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Prime Time Foundation Primer
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Prime Time Foundation Primer

$24.00


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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Prime Time Foundation Primer 4.3 5 105 107
Too thick I bought this primer almost a year ago and I could never use it because it was so thick and hard to apply. I couldn't wear it under foundation because it made my foundations look cakey. I tried it under multiple foundation brands and I just couldn't make it work. I recently found this primer in my makeup "doom" box and decided to give it a try again (because hey, maybe my skin has changed) but unfortunately, same thing. Too thick. I also have tried the Neutralizing primer that I received in a bare minerals mystery box but I couldn't make that work either. It's just too thick and has a weird smell. 09/10/2015
Did you change your formula? I used to love this primer, but when I purchased a new one this past April, it made my skin look scaly after applying my Original foundation. Did this formula change? 08/16/2015
love this product I absolutely love this product and how it makes my skin feel. It creates a silky, smooth surface and helps my bare minerals make up go on more evenly and last all day. 07/29/2015
Excellent primer I've been using this since it first came out. At the time, it was the first such product I'd ever heard of: Face primers were very new then. It gives skin an extremely smooth, silky finish that allows any kind of foundation to apply evenly and last longer. It also helps act as a barrier and prevents makeup oxidizing. In the days before eyeshadow primers, I would put this lightly on my eyelids and dust with Mineral Veil to keep eyeshadow on my oily lids. Two small pumps of this will cover my entire face and neck, so a bottle lasts a long time. It doesn't cause any skin irritation or breakouts. The only downside is you can feel it on your face, and it feels kind of heavy. All dimethicone/silicon primers have this issue, so it's not a reflection on the quality. The quality is excellent. 07/28/2015
Velvet love <3 Nothing feels like the bare minerals original primer. It instantly makes your skin feel smooth and velvety, it actually relieves any irritation you may have. It works at toning and evening your skin and really does what it's supposed to, PRIMES your face perfectly. My makeup sits beautiful on my skin after using it and lasts all day! 06/21/2015
Velvet in a bottle I have never used a primer before this one, so I have nothing else to compare it to, but I really like it! It makes my face velvety soft and prepared for my makeup. I might try other primers in the future so I have something to compare it to, but I don't think I should since I like this one so much! 06/18/2015
Love this Stuff!! This is the best product and I love how it makes my skin feel. It is not heavy and does not make my skin feel caked up. I love the way it helps my make up look. Totally worth buying! 06/17/2015
Prime Time Primer This is a GREAT product - however, the pump bottle is terrible. The product separates, so it has to be shaken, which is fine. However, what remains in the little pump tube is the 'oily'-feeling clear liquid - none of the 'filler' product that smooths your skin and helps the powder to cling to your skin. If you continue to dispense like this, pretty soon you're going to end up with only the thick stuff in the bottom, which then of course clogs the tiny tube. My fix is this: when I receive it, shake it well, then I dispense it into 2 of the 'club-size' tubes. I have a tiny spatula-type tool that came with a little travel kit that I use to scrape out all the product. This does the trick, but it is a nuisance. 04/27/2015
Not for oily skin It goes on silky as people say but 4 hours later my face is so shiny and sweaty looking, it's disgusting. So I can't give a proper review for normal skinned people but if you have extremely oily t-zone like I do, then DO NOT use this. 04/01/2015
Great Product I got a tiny tube size of the product, and was amazed at how long it lasted. Most of all, I loved how it set up my face for foundation. It has become a "must have" item for my dressing table. 03/11/2015
Wouldn't go without it I have dry skin, and even after moisturizing, my skin still feels too dry to put on my foundation. I don't go a day without Prime Time Primer. It's silky smooth, a drop goes a long way, and my face feels youthful again. The foundation adheres beautifully after Prime Time. 03/08/2015
Primer that works! I have tried a lot of primers but this one takes the cake! It helps to diminish the look of pores and fine lines. All while creating a smooth canvas for foundation application. It will help to increase the wear-ability of your foundation. This primer does NOT clog pores. It glides over skin without pilling, and blends in. Give it a minute or two before foundation application and you're set all day! I love how good it feels over my moisturizer and on my skin. This has become a staple of mine. 03/04/2015
Must have product! The Prime Time Foundation Primer is a must have in your make up collection! It allows my make up to go on flawlessly. It also makes my skin feel super smooth! The only con has nothing to do with the actual primer. The pump on the container is awful. I often have to unscrew the cap in order to get the product out. Regardless, it is a must have in your make up bag! 02/28/2015
This primer is my all time FAVORITE beauty product!! I first tried Prime Time Foundation Primer when my sister gave me one of her samples, and ever since then it has been a must have for me. When you use the primer before putting on foundation it looks 100xs better! The primer smooths out your skin and fills in any pores so that your foundation glides on smoothly. I can't wait to try the other kinds! 02/25/2015
Can't live without it I at first thought primers were more of a gimmick. Then I tried it, now I can't live without it. It goes on so smooth, feels great, and my makeup lasts all day, even with lunch time workouts and going out after work. It's amazing how much more I get out of my foundation I already was in love with, and now somehow love even more thanks to this primer. 01/15/2015
I wish the product worked for me... I wanted to love Prime Time, but it caused me to have both cystic acne and white heads. Prime Time goes on so smooth, and makes the bareMinerals look even more flawless than if you wear the foundation alone. I wish it would have worked for me but I had to give it up. One week after I stopped using PT, my acne was completely gone. So, I know PT was the culprit. I only use the foundation alone now. So, if anyone else who is reading this has been experiencing acne while using Prime Time and the bareMinerals foundation, don't give up on the foundation just yet. Try the foundation without the Prime Time and see if your acne clears. Like I said, it took about a week for my face to fully clear up, but I noticed within 24 hours that no new acne was developing. I believe Prime Time was blocking my pores and trapping bacteria inside, causing acne. It just wasn't for me. But I envy those of you who have had success! :) 01/14/2015
Sensitive Skin I love this product. The nourishing ingredients for your face with a silky-smooth coverage as a first layer before applying makeup. The foundation powder absorbs into the primer and blends into the skin very well. I love the feel of my skin after applying the primer and after removing my makeup at night. I've even tried it with the new Liquid Brightening Foundation. It works. 01/14/2015
Love it I love how easily the primer goes on and how little you need. I can do my entire face with a dab about the size of a pencil eraser. It glides on smooth and makes the foundation just glide on. I consider primer an absolutely essential first step in my makeup routine. 01/03/2015
BEST PRIMER EVER! After receiving a sample size of this primer in one of the Flawless Complextion Essentials Kit, I am defiantly going back for the full size! It is the most amazing product ever. It's so soft and silky on my skin, and I can't even feel it's there. Does great with the longevity of your foundation. I am so in love!! 12/19/2014
Great silky smooth primer, but the pump is a nightmare!! I love this product, it feels so nice on my skin. I do absolutely hate the pump, however and I really hope you will start using a different kind of container. Air gets trapped in the pump itself and so primer squirts out in all directions. Also, the only way to get the last of the product out is to take the cap off and try scooping it out with a narrow object. 12/13/2014
Great Primer But Not for the Acne Prone This primer makes foundation last all day and look perfect. I do not wear on a daily basis, however, for special events or days I need to look presentable a long period of time I will and after wearing it I always get a few small breakouts. If the product didn't make me break out I would wear everyday. I wear it only for special events and always wash my fact carefully after to try and prevent the breakouts. 12/07/2014
make up smear when you sweat? not when you use this! I love bare minerals makeup. My skin breaks out easily, so this is a good product for me. However, I realized this last summer that when my face would start to sweat, if I wiped it at all, my makeup in that spot would smear right off! It looked bad. I'm about to move to Florida, so I was really freaking out about what makeup I would have to switch to. I decided to try the foundation primer, and it works perfectly! My makeup stays on all day...even on a hot sweaty day. It feels like it would be oily, but it's really not. It goes on smooth and does its job! Because of this product, I'm able to continue wearing bare minerals foundation when I move to Florida :) ...it also lasts for a really long time! When you think its out, open up the lid and check, because I bet what's left in there, stuck to the pump, will last you another month or longer. 12/06/2014
Great product -terrible container! Change please! I've always loved the product!! My complaint is that the product runs out in the pump container and I alway cut the bottom off ( hard to do with this hard plastic) and there is a TON of primer still in the bottle. I can get another 2 weeks worth from it. I store the bottle in a plastic baggie daily until it's gone. Go to an easy tube or packaging. Bottle is a waste and just a bad idea! 12/06/2014
Think outside the box When I used this allover my face, my skin protested. I am in the small, unfortunate group of people whose skin does not like silicone in any form. However, I have found ways to use this product and now it's a must have in my makeup bag. I mix the tiniest bit with the bareMinerals loose eye shadows and they are instantly transformed. They become incredibly saturated, they blend like a dream and they last all day! Also, I mix it with my well-rested powder concealer to create the most beautiful, full coverage, creamy concealer that never flakes or settles into fine lines. I love that no product has only 1 use in this line - just get creative! 10/20/2014
It does the job I would use the foundation, thinking that's all I needed, once I tried the foundation with Prime Time, it was flawless, seamless, and stayed on my face by the end of the day. Once you pump it out, you'll think it'll feel greasy. It's an abnormal substance, but once it's everywhere you couldn't tell you have it on. I love this product and it's a must-have for my makeup routine. 10/04/2014
First Time User So I got this in my starter kit and absolutely love the way it feels on my skin! Just put in an order for some more! 09/26/2014
I like this product but.. i wish it was a tad bit more adhesive-able.. It's has NEVER done me wrong, I'm just extremely picky.. I love this please don't take it away LOL. 08/29/2014
Works under ever foundation! Funny that I didn't even like this product when I first tried it. I have found through trial and error that if you put this on and wait a few minutes before applying either powder or liquid foundation on top this works wonders! I have a few lines on my forehead and some nose pores that I am not too fond of and this helps so much with both of those problems! I love the silky and weightless feel and I love that there is no color to this so everything looks great over top of it! Not to mention this is less expensive than a lot of high end primers that I have tried and didn't like at all! Also lasts all day on me even in the hot summer! One other great factor, this doesn't irritate my sensitive skin! Give it a shot! Love it! 07/16/2014
Pretty Great Primer I don't usually use primer, but I recently started using BareMinerals and got this in my starter kit. I've only used one other brand primer in the past, so I don't have a lot to compare this to, but it seems pretty great! A little bit (a pea size drop) really goes a long way. I think it actually does minimize pores and it definitely feels silky smooth and makes my BareSkin foundation go on smooth. I also like that it's fragrance free! 07/09/2014
lasts all day..... i love my bare minerals, and this makes me love them even more!! will not wear my minerals without this primer. creates a great, smooth surface and lasts all day. used to "lose" my face by noon!! now it's lasting til bedtime. :) 07/01/2014
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Prime Time Foundation Primer 4.3 5 105 107
Too thick I bought this primer almost a year ago and I could never use it because it was so thick and hard to apply. I couldn't wear it under foundation because it made my foundations look cakey. I tried it under multiple foundation brands and I just couldn't make it work. I recently found this primer in my makeup "doom" box and decided to give it a try again (because hey, maybe my skin has changed) but unfortunately, same thing. Too thick. I also have tried the Neutralizing primer that I received in a bare minerals mystery box but I couldn't make that work either. It's just too thick and has a weird smell. 09/10/2015
Did you change your formula? I used to love this primer, but when I purchased a new one this past April, it made my skin look scaly after applying my Original foundation. Did this formula change? 08/16/2015
love this product I absolutely love this product and how it makes my skin feel. It creates a silky, smooth surface and helps my bare minerals make up go on more evenly and last all day. 07/29/2015
Excellent primer I've been using this since it first came out. At the time, it was the first such product I'd ever heard of: Face primers were very new then. It gives skin an extremely smooth, silky finish that allows any kind of foundation to apply evenly and last longer. It also helps act as a barrier and prevents makeup oxidizing. In the days before eyeshadow primers, I would put this lightly on my eyelids and dust with Mineral Veil to keep eyeshadow on my oily lids. Two small pumps of this will cover my entire face and neck, so a bottle lasts a long time. It doesn't cause any skin irritation or breakouts. The only downside is you can feel it on your face, and it feels kind of heavy. All dimethicone/silicon primers have this issue, so it's not a reflection on the quality. The quality is excellent. 07/28/2015
Velvet love <3 Nothing feels like the bare minerals original primer. It instantly makes your skin feel smooth and velvety, it actually relieves any irritation you may have. It works at toning and evening your skin and really does what it's supposed to, PRIMES your face perfectly. My makeup sits beautiful on my skin after using it and lasts all day! 06/21/2015
Velvet in a bottle I have never used a primer before this one, so I have nothing else to compare it to, but I really like it! It makes my face velvety soft and prepared for my makeup. I might try other primers in the future so I have something to compare it to, but I don't think I should since I like this one so much! 06/18/2015
Love this Stuff!! This is the best product and I love how it makes my skin feel. It is not heavy and does not make my skin feel caked up. I love the way it helps my make up look. Totally worth buying! 06/17/2015
Prime Time Primer This is a GREAT product - however, the pump bottle is terrible. The product separates, so it has to be shaken, which is fine. However, what remains in the little pump tube is the 'oily'-feeling clear liquid - none of the 'filler' product that smooths your skin and helps the powder to cling to your skin. If you continue to dispense like this, pretty soon you're going to end up with only the thick stuff in the bottom, which then of course clogs the tiny tube. My fix is this: when I receive it, shake it well, then I dispense it into 2 of the 'club-size' tubes. I have a tiny spatula-type tool that came with a little travel kit that I use to scrape out all the product. This does the trick, but it is a nuisance. 04/27/2015
Not for oily skin It goes on silky as people say but 4 hours later my face is so shiny and sweaty looking, it's disgusting. So I can't give a proper review for normal skinned people but if you have extremely oily t-zone like I do, then DO NOT use this. 04/01/2015
Great Product I got a tiny tube size of the product, and was amazed at how long it lasted. Most of all, I loved how it set up my face for foundation. It has become a "must have" item for my dressing table. 03/11/2015
Wouldn't go without it I have dry skin, and even after moisturizing, my skin still feels too dry to put on my foundation. I don't go a day without Prime Time Primer. It's silky smooth, a drop goes a long way, and my face feels youthful again. The foundation adheres beautifully after Prime Time. 03/08/2015
Primer that works! I have tried a lot of primers but this one takes the cake! It helps to diminish the look of pores and fine lines. All while creating a smooth canvas for foundation application. It will help to increase the wear-ability of your foundation. This primer does NOT clog pores. It glides over skin without pilling, and blends in. Give it a minute or two before foundation application and you're set all day! I love how good it feels over my moisturizer and on my skin. This has become a staple of mine. 03/04/2015
Must have product! The Prime Time Foundation Primer is a must have in your make up collection! It allows my make up to go on flawlessly. It also makes my skin feel super smooth! The only con has nothing to do with the actual primer. The pump on the container is awful. I often have to unscrew the cap in order to get the product out. Regardless, it is a must have in your make up bag! 02/28/2015
This primer is my all time FAVORITE beauty product!! I first tried Prime Time Foundation Primer when my sister gave me one of her samples, and ever since then it has been a must have for me. When you use the primer before putting on foundation it looks 100xs better! The primer smooths out your skin and fills in any pores so that your foundation glides on smoothly. I can't wait to try the other kinds! 02/25/2015
Can't live without it I at first thought primers were more of a gimmick. Then I tried it, now I can't live without it. It goes on so smooth, feels great, and my makeup lasts all day, even with lunch time workouts and going out after work. It's amazing how much more I get out of my foundation I already was in love with, and now somehow love even more thanks to this primer. 01/15/2015
I wish the product worked for me... I wanted to love Prime Time, but it caused me to have both cystic acne and white heads. Prime Time goes on so smooth, and makes the bareMinerals look even more flawless than if you wear the foundation alone. I wish it would have worked for me but I had to give it up. One week after I stopped using PT, my acne was completely gone. So, I know PT was the culprit. I only use the foundation alone now. So, if anyone else who is reading this has been experiencing acne while using Prime Time and the bareMinerals foundation, don't give up on the foundation just yet. Try the foundation without the Prime Time and see if your acne clears. Like I said, it took about a week for my face to fully clear up, but I noticed within 24 hours that no new acne was developing. I believe Prime Time was blocking my pores and trapping bacteria inside, causing acne. It just wasn't for me. But I envy those of you who have had success! :) 01/14/2015
Sensitive Skin I love this product. The nourishing ingredients for your face with a silky-smooth coverage as a first layer before applying makeup. The foundation powder absorbs into the primer and blends into the skin very well. I love the feel of my skin after applying the primer and after removing my makeup at night. I've even tried it with the new Liquid Brightening Foundation. It works. 01/14/2015
Love it I love how easily the primer goes on and how little you need. I can do my entire face with a dab about the size of a pencil eraser. It glides on smooth and makes the foundation just glide on. I consider primer an absolutely essential first step in my makeup routine. 01/03/2015
BEST PRIMER EVER! After receiving a sample size of this primer in one of the Flawless Complextion Essentials Kit, I am defiantly going back for the full size! It is the most amazing product ever. It's so soft and silky on my skin, and I can't even feel it's there. Does great with the longevity of your foundation. I am so in love!! 12/19/2014
Great silky smooth primer, but the pump is a nightmare!! I love this product, it feels so nice on my skin. I do absolutely hate the pump, however and I really hope you will start using a different kind of container. Air gets trapped in the pump itself and so primer squirts out in all directions. Also, the only way to get the last of the product out is to take the cap off and try scooping it out with a narrow object. 12/13/2014
Great Primer But Not for the Acne Prone This primer makes foundation last all day and look perfect. I do not wear on a daily basis, however, for special events or days I need to look presentable a long period of time I will and after wearing it I always get a few small breakouts. If the product didn't make me break out I would wear everyday. I wear it only for special events and always wash my fact carefully after to try and prevent the breakouts. 12/07/2014
make up smear when you sweat? not when you use this! I love bare minerals makeup. My skin breaks out easily, so this is a good product for me. However, I realized this last summer that when my face would start to sweat, if I wiped it at all, my makeup in that spot would smear right off! It looked bad. I'm about to move to Florida, so I was really freaking out about what makeup I would have to switch to. I decided to try the foundation primer, and it works perfectly! My makeup stays on all day...even on a hot sweaty day. It feels like it would be oily, but it's really not. It goes on smooth and does its job! Because of this product, I'm able to continue wearing bare minerals foundation when I move to Florida :) ...it also lasts for a really long time! When you think its out, open up the lid and check, because I bet what's left in there, stuck to the pump, will last you another month or longer. 12/06/2014
Great product -terrible container! Change please! I've always loved the product!! My complaint is that the product runs out in the pump container and I alway cut the bottom off ( hard to do with this hard plastic) and there is a TON of primer still in the bottle. I can get another 2 weeks worth from it. I store the bottle in a plastic baggie daily until it's gone. Go to an easy tube or packaging. Bottle is a waste and just a bad idea! 12/06/2014
Think outside the box When I used this allover my face, my skin protested. I am in the small, unfortunate group of people whose skin does not like silicone in any form. However, I have found ways to use this product and now it's a must have in my makeup bag. I mix the tiniest bit with the bareMinerals loose eye shadows and they are instantly transformed. They become incredibly saturated, they blend like a dream and they last all day! Also, I mix it with my well-rested powder concealer to create the most beautiful, full coverage, creamy concealer that never flakes or settles into fine lines. I love that no product has only 1 use in this line - just get creative! 10/20/2014
It does the job I would use the foundation, thinking that's all I needed, once I tried the foundation with Prime Time, it was flawless, seamless, and stayed on my face by the end of the day. Once you pump it out, you'll think it'll feel greasy. It's an abnormal substance, but once it's everywhere you couldn't tell you have it on. I love this product and it's a must-have for my makeup routine. 10/04/2014
First Time User So I got this in my starter kit and absolutely love the way it feels on my skin! Just put in an order for some more! 09/26/2014
I like this product but.. i wish it was a tad bit more adhesive-able.. It's has NEVER done me wrong, I'm just extremely picky.. I love this please don't take it away LOL. 08/29/2014
Works under ever foundation! Funny that I didn't even like this product when I first tried it. I have found through trial and error that if you put this on and wait a few minutes before applying either powder or liquid foundation on top this works wonders! I have a few lines on my forehead and some nose pores that I am not too fond of and this helps so much with both of those problems! I love the silky and weightless feel and I love that there is no color to this so everything looks great over top of it! Not to mention this is less expensive than a lot of high end primers that I have tried and didn't like at all! Also lasts all day on me even in the hot summer! One other great factor, this doesn't irritate my sensitive skin! Give it a shot! Love it! 07/16/2014
Pretty Great Primer I don't usually use primer, but I recently started using BareMinerals and got this in my starter kit. I've only used one other brand primer in the past, so I don't have a lot to compare this to, but it seems pretty great! A little bit (a pea size drop) really goes a long way. I think it actually does minimize pores and it definitely feels silky smooth and makes my BareSkin foundation go on smooth. I also like that it's fragrance free! 07/09/2014
lasts all day..... i love my bare minerals, and this makes me love them even more!! will not wear my minerals without this primer. creates a great, smooth surface and lasts all day. used to "lose" my face by noon!! now it's lasting til bedtime. :) 07/01/2014
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