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 Stars23%
  • 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
Reviews (318)
Q&A (9)
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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
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.
Victoria B.
Lake Forest, CA
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This tinted hydrating primer is fantastic for my everyday makeup routine. I feel like my skin is refreshed after applying this primer, and it lasts me all day. My skin is usually sensitive to primers, but I have zero breakouts with this one.
Stephanie G.
Covington, KY
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: TJ Maxx
Review for: Fair more...
Very nice, smooth texture. Evens my complexion and brightens me up. I would definitely use this as a BB cream when my skin is cooperating and I want a a very natural look.
Nia N.
228 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Tan, Medium more...
Oh, how I love this primer! On days when I’m going for low-makeup/no-makeup looks, I always turn to this BB primer. It perfects texture, hydrates the skin, and evens out complexion with a sheer wash of color. I usually wear this as foundation, and set it with pressed powder foundation when I want more coverage.

I wear the shade Tan (swatches of Medium and Tan are included), and it looks so natural on my skin. I’m medium-deep and some foundation equivalents are: NYX CSWS Honey or Nutmeg, Too Faced BTW Mocha, Fenty 350-370, and Milani 2-in-1 Amber. If your skin tone is close to mine, Tan will work for you. I wish there was a wider range of shades, because I would recommend this to anyone.
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
67 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.
Sofi G.
Bronx, NY
199 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Purchased at: ULTA
Review for: Fair more...
This has become my absolute holy grail. I’ve been looking for a light sheer coverage foundation, but they all end up sinking into my pores and looking horrible. This primer has been doing a better job than all the foundations I tried. It will still sink into large pores, but doesn’t show as extreme. I blot a little powder over it on my nose and I’m good to go. It does have the feel of a silicone primer when applied, it’s very gentle. I only use a small amount and it holds up great during the day.
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
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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