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bareMinerals Prime Time® Foundation Primer
5 varieties available

bareMinerals Prime Time® Foundation Primer

BY BAREMINERALS #72 in Face Primer

4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars54%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.23 / 5 based on 1,500 Reviews

Product 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
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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
Lorelei K.
260 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: bareMinerals Prime Time Original Face Primer more...
This is a decent primer, but definitely had a silica feel. It goes on matte and leaves your skin smooth and ready for foundation, however there really are no poor filling or line smoothing properties to this primer. Helps to mattify oily skin and will definitely increase the wear of your foundation, but I prefer a primer that does a little more for texture.
Courtney A.
CARROLLTON, TX
439 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
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Feels nice on the skin but I don't feel like it actually does much. Doesn't control oil, my make up didn't seem to last much longer and I just felt it only smoothd the look of my skin slightly but not really noticeably. I will say for someone who struggles with sensitive and acne prone skin this didn't cause any sort of break out or reaction for me.
Bonnie D.
66 reviews
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The Bare Minerals Foundation Primer is a clear gel that goes on underneath your face powder. The gel goes on easily and dries fast for a nice even surface. I like that it give your face a nice smooth base for applying the powder too. I usually don't use gel primers but this one is nice.
Stephanie H.
9 reviews
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I first bought the bare minerals 'original' primer. Absolutely loved the way it felt, went on, and worked with the rest of my bare minerals make up. I felt like I would start to get a bit too much shine somedays so when it was time to order more I ordered their 'oil control' primer. That was a mistake. It doesn't feel or go on the same as the original and my face ended up getting so dry that I had patches of flaky skin. So maybe my kind of shiny skin wasn't anything to worry about after all. The original primer is my favorite and the oily skin one may work for someone with a more serious oily skin issue.
Nicole A.
Harriman, NY
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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I would have loved it if I didn't have such oily skin. If you are like me girls then this may not be for you. This product made me break out even worse then what I normally do. It did do its job in making my makeup look smooth and flawless but underneath that is was oily city just waiting to fill and whole it could. So unless you have combo or dry skin I wouldn't
Jinger R.
Stephens, AR
29 reviews
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This is like rubbing liquid silk onto your skin, but it's not a liquid. Makes your skin so soft and smooth. This is great for holding on that mineral makeup and helps in preventing that oily shine later in the day. On off days I mix with a little bb cream and it's great coverage and protection without any work. Diminishes fine lines, and softens those dry spots without ever being oily. An amazing product.
Bridgette R.
78 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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My mother-in-law let me try this after I had purchased some bare minerals foundation powder for the first time. I was very disappointed! I was hopeful that it would make my foundation go on so smooth but it was the complete opposite. This product made my dry skin really stand out. It was so awful I had to wash my face and do my makeup all over again. I even tried putting a moisturizer on under this product and it still didn't help. So glad I didn't waste my money buying this product.
Gwyneth V.
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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As someone with combination skin, I had a hard time finding a proper primer that evened my skin out and prevented a cakey finish without looking greasy or slipping. This primer is wonderful. A little bit goes a long way, spread out quick and thin, let it set over your favorite moisturizer for a minute and enjoy the rest of your makeup application!
Audrey P.
Fort Smith, AR
102 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: bareMinerals Prime Time Original Face Primer more...
This keeps my make up on great and helps to mask my pores! One of my very favorite primers along with Nivea Men's Aftershave Sensitive and the Make Up For Ever primers. The only problem with this is that it isn't all that moisturizing, but it's not drying so that's good!
Karlene D.
9 reviews
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This is an essential part of my daily routine. I never realized how much easier it was to apply concealer until I got a free sample of this from Ulta, I tried it once and have been using it daily ever since. It fills in fine lines and wrinkles to give a seamless look. I have sensitive skin and it has never caused any kind of irritation. I highly recommend this primer!
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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