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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 1,525 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 (1525)
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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
Kasi F.
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: bareMinerals Prime Time Original Face Primer more...
I have extremely mixed feelings on this primer. It offers a nice tint and really did make my makeup go on smoothr, but it makes me breakout every time I go back to trying it. I have combo skin, and frankly, this kind of runs the line between silky and oily. I don't think the product is greasy, but I think it's best for people with normal, unreactive, and especially dry skin. If you can use it, do it.
Ashley A.
Tye, TX
7 reviews
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I got this when i bought the complexion pack and i love it. Then after that was gone i bought the bb primer which has sunscreen in it to protect you face from damage and it is awesome. It makes my pores disapear and i have big pores on the apples of my cheeks. I was putting it on in front of my mother one day and she asked "what are you putting on?" then i told her what it was and why i use it and she said "wow i can already tell a difference". I said " really! Wow". That convinced me even more that it was a great product. BUY IT YOU GUYS! 😊
Abby M.
Las vegas, NV
177 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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This is my always reliable assistant! It always makes applying foundation so easy when i use this. Makes your skin silky smooth and it is not greasy at all. It has a weird medicine like smell but it doesn't linger too long so it it just fine. And you don't need a lot to put on your face so i find this so economical as well
Heather H.
Philadelphia, PA
116 reviews
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So I've never used primer before, but I've read some nasty reviews about other ones. I received this as a deluxe sample with my bare minerals order. I love it. It leaves my face feeling smooth, soft, and non-greasy. I spread this on my eye lids too. A little goes a long way for your whole face. It keeps my bare mineral foundation in place and I was surprised how long my eye shadow stayed perfectly intact without fading for hours! Unless I get another sample for free from somewhere, I have no reason not to purchase this and keep it as my primer.
Krissy B.
Titusville, FL
171 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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I used this primer year's ago when I used the Bare Minerals foundation and makeup. Unfortunately I'm one of the very small few who can't wear that makeup. It's an anomaly I'm sure but it makes my face itchy.
But I remembered using the primer in the kit with other foundations and it working perfectly with no itchy face. :)
It was recently on super sale at Ultaso I picked up a bottle and it's just as good as I remember it being!
Lauren H.
Narragansett, RI
170 reviews
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I like this Primer. I use it 3/4 of the times I wear Makeup. I think it gives a nice finish and Compliments my skin nicely. I purchased this when I went for a mini makeover and the Makeup artist used this on my skin. It gave my skin a nice base and made my skin look very smooth! I would recommend to other !
Meg S.
Saint Charles, MO
4 reviews
Review for: bareMinerals Original Prime Time Foundation Primer more...
Best primer out there! Lightweight, non-sticku formula that makes my makeup stay in place all day long without cracking. I have very oily skin and this definitely does not add to it
Sydney P.
Loveland, CO
2 reviews
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A Foundation Routine Necessity!! Working for a makeup brand, I've never had anything negative to say about the Bare Minerals Foundation Primer. The Original formula targets normal/combo/dry skin. They also have one for oily skin to help control oil throughout the day. Its smooths away any flakeyness and helps foundation from settling in fine lines and around acne. This primer leaves your skin silky you the touch and honestly make sure a HUGE difference in the wear and finish of your foundation. As long as you give it adequate time to absorb (1-1 1/2mins) you're going to feel great about the way your makeup turns out.
Krista W.
59 reviews
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This is the best primer I have tried. It truly creates a flawless canvas for you to apply your make-up. I have large pores on my nose, and this makes them disappear.I also have extremely sensitive skin and I haven't had any reactions to this primer. There isn't a scent to it, and a very small amount gets the job done. It's not cheap, but it's definitely worth the investment.
Vivian M.
147 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this product (shade original) because it doesn't have a color so you don't have to worry about it not matching you. It's a clear gel formula. It has a nice matte finish and it also minimizes pores along with priming. I've lost count with how many times I have repurchased this item. It's a definite must have for oily skin. The pink one is the older packaging and the plain whit one is the new packaging. Same formula.
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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