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

BY BAREMINERALS #96 in Face Primer

4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars55%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.23 / 5 based on 1,554 Reviews

Description

What it is:

FACE PRIMER MADE WITH NATURAL INGREDIENTS

Engineered to be the perfect companion to our award-winning ORIGINAL Mineral Foundation, Prime Time® is an effective face primer that is suitable for all skin types and forms of face makeup. Formulated without preservatives, oil, fragrance or skin irritants, it glides on like silk with no stickiness and helps to smooth out your complexion instantly before you apply foundation.

Infused with nourishing natural ingredients including vitamins C and E, soothing plant extracts and antioxidants, our popular foundation primer is an important prep step of your daily makeup routine that helps to reduce excess oil and the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores, giving you a seamless satin canvas for your foundation of choice.

Ingredients: 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

Usage: 

For best results, shake the bottle well before each use. A little goes a long way with this powerful 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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  • It is worth the price? I have the elf primer and would li...15 Answers
  • I've been using a lotion as a primer with my bare mineral...10 Answers
  • How does this work for oily T-Zones?4 Answers
bareMinerals Prime Time® Foundation Primer
bareMinerals Prime Time® Foundation Primer
Reviews (1554)
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REVIEWS
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "i got this in my kit. i already brought this when it was on sale at sephora but never used it. so i started using this a month back. it have good coverage. a little squeeze goes along way. it’s smooth on the face. it give a matte look. you can just use this and a lil but of loose powder and you’ll be good to go" in 160 reviews
  • "I like it and it does go a long way, however it is a little pricey and I wish it was a bit more mattifying." in 9 reviews
  • "It gives a very smooth surface to work with and helps my makeup stay in place all day long." in 6 reviews
  • "It may help to keep your bare minerals in place but it smells terrible and the oil control formula doesn't really do its job very well." in 5 reviews
Michelle J.
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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I never thought primer was a necessity until using this stuff. I notice when using this product that it makes my foundation apply perfectly. When I tried going without it every single one of my pores were defined and it did not look pretty. That's when I realized primer was a must. This primer is identical to Smashbox Photo Finish Primer but at a way better price. If you like the primer from Smashbox I would definitely say to give this one a try, you will not regret it.
Jazmin N.
Johnstown, PA
455 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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I got this in a Sephora Deluxe Sample Bag with an order and after using up the whole sample, I had to buy the full size. This primer hides my large pores so well! It complements my foundation really well, my skin is so smooth when I use this primer. For me, it lasts all day long. It is a little on the expensive side though. I don't like that it is a pump bottle though. I bought some little acrylic pots for makeup and such so I scrape the primer out after I can't pump it anymore that way none goes to waste. The Tarte Primer that I formerly used has been discontinued so now this is my everyday primer. Despite the price and frustrating bottle, I will continue to purchase this primer.
Miriam B.
372 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
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I received this primer as a sample many years ago with a bareMinerals kit I purchased at Sephora. It was my first experience using a primer, and it was amazing! If you just need a smooth canvas for your makeup, this primer is for you. It helps your makeup apply flawlessly and keep it in place all day. I actually found it similar to the primer from Hourglass. It definitely doesn't help with any other skin concerns though. I recently found this in an old box, and instantly remembered how great it was. I will definitely be using this primer again!
Tess H.
Owatonna, MN
119 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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I have combo skin with texture and I wear full coverage liquid foundations everyday. I liked this product at first but after a while I noticed how drying it was on my face. This product feels more like a serum than anything. The only way it would work was if I would SUPER moisturize my face before priming and then applying the primer while the moisturizer was drying. I tried it with a few foundations and I always had to do this weird step to get it to work for me. I prefer other primers to this one and I have had way worse primers as well. For the price, I would look elsewhere if you have combo skin especially!
Jamie S.
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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I love bareMinerals but this primer dries out my skin. I prefer the tinted bareMinerals primer as it does not dry out my skin. It does help the make up last longer.
Himali B.
Westminster, CO
586 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
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I was really happy with bare Minerals made2fit foundation so I thought of trying the bare Minerals primer as well as I have heard few good reviews about this primer & I always keep trying new products in order to find the perfect products for my combination acne-prone skin. It blends easily on my skin I apply it with hands first & then use a beauty blender to blend it perfectly into my skin. It gives a perfect smooth base for makeup application & doesn't irritate or cause any redness. It does help in blurring my pores. I will definitely buy this primer again !!
Hailey C.
Arcadia, CA
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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I love this primer, I got a sample of it from Sephora and the moment it ran out I went and bought my own bottle. My pores are usually very visible, but with this they almost vanish! It goes on like silk and has a matte finish and it’s not tacky. I really like the way my foundation sits on top of it and it keeps my makeup on all day without any slipping n sliding. The bottle is a bit small for its price but a little goes a long way!
Sara L.
Cleveland, OH
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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I have to start out with saying I've never used a face primer other than this, so I have no comparison. However, I still think this warrants an incredible review as I couldn't believe how great this felt the first time I tried using the product! I wondered whether primer would feel heavy or unappealing on my skin, but on the contrary, it feels silky and light and smooths out my skin incredibly well. I also love that it's a product made without the toxic chemicals found in many cosmetics, since you're applying directly to your skin!! Well done. 
Jennifer M.
25 reviews
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I've been using bare minerals for at least 12 years now. My face is so sensitive and that is how I ended up being a life long user of Bare Minerals. I notice a huge difference in how soft and moist my face is with using the primer. When I do not use it my face isn't as smooth. These are all non edited selfies of nothing but Bare Minerals products on my skin.
Maria B.
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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I have only tried a small sample of this primer, bit it was enough to make me fall in love with it! Instantly, my pores vanished and my skin felt soft. It is not heavy and you can barely feel you have it on. I would definitely recommend this product, and hope to receive some for Christmas this year!
UPDATE!!! (1/6/17) I received this primer for Christmas (yasss!) and I absolutely LOVE it. I use it every time I put on makeup and it helps my foundation stay on long and strong.  
Hannah K.
Lakewood, OH
150 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
It is worth the price? I have the elf primer and would like to upgrade. Thanks!
McCalla E.
Marysville, WA
17 reviews
Does this primer actually work? I have only had one primer actually work on my skin.
Hannah C.
Clinton Township, MI
2 reviews
I've been using a lotion as a primer with my bare minerals powder but just found that they have this primer. Does it actually work? And does it make your face oily?
Jennifer G.
Skippack, PA
331 reviews
I usually only use primer during the drier winter months. Do you use this product under your makeup all the time?
Taylor D.
Groton, MA
111 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I just started using this product and am worried about breakouts- has anyone experienced bad breakouts using this?

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