bareMinerals Prime Time™ SPF 30 Daily Defense BB Primer-Cream
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bareMinerals Prime Time™ SPF 30 Daily Defense BB Primer-Cream


4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars57%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star3%


What it is:

Perfect, protect and prime - at the same time. With a hint of skin-perfecting coverage, this multi-tasking BB primer-cream diminishes the appearance of discolouration, uneven skin tone and imperfections while providing SPF 30 protection and defense against environmental stressors. Plus the silky, smooth formula combats flaky dryness, excess oil and the appearance of pores to perfectly prep skin for a flawless foundation application.

Award-Winning BB Primer-Cream:

  • Harper's Bazaar Beauty Best of best 2014 - Best Primer
  • Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2014 - Best Alphabet Cream

"This lightweight cream calls itself a primer, but with its beautiful velvet finish and hint of coverage, you can wear it alone (just add concealer where needed). The best 'no make-up' base we've found."

NEWBY HANDS, Beauty director-at-large


Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Dimethicone, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Hexyl Laurate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Silica, Tocopherol, Magnesium Silicate, Panthenol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Stearyl Triethoxysilane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Retinoate, Cyclodextrin. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, 77492, 77499).

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  • Would this product go on more evenly if applied with a be...3 Answers
  • How does this product work with acne & oily skin ? 2 Answers
  • I have oily skin. Will this make my makeup look more oily,4 Answers
bareMinerals Prime Time™ SPF 30 Daily Defense BB Primer-Cream
bareMinerals Prime Time™ SPF 30 Daily Defense BB Primer-Cream
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  • "great for acne prone skin, but it definitely doesn't hide pores or help if you have oily skin. makes makeup last a very long time, super smooth." in 12 reviews
Stephanie E.
Christiansbrg, VA
753 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Purchased at: Sephora
I don't think that I've ever loved a complexion product more than I do this... It's a primer, a moisturizer, a bb cream... It's everything in one. It makes my skin look so natural, yet so flawless. It smooths all of my pores, evens out my skin tone, and gets rid of any dry patches I may have. I wear this by itself all of the time, and I swear by it!LOVE!!!
Megan M.
Oak Ridge
381 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Light more...
If it wasn't for Ulta and the 21 days if beauty I never would of had the pleasure of trying this but it was half price at 13 dollars so I got it to try. I typically stick to Maybelline bb cream because for a cheap cream it's better than some high end I have tried. This is actually an incredible bb cream/primer in one. It has sunscreen and blurs imperfections too. It has enough tint that it can be worn alone and it looks natural. Or it can be worn under foundation which I don't do because I don't need tinted product under my foundation. I use this for light makeup day or outdoor days for the sunscreen factor and hint of color that also primes and blurs my skin. It's a perfect product for outdoor days. It blends into skin and absorbs quickly leaving soft skin behind and you can't really tell you are wearing a product.
Whitney P.
Craigsville, WV
15 reviews
Purchased at: bareMinerals
I use this every time I use my foundation. Let's the mineral powder go on smooth and stay on! Comes in the larger kit which is the most price effective way of buying.
Anjeanette S.
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is one of my favorite BB creams! This adds a really nice tint (I like to use a slightly darker shade than my skintone for extra color), while protecting your skin with the SPF. This makes my skin so soft, and adds a touch of coverage. On days where I don't have time to put on makeup, I will just put this on and go. I highly recommend this!
Joann L.
San Jose, CA
12 reviews
Review for: Medium more...
Love love love! I’ve been using this product for about 3 months now and absolutely love it. I use it under foundation or even alone! I work everyday and I don’t need a full coverage foundation on my face so I’ll use this as my base and works wonders. It just evens out my skin and makes it look very natural. It’s also a plus that it has SPF 30 in it. I would recommend it.
Audrey E.
Laguna Niguel , CA
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this primer! I’ve been using it for 2-3 years and I have fair skin so the SPF is a must have. It’s a reasonable price and makes my skin super smooth. I like the tinted version because I can be lazy and just put it on and then use powder really quick and my skin is super protected!
Abigail J.
191 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Medium more...
This primer was ok. I don’t think I will purchase it because it felt oily. I had oily skin so it made my makeup break apart faster. Also I think it worked better with bare minerals foundations rather than other bands foundations so for that reason I won’t repurchase.
Sofia K.
Scarsdale, NY
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Medium more...
Sadly I wasn’t a fan of this primer. I’ve heard really good things about it though. Pros: love the coverage and that it’s protective. Cons: HATED the way it was packaged. The little bottle is so ineffective, I wish it came in a squeeze tube instead
Chandler B.
Raleigh, NC
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Medium more...
I was originally attracted to this primer for having SPF and a tint, hoping that on the casual days or days in the sun it provides enough coverage. Although I do not believe this product gives enough coverage alone, it’s a great primer. Blends very easily as well as dries quickly making applying additional makeup a breeze! I use this product daily under my complexion rescue and/or bare minerals foundation. Makeup always stays on all day as well as protecting my face from the harmful sun!
Sarah G.
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Light more...
I don’t like foundation, so this is my answer. Very lightweight, and perfect for combo skin. Easy to apply and goes on evenly, almost like spreading on moisturizer. Would buy again and again and again!!
Susli C.
114 reviews
I have oily skin. Will this make my makeup look more oily,
Ginette G.
Holt, FL
31 reviews
Is it a heavy foundation?
Jaime S.
Ironton, OH
12 reviews
Would this product go on more evenly if applied with a beauty blender?
Ginette G.
Holt, FL
31 reviews
Is it a heavy foundation??
Karen P.
Los Angeles , CA
89 reviews
How does this product work with acne & oily skin ?

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