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Prime Time Neutralizing Foundation Primer

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An innovative foundation primer immediately neutralizes the appearance of discoloration, uneven skin tone and redness. See Details

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Create a silky, smooth canvas for a flawless foundation application with Prime TimeTM Neutralizing Foundation Primer. With its color-correcting yellow base and light-reflective pigments, this innovative foundation primer immediately neutralizes the appearance of discoloration, uneven skin tone and redness for brighter, younger-looking skin. Our mineral-infused formula glides on seamlessly, combatting flaky dryness, rough patches and uneven skin texture.

Size: 30 mL / 1 Fl. Oz.

  • Neutralizes the appearance of discoloration, uneven skin tone and redness
  • Formulated without oils or fragrances
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Water (Aqua/Eau), Cyclopentasiloxane, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Magnesium Sulfate, Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Aluminum Dimyristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

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Prime Time Neutralizing Foundation Primer 4.1 5 57 57
prime i dont agree, im a redhead with freckles, i have tried the makeup without the primer....granted i dont have pimples or pimple marks, but i do have rosatia type skin, reddish marks, and this prime time is great, it helps cover up these marks immensely 02/26/2014
Not Great For Ruddy Skin If you have ruddy skin like I do, I don't recommend this product. The primer itself looked like yellow liquid foundation and my skin is now oily. It does reduce some of the redness in your skin but I found after putting it on it was clear that my face still a bit red. I'm not too pleased with that. I wish Bare Minerals came out with a primer that was green tinted because green tinted primer is supposed to eliminate the ruddiness of the skin. 01/26/2014
Not Really Primer This stuff is more like a creamy, yellow moisturizer than a primer. It leaves the skin with an oily residue, even when little is applied. It does remove some red from my skin, but I've found that due to it's oily nature, it fades swiftly revealing patches of redness. My skin is fair and dry/combination, and this still feels like it sits wetly on the top of the skin and does not easily absorb. Again, acts like no other primer I've tried, in that it doesn't really prime the skin at all. 01/25/2014
This is Thicker and Not as Smooth I bought this because i always seem to have redness around my nose and in between my eyebrows. I normally use the original primer but decided to give this try. I use golden tan foundation and tan 2 concealer. It does not create the smooth silky application like the original primer does. Also as far as taking away the redness you would have to put it on rather thick to do so, meaning use more than a pea size for each spot. This really did not work for me and so i will stick with the original. 01/13/2014
Great at first... I have used this for about a month...and I have been in LOVE. However, the other day when I went to use it...the primer has gotten clumpy and separated. I could look past this BUT also seems to not be hiding the redness any longer. I have over 3/4 bottle left that no longer works :( 11/24/2013
where have you been all my life. I can't believe that I have not discovered this primer before now. It is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I'm age 65 and have been using BE for a long time. I never tried the primer for foundation or for eyes. Now I'm hooked. As a young girl I baked in the sun and therfore have sun damage. This really helps to hide some of those spots on my face. Thanks Leslie for your great products. 11/20/2013
Oily skin? Try this under your foundation. I bought this a few months ago, and I use it before I put on my BE foundation. It works great for helping the foundation even out skin tone, and prevents my skin from getting oily as the day goes on. It also has a cool, refreshing feeling to it when you first put it on. My skin feels cleaner and looks cleaner if I use this under my foundation. Great product. 11/18/2013
A little goes a long way I got this because I have pinkish undertones and this helps out a lot! You don't need a full pump just a pea size will be plenty. I took off one star because I don't think it helps out with the longevity too much. 11/04/2013
ORIGINAL+NEUTRALIZING = More even skin tone! I had been using the Original Primer, and received a sample of the Neutralizing because I was curious if it would help with some specific red areas. I was hesitant to use it full strength, so I ended up just mixing some of it into one of my almost empty Original Primer bottles, and I LOVE how it turned out. Has the consistency of the Original Primer, but does more to even out my skin tone after adding the Neutralizing Primer. My Bare Minerals make-up has never looked better. Definitely going to continue mixing, and I highly recommend it for anyone with 'red zones'. 09/16/2013
A must! I love the way this primer even's out my face and helps control the redness that I have had all mt life in my cheeks. My skin is very sensitive so I was very leery about using this product, but I use it everyday now. Couldn't be happier with this product. 08/10/2013
This is by far the best product ever It hides all my redness...even the deep red patches on my cheeks...Nothing has ever done that - NOT EVER! And it lasts all day - EVEN MORE AMAZING! 07/22/2013
Miracle worker I have combo skin and oily in the summer. This product completely controls my oil production. Perfect pair with the READY foundation. Gets rid of any redness and leaves a clean slate for my makeup. Only thing I dislike is the chemical smell but It quickly dissipates when smoothed on skin. Another great BE product. LOVE YOU LESLIE BLODGETT! 07/19/2013
Love this primer I just recently discovered this primer at Sephora. I love how it takes away my redness before I apply my foundation. I have redness around chin, cheeks and it totally calms my skin down. I would say my my redness stays at bay for 4-5 hours max. Would love it even more if it lasted a bit longer. Great product. 07/13/2013
Wanted to Love it :( I tried this primer to help hide the redness in my cheek area. While I do think it works well at covering redness, it felt heavy to me. Its not light and odorless like the origional. Also the consistancy is more of a cream that must be rubbed in. This primer has a slight smell, that I didnt appreciate. Will buy the origional, not this. 07/13/2013
I love this product! I am new to Bare Minerals, so I went to the mall to try the products. I have to say that Imam very impressed with the results!! Especially the neutralizing primer. I was a little hesitant at first when I saw the tint was yellow but it didn't even show after it was applied. I have a few red areas normally and as soon as the BM consultant applied this product my redness disappeared!! I am definitely buying this product again. Love it!! 07/10/2013
Decent primer, though not necessarily neutralizing I like the original primer, but thought perhaps I could reduce (or eliminate) the concealer process by using this "neutralizing" primer. So I got myself a bottle. Here's what I have found: 1. It is a bit thicker than the original. When I apply it, it feels a bit more like moisturizer than the original primer. Not sure if it moisturizes, but seems to me it takes a bit longer to dry than the original. On the other hand, even the original formula takes longer to dry in the hot weather. 2. It is yellow in color, not skin-yellow, more bright, neon-ish yellow. But when the primer is rubbed into the skin, the yellow color pretty much disappears. In terms of covering up anything, this primer doesn't do much for me that I can tell. Perhaps it works better on a really light skinned person. (I wear Ready Golden Medium). 3. My bottle of original primer smells faintly of vaseline to me (which I don't mind); this neutralizing primer, however, emits no smell. In my experience, if there is an unpleasant smell, the cosmetic product may be rancid. So I wouldn't avoid this primer because it may smell bad--it doesn't (or shouldn't). 06/22/2013
life-changing This is the greatest primer ever. I have fair skin with pink cheeks and they get red very easily with any change in temperature, having a drink, emotion, etc. This is the ONLY thing I have ever found to neutralize the red! No need to layer on multiple layers of foundation, concealer and powder anymore. Just this and a swoop of the Ready foundation over the primer and it lasts all day. It even has enough coverage to wear just the primer out to the grocery store or to run errands. Love it! 06/17/2013
Works like a dream! Tried this primer for the first time a few months ago. Can't imagine running out. My skin looks and feels great. Foundation stays put all day, amazing on combination skin. Hardly a touch up needed. Would recommend to everyone. 06/12/2013
Prime Time foundation Primer I love this product - the way it makes my skin feel so silky and the difference it makes with my makeup staying so fresh much longer. But, I'm very disappointed in the fact that after a short time, the bottle quit dispensing and upon opening the lid, I found that the product had congealed in the bottle and obviously a great deal wasted! Would be glad to recommend to my friends if that defect could be resolved. 05/08/2013
A Must Have! This product is well worth the money. Upon application you instantly see how the product illuminating your face. It does take a few minutes to neutralize any redness you may have. I notice after about 2 minutes it tones down any blemishes I may have or ruddiness around my nose. But the best thing about this product is it provides medium coverage so I am using less of the foundation to get that flawless look! 04/28/2013
What a difference! First of all, I have never written a review, but I had to because this product is amazing. I've been using Bare Minerals for years, started using the Ready Foundation when it came out and used the original Prime Time Primer. Went to the Bare Minerals store the other day and the salesperson suggested I try the new Prime Time Neutralizing Primer. I have a lot of redness on my face with a few flaky areas. What a difference! Because of the new Primer, when the Ready Foundation is applied, my skin looks better than it ever has!!! And I think I use less foundation because the Primer does such a good job. I can't imagine anyone not loving this new product! 04/20/2013
neuetralizing foundation primer~ club options Simply amazing, love it, BUT, wish it was an option in my club, I don't understand why the newer products aren't included as options if the original products are an option. 04/13/2013
does not neutralize redness Yellow does not neutralize redness..green does. This product may even it out a bit but does not neutralize it. That being said, I should have read more closely to see they use yellow. I have mild rosacea and it doesn't neutralize it at all. 04/09/2013
Helps evenout the apperance of my skin! YAY! I was a little hesitant to buy this with a lot of reviews stating that it is different than the normal Prime Time, but it seemed that some liked it and some didn't so I gave it a try to see for myself. I love it! I love the original too and it is definitely different, yet I like the way it evened my skin out a little more than if I hadn't used it. It doesn't get rid of all the redness etc. like a foundation would, but helps even the contrasting areas so that it's not so harsh and the foundation can cover it faster. I also used a little extra on the more red areas like another reviewer mentioned. It helped me use less foundation to cover the red areas. I liked the consistency too, it's like a cream, but a silky cream. I enjoy the feel of it, maybe even better than the original. Now I'm thinking they should come out with a Jumbo Size of this one! I think I will be using this from now on! My advice would be don't expect it to be opaque like a foundation. Basically it's a sheer help without adding an extra step to your routine...it's in the Primer instead of having to add another something for the red areas. 04/08/2013
A Great Product I love this product. It evens out my skin tone and I find I use less concealer. My skin looks so flawless. I love this product and recommend it to everyone! 04/05/2013
BEST PRODUCT EVER!! I felt compelled to write this review to let everyone know about this fantastic product! I'm 43 years old and I have a few large pores and redness on my face, and this product covers both! In fact, my skin has improved by using this product, and I have received numerous compliments about my skin lately, and that's saying a lot! If you're hesitant to buy this product - hesitate no longer! You'll love it! 04/04/2013
Awesome Coverage I know this is just a primer, but this provides great coverage. I have quite a bit of red in my skin tone, especially my nose, and I found that this product alone does a great job in neutralizing the redness. I have used green powders in the past to neutralizing the red, but I thought because of my skin tone the yellow was going to be a bit too much. I was wrong. I absolutely love this primer. 03/28/2013
Blotchiness gone I purchased this today, I do agree with other reviews a little thinner than original primer. But being very fair skin helps coverage of redness. Like my face not feeling heavy with to much product on face. 03/24/2013
So far, my favorite BM primer I was just at the Bare Minerals counter yesterday, and I was going in to try the newer Ready Foundation for the first time. I went in with no makeup on, and she wanted to show me this primer before she applied the makeup. And so I put it on. It feels like it would be really wet/greasy, but once applied all over, it immediately dries and does not leave a residue. I did notice a longer lasting wear of the makeup, but she did tell me the new ready foundation is hydrating so its last-wear is generally longer than the older original formulas. But, I liked the way it felt and it did seem to help with the redness! Did it's job, and I would purchase and keep using. 03/23/2013
Not good for oily skin I have redness on my face and this does a good job at covering that up. It also does a good job making my skin smooth for foundation. But it makes my skin very oily after a few hours of wearing it! 03/05/2013
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Prime Time Neutralizing Foundation Primer 4.1 5 57 57
prime i dont agree, im a redhead with freckles, i have tried the makeup without the primer....granted i dont have pimples or pimple marks, but i do have rosatia type skin, reddish marks, and this prime time is great, it helps cover up these marks immensely 02/26/2014
Not Great For Ruddy Skin If you have ruddy skin like I do, I don't recommend this product. The primer itself looked like yellow liquid foundation and my skin is now oily. It does reduce some of the redness in your skin but I found after putting it on it was clear that my face still a bit red. I'm not too pleased with that. I wish Bare Minerals came out with a primer that was green tinted because green tinted primer is supposed to eliminate the ruddiness of the skin. 01/26/2014
Not Really Primer This stuff is more like a creamy, yellow moisturizer than a primer. It leaves the skin with an oily residue, even when little is applied. It does remove some red from my skin, but I've found that due to it's oily nature, it fades swiftly revealing patches of redness. My skin is fair and dry/combination, and this still feels like it sits wetly on the top of the skin and does not easily absorb. Again, acts like no other primer I've tried, in that it doesn't really prime the skin at all. 01/25/2014
This is Thicker and Not as Smooth I bought this because i always seem to have redness around my nose and in between my eyebrows. I normally use the original primer but decided to give this try. I use golden tan foundation and tan 2 concealer. It does not create the smooth silky application like the original primer does. Also as far as taking away the redness you would have to put it on rather thick to do so, meaning use more than a pea size for each spot. This really did not work for me and so i will stick with the original. 01/13/2014
Great at first... I have used this for about a month...and I have been in LOVE. However, the other day when I went to use it...the primer has gotten clumpy and separated. I could look past this BUT also seems to not be hiding the redness any longer. I have over 3/4 bottle left that no longer works :( 11/24/2013
where have you been all my life. I can't believe that I have not discovered this primer before now. It is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I'm age 65 and have been using BE for a long time. I never tried the primer for foundation or for eyes. Now I'm hooked. As a young girl I baked in the sun and therfore have sun damage. This really helps to hide some of those spots on my face. Thanks Leslie for your great products. 11/20/2013
Oily skin? Try this under your foundation. I bought this a few months ago, and I use it before I put on my BE foundation. It works great for helping the foundation even out skin tone, and prevents my skin from getting oily as the day goes on. It also has a cool, refreshing feeling to it when you first put it on. My skin feels cleaner and looks cleaner if I use this under my foundation. Great product. 11/18/2013
A little goes a long way I got this because I have pinkish undertones and this helps out a lot! You don't need a full pump just a pea size will be plenty. I took off one star because I don't think it helps out with the longevity too much. 11/04/2013
ORIGINAL+NEUTRALIZING = More even skin tone! I had been using the Original Primer, and received a sample of the Neutralizing because I was curious if it would help with some specific red areas. I was hesitant to use it full strength, so I ended up just mixing some of it into one of my almost empty Original Primer bottles, and I LOVE how it turned out. Has the consistency of the Original Primer, but does more to even out my skin tone after adding the Neutralizing Primer. My Bare Minerals make-up has never looked better. Definitely going to continue mixing, and I highly recommend it for anyone with 'red zones'. 09/16/2013
A must! I love the way this primer even's out my face and helps control the redness that I have had all mt life in my cheeks. My skin is very sensitive so I was very leery about using this product, but I use it everyday now. Couldn't be happier with this product. 08/10/2013
This is by far the best product ever It hides all my redness...even the deep red patches on my cheeks...Nothing has ever done that - NOT EVER! And it lasts all day - EVEN MORE AMAZING! 07/22/2013
Miracle worker I have combo skin and oily in the summer. This product completely controls my oil production. Perfect pair with the READY foundation. Gets rid of any redness and leaves a clean slate for my makeup. Only thing I dislike is the chemical smell but It quickly dissipates when smoothed on skin. Another great BE product. LOVE YOU LESLIE BLODGETT! 07/19/2013
Love this primer I just recently discovered this primer at Sephora. I love how it takes away my redness before I apply my foundation. I have redness around chin, cheeks and it totally calms my skin down. I would say my my redness stays at bay for 4-5 hours max. Would love it even more if it lasted a bit longer. Great product. 07/13/2013
Wanted to Love it :( I tried this primer to help hide the redness in my cheek area. While I do think it works well at covering redness, it felt heavy to me. Its not light and odorless like the origional. Also the consistancy is more of a cream that must be rubbed in. This primer has a slight smell, that I didnt appreciate. Will buy the origional, not this. 07/13/2013
I love this product! I am new to Bare Minerals, so I went to the mall to try the products. I have to say that Imam very impressed with the results!! Especially the neutralizing primer. I was a little hesitant at first when I saw the tint was yellow but it didn't even show after it was applied. I have a few red areas normally and as soon as the BM consultant applied this product my redness disappeared!! I am definitely buying this product again. Love it!! 07/10/2013
Decent primer, though not necessarily neutralizing I like the original primer, but thought perhaps I could reduce (or eliminate) the concealer process by using this "neutralizing" primer. So I got myself a bottle. Here's what I have found: 1. It is a bit thicker than the original. When I apply it, it feels a bit more like moisturizer than the original primer. Not sure if it moisturizes, but seems to me it takes a bit longer to dry than the original. On the other hand, even the original formula takes longer to dry in the hot weather. 2. It is yellow in color, not skin-yellow, more bright, neon-ish yellow. But when the primer is rubbed into the skin, the yellow color pretty much disappears. In terms of covering up anything, this primer doesn't do much for me that I can tell. Perhaps it works better on a really light skinned person. (I wear Ready Golden Medium). 3. My bottle of original primer smells faintly of vaseline to me (which I don't mind); this neutralizing primer, however, emits no smell. In my experience, if there is an unpleasant smell, the cosmetic product may be rancid. So I wouldn't avoid this primer because it may smell bad--it doesn't (or shouldn't). 06/22/2013
life-changing This is the greatest primer ever. I have fair skin with pink cheeks and they get red very easily with any change in temperature, having a drink, emotion, etc. This is the ONLY thing I have ever found to neutralize the red! No need to layer on multiple layers of foundation, concealer and powder anymore. Just this and a swoop of the Ready foundation over the primer and it lasts all day. It even has enough coverage to wear just the primer out to the grocery store or to run errands. Love it! 06/17/2013
Works like a dream! Tried this primer for the first time a few months ago. Can't imagine running out. My skin looks and feels great. Foundation stays put all day, amazing on combination skin. Hardly a touch up needed. Would recommend to everyone. 06/12/2013
Prime Time foundation Primer I love this product - the way it makes my skin feel so silky and the difference it makes with my makeup staying so fresh much longer. But, I'm very disappointed in the fact that after a short time, the bottle quit dispensing and upon opening the lid, I found that the product had congealed in the bottle and obviously a great deal wasted! Would be glad to recommend to my friends if that defect could be resolved. 05/08/2013
A Must Have! This product is well worth the money. Upon application you instantly see how the product illuminating your face. It does take a few minutes to neutralize any redness you may have. I notice after about 2 minutes it tones down any blemishes I may have or ruddiness around my nose. But the best thing about this product is it provides medium coverage so I am using less of the foundation to get that flawless look! 04/28/2013
What a difference! First of all, I have never written a review, but I had to because this product is amazing. I've been using Bare Minerals for years, started using the Ready Foundation when it came out and used the original Prime Time Primer. Went to the Bare Minerals store the other day and the salesperson suggested I try the new Prime Time Neutralizing Primer. I have a lot of redness on my face with a few flaky areas. What a difference! Because of the new Primer, when the Ready Foundation is applied, my skin looks better than it ever has!!! And I think I use less foundation because the Primer does such a good job. I can't imagine anyone not loving this new product! 04/20/2013
neuetralizing foundation primer~ club options Simply amazing, love it, BUT, wish it was an option in my club, I don't understand why the newer products aren't included as options if the original products are an option. 04/13/2013
does not neutralize redness Yellow does not neutralize redness..green does. This product may even it out a bit but does not neutralize it. That being said, I should have read more closely to see they use yellow. I have mild rosacea and it doesn't neutralize it at all. 04/09/2013
Helps evenout the apperance of my skin! YAY! I was a little hesitant to buy this with a lot of reviews stating that it is different than the normal Prime Time, but it seemed that some liked it and some didn't so I gave it a try to see for myself. I love it! I love the original too and it is definitely different, yet I like the way it evened my skin out a little more than if I hadn't used it. It doesn't get rid of all the redness etc. like a foundation would, but helps even the contrasting areas so that it's not so harsh and the foundation can cover it faster. I also used a little extra on the more red areas like another reviewer mentioned. It helped me use less foundation to cover the red areas. I liked the consistency too, it's like a cream, but a silky cream. I enjoy the feel of it, maybe even better than the original. Now I'm thinking they should come out with a Jumbo Size of this one! I think I will be using this from now on! My advice would be don't expect it to be opaque like a foundation. Basically it's a sheer help without adding an extra step to your routine...it's in the Primer instead of having to add another something for the red areas. 04/08/2013
A Great Product I love this product. It evens out my skin tone and I find I use less concealer. My skin looks so flawless. I love this product and recommend it to everyone! 04/05/2013
BEST PRODUCT EVER!! I felt compelled to write this review to let everyone know about this fantastic product! I'm 43 years old and I have a few large pores and redness on my face, and this product covers both! In fact, my skin has improved by using this product, and I have received numerous compliments about my skin lately, and that's saying a lot! If you're hesitant to buy this product - hesitate no longer! You'll love it! 04/04/2013
Awesome Coverage I know this is just a primer, but this provides great coverage. I have quite a bit of red in my skin tone, especially my nose, and I found that this product alone does a great job in neutralizing the redness. I have used green powders in the past to neutralizing the red, but I thought because of my skin tone the yellow was going to be a bit too much. I was wrong. I absolutely love this primer. 03/28/2013
Blotchiness gone I purchased this today, I do agree with other reviews a little thinner than original primer. But being very fair skin helps coverage of redness. Like my face not feeling heavy with to much product on face. 03/24/2013
So far, my favorite BM primer I was just at the Bare Minerals counter yesterday, and I was going in to try the newer Ready Foundation for the first time. I went in with no makeup on, and she wanted to show me this primer before she applied the makeup. And so I put it on. It feels like it would be really wet/greasy, but once applied all over, it immediately dries and does not leave a residue. I did notice a longer lasting wear of the makeup, but she did tell me the new ready foundation is hydrating so its last-wear is generally longer than the older original formulas. But, I liked the way it felt and it did seem to help with the redness! Did it's job, and I would purchase and keep using. 03/23/2013
Not good for oily skin I have redness on my face and this does a good job at covering that up. It also does a good job making my skin smooth for foundation. But it makes my skin very oily after a few hours of wearing it! 03/05/2013
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