all!
Jessica D.
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It's a great everyday primer. I used it for 6 months one bottle last a long time with every day use. I used a little bit. A pump goes a long way I did let it set before applying foundation.
Megan M.
539 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I don't know how I made it through long days and/or nights before shadow primer. My favorite is Too Faced's "Shadow Insurance," but there are several other varieties I love. Not only does your shadow stay put for many more hours than it otherwise would (no matter how pigmented your shadows), but many add depth to the color which has been applied. I am absolutely thrilled with Bare Minerals' "Brightening Prime Time" Primer. I chose it in "Pearl." Although the tube is a little small, it dispenses easily and is a lovely slightly lightening shade to give your whole face a wide-awake look without appearing artificial. Right now I'm wearing it under Urban Decay's luscious Naked 3 palette colors, but this would suffice as eye shadow itself in a pinch--and be very flattering. I am very grateful for primer; after modeling and learning makeup tips from professionals, I've learned what works and what doesn't. Primer is essential--period.
Antonella G.
16 reviews
Is it good for people with fair skin with cool undertones?
Latifa E.
2 reviews
à quoi sert ce produit s'il vous plait ????????
Amanda M.
Norfolk, VA
4 reviews
Has anyone with sensitive skin used this??!?!
93 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Besides the price, what's the differences between this primer (bareMinerals) and a higher end primer like fro e.g. Chanel? Please advise. Thank you, Liz =)

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bareMinerals Prime Time® Brightening Foundation Primer
bareMinerals Prime Time® Brightening Foundation Primer