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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 1,495 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
Cynthia B.
Selden , NY
355 reviews
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Amazing primer! My skin is combo. My makeup doesn't budge all day! That's a lot for me to say because I never was able to control the oil through out the day. Easy to apply I recommend you wait for it to completely dry before applying foundation
Renee S.
Camas, WA
4 reviews
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Bare Minerals was my holy grail makeup for about 5 years, so this was the first primer I ever tried. I have since tried others that work better for my skin type but this one wasn't bad at all! It5 has that slippery, silicone feel and helps to blend makeup effortlessly. It also helps to prolong the wear of mineral foundations, although with liquid foundation I don't notice it helping as much.
Kyndal N.
Columbus, GA
271 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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This is a very good primer! It doesn't break me out and it is a great product to use before using my matte foundation. It makes my makeup last longer so I can go longer without having to touch up. I only wish it came in a larger bottle!
Nikki H.
Charleston, il
12 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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I didn't care for the slight scent so much, but this is otherwise a great primer! I like the porcelain-y base it gives my face and how easily the rest of my makeup applies. I've tried several other primers, but none compare to Bare Minerals. Great primer!
Kayla A.
223 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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I love this primer! Whether I just use the bare Minerals powder foundation, or the liquid, this primer goes on smooth to create the perfect base layer for my makeup. My face always looks silky smooth and flawless. The only downside is I do have to wait several minutes to allow it to dry before proceeding with foundation application.
Larissa M.
Annapolis, MD
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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This stuff is the. Best. I have very dry, flaky skin and it just completely smooths it all away to pave the way for my foundation. It is amazing, there is definitely a HUGE difference to be seen if I were to skip the primer. It feels very nice on the skin, buttery and glides over and smooths everything. Highly, highly recommend.
Amy R.
Indianapolis, IN
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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When I use this primer no matter how long I wait between putting on my moisturizer and the primer I get this really strange effect where it pulls off my moisturizer. Now matter how little I use or what kind this happens. I still can get a half way decent look but it cakes my make up in some places and I get dry patches where it pulled up my moisturizer. Maybe I'm doing it wrong.
M H.
25 reviews
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I love this Primer. I apply it onto my foundation brush and rub it on my face BEFORE I apply foundation. It helps set your foundation on and it does its job! The packaging is small and can carry! I definitely recommend this to people
Lanie S.
Rineyville, KY
16 reviews
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I have recently started using prime time and it is an amazing product! It lasts all day and keeps my makeup looking natural. It's best for people with dry skin. I recommend this to y'all because it's unlike any other primer! Love it!
Karen H.
Pilot Mountain, NC
4 reviews
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Bare minerals are my favorite skin products. I use the foundation and mineral veil every day and get compliments! I was excited to try this product. It is silky and smooth and provides a great amount of moisture. The only fault is that it really didn't extend the life of the product for me as I thought it would. I thought it would keep me from afternoon touch ups, but it didn't.
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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