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Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer

$24.00


bareMinerals Brightening Face Primer adds an extraordinarily luminous, healthy-looking glow to your skin while smoothing out your complexion. See Details

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Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer is a breakthrough primer that adds an extraordinarily luminous, healthy-looking glow to your skin while smoothing out your complexion. It's great for combating dry patches, fine lines, excess oil and minimizing large pores. Infused with 100% pure bareMinerals, nourishing vitamins and antioxidants, it instantly brightens your complexion and extends the wear of your bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation. Formulated without preservatives, it glides on with no tacky feel and is suitable for all skin types. Simply shake well before use and apply an even layer all over your face. Less is more. Follow up with Original or Matte SPF 15 Foundation.

  • 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
  • Brightens complexion with an instant luminous glow
  • 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
  • Quick Tip

    • Shake well before use. Apply one pump for an even layer of this lightweight foundation primer all over your face. Less is more
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Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Silica, Magnesium Silicate, Panthenol, Ascorbic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Carmine (CI 75470). (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer 3.7 5 79 79
Simply the Best! Goes on so creamy and gives just a hint of luminosity. Wears well and helps BE foundation stay all day, even in the heat of southeast Texas summers. By far my favorite primer. Love, love, love this product! 04/01/2013
Must Have!!! This primer really does brighten up your skin. I have combination skin, some oily, some dry. After I use my combination facial lotion, I apply about a nickle's worth of primer all over my face. It brightens INSTANTLY, which is wonderful. It really wakes up your skin and pulls you together in the morning. This is a must have to get me going in the morning. The downside is that the spray will not work as you get down to the bottom, but not a huge problem, just unscrew the top and pour some into your hand. I can last for about a month on the amount at the bottom I have to pour out, so you will definitely get about 3 months worth out of the bottle. It's small, but effective. 03/29/2013
I love this primer! I used it for the first time about 5 months ago, and since I have oily skin I can honestly say that for years I have tried so many products out there that never worked and kept me very unhappy, but this primer makes my skin feel soft and oil free without drying my skin at the same time it makes my makeup look fresh for hours I really feel so happy with this product and will continue using it forever! 02/26/2013
Love This!! Since using this product I have gotten several compliments on my makeup. It is worth the money and an absolute must when buying your makeup! 01/20/2013
Mix It Up If you are not happy with the consistency of this primer, mix it with the regular primer. It is an awesome combination!! It pumps out much nicer too. 12/07/2012
Smooth I love the texture of this primer, I find that the original primer makes me break out, I am very prone to cystic acne and have been my whle life, but this one has such a nice SILKY texture and smooths out my skin so nicely. I am excited to try the neutralizing for my redness but this will always be in my makeup bag. 12/02/2012
Not so Brightening I really thought this Primer would make my face look a little more luminous, but I didn't really see much of a difference. It goes on nice like the other primers, but I think I will stick with my regular Prime Time and my Neutralizing Primer. ♥ BE 11/25/2012
Like whipped butter I love this product!!! I use it every morning before I put on any foundation. It feels so smooth going on, like whipped butter. IT is not oily, or heavy. It feels like heaven. I love that I can wear just this without foundation on top and still feel pretty! 10/20/2012
Soft Subtle Glow Gives a soft focus finish to skin pre-foundation. I have gotten so many compliments on my makeup since I started using this product. 10/13/2012
Definitely Made a difference I was using the original Prime time and when I had finished it, my Beauty Ambassador Josie suggested I try the brightening.She had applied it to my face and then applied the products that I use daily. There was a marked difference and I was sold. My face looked brighter and refreshed. Since using the the brightening formula, I can get away with just foundation, bronzer, eye concealer. mascara and be out the door. It's a must in my morning routine! 10/12/2012
Amazing ! I recently threw away my old make up and made the total transition to Bare Escentuals . I have to say it is one of the best decisions I have ever made so far in my young LIFE ! The primer, flawless. My makeup literally stays on ALL DAY ! I can't believe it. I have never had any makeup this great. I am loyal to you guys forevaaahh ! 09/24/2012
too drying after a long wear This primer does make my skin look smoother right after application. However, it controls oil too well. Since I have combination skin, after a few hours of wear I feel that my cheeks are dry especially when I stay in the room full of air conditioner for the whole day. 09/13/2012
Love this Product, it is a must for anybody I love my bare minerals but I must have primer on prior to mineral application. The primer is amazing. It goes on so silky and smooth. It brightens my skin right through my minerals. It's not overtly brighter, but I know it is there and I'm sure others notice even if they don't know what it is. My minerals last so much longer with the primer, I have also noticed that my skin is less oily. I only touch up once a day with ready mineral veil. Love the primer!! 08/17/2012
Great Product I have been using the bare minerals foundation for a few months, but never used a primer. By the end of the day, there wouldn't be any foundation left on my face. After I started using this, I've noticed the foundation stays on throughout the day, even through the heat/humidity in Miami and going to the gym. You do need to shake the bottle a bit so it mixes, but it's worth it! 07/24/2012
Where have you been all my life?!?! This is seriously one of the best products I've ever used. I tried a primer from another company before, but I didn't like how sticky it felt and it was more of a paste than this gel. This makes my pores looks so small and evens out my makeup perfectly. I love this product!! Sometimes I feel like I have to use a little bit more than they told me in the store, but the same bottle has lasted me almost 4 months and is totally worth it!! 07/03/2012
LOVE THIS I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS PRODUCT. IT DOES EVERYTHING THE DESCRIPTION SAYS. SOMETIMES I USE IT WITHOUT FOUNDATION. IT FEELS WONDERFUL ON THE SKIN. THANK YOU BE FOR ANOTHER FAB PRODUCT! 06/23/2012
Disappointing Too much clumping in the bottle. You have to shake it HARD every time you use it or it will separate and all you pump out is a liquid. 06/22/2012
Keeps my makeup on all day! I really like this primer. It keeps my makeup on longer than if I would go without it. I was skeptical about the brightening formula, thinking it may be too shimmery. It really isn't! It is very light and easy to apply. I have even skipped my regular facial moisturizer and used this product instead. This is a must have if you are using BM, in my opinion. 06/20/2012
PRIME TIME BRIGHTENING FOUNDATION PRIMER I have experimented with Bare Minerals products for 3 months now. My skin is somewhat sensitive but it NEVER breaks out in pimples! That is until I used this product. Within hours I had 4 red breakouts with white centres. I thought well maybe it's a coincidence. Used it the next day and more breakouts appeared exactly the same. I stopped using it but continued with the foundation. Breakouts have somewhat disappeared (have been using blemish therapy which I ordered immediately after breakouts appeared). Have since ordered the combination skin moisturizer and wrinkle cream and I am still experiencing more & more breakouts. The foundation seems fine as do the eyeshadows and face colours but all primers, moisturizers and cleansers do not seem to work for me. I tried the Primer one more time today and again, 4 breakouts - temples, chin & cheeks. It's a real shame as I LOVED the texture of my skin after applying the primer. Just hope I can get rid of all the breakouts and stop new ones from appearing. 05/31/2012
A great product This works very well. it's barely there feel and color brightening was just what I was looking for! 03/26/2012
I tried this product thinking I should really introduce a primer into my beauty regime. It does feel beautiful on my skin, but I didn't really notice a visible difference, maybe you're not meant to? What I found really disappointing is that the pump mechanism squirts out the primer in every direction every time I use it - not what I expected from this brand. 03/23/2012
Love it Most of the time it is hard to give yourself a compliment, but I have been using the Prime Time Brightening for about 2 weeks now along with my make up and I can tell a huge difference. My complexion just really seems to radiate and so far I am in love with how the product is working. I hope the product continues to keep bringing a smile to my face. I am a huge BE girl, but I have never really given the primer a solid chance. I am glad I have and you will be glad you did too. :) 03/03/2012
Dissapointing This product definitely did not work as I thought it would. The pump for the container does not work well at all, I have to pump 20 times just to get a little bit out. When it does come out, its such a small amount, like a tiny spray of stuff. So either my pump/product is broken, or this product is just awful. Too bad, it was super expensive too. 02/28/2012
stick to the original Primer This was the first primer I have ever tried. First of all, I have to shake it so hard I have accidentally hurled the bottle across the room. Not once, but three times. Seriously? This is not how a good product should function. And not that my vision is tops, but I really don't know what the "brightening" effect is supposed to look like. Bottom line, stick to their original primer. It's got a much better consistency. 01/17/2012
Didn't Work For Me I bought the PT Brightening Foundation Primer a month after trying the original PT Foundation Primer (see my separate review on this product). I did not find the PT Brightening Foundation Primer to be as effective as the products claims. I noticed that my face was more oily at the end of the day and was not as effective in minimizing pores. Also, it did nothing to improve the dry patches on my chin. It did give my face an initial "glow" in the morning but I noticed that I was better off using the Mineral Veil for the same effect. Lastly, the pump bottle dispensed the product unevenly and was messy. 01/15/2012
Love at first use... I love this primer. It gives you radiance and helps control oily T-zone! I don't have a clue how it works all I know is it does. In the winter my cheeks seem dry and the this primer has helped lock in the moisture. 12/22/2011
Love it! Helped my BE foundation stay on all day, even working at a pizza place! Love this stuff!! 12/09/2011
Brightening = Shiney I think by brightening they meen shiney. Its pretty at first, but you still need to reapply quite a bit. Also, its a little bit oily for me. I prefer the oil control primer to this. But hey I tried it! 11/28/2011
Valuable piece of information missing from bottle No where on the bottle does it say to shake this primer before using. I didn't know I was supposed to shake it, and was wondering why it came out so runny. Then, after a few weeks, it wouldn't come out at all. I took the cap off the bottle and found it was solid inside. I feel as if I wasted $20.00 because it didn't say that it should be shaken. The classic Prime Time, which I love and have always used before this, doesn't require shaking, so why would I have just assume this one did? I can't say if I would have liked the product or not, since I wasn't able to use it properly, due to missing information. 10/04/2011
Something a Little Different I have used the original BE primer for a couple of years and love the gel consistency. As others have said, this is a different product, in terms of how it comes out of the pump. Shake, shake, shake! - and you will be alot happier. This is more like a lotion than a gel, and isn't as "dry" once you apply it. I give it a few minutes to dry before I apply my foundation and find that everything goes on better. The brightening quality is very subtle. I noticed it on my skin as a slight understated gold-ish "sparkle." If you use the BE radiance bronzers (I love them, personally) then you will have a good idea how this product brightens. Once you put on your foundation, you don't notice the primer too much but, then again, I don't want to look like I've been dipped in gold paint before I leave for work in the morning. Overall, I'm very happy with the product. I think, for the drier and colder winter months - where alot of us get a little drier and paler - this is a nice change. 09/25/2011
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Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer 3.7 5 79 79
Simply the Best! Goes on so creamy and gives just a hint of luminosity. Wears well and helps BE foundation stay all day, even in the heat of southeast Texas summers. By far my favorite primer. Love, love, love this product! 04/01/2013
Must Have!!! This primer really does brighten up your skin. I have combination skin, some oily, some dry. After I use my combination facial lotion, I apply about a nickle's worth of primer all over my face. It brightens INSTANTLY, which is wonderful. It really wakes up your skin and pulls you together in the morning. This is a must have to get me going in the morning. The downside is that the spray will not work as you get down to the bottom, but not a huge problem, just unscrew the top and pour some into your hand. I can last for about a month on the amount at the bottom I have to pour out, so you will definitely get about 3 months worth out of the bottle. It's small, but effective. 03/29/2013
I love this primer! I used it for the first time about 5 months ago, and since I have oily skin I can honestly say that for years I have tried so many products out there that never worked and kept me very unhappy, but this primer makes my skin feel soft and oil free without drying my skin at the same time it makes my makeup look fresh for hours I really feel so happy with this product and will continue using it forever! 02/26/2013
Love This!! Since using this product I have gotten several compliments on my makeup. It is worth the money and an absolute must when buying your makeup! 01/20/2013
Mix It Up If you are not happy with the consistency of this primer, mix it with the regular primer. It is an awesome combination!! It pumps out much nicer too. 12/07/2012
Smooth I love the texture of this primer, I find that the original primer makes me break out, I am very prone to cystic acne and have been my whle life, but this one has such a nice SILKY texture and smooths out my skin so nicely. I am excited to try the neutralizing for my redness but this will always be in my makeup bag. 12/02/2012
Not so Brightening I really thought this Primer would make my face look a little more luminous, but I didn't really see much of a difference. It goes on nice like the other primers, but I think I will stick with my regular Prime Time and my Neutralizing Primer. ♥ BE 11/25/2012
Like whipped butter I love this product!!! I use it every morning before I put on any foundation. It feels so smooth going on, like whipped butter. IT is not oily, or heavy. It feels like heaven. I love that I can wear just this without foundation on top and still feel pretty! 10/20/2012
Soft Subtle Glow Gives a soft focus finish to skin pre-foundation. I have gotten so many compliments on my makeup since I started using this product. 10/13/2012
Definitely Made a difference I was using the original Prime time and when I had finished it, my Beauty Ambassador Josie suggested I try the brightening.She had applied it to my face and then applied the products that I use daily. There was a marked difference and I was sold. My face looked brighter and refreshed. Since using the the brightening formula, I can get away with just foundation, bronzer, eye concealer. mascara and be out the door. It's a must in my morning routine! 10/12/2012
Amazing ! I recently threw away my old make up and made the total transition to Bare Escentuals . I have to say it is one of the best decisions I have ever made so far in my young LIFE ! The primer, flawless. My makeup literally stays on ALL DAY ! I can't believe it. I have never had any makeup this great. I am loyal to you guys forevaaahh ! 09/24/2012
too drying after a long wear This primer does make my skin look smoother right after application. However, it controls oil too well. Since I have combination skin, after a few hours of wear I feel that my cheeks are dry especially when I stay in the room full of air conditioner for the whole day. 09/13/2012
Love this Product, it is a must for anybody I love my bare minerals but I must have primer on prior to mineral application. The primer is amazing. It goes on so silky and smooth. It brightens my skin right through my minerals. It's not overtly brighter, but I know it is there and I'm sure others notice even if they don't know what it is. My minerals last so much longer with the primer, I have also noticed that my skin is less oily. I only touch up once a day with ready mineral veil. Love the primer!! 08/17/2012
Great Product I have been using the bare minerals foundation for a few months, but never used a primer. By the end of the day, there wouldn't be any foundation left on my face. After I started using this, I've noticed the foundation stays on throughout the day, even through the heat/humidity in Miami and going to the gym. You do need to shake the bottle a bit so it mixes, but it's worth it! 07/24/2012
Where have you been all my life?!?! This is seriously one of the best products I've ever used. I tried a primer from another company before, but I didn't like how sticky it felt and it was more of a paste than this gel. This makes my pores looks so small and evens out my makeup perfectly. I love this product!! Sometimes I feel like I have to use a little bit more than they told me in the store, but the same bottle has lasted me almost 4 months and is totally worth it!! 07/03/2012
LOVE THIS I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS PRODUCT. IT DOES EVERYTHING THE DESCRIPTION SAYS. SOMETIMES I USE IT WITHOUT FOUNDATION. IT FEELS WONDERFUL ON THE SKIN. THANK YOU BE FOR ANOTHER FAB PRODUCT! 06/23/2012
Disappointing Too much clumping in the bottle. You have to shake it HARD every time you use it or it will separate and all you pump out is a liquid. 06/22/2012
Keeps my makeup on all day! I really like this primer. It keeps my makeup on longer than if I would go without it. I was skeptical about the brightening formula, thinking it may be too shimmery. It really isn't! It is very light and easy to apply. I have even skipped my regular facial moisturizer and used this product instead. This is a must have if you are using BM, in my opinion. 06/20/2012
PRIME TIME BRIGHTENING FOUNDATION PRIMER I have experimented with Bare Minerals products for 3 months now. My skin is somewhat sensitive but it NEVER breaks out in pimples! That is until I used this product. Within hours I had 4 red breakouts with white centres. I thought well maybe it's a coincidence. Used it the next day and more breakouts appeared exactly the same. I stopped using it but continued with the foundation. Breakouts have somewhat disappeared (have been using blemish therapy which I ordered immediately after breakouts appeared). Have since ordered the combination skin moisturizer and wrinkle cream and I am still experiencing more & more breakouts. The foundation seems fine as do the eyeshadows and face colours but all primers, moisturizers and cleansers do not seem to work for me. I tried the Primer one more time today and again, 4 breakouts - temples, chin & cheeks. It's a real shame as I LOVED the texture of my skin after applying the primer. Just hope I can get rid of all the breakouts and stop new ones from appearing. 05/31/2012
A great product This works very well. it's barely there feel and color brightening was just what I was looking for! 03/26/2012
I tried this product thinking I should really introduce a primer into my beauty regime. It does feel beautiful on my skin, but I didn't really notice a visible difference, maybe you're not meant to? What I found really disappointing is that the pump mechanism squirts out the primer in every direction every time I use it - not what I expected from this brand. 03/23/2012
Love it Most of the time it is hard to give yourself a compliment, but I have been using the Prime Time Brightening for about 2 weeks now along with my make up and I can tell a huge difference. My complexion just really seems to radiate and so far I am in love with how the product is working. I hope the product continues to keep bringing a smile to my face. I am a huge BE girl, but I have never really given the primer a solid chance. I am glad I have and you will be glad you did too. :) 03/03/2012
Dissapointing This product definitely did not work as I thought it would. The pump for the container does not work well at all, I have to pump 20 times just to get a little bit out. When it does come out, its such a small amount, like a tiny spray of stuff. So either my pump/product is broken, or this product is just awful. Too bad, it was super expensive too. 02/28/2012
stick to the original Primer This was the first primer I have ever tried. First of all, I have to shake it so hard I have accidentally hurled the bottle across the room. Not once, but three times. Seriously? This is not how a good product should function. And not that my vision is tops, but I really don't know what the "brightening" effect is supposed to look like. Bottom line, stick to their original primer. It's got a much better consistency. 01/17/2012
Didn't Work For Me I bought the PT Brightening Foundation Primer a month after trying the original PT Foundation Primer (see my separate review on this product). I did not find the PT Brightening Foundation Primer to be as effective as the products claims. I noticed that my face was more oily at the end of the day and was not as effective in minimizing pores. Also, it did nothing to improve the dry patches on my chin. It did give my face an initial "glow" in the morning but I noticed that I was better off using the Mineral Veil for the same effect. Lastly, the pump bottle dispensed the product unevenly and was messy. 01/15/2012
Love at first use... I love this primer. It gives you radiance and helps control oily T-zone! I don't have a clue how it works all I know is it does. In the winter my cheeks seem dry and the this primer has helped lock in the moisture. 12/22/2011
Love it! Helped my BE foundation stay on all day, even working at a pizza place! Love this stuff!! 12/09/2011
Brightening = Shiney I think by brightening they meen shiney. Its pretty at first, but you still need to reapply quite a bit. Also, its a little bit oily for me. I prefer the oil control primer to this. But hey I tried it! 11/28/2011
Valuable piece of information missing from bottle No where on the bottle does it say to shake this primer before using. I didn't know I was supposed to shake it, and was wondering why it came out so runny. Then, after a few weeks, it wouldn't come out at all. I took the cap off the bottle and found it was solid inside. I feel as if I wasted $20.00 because it didn't say that it should be shaken. The classic Prime Time, which I love and have always used before this, doesn't require shaking, so why would I have just assume this one did? I can't say if I would have liked the product or not, since I wasn't able to use it properly, due to missing information. 10/04/2011
Something a Little Different I have used the original BE primer for a couple of years and love the gel consistency. As others have said, this is a different product, in terms of how it comes out of the pump. Shake, shake, shake! - and you will be alot happier. This is more like a lotion than a gel, and isn't as "dry" once you apply it. I give it a few minutes to dry before I apply my foundation and find that everything goes on better. The brightening quality is very subtle. I noticed it on my skin as a slight understated gold-ish "sparkle." If you use the BE radiance bronzers (I love them, personally) then you will have a good idea how this product brightens. Once you put on your foundation, you don't notice the primer too much but, then again, I don't want to look like I've been dipped in gold paint before I leave for work in the morning. Overall, I'm very happy with the product. I think, for the drier and colder winter months - where alot of us get a little drier and paler - this is a nice change. 09/25/2011
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