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bareMinerals Prime Time® Foundation Primer
4.23 / 5 based on 1,557 Reviews
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
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.see more...
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bareMinerals Prime Time® Foundation Primer
- "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
This is the primer I use everyday, however, I've tried many non-tinted primers and have loved them all equally. This one just stands out to me more than the others because a little really goes a long way and it is very mattifying and makes my skin soft. I use it after my moisturizer and before my liquid foundation.
Honestly I didn't love this, mostly because I wish it was better at controlling oil. I do have super oily skin, so those with dry or normal skin might really enjoy this especially if they prefer the slippy, silicone type primers. It did make my foundation go on smoothr, so not a bad primer, just not the one for me.
I've was never one to use a primer when applying make up. I was a rookie. I decided to try out the Bare minerals prime time because at the moment I was using a bare minerals foundation as well and thought it made sense to continue using the same brand. I instantly fell in love with it. Feels so smooth and just a bit of it goes a long way. It's currently an everyday product for me and I love it. Definitely a primer worth trying out.
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I liked the idea of this product because I do have large pores. I was hoping that this product would help smooth things out and make my mineral makeup go on smoothr. However, it just made my dry skin worse! It made my skin look very dry and you could see it peeling. It was awful! I immediately washed my face and started over. The second time I just used a moisturizer and then applied my foundation powder and it looked so much better.
I only use bareMinerals foundation and the Prime Time Foundation Primer is excellent. It really helps to keep the foundation on evenly and provide a smooth and sleek finish. I have long days pretty much everyday and this primer really helps my makeup stay in place. I also use this primer on my eyelids to keep my eyeshadow fresh. The bareMinerals collection is made of loose powder so it can be difficult to apply without a primer. I also like this primer because it is nourishing and makes my skin super soft.
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I have combination skin and this does not help reduce oil production. I do not normally wear primer, but I bought this one after reading so many good reviews. I was going to use it under my make up for my wedding. Luckily, I tested it out beforehand. I think it actually causes oil production to speed up and I get even oiler with it on than I would without it. I've tried it with mineral powder foundations and various types of liquid foundations.
I would've given this a five star, smiling, thumbs up review if the price was a tad lower (bit pricey for the amount that you get for it) but other than that I do LOVE this product. I have extremely dry skin and lupu so it's difficult for me to use any kind of liquid foundation, but this has a little tint plus it makes my skin super soft and it provides the perfect base before I put my powder over top. Lasts all day too!
I love this Foundation Primer. It keeps my makeup in place all day for the most part, but if we are going over 14+ hours it does get a little iffy. I still like it though. I have been using it for a few years now and it doesn't cause me to break out with sensitive skin. I would recommend this to a friend.
I got this primer once to try out since I use the Bare Minerals foundations. Let me tell you it did not work, it literally did nothing for my skin. It didn't moisturize or help at all with my oily t-zone area. It just sat there on top of my skin and it actually made my mineral makeup look oily and shiny.
I will not use bareMinerals foundation without having their primer first. I found that if I did not use the primer before putting on the foundation if I begin to sweat and my pores open up my face would itch. This product is a great job of keeping on the foundation but not letting that get into your pores
Q & A
It is worth the price? I have the elf primer and would like to upgrade. Thanks!
Does this primer actually work? I have only had one primer actually work on my skin.
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?
I usually only use primer during the drier winter months. Do you use this product under your makeup all the time?
I just started using this product and am worried about breakouts- has anyone experienced bad breakouts using this?
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