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Prime Time™ Brightening Foundation Primer


bareMinerals Brightening Face Primer adds an extraordinarily luminous, healthy-looking glow to your skin while smoothing out your complexion. See Details

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Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer is a breakthrough primer that adds an extraordinarily luminous, healthy-looking glow to your skin while smoothing out your complexion. It's great for combating dry patches, fine lines, excess oil and minimizing large pores. Infused with 100% pure bareMinerals, nourishing vitamins and antioxidants, it instantly brightens your complexion and extends the wear of your bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation. Formulated without preservatives, it glides on with no tacky feel and is suitable for all skin types. Simply shake well before use and apply an even layer all over your face. Less is more. Follow up with Original or Matte SPF 15 Foundation.

  • Combats rough patches, flaky dryness, fine lines, excess oil, uneven texture and enlarged pores so that your foundation goes on flawlessly
  • Extends the wear of your foundation, keeping you looking fresh for longer
  • Brightens complexion with an instant luminous glow
  • Soothes and nourishes with plant extracts, antioxidants and Vitamins C and E
  • Free of preservatives and irritants so that your skin feels great
  • Silky formula glides on without any stickiness
  • Quick Tip

    • Shake well before use. Apply one pump for an even layer of this lightweight foundation primer all over your face. Less is more
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Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Silica, Magnesium Silicate, Panthenol, Ascorbic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Carmine (CI 75470). (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).


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Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer 3.7 5 78 78
No More Winter Blahs!! Firstly, BE Sure to SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE your bottle (and bootie) before pumping. Secondly, BE prepared to fall in luv!!! This primer will end the winter and mid season blah's, your skin will simply look a little punched up, the same lovely long wear of your make up is still there and there isn't a day or season that this product won't work!! My BE foundation shade is Fairly Light and sometimes Fair -- no problems -- not too Gold or too yellow. HIGHLY Recommend!!! You won't be sorry!! 01/06/2011
Needs better dispenser bottle! I purchased this once and could not get it to spray out of the bottle; only an occasional squirt. Returned to store and exchanged for another. Same problem. I have to unscrew the bottle because it simply will not squirt. Do something!! 01/03/2014
Comes out looking scary, goes on well The other Prime Times are clear, so when this came out a golden shade I was nervous. I am so pale I am almost colorless and seeing this shade was scary. It went on great, didn't look orange. I noticed a very slight luminous effect on my skin that may look better on a darker complected person. It primes just fine, as well as the original. I would buy it again, I like it. 10/07/2013
Great product but does seperate This is the only Primer I've ever used and I really like it. My foundation goes on much smoother and more evenly than without and looks better too. It does separate and I always end up having to unscrew the top and try to dig some out with the tip of the tube or my finger but if you can deal with that, it's a great product. I'm used to it by now so it's just part of my routine and doesn't really bother me. If they could somehow fix this problem though, that would be great! ;-) It does seem to even my tone out a little but I still have a lot of redness to cover up so I'm thinking about trying the neutralizing primer for a change. I'll still keep a bottle of this around too though. 07/16/2013
Like the other primer better Curious about this primer, I tried it the last time I needed some. I liked it at first, but it separated in the bottle. Within a couple of weeks, it came out kind of runny, even when I shook it first. Then it wouldn't come out at all. This week, I had to twist it open the top to remove the primer from the inside. It works OK, but not significantly better than the original primer, which never did this when I used it. I gave it only two stars for the dispenser; and I'll go back to the original. 06/27/2013
Disappointed The first time I tried this 2 years ago, I was really impressed and noticed the impact it had on my foundation and staying power for my overall makeup application. But I haven't had the same experience with the last 2 bottles I purchased. Had to switch brands. Disappointed. 06/09/2013
Adds a nice shimmery glow Keeps my make-up from creasing in the lines of my face and keeps my powder on longer than no primer at all... I like the brightening one becsause it adds a bit of shimmer and glow. However, I like the texture of the origional primer better. It's a litte more thick. 05/14/2013
An Escential I love the brightening foundation Primer! I generally use it if I know I will need my makeup to remain flawless all day. A tiny bit goes a long way and I love the silky and even application. I usually pair this with the eyeshadow primer as well, and since I have combination skin, I'll put a light layer of face lotion on my dry areas before application. After I've finished my look, I use the mineral veil to seal. On a humid day, I may reapply a thin layer of the mineral veil once or twice. The primer allows the coverage to last all day, regardless of how much coverage I've applied. I work in some harsh climates so from work to weddings, the primer works great! Great product, definitely recommend! 05/14/2013
greasy! i found this primer extremely greasy! when i used it, it just seeped through my hands it was that watered down! i loved the oil control primer! 04/01/2013
Simply the Best! Goes on so creamy and gives just a hint of luminosity. Wears well and helps BE foundation stay all day, even in the heat of southeast Texas summers. By far my favorite primer. Love, love, love this product! 04/01/2013
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I suffer from adult acne and I've been having flare-ups lately. I don't want to make it worse for my skin. Also, does this product have an expiration date?
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This product doesn't clog pores. Acne can be caused by several products, but this particular product shouldn't add to your acne problems. It is Dermatologist-tested. As far as expiration goes, several of their products contain expiration dates, but as long as there are no organic materials, they shouldn't expire and this product is among them.
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