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bareMinerals Prime Time® Foundation Primer
5 varieties available

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 1,496 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
Esther Y.
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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I own this but do not really use it that often, I feel like every time I use it, my face seems to break out a little or look a little oily. It seems like a great product and may just have not worked well for my face, because I love other Bare Mineral Products
Elizabeth N.
78 reviews
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I really liked this primer. The feel of it going on my skin was velvety & I do feel it made my makeup look better when I used it. I will not be repurchased it any time soon due to the price. But if you have the money to splurge I do think it is a great primer.
Naomi M.
Hendersonvlle, NC
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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I bought this primer several years ago in department store. I t was fantastic, super moisterizing and ight. Sometimes I wore it by itself, but I usually wore it under the bare minerals powder foundation. I would absolutely recomend it. Its an investment.
Emily D.
Marblehead, MA
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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I use this primer every day. I find that some can leave oil and not fully prime, but this one is amazing! I only need the smallest bit and it primes my whole face perfectly!
Stephanie U.
89 reviews
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My mom put some of this in my stocking for Christmas. It's not my fave but it's close. I have skin that prone to being only and this Primer seems to keep it under control. I actually prefer to use it with other brands of foundation, than Bare Escrntuals.
Kathleen M.
41 reviews
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I love this face primer! It's light weight and doesn't make your face feel sticky or that you already have a thick layer on your face. I've used this primer time and time again and would definitely buy it again!
Baylee O.
Des moines, IA
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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This was a great primer! Although I don't believe that primer is always needed for foundation (moisturizers can work as well) bare minerals doesn't break me out. If you feel as though you need a primer- this is it!
Mindy C.
Kansas City, MO
23 reviews
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This is a great primer. It made my face feel soft and my foundation look good. A little goes a long way which is great for the price of he product. It is easy to apply and bend and I would definitely recommend it.
Camilla H.
Roseville, CA
38 reviews
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Love love love this stuff and it's so worth the price because mine has lasted me almost three years? A little goes a very long ways, it's the best! Very recommend and works very well!
Lauren C.
Draper, UT
12 reviews
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My first ever primer but I love the way it feels. I have a feeling it's one I'm always going to come back to since I have very sensitive acne prone skin and this doesn't break me out.
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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