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Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer

$24.00


Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer combats excess oil and absorbs shine while minimizing the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. See Details

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Create an ultra silky smooth canvas and experience your most flawless foundation application ever. Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer combats excess oil and absorbs shine while minimizing the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. Our mineral-infused formula glides on seamlessly, while helping to extend the wear of your foundation. Great for oily, sensitive or problem-prone skin. Formulated without preservatives, oils, fragrances.

Suggested Usage Instructions

  • Apply one pump for an even layer of this lightweight primer all over your face. Once dry, follow with bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation.
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Water (Aqua/Eau), Silica, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Sclerotium Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Calcium Silicate, Dimethicone, Vp/Va Copolymer, Amodimethicone, Zinc Pca, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol.

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Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer 3.6 5 51 51
ehhhh i'm not too thrilled about this. the oil slick patch i have going on right in between my eyes BEAMS thru this primer and my foundation. its supposed to be oil control but honestly i don't see a huge difference between this and the original. 12/19/2013
Disappointed I bought this primer since a good friend of mine recommended this. She too has oily skin so I decided to try this. Sadly, this was no good for me. It applies to thick and feels heavy on my skin compared to the regular primer (which I love more). It makes my face feel the makeup rather than the feeling of wearing none. Also my skin is a lot more oily than it was before using this. 12/06/2013
Works! I got this since I have always had issues with oily skin (which is why i switch to powdered foundations) and this product does amazing things! My face feels significantly less oily at the end of the day and I am no longer "shiny" by mid-day! I gave this only 4 stars because the squirt mechanism is tricky, so you have to be careful when pumping. Also the primer has a watery feel when applied that takes some adjusting to, and it drys really quickly, meaning you have to spread fast to get everything covered!!! Over all it's a great product that I'll definitely be getting again! 10/17/2013
Great product! Goes on so silky! Instantly mattifies skin and doesn't quit! It also smoothes your face so you are ready for makeup application and keeps makeup in place all day and night! Love! Works great combined with the loose foundation, concealer, and mineral veil! 10/14/2013
Not a true oil control primer I wish I could say that I loved this product. Like MANY other foundation primers, this contains dimethicone. Dimethicone is one of the worst things you can put on your face if you have oily skin (or don't have oily skin for that matter!). After a few hours, your face will turn into a real-life slip-n-slide. The foundation does absolutely look gorgeous with initial application, but is not a great all-day looking great situation to be in. For oily skin, look for WATER based primers. 09/22/2013
A Miracle I have never been able to find products to control the oily skin on my face, until this one. I apply it especially in my T Zone and the oil is gone! I have a spare foundation waiting in my drawer but I may just forget I have it and get the oil control foundation as well. THANK YOU... 08/27/2013
Love this product! This is my new fave! I have always been scared of primers due to my oily acne proned skin. This product is every light weight and helps to absorb oil and makes your BE foundation look flawless and stay on all day! I just took my makeup off after wearing it for 14 hours straight and My skin still looked fresh and oil free. 07/10/2013
New Prime Time Formula Disappointed in the new formula of the regular Prime Time. I loved it before. It's too creamy and is now more like the $8 brand I bought a while back. I may as well get the cheap brand if this stays the same. I hated the oil control formula, the salesperson hesitated to sell it to me and I should have taken the hint. I never used it. Should have brought it back. 07/02/2013
Coverage! I'm actually a little shocked at how many negative reviews this product has. I have had a mostly positive experience and quite enjoy this primer. I have only ever used the newer formula so I can't compare the way some other users have. My skin is on the oily side and this primer keeps it at bay for much longer than without. I put 1-2 pumps on and let it dry for a minute before applying my foundation. I have used both the Original and the Matte versions and have had great results. I find that my coverage is much better when using this primer, especially with Matte, who gives me a bit of trouble occasionally. I top it off with Mineral Veil and my complexion looks beautiful. 05/20/2013
YAY! i finally found a primer that works perfectly for me! its not greasy, solid, and keeps my skin from oil and that awful shine you get mid-day! plus makes my foundation flawless! 04/01/2013
I will not be using this product I am sad to say that this product does not work for me. I have worn the Bare Minerals Original Foundation (loose) for a little over a year now. I love the easy, natural looking coverage. I have very oily skin, and thought that this primer would help the foundation to look even better. I purchased this from an Ulta store and used it twice. Both times, I felt that the foundation did not go on very well on top of the primer (there was not good coverage at all). I have put the foundation on top of a moisturizer in the past and it went on MUCH better. Today I was in an Ulta store in a different town, and got to talking with an employee about my experience. She said many customers have had the same complaint, and she explained that the primer is silicone-based rather than water-based. The primer provides a silky smooth face, but for liquid foundation. With the silicone-based primer and the loose powder foundation - well, she explained that the loose powder just falls off. NO WONDER I kept thinking that the coverage was not that great. I never would have known that if she had not told me. I will not be using this product again. 03/26/2013
Formula must have changed - primer is AWFUL now I have used this primer for awhile now with amazing results. But recently, I went to repurchase a new bottle, and discovered it no longer works. Over time I noticed my skin was no longer smooth, silky, and oil free - it is now a slimy, oily mess. The worst part is, my beloved Bare Minerals make up has lost its consistency and flawless finish! This primer is nothing short of disgusting - and the the formula has DEFINITELY been changed. I'm glad to find these reviews and be assured it's not just me. What a waste, BE! Please fix your product - I'm now going to look through these reviews for alternatives created by other companies. Don't waste your money on this product - it is a fail and you will be so unhappy using it. 03/20/2013
Miss the old formula. It seems the old formula has been changed. I tried both of the new primers, including this one, and did not like either. Other reviewers are correct when they say this does not feel or work like a primer. Had to go with smash box oil free. Wish they had kept the old formula. 03/14/2013
Not even close. I liked the original primer enough, but but I have combination skin to extremes. My dry patches have oil slicks, don't ask me how it's possible it just is. So when I saw the improved product that promised to control oil and shine, I thought that would make a great product just about perfect! I should have fed my twenty dollars to a goat, at least I would have gotten a laugh. This is not a primer. It's a watery feeling film that makes your skin feel slimy and clogged up, without actually holding on to any powder. You end up using twice as much powder as you should because there's no PRIMING effect from the primer, and it actually makes the shine worse. I was NOT happy with this product, but I like the original and I will be using that in the future. 03/08/2013
hard to use I hate this stuff. I've read a few reviews saying the old formula flaked off their face, which is what mine does, so I don't know if I have the old formula or what, but I just got it a month ago, and I've hated it every day. You have to rub it in very quickly before it dries and starts flaking, and if you rub it in too much, you start rubbing it off. It did nothing for my oil, and it made my makeup look chalky where I didn't rub it in right. 03/03/2013
Like using nothing at all... I love BM and use the foundation, concealer, and bronzer so I figured I would love this product. Wrong! It is like using nothing at all. Definitely not oil control, not sure that works as a primer either. I went with MAC BB cream prep+prime and love it! Sorry Bare Minerals. 03/02/2013
Great primer! I'm a 50 year old woman who has always had oily skin and am now suffering the indignation of peri-menopausal acne! This primer controls the oil (although my nose still gets a bit shiny), keeps my makeup fresh, and does not aggravate my acne! I LOVE it and won't put makeup on without it. 02/07/2013
Little oil control I have tried the old version of this and it would flake off my skin before it even dried. I was excited to try the new formula. I have not yet found any way to keep my skin from getting oily and i was hoping this was it. First of all, the improvements of skin texture and pore minimizing are minimal compared to the regular Prime Time. I had to touch up my powder after an hour. I tried applying less primer and less makeup but the oil didn't change. I thought it may have been due to my (oil control) moisturizer and tried without it. I feel duped. 01/23/2013
Awesome stuff I'm new to BE and noticed they recommended a primer. I was afraid to try one because any primer I've tried in the past has caused hives/breakouts on my sensitive skin. I am SO glad I gave this one a shot. I haven't had any skin issues, and my matte foundation stays matte. I go hours without blotting. I must have the new version because I see none of the negatives listed in older reviews. I suggest you check the bottle to be sure it's the new product. I love this primer and won't go without it. 01/18/2013
Ahhhmazing! I have oily skin, and this... is a life-saver. It makes a day without it miserable. You'll never go without priming again! 12/29/2012
Love Love Love I really love this product! I have very oily skin, but not acne prone. This makes my foundation look amazing and keeps my oil under control ALL DAY! So glad I was showed this product in the store! 12/17/2012
Pretty Good Primer I have used the Original Primer that I receive in my Club Renewal and loved it. When I saw that I could try the Oil Control (because I am one shiny chick!), I was like "Heck yeah!!" The texture was very different than the original primer. It is a little more liquid feeling and also the dry time is quicker, so you have to make sure you get it on your face. I work a 10 hour day in the South, where it is hot as Hades 10 months out of the year. No shiny cheeks, nose, or forehead with this product. It really is pretty great. I also dot a teeny bit on the eyelids to help there as well. The only "I wish" I have about this product is that the bottle doesn't last as long as my Original Primer did and I seem to have to use a little more because of the thinner quality of the gel. Other than that....they knocked it outta the park. 11/29/2012
Good Stuff I bought this back in July. It works great in the summer months. I used it when it just started to get cold, and my skin started to get really dry. My skin does get dry during the winter months, so I recommend getting original Prime Time Foundation Primer if you have dry skin, and get the Prime Time Oil Control just for summer. 11/19/2012
Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer I love the new formula. It allows my new Ready Foundation to apply beautifully. I do still use oil sheets and Ready Touch Up Mineral Veil but only once daily. Compared to the 4-5 times before the new formula. This is a wonderful product and a must in my daily makeup routine. Thanks BE and Lesle! 09/12/2012
I love this. My make up went on easily and stayed on all day. I didn't have that 5 o'clock shine like I usually do. It didn't dry my skin at all. 09/10/2012
Give it a shot! I have very oily and acne prone skin. When I started using the oil control primer I got smoother coverage with my bareMinerals make up and I no longer had to worry about that shiny look! It is so thrilling to not feel like I have to touch up my make up constantly. 09/04/2012
NO SHINE, ADDS DURABILITY I use this primer before applying the BareMinerals matte foundation. I have found that combining these two products works wonders on oily skin! This primer assists the matte foundation in taking away the annoying shiny appearance that is accompanied with oily skin. It also adds durability and helps your foundation stay on your skin longer and better. I would recommend this to any girl with oily skin! It really does help! 09/02/2012
This really helps! I get oily skin throughout the day and this helps keep it way under control. When I used to use my foundation without it, I would look like I just got done frying something in the kitchen. Now, I apply this before my face makeup and follow that with the mineral veil, my skin is completely smooth and light and wonderful! 08/24/2012
I loved it! I have tried several make up brands, moisturizers, and the like over the years. I have a particular problem of having my make up stay in place throughout the day due to my sometimes oily skin. The Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer is great because I can wear it on special events, or days I know I'm going to be more stressed (which can make my skin more oily) and my Bare Minerals, which already holds up amazingly, lasts just the extra step. It doesn't take much, so I already know this bottle is going to last a long time. I love it! 08/13/2012
Went back to the original primer This went on smooth, but as I started applying my foundation it began to ball up and flake off. I couldn't get it to "behave" so I ended up just washing my entire face and starting over without a primer. I went back to the boutique and exchanged it for the original primer, which does not flake off at all. 08/12/2012
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Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer 3.6 5 51 51
ehhhh i'm not too thrilled about this. the oil slick patch i have going on right in between my eyes BEAMS thru this primer and my foundation. its supposed to be oil control but honestly i don't see a huge difference between this and the original. 12/19/2013
Disappointed I bought this primer since a good friend of mine recommended this. She too has oily skin so I decided to try this. Sadly, this was no good for me. It applies to thick and feels heavy on my skin compared to the regular primer (which I love more). It makes my face feel the makeup rather than the feeling of wearing none. Also my skin is a lot more oily than it was before using this. 12/06/2013
Works! I got this since I have always had issues with oily skin (which is why i switch to powdered foundations) and this product does amazing things! My face feels significantly less oily at the end of the day and I am no longer "shiny" by mid-day! I gave this only 4 stars because the squirt mechanism is tricky, so you have to be careful when pumping. Also the primer has a watery feel when applied that takes some adjusting to, and it drys really quickly, meaning you have to spread fast to get everything covered!!! Over all it's a great product that I'll definitely be getting again! 10/17/2013
Great product! Goes on so silky! Instantly mattifies skin and doesn't quit! It also smoothes your face so you are ready for makeup application and keeps makeup in place all day and night! Love! Works great combined with the loose foundation, concealer, and mineral veil! 10/14/2013
Not a true oil control primer I wish I could say that I loved this product. Like MANY other foundation primers, this contains dimethicone. Dimethicone is one of the worst things you can put on your face if you have oily skin (or don't have oily skin for that matter!). After a few hours, your face will turn into a real-life slip-n-slide. The foundation does absolutely look gorgeous with initial application, but is not a great all-day looking great situation to be in. For oily skin, look for WATER based primers. 09/22/2013
A Miracle I have never been able to find products to control the oily skin on my face, until this one. I apply it especially in my T Zone and the oil is gone! I have a spare foundation waiting in my drawer but I may just forget I have it and get the oil control foundation as well. THANK YOU... 08/27/2013
Love this product! This is my new fave! I have always been scared of primers due to my oily acne proned skin. This product is every light weight and helps to absorb oil and makes your BE foundation look flawless and stay on all day! I just took my makeup off after wearing it for 14 hours straight and My skin still looked fresh and oil free. 07/10/2013
New Prime Time Formula Disappointed in the new formula of the regular Prime Time. I loved it before. It's too creamy and is now more like the $8 brand I bought a while back. I may as well get the cheap brand if this stays the same. I hated the oil control formula, the salesperson hesitated to sell it to me and I should have taken the hint. I never used it. Should have brought it back. 07/02/2013
Coverage! I'm actually a little shocked at how many negative reviews this product has. I have had a mostly positive experience and quite enjoy this primer. I have only ever used the newer formula so I can't compare the way some other users have. My skin is on the oily side and this primer keeps it at bay for much longer than without. I put 1-2 pumps on and let it dry for a minute before applying my foundation. I have used both the Original and the Matte versions and have had great results. I find that my coverage is much better when using this primer, especially with Matte, who gives me a bit of trouble occasionally. I top it off with Mineral Veil and my complexion looks beautiful. 05/20/2013
YAY! i finally found a primer that works perfectly for me! its not greasy, solid, and keeps my skin from oil and that awful shine you get mid-day! plus makes my foundation flawless! 04/01/2013
I will not be using this product I am sad to say that this product does not work for me. I have worn the Bare Minerals Original Foundation (loose) for a little over a year now. I love the easy, natural looking coverage. I have very oily skin, and thought that this primer would help the foundation to look even better. I purchased this from an Ulta store and used it twice. Both times, I felt that the foundation did not go on very well on top of the primer (there was not good coverage at all). I have put the foundation on top of a moisturizer in the past and it went on MUCH better. Today I was in an Ulta store in a different town, and got to talking with an employee about my experience. She said many customers have had the same complaint, and she explained that the primer is silicone-based rather than water-based. The primer provides a silky smooth face, but for liquid foundation. With the silicone-based primer and the loose powder foundation - well, she explained that the loose powder just falls off. NO WONDER I kept thinking that the coverage was not that great. I never would have known that if she had not told me. I will not be using this product again. 03/26/2013
Formula must have changed - primer is AWFUL now I have used this primer for awhile now with amazing results. But recently, I went to repurchase a new bottle, and discovered it no longer works. Over time I noticed my skin was no longer smooth, silky, and oil free - it is now a slimy, oily mess. The worst part is, my beloved Bare Minerals make up has lost its consistency and flawless finish! This primer is nothing short of disgusting - and the the formula has DEFINITELY been changed. I'm glad to find these reviews and be assured it's not just me. What a waste, BE! Please fix your product - I'm now going to look through these reviews for alternatives created by other companies. Don't waste your money on this product - it is a fail and you will be so unhappy using it. 03/20/2013
Miss the old formula. It seems the old formula has been changed. I tried both of the new primers, including this one, and did not like either. Other reviewers are correct when they say this does not feel or work like a primer. Had to go with smash box oil free. Wish they had kept the old formula. 03/14/2013
Not even close. I liked the original primer enough, but but I have combination skin to extremes. My dry patches have oil slicks, don't ask me how it's possible it just is. So when I saw the improved product that promised to control oil and shine, I thought that would make a great product just about perfect! I should have fed my twenty dollars to a goat, at least I would have gotten a laugh. This is not a primer. It's a watery feeling film that makes your skin feel slimy and clogged up, without actually holding on to any powder. You end up using twice as much powder as you should because there's no PRIMING effect from the primer, and it actually makes the shine worse. I was NOT happy with this product, but I like the original and I will be using that in the future. 03/08/2013
hard to use I hate this stuff. I've read a few reviews saying the old formula flaked off their face, which is what mine does, so I don't know if I have the old formula or what, but I just got it a month ago, and I've hated it every day. You have to rub it in very quickly before it dries and starts flaking, and if you rub it in too much, you start rubbing it off. It did nothing for my oil, and it made my makeup look chalky where I didn't rub it in right. 03/03/2013
Like using nothing at all... I love BM and use the foundation, concealer, and bronzer so I figured I would love this product. Wrong! It is like using nothing at all. Definitely not oil control, not sure that works as a primer either. I went with MAC BB cream prep+prime and love it! Sorry Bare Minerals. 03/02/2013
Great primer! I'm a 50 year old woman who has always had oily skin and am now suffering the indignation of peri-menopausal acne! This primer controls the oil (although my nose still gets a bit shiny), keeps my makeup fresh, and does not aggravate my acne! I LOVE it and won't put makeup on without it. 02/07/2013
Little oil control I have tried the old version of this and it would flake off my skin before it even dried. I was excited to try the new formula. I have not yet found any way to keep my skin from getting oily and i was hoping this was it. First of all, the improvements of skin texture and pore minimizing are minimal compared to the regular Prime Time. I had to touch up my powder after an hour. I tried applying less primer and less makeup but the oil didn't change. I thought it may have been due to my (oil control) moisturizer and tried without it. I feel duped. 01/23/2013
Awesome stuff I'm new to BE and noticed they recommended a primer. I was afraid to try one because any primer I've tried in the past has caused hives/breakouts on my sensitive skin. I am SO glad I gave this one a shot. I haven't had any skin issues, and my matte foundation stays matte. I go hours without blotting. I must have the new version because I see none of the negatives listed in older reviews. I suggest you check the bottle to be sure it's the new product. I love this primer and won't go without it. 01/18/2013
Ahhhmazing! I have oily skin, and this... is a life-saver. It makes a day without it miserable. You'll never go without priming again! 12/29/2012
Love Love Love I really love this product! I have very oily skin, but not acne prone. This makes my foundation look amazing and keeps my oil under control ALL DAY! So glad I was showed this product in the store! 12/17/2012
Pretty Good Primer I have used the Original Primer that I receive in my Club Renewal and loved it. When I saw that I could try the Oil Control (because I am one shiny chick!), I was like "Heck yeah!!" The texture was very different than the original primer. It is a little more liquid feeling and also the dry time is quicker, so you have to make sure you get it on your face. I work a 10 hour day in the South, where it is hot as Hades 10 months out of the year. No shiny cheeks, nose, or forehead with this product. It really is pretty great. I also dot a teeny bit on the eyelids to help there as well. The only "I wish" I have about this product is that the bottle doesn't last as long as my Original Primer did and I seem to have to use a little more because of the thinner quality of the gel. Other than that....they knocked it outta the park. 11/29/2012
Good Stuff I bought this back in July. It works great in the summer months. I used it when it just started to get cold, and my skin started to get really dry. My skin does get dry during the winter months, so I recommend getting original Prime Time Foundation Primer if you have dry skin, and get the Prime Time Oil Control just for summer. 11/19/2012
Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer I love the new formula. It allows my new Ready Foundation to apply beautifully. I do still use oil sheets and Ready Touch Up Mineral Veil but only once daily. Compared to the 4-5 times before the new formula. This is a wonderful product and a must in my daily makeup routine. Thanks BE and Lesle! 09/12/2012
I love this. My make up went on easily and stayed on all day. I didn't have that 5 o'clock shine like I usually do. It didn't dry my skin at all. 09/10/2012
Give it a shot! I have very oily and acne prone skin. When I started using the oil control primer I got smoother coverage with my bareMinerals make up and I no longer had to worry about that shiny look! It is so thrilling to not feel like I have to touch up my make up constantly. 09/04/2012
NO SHINE, ADDS DURABILITY I use this primer before applying the BareMinerals matte foundation. I have found that combining these two products works wonders on oily skin! This primer assists the matte foundation in taking away the annoying shiny appearance that is accompanied with oily skin. It also adds durability and helps your foundation stay on your skin longer and better. I would recommend this to any girl with oily skin! It really does help! 09/02/2012
This really helps! I get oily skin throughout the day and this helps keep it way under control. When I used to use my foundation without it, I would look like I just got done frying something in the kitchen. Now, I apply this before my face makeup and follow that with the mineral veil, my skin is completely smooth and light and wonderful! 08/24/2012
I loved it! I have tried several make up brands, moisturizers, and the like over the years. I have a particular problem of having my make up stay in place throughout the day due to my sometimes oily skin. The Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer is great because I can wear it on special events, or days I know I'm going to be more stressed (which can make my skin more oily) and my Bare Minerals, which already holds up amazingly, lasts just the extra step. It doesn't take much, so I already know this bottle is going to last a long time. I love it! 08/13/2012
Went back to the original primer This went on smooth, but as I started applying my foundation it began to ball up and flake off. I couldn't get it to "behave" so I ended up just washing my entire face and starting over without a primer. I went back to the boutique and exchanged it for the original primer, which does not flake off at all. 08/12/2012
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