5 varieties available
bareMinerals Prime Time® Foundation Primer
4.23 / 5 based on 1,556 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...
Top Questions See all 339 Q&A
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Review for: Prime more...
Hisnis an okay product, not my favorite from bare minerals. It does have SPF 30 which is nice but it leaves my skin looking dry and like there are scales. It is easy to blend into my face and it feels very soft. I wouldn't recommend it though because it was pretty pricey for not a very big bottle.
I was so excited when I first got this product, but after several uses I did not like the texture it was giving my skin. While it was smooth, I felt it was extremely oily and it made my skin break out multiple times. I really wanted to like this product, but it just wasn't doing it for me. Felt like my makeup was slipping off instead of being in place.
This is the only primer I've ever used and will ever use. I only use it for special occasions that require me to wear makeup all day long. It definitely does the job! I would also recommend the matte foundation rather than the powder. That will guarantee your makeup will last throughout the night!
This is the best primer I've used and at a decent price. My makeup stays put and I usually don't have to reapply. I really like the matte finish and how light it is. It just seeps into the skin and covers evenly.
I have worn BM for years but I refuse to use their primer. It smells awful. Like old onions and icky-ness. It makes my skin feel greasy. As a result, my makeup melts off. It's awful. I don't know how anyone can like this product. I use Benefit primer now and it's fantastic (I suggest it to everyone).
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?
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
See All Photos & Videos