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Prime Time Foundation Primer
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Prime Time® Foundation Primer

$25.00


NEW packaging.

Award-winning (for a reason).

Creates an ultra silky, smooth canvas for your most flawless foundation application ever. See Details

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Enlarged pores. Uneven texture. Flaky dryness. We've all had complexion problems. That's why we created Prime Time, which prepares your skin for seamless coverage with bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation. Apply it first for the smooth, evenly textured complexion you've been waiting for.

Size: 30 mL/1 fl. oz.

  • 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
  • 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
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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

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 213 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by AHMAZING! This product is quite possibly one of my best investments! It makes my foundation last four MANY MANY hours and it also makes my skin slky smooth! I have no idea how I went without primer before! It fills in my every pore and makes my skin look perfectly amazing! :) Thanks BM!!! 12/29/2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Must have when wearing Bare Minerals! I had no intentions on purchasing an "extra" product when I went to the Bare Escentuals counter. However when I was shown first hand the difference Prime Time makes to getting your Bare Minerals to stay put on your skin with less reapplying during the day it was a no brainer... I'll take it! One little squirt is all I need to apply all over my face prior to applying my Minerals and it lasts all day. This is one product I never thought I needed, and one product I will never live without. 06/01/2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect! Have tried other primers... But with sensitive skin its hard to find something that works and doesn't itch like crazy. I had already been using their foundation so I thought I would give this a try and I LOVE it! I have had zero problems. 12/01/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this primer! If you are using a Bare Minerals powder foundation, it is a must have product to have! I notice the difference when I use primer before I use my foundation and it goes on better and looks better! Didn't realize that until I ran out of my primer and couldn't wait to buy more! 11/06/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Prime Prime Prime I have never used a primer, this is an amazing product. I can't believe how smooth and young my face looks. So light. It really enhanced the foundation. And my face felt fresh all day. I will always use this Primer. 10/21/2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by You may have a problem if you have a ragweed allergy. This product contains chamomile. Chamomile is part of the ragweed family. I used to drink chamomile tea before discovering this fact online. I've been allergy tested to find out I do have a ragweed allergy. I break out in a rash when I use/drink chamomile. I recently used this product and got a lot of redness and pimples. I gradually broke out all over my face. It's not the product, it's me. The product itself glides on nicely and is lightweight. Just don't waste your money if you have a ragweed allergy. Use skin re-ver upper instead. That product actually improves my skin! 09/15/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great primer This primer feels silky smooth when you put it on. You don't need to use a whole lot. When using this primer my foundation lasts all day, and my face looks flawless!!! 07/15/2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Prime TIme I LOVE Prime TIme Original. It is true that my skin feels like a silky palette before applying my foundation. I hate to run out, but like others the pump will not dispense the product most of the time or spits it out. I have to use a Q-tip or my pinky to try to get the Prime TIme out of the bottle. I know some of the product probably gets thrown away because I can't get to it. I will continue to use this but would really LOVE for you to consider repackaging Prime TIme into a tube. 05/05/2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Primer, Smooth, Lessens Pores, Stays On All Day I've been using this primer for a couple years now, and it's smooth and goes on evenly and provides a silky and even base for foundation. You can get it in a couple different options (with oil control, brightening, with SPF) with is great. The only complaint I have (and it hasn't stopped me from purchasing it yet) is that when the product gets close to being finished - when it gets close to the bottom of the container - it starts to solidify. I end up having to scoop out the rest by opening the bottle. It becomes almost like a thick foundation in lieu of a liquid. In terms of it diminishing or lessening the appearance of pores, it does slighly diminish them, but if you're a large pore sufferer like me, you know there's no magic serum for that issue other than laser treatment! I wish Bare Minerals would solve the solidifying issue, as you do end up wasting quite a bit of the product. 04/23/2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Goes on Smooth but Hate the Pump Like others on here, I love the product; however, the pump container is a pain. There is still primer in the bottle but I cannot get it out. PLEASE CHANGE TO A TUBE! 03/31/2016
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I have tried the regular version of this product and it feels as if I am smearing snot on my face. It is heavy and oily. The oil control version was light and smooth.
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Hello Jannie. Thank you for your inquiry. We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with this product. We will definitely forward your feedback to the appropriate department regarding your comments about our previously released priming product. As an alternative, we recommend trying our Blemish Remedy™ Mattifying Prep Gel or Prime Time® BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense
Broad Spectrum SPF 30 as they serve the same purpose, but are different consistencies. Have a great day!
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I find that the foundation settles into my wrinkles & seems to accentuate my pores, as well as highlighting any flakiness I might have.
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Yes. It's best to use a foundation primer first. It prevents the flakiness. And if you use a liquid foundation you should also use a setting powder after your foundation. That helps keep everything in place.
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When using Prime Time Foundation Primer close to my outer eye and then using Well Rested powder around outer eye area, why does it get flakey and dry?
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I have combination skin and wasn't sure if this primer had any moisturizer in it. If I do wear moisturizer under it, will it make my skin even more oily?
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Yes. This is not a substitute for moisturizer.
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I have sensitive and combination skin, and I put on my moisturizer and sunblock before I put the Prime Time Foundation Primer on, and my skin doesn't get more oily. I was at a beach wedding in 85 degree weather and my skin did not get oily. Hope this is helpful for you :-)
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on the face, and if so, which one should go on first?
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