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bareMinerals Prime Time® Foundation Primer
5 varieties available

bareMinerals Prime Time® Foundation Primer

BY BAREMINERALS #91 in Face Primer

4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars54%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.23 / 5 based on 1,522 Reviews

Product Description

What it is:


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


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 (1522)
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  • "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
Jessie H.
Centerville, OH
133 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Have been using this primer at least twice a week for a year! I love it for my bare minerals original powder foundation or any other powders as it fills in fine lines and wrinkles so the powders don't settle in to the fine lines and wrinkles. It helps keep my powders in place through heat, humidity, sweating, etc. I used it with a liquid foundation and it does work to fill in the fine lines but has a bit to much slip for my liking and skin type (normal to combo with larger pores). I prefer a mattifying primer for my liquid foundations.
Allison M.
Hudson, OH
105 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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This is a nice blurring primer. You can immediately see it start to blur as soon as you put it on. As for how long it makes your makeup last, I can never really tell if it makes a difference
zoe t.
little rock ar
6 reviews
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This product is and okay primer I did try to give it a fare chance but it just doesn't work well for me by an hour I can already tell that my foundation is wearing away. it does go on well but I would not buy again
Courtney C.
Jeffersonvlle, IN
157 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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Good, but not great. It definitely extends the life of your Bare Minerals makeup. The price point on it is mid grade. I've been using it about a month, intermittently, and the results have been mixed. On a normal day I get 12 hour hold. On a day when I'm very active or it is very humid my make-up looks better than w/no primer, but does not provide the 12 hour hold I get on a lazy day.
It makes my skin soft and, so far, hasn't dried me out. Would buy again, but also wouldn't be undying loyal either.
Anastasia R.
Columbia, SC
77 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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I am not a huge fan of BareMinerals products, but the primer was oily on my skin. I don't care for how it feels when it's on. I end up looking shiny most the day
Shayla T.
Little Rock , AR
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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This is a decent primer that helps your make up go on smoother and more flawless looking. It does not seem to help the makeup last longer as well as others do. It isn't oily and doesn't add to a caked on feel.
Estephanie G.
Fort pierce, FL
10 reviews
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This primer helps to keep the foundation in place for a long time and definitely helps to do that um it helps hide my pores and it's good for oily skin because I have oily skin.
Victoria A.
Mclean, VA
12 reviews
Review for: bareMinerals Prime Time Original Face Primer more...
This product is one of my favorites and I use it every day. It has a silicon feeling, which will make your foundation last longer depending on what type of foundation you use. A lot of primers are designed to be paired with certain formulas of foundation, and researching whether or not this primer will work with your given foundation is a smart move, because it won't work for everyone. Otherwise, it applies nicely, gives your face a nice smooth and soft base to work with, and in my opinion is pretty good at helping disguise large pores. Make sure you give it about a minute to dry before you apply foundation on top!
Danielle B.
13 reviews
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I just bought this primer and I thought it would be pretty good quality since it's Bare Minerals, but man was I wrong. A little definitely goes a long way and it goes on very easy and smoothly. However, my makeup didn't look any different than it does without the primer and it was wearing off within a couple of hours, especially my eyeshadow. Needless to say, I am very disappointed with this product and will be looking for a new brand to try.
Sue C.
1 review
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Best prime ever!!! I have oily skin. I was worry at first that it might my make face too oily, but it doesn't. I just have to make sure that I let it set on my face for a couple of minutes then I can apply my foundation on. I use bare mineral matte foundation and the prime help to smooth the surface of my face and it helps my makeup stay all day too. I have try this foundation without the prime and I can tell the difference around my nose and my forehead because the foundation will make my dry spot noticeable. I used this five to six day of the week and this bottle last me for about 4 1/2 months before I done with the bottle. So when I think about it, it not a bad price for it.
Hannah K.
Lakewood, OH
144 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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