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Prime Time™ Foundation Primer

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Prime Time Foundation Primer prepares your skin for the smooth, evenly textured complexion. 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.

  • 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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Prime Time Foundation Primer 4.4 5 68 68
A must-have! I always use the Prime Time Foundation primer before using my original foundation. It smooths my skin, preps it and gives it a smooth surface to apply foundation. This product makes a huge difference and I never go without it! 04/28/2013
SMOOTH I have tried all the primers out there and I have gone back to the best one- Prime Time! I too am an older woman and need coverage but not in the lines and wrinkles!!! This is the only product that smoothes your surface -without being sticky- for flawless application of whatever foundation you use. Will never be without it! 04/25/2013
Great product! My daughter in law introduced me to Prime Time Primer and I do love it. Your face feels wonderfully smooth after applying. When used in conjunction with other Bare Essentials powder and blush it gives a great look. My only disappointment has been the pump on the Primer quit working after less than 30 days. Otherwise, I would highly recommend the product. 04/09/2013
Great addition for older skin!! I have used Bare Minerals for quite some time, but noticed as my skin matured that it wasn't settling quite the same way on my skin. One of the consultants in the BE store suggested trying this primer, and I am deeply thankful to her. I actually tried two steps: I increased my moisturizer a bit this winter (my skin is drier this year than ever before) and added the primer before putting on my makeup. What a difference it has made!! This stuff makes my skin feel like silk. My BE makeup goes on very smoothly and looks fresh all day. I get a lot of compliments that I have such nice skin, especially for my age, and I am glad to have a makeup that keeps my complexion looking light, fresh and luminous. Definitely try the Foundation Primer; it makes a big difference! 04/08/2013
Senior ladies need this I'm 70 years old & new to primers. Never knew they existed. But I found this to be a must. A moisturizer leaves my skin moist & it grabs the powder. The primer gives a smooth slightly slick finish that the foundation is evenly attracted to. It also helps the foundation swim over wrinkles & creases. In the beginning I used too much. Now I squeeze out a bit slightly larger than a kitchen match's head on one index finger. Then rub my two index fingertips together. Finally touch them on mid forehead, next to my nose, my chin, & on the side of my face in front my ears. Then go back and spread from all the places you touched. I get a even, smooth coat that's perfect for the foundation. I just bought the jumbo container & am pleased at the bargain. 04/01/2013
Overall a Good Primer Lately, I have been trying different brands of primers and moisturizers (Philosophy's Hope in a Jar included#. BE's Prime Time Foundation Primer seems to work the best for my dry and oily skin. The other brands I have tried seem to set into my fine lines and wrinkles. Prime Time evens out my flaws and dry skin. It also helps my makeup stay on longer. If I go a day without putting this on before my makeup, I can tell by the end of the night #my makeup will look like its almost melting off due to my oily skin). When using this product, my makeup stays firm and intact throughout the whole day. Didn't give 5 stars because I want to try other BE products to see if I can find something that works even better for my skin. 03/26/2013
New version is not improved I have used the Foundation Primer for sometime and have loved it until I purchased the new improved version. It appears to be a watery solution as opposed to the smooth texture I was used to. It does not go on well and really doesn't help with making the foundation application smooth. Bring back the old version! Much better product. 03/24/2013
Good for makeup.. bad for skin This product makes my makeup look SO good. Unfortunately I bought this on Wednesday and by Saturday I woke up and saw it made me break out like crazy! I had a feeling it might because of the way it feels...it's quite oily feeling. The last primer I used felt more like a powder after putting it on and that seemed better for my face as far as breaking out goes, but didn't do much for helping my makeup look better. Guess I will need to keep looking for something in between the two. 03/24/2013
Decent primer Not a bad primer. I only give it 4 stars because I think there are other primers out there that give a more amazing flawless foundation look than this primer. 03/05/2013
super smooth skin!! This and bareminerals together is a miricle on my skin!! This primer controls some oil and smoothes right over my dry spots! Its super silky feeling and u need the smallest amount ever ! My foundation will last at least twice as long with it!! This does not break me out at all! This product will forever be on my vanity! Must try it!! 02/08/2013
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Prime Time Foundation Primer 4.4 5 68 68
A must-have! I always use the Prime Time Foundation primer before using my original foundation. It smooths my skin, preps it and gives it a smooth surface to apply foundation. This product makes a huge difference and I never go without it! 04/28/2013
SMOOTH I have tried all the primers out there and I have gone back to the best one- Prime Time! I too am an older woman and need coverage but not in the lines and wrinkles!!! This is the only product that smoothes your surface -without being sticky- for flawless application of whatever foundation you use. Will never be without it! 04/25/2013
Great product! My daughter in law introduced me to Prime Time Primer and I do love it. Your face feels wonderfully smooth after applying. When used in conjunction with other Bare Essentials powder and blush it gives a great look. My only disappointment has been the pump on the Primer quit working after less than 30 days. Otherwise, I would highly recommend the product. 04/09/2013
Great addition for older skin!! I have used Bare Minerals for quite some time, but noticed as my skin matured that it wasn't settling quite the same way on my skin. One of the consultants in the BE store suggested trying this primer, and I am deeply thankful to her. I actually tried two steps: I increased my moisturizer a bit this winter (my skin is drier this year than ever before) and added the primer before putting on my makeup. What a difference it has made!! This stuff makes my skin feel like silk. My BE makeup goes on very smoothly and looks fresh all day. I get a lot of compliments that I have such nice skin, especially for my age, and I am glad to have a makeup that keeps my complexion looking light, fresh and luminous. Definitely try the Foundation Primer; it makes a big difference! 04/08/2013
Senior ladies need this I'm 70 years old & new to primers. Never knew they existed. But I found this to be a must. A moisturizer leaves my skin moist & it grabs the powder. The primer gives a smooth slightly slick finish that the foundation is evenly attracted to. It also helps the foundation swim over wrinkles & creases. In the beginning I used too much. Now I squeeze out a bit slightly larger than a kitchen match's head on one index finger. Then rub my two index fingertips together. Finally touch them on mid forehead, next to my nose, my chin, & on the side of my face in front my ears. Then go back and spread from all the places you touched. I get a even, smooth coat that's perfect for the foundation. I just bought the jumbo container & am pleased at the bargain. 04/01/2013
Overall a Good Primer Lately, I have been trying different brands of primers and moisturizers (Philosophy's Hope in a Jar included#. BE's Prime Time Foundation Primer seems to work the best for my dry and oily skin. The other brands I have tried seem to set into my fine lines and wrinkles. Prime Time evens out my flaws and dry skin. It also helps my makeup stay on longer. If I go a day without putting this on before my makeup, I can tell by the end of the night #my makeup will look like its almost melting off due to my oily skin). When using this product, my makeup stays firm and intact throughout the whole day. Didn't give 5 stars because I want to try other BE products to see if I can find something that works even better for my skin. 03/26/2013
New version is not improved I have used the Foundation Primer for sometime and have loved it until I purchased the new improved version. It appears to be a watery solution as opposed to the smooth texture I was used to. It does not go on well and really doesn't help with making the foundation application smooth. Bring back the old version! Much better product. 03/24/2013
Good for makeup.. bad for skin This product makes my makeup look SO good. Unfortunately I bought this on Wednesday and by Saturday I woke up and saw it made me break out like crazy! I had a feeling it might because of the way it feels...it's quite oily feeling. The last primer I used felt more like a powder after putting it on and that seemed better for my face as far as breaking out goes, but didn't do much for helping my makeup look better. Guess I will need to keep looking for something in between the two. 03/24/2013
Decent primer Not a bad primer. I only give it 4 stars because I think there are other primers out there that give a more amazing flawless foundation look than this primer. 03/05/2013
super smooth skin!! This and bareminerals together is a miricle on my skin!! This primer controls some oil and smoothes right over my dry spots! Its super silky feeling and u need the smallest amount ever ! My foundation will last at least twice as long with it!! This does not break me out at all! This product will forever be on my vanity! Must try it!! 02/08/2013
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