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bareMinerals Prime Time® Foundation Primer
4.23 / 5 based on 1,557 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...
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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
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This primer is pretty amazing! I use this for my T-zone and this along with the smash box primer water spray are the key to make my foundation last all day. This primer helps with blurring my pores near my cheeks. It doesn’t fill them but it smooth it out and my foundation would just glide on. I highly recommend this if you have oily combo skin and sensitive skin. This doesn’t break me out!
This is by far my favorite face primer. It gives a very smooth finish that makes my face feel silky and allows make up to go on afterwards with even coverage. I will buy this over and over again. I would definitely recommend to others.
I love this primer so much! It’s a silicone texture which I love because it feels in my pores and stays all day long! Doesn’t make my foundation look patchy. You get a good amount of product and unique packaging!
I’m a little confused by this primer. Initially, I thought this would be a hydrating lotion but instead it’s a silicone primer. I typically prefer lotion primers since my skin is so dry. This one is hydrating enough but since it’s silicone,I feel like it sits on top of my skin and doesn’t sink in. Always shake it before using it because sometimes it doesn’t pump out as a silicone but a liquified version.
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This is currently my favorite primer. I got it initially in the foundation kit by Bareminerals and it worked very well at keeping my skin hydrated throughout the day, so I got the full size separately. I would recommend and I will probably continue to buy this primer.
Absolute favorite primer but hate the price. Switched to elf cosmetics primer that is very very close but this is still my favorite. Doesn’t make your skin greasy but creates a perfect base for liquid or powder foundation.
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Has silky texture. Helps makeup glide on very smoothly. Would not recommend if you plan to go more “matte”. Great formula. Good for sensitive skin. I purchased this at $10, but I think it’s normally $20+, so I bit more pricey.
This is my favorite primer. It’s a super basic, silicon based primer, but it makes my makeup last and go on smoothly. It’s also one of the few primes to not make my sensitive skin breakout. I’ll definitely buy again.
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?
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