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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
Shannon D.
Mount clemens, MI
82 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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I love this stuff! It feels like silk on my skin! it smooths out my face and fills in my pores so they don't look so big. I will say be careful, make sure to use only what you need because it can turn into little balls on your face if you use too much and don't let it set on your face for a few seconds.
Lindsey N.
Brandon
5 reviews
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I had never used a primer before I started using this one. I fell in love with it. It is so easy to put on and my foundation stays on so well. The only thing is that after a 12 hour day I can feel my skin getting oily. I think this means I should try one of their other primers geared more for my skin type.
Jessica G.
Poplar Bluff, MO
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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I love Prime Time Bare Minerals Primer! I usually apply a small amount to my fingertip and spread it evenly over my face and eyelids. I can tell a difference in the amount of time my makeup lasts with or without this primer. When I use the primer, my makeup goes on smoother, looks better, and lasts longer.
Kacie j.
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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I use this primer often and it really blurs my face! If i have a blemish or breakout, it softens the look of it and blurs it so it looks less harsh. It also blurs the look of my pores and creates a smooth surface! This is also a pretty good price, as the smashbox primer is 34$! Overall, a good product!
Audrey S.
Overland Park, KS
82 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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It's okay. But for me, I need something with more oil control. If you don't have oily skin, I think this would work just fine for you. You can use it with more than just loose mineral foundations too which is a plus.
Kerrie G.
Wayzata, MN
133 reviews
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I love this primer. I own several different primers from expensive companies and I keep going back to this one. I wear MAC foundation and it goes so well underneath it. I know it works perfectly with bare minerals as well. Makes your skin feel silky. You can tell the texture is even and ready for the makeup. Washes off at the end of the day. Just love it.
Allison T.
Seattle, WA
14 reviews
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It was good. That's about it. I couldn't tell when I used it and when I didn't, it made little difference to how my makeup went on or felt. So it's pretty MEH, especially for the price. Although if you find yourself needing if, BM is always a good choice.
Anne G.
Sacramento , CA
154 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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The primer goes on smoothly and doesn't have a very oily feeing. However the price range is a bit high. But if you want a good quality primer it is best to give this primer a try :) I still buy this primer here and there
Sydney B.
Crossett, AR
7 reviews
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I do not like this product. It does not work well under the Bare Minerals original foundation. I have oily/combo skin. On me, it makes foundation slide around where I am oily and clings to dry patches. Also, if you are oily/combo and use any products that have astringent properties and then use this, theis primer will ball up and flake off. Not pleasant.
Ashley C.
Lubbock, TX
42 reviews
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I have been using this product for two years! Helps provide a smooth canvas for my make-up and blends well with my make-up. Hides pores and helps keep my make-up on all day long. 15 spf for sun protection. I use the brightening primer to give a glow to my face.
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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