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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
Erica S.
El Cajon, CA
20 reviews
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I just so happen to be OB. SESSED. with prime time primer.. I wish I could use it as lotion, it makes everything it touches so silky and soft.. no greasy feeling afterward, it's light and does it's job. keeps make up in place for the day. get some! go get some, now!
Rachel V.
Tucson, AZ
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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This does give your skin a soft start and a good foundation before your foundation, however I'm not a huge fan of bare Minerals in the first place they have a lot of fillers in their products
Leah S.
Slinger, WI
13 reviews
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I know this is a popular product however, I tried to use this product for over a year and it just didn't work well for me. I have combination skin and I felt this to not sit well on my skin. It didn't have any benefits of pore minimizing or anything so this is a product I do not foresee myself purchasing again.
Pauline N.
64 reviews
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Absolutely love this primer! I have very oily skin and it does wonders in controlling oil and prolonging the wear of makeup. I find that I get the best results using powder foundations, but this works very well in conjunction with my favorite foundation Nars Sheer Glow
Stephanie P.
Jarrettsville, MD
44 reviews
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This primer is great when you want something nice and light under your makeup. Just a little bit goes a really long way. Unfortunately, I feel like my skin gets really oily during the day if I wear this, which is strange because my skin is naturally very dry. 
Nicole B.
393 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
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One of my favorite primers; leaves my face super soft and matte so foundation and powder doesn't crease when I apply. One of the best primers I've tried! Always keep coming back to this one!
Genevie m.
El Paso, TX
1 review
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This is the best primer I've came across so far for my skin type which is average/combination (not too oily, not too dry). It makes my foundation last literally all day long even through the night and I've noticed that it's also helping to protect my skin from the harshness and build up of wearing makeup everyday.
Erin B.
382 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
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I never really understood or cared for this product. I am familiar with primers but this feels really weird on my skin and I am pretty sure it is the cause of some breakouts. My skin gets really shiny and greasy with this so I have switched to a different product.
Tina W.
Sunfield, MI
24 reviews
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This is the only primer I use. I love how Bare Minerals feels so smooth on my skin. It doesn't feel oily or greesy compared to other brands. It is so easy to use and apply. The packaging is nice. I will continue to buy this product. I will recommend to others.
Stephanie O.
Houston, TX
42 reviews
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This primer is everything for me. It gives my skin a nice even finish and allows my foundation to go on nice and easy without any unevenness. AI really like that it is light and does not feel so weighed down on my face. Because of its airiness I tend to put it on alone and leave my face "bare" for the day.
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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