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bareMinerals Prime Time® Foundation Primer
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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
Jen O.
Weatherly, PA
53 reviews
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I absolutely love Prime Time! A tiny dab goes a long way - and it feels like silk going on your skin. It instantly minimizes my pores and makes my mineral powder go on perfect. When I use this I feel like I have had my makeup professionally done, it looks that good! It doesn't feel heavy at all or clog up my pores. I am acne prone as well and it doesn't make me break out.
CJ B.
Hot Springs, AR
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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This primer leaves my skin feeling like it was kissed by angels! It is such a smooth serum and it creates a more seamless finish for my mineral makeup. It helps prevent settling in fine lines and makes my makeup stay all-day. Love this product!!
Kimberly M.
Appleton , WI
227 reviews
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Alright, I got an egiftcard from Sephora and wanted to try out something new. So I found this primer and it was a gift set so it came with powder. I tried it out and fell in love with it. The primer is like a gel that goes on your face under your foundation. It helps keep your makeup on all day and I think it gives it a more polished look. I will be buying this again.
Julia K.
Fort Worth, TX
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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I used this for a long time, and honestly there are so many better primers out there. I dislike the way it makes my skin feel, it made it feel tacky, and I replaced it after I finished the second bottle and will never go back to it, it did a decent job of making my make-up set well
Lexie R.
Athens, OH
16 reviews
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It makes my make up stay on super long! I took a nap in it and woke up and everything was still how it was when I originally put it on. However, I thought it was going to add more of a base color before I put my foundation on but it hasn't. I will buy this again!
Heather M.
Temple, GA
96 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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Happy to have gotten a sample of this primer in a subscription box. I have been using it now for a week, no irritation or discomfort. Seems to do the job, feels very silicone based, but leaves skin nice and soft. Overall I think I would purchase this primer full size!
Amanda C.
17 reviews
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This is just Okay, its a little silicone feeling. it does make foundation go on smooth, which is nice. but I don't know if helps make up last longer. I can get pretty oily during the day and I don't feel like it did anything to help with that. I wont be rebuying.
Chanel E.
Occoquan, VA
7 reviews
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I got this a few years ago when make up primer wasn'( as popular as it is now and it was a really good product super easy to blend but it was a bit oily and it didn't really really help with dryness because I have eczema but I would recommend the hangover primer!
Hope L.
Alpharetta, GA
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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LOVE LOVE LOVE the consistency, Very comparable to my smashbox photo finish primer. I had originally gotten a sample size of this and was addicted from the start. Any time I have tried skipping it, my makeup just doesn't look as complete. Definitely a must have
Melanie V.
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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I LOVE this primer. It goes on super smooth, fills in skin and gives a nice surface for foundation (I use it with BM's Original or Matte). It makes my foundation apply and appear so much smoothr, and it lasts all day. I have re-purchased this item many times.
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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