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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.

  • 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 92 93
WOW!!! I have never used a primer before. This is amazing stuff!! Put on before your foundation for amazing smooth face. Foundation goes on flawlessly. Sometimes I forget to put it on and I notice right away that my makeup doesn't look as good. I don't think this was made 'remove lines and wrinkles', but, for me, it seems to 'fill them in'. I love it!!!! 01/15/2014
Silicone is not natural I love all BM products except for the primer. It contains silicone, which is not natural. I thought BM products were supposed to contain natural ingredients. The reason I use BM makeup is because it does not contain silicone. I cant find other foundations out there that don't contain silicone, so this was exciting to find out that BM makeup has like 4 ingredients. My skin is oily and acne prone, so silicone is a major no-no for my skin. I hope they come out with a silicone free primer soon!! Does anyone else have problems with silicone? 12/04/2013
Prime Time Foundation Primer I didn't use foundation primer until recently, when I got a sample of this with a purchase. I thought that with my oily skin, using a primer would only exacerbate the issue. However, I was so wrong! The primer feels velvety, fills in my pores, and creates a smooth canvas for my foundation. It does feel a little oily sometimes (for my skin), but really helps my makeup last all day while still looking flawless. If you love having flawless-looking skin all day, then try this primer! The only thing I don't like is the pump; I prefer the tube because it helps to get all the product out (with the pump you have to open it up sometimes to get the product). Tip: Make sure the primer is completely dry before you apply foundation - 60 to 90 seconds after applying it should be dry. This ensures that the foundation does not get cakey, and goes on flawlessly. 11/27/2013
Great primer I was always hesitant about using a primer because I was scared of any adverse reactions from my skin. I gave this a shot and it was great. It was pleasant to use, very silky and it doesn't feel heavy on your skin. It didn't cause any adverse reactions so I am grateful and very happy with this product. 11/27/2013
Feels great This product feels great the moment you put it on. Hydrating and smooth. (Beware, make sure it dries before putting on make up). My only problem is that I don't notice an improvement between using it and not. I'm not sure its worth the price. 11/13/2013
I really wanted to love this. This primer felt so nice on my skin. I really wanted to love this but it really doesn't help diminish the appearance of my wrinkles and large pores at all. I noticed no difference. What's worse? Oh well it made me break out. I have acne prone skin and large pores and I guess the silky, luxurious, balm was too much. I wash my face thoroughly and regularly so I suppose something in the mixture does not agree with my pores. So sad. 11/04/2013
I think this is a great product, but.............. I love the primer, but will not buy it again until they change the packaging. The pump does not work after a couple of uses and I got tired of having to take it off and scrape the primer out of the bottle. I now buy another brand that comes in a tube that you can squeeze out. Much better. 10/20/2013
Best Primer Ever I never thought I needed to use foundation primer, but once I tried this, I realized why I should have. It creates a nice smooth canvas. Although this primer cannot eliminate the bumpiness of my blemishes, it makes them easier to hide by giving them enough moisture underneath my makeup. 10/04/2013
I never used foundation primer....until now!!! I had never used foundation primer until I went into my local BM boutique to have a make-under. My beauty consultant let me feel the primer before putting it on my face. It is so silky smooth and just glides on! I have noticed that it truly helps my foundation to go on more smoothly. Love it! 10/02/2013
HORRIBLE CONTAINER I love all Bare Minerals products! This primer is great. Helps your makeup go on flawlessly, makes it last throughout the day. HOWEVER, the pump is horrible. After just 4 days, my pump doesn't work! Very frustrating. Have to get the straw from the cap to scrape out the primer. I know when I can't get any more out that there will be left over in the container. Change the packaging - use a tube like the other brands do!!! The container is my only complaint. May be the one issue that will drive me to use another product. 09/26/2013
Best primer out there Remember ladies, a little goes a long way! Every other primer I've used has made me feel oily and I've dealt with that because of the long lasting make up. I didn't know I had an option out there that held my make up on all day and didn't make me feel greasy. I also tried the oil free option but I didn't even need it the regular one did the trick! 09/16/2013
The Best In 2005 my daughter had a 60th Birthday Tea for me and instructed the guests to buy me Bare Minerals make-up. They did and it was the beginning of a wonderful relationship. I have even skin tones, no more red blotchie, pealing, dry flaking burning skin only hours into my day. The eye make-up does not give me red itchy, swollen almost shut eyes "Allergy" eyes and the mascara is creamy, smooth and wonderful to wear. Two things I need. A larger bottle of Prime Time Foundation Primer and a remake of your Make-Up Carrier that was red in color, measured 8.5" long by 5.25" wide by 5.5" tall. At the 3" height a zipper zips 3/4 of the way around for access. Inside are three-tiered plastic "fishing" type connected trays for make-up storage that pull out sideways for access to items that are below. My plastic tray set-up was accidentally smashed by a nurse in the post-operation area following my back surgery. I have used a tube of Super Glue to put it back together, but it is a mess and very fragile. Please re-make this wonderful, handy, useful item for make-up storage. My Daughter Sells Bare Minerals at her shop in Tillamook, but is unable to locate the trays or larger Primer for me. Thank you for any help you can give. Grandmommy 09/01/2013
Stays put This primer is wonderful for your makeup and truly makes it stay put for the whole day. Only a little dab of this product is necessary. 07/20/2013
Prime Time Foundation Primer - What a difference I just received my order including the Prime Time Foundation Primer and I am VERY pleasantly surprised. I did not expect the results I got. Even before I applied the foundation, my skin had a youthful look and even color. Applying the foundation was noticeably easier and even and the final result was beyond my expectations. I highly recommend this product and it has turned a skeptic to a believer. I love, love it! 06/14/2013
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! 04/29/2013
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. 04/02/2013
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. 03/25/2013
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. 03/06/2013
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
Can't Go Without It! Due to severe oily skin and acne, I had a lot of really big enlarged pores on both sides of my nose, and I have a couple of "pits" from acne that turned bad in my teen years. I always hated how makeup settled into these places, but with this product, I get that smooth air-brushed finish. I absolutely love the silky feel of the product and the results I get. One thing I will mention is I recently saw a video on Facebook where the Global Education Director (I think was her title) said something about rubbing the product between your fingers to warm it up before applying it. I would say I've never done that, but what I do is put one pump on my finger and dot it on my face, let it sit a few minutes, and then go back and smooth it over my entire face, which is probably the same thing as what she's doing. My product works fabulous :) 01/26/2013
Prime Time Foundation Primer I have been using this product for quite a few years. It is one of the best and makes my skin feel so good and ready for the foundation. Would not trade this for anything. I just love, love, love it. 01/18/2013
Wonderful Primer I got a smaller container of this primer in my Starter Kit and it is absolutely amazing. I will be buying this size when I run out! I love how smooth my skin feels after I put it on and how it keeps my makeup on all day while I'm at work. Yesterday I forgot to put it on before putting on my makeup and by the end of the day I noticed a huge difference. Love this product! 01/10/2013
Love This Just a dab covers your entire face and keeps your foundation on for long wear. My makeup usually falls off halfway through the day, but this primer keeps it on well into the night! 12/31/2012
Prime Time Original Foundation Primer I absolutely love the way this primer makes my skin feel, and how my makeup looks initially. However, after a couple of hours I am shiny and unfortunately it causes me to break out. I've tried the oil-free version, the neutralizing and the brightening.....same thing with all of them. I would love to have a primer that does not cause me to break out. I know it's the primer because if I stop using for a week, my skin clears up. It's a great product.....just not for me. 12/30/2012
SO SILKY I love this primer! I use it everyday before I put on my foundation and it is so silky. The best way to use the primer is to rub the primer between your fingers to warm it up, then put it on your face. 12/24/2012
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Prime Time Foundation Primer 4.4 5 92 93
WOW!!! I have never used a primer before. This is amazing stuff!! Put on before your foundation for amazing smooth face. Foundation goes on flawlessly. Sometimes I forget to put it on and I notice right away that my makeup doesn't look as good. I don't think this was made 'remove lines and wrinkles', but, for me, it seems to 'fill them in'. I love it!!!! 01/15/2014
Silicone is not natural I love all BM products except for the primer. It contains silicone, which is not natural. I thought BM products were supposed to contain natural ingredients. The reason I use BM makeup is because it does not contain silicone. I cant find other foundations out there that don't contain silicone, so this was exciting to find out that BM makeup has like 4 ingredients. My skin is oily and acne prone, so silicone is a major no-no for my skin. I hope they come out with a silicone free primer soon!! Does anyone else have problems with silicone? 12/04/2013
Prime Time Foundation Primer I didn't use foundation primer until recently, when I got a sample of this with a purchase. I thought that with my oily skin, using a primer would only exacerbate the issue. However, I was so wrong! The primer feels velvety, fills in my pores, and creates a smooth canvas for my foundation. It does feel a little oily sometimes (for my skin), but really helps my makeup last all day while still looking flawless. If you love having flawless-looking skin all day, then try this primer! The only thing I don't like is the pump; I prefer the tube because it helps to get all the product out (with the pump you have to open it up sometimes to get the product). Tip: Make sure the primer is completely dry before you apply foundation - 60 to 90 seconds after applying it should be dry. This ensures that the foundation does not get cakey, and goes on flawlessly. 11/27/2013
Great primer I was always hesitant about using a primer because I was scared of any adverse reactions from my skin. I gave this a shot and it was great. It was pleasant to use, very silky and it doesn't feel heavy on your skin. It didn't cause any adverse reactions so I am grateful and very happy with this product. 11/27/2013
Feels great This product feels great the moment you put it on. Hydrating and smooth. (Beware, make sure it dries before putting on make up). My only problem is that I don't notice an improvement between using it and not. I'm not sure its worth the price. 11/13/2013
I really wanted to love this. This primer felt so nice on my skin. I really wanted to love this but it really doesn't help diminish the appearance of my wrinkles and large pores at all. I noticed no difference. What's worse? Oh well it made me break out. I have acne prone skin and large pores and I guess the silky, luxurious, balm was too much. I wash my face thoroughly and regularly so I suppose something in the mixture does not agree with my pores. So sad. 11/04/2013
I think this is a great product, but.............. I love the primer, but will not buy it again until they change the packaging. The pump does not work after a couple of uses and I got tired of having to take it off and scrape the primer out of the bottle. I now buy another brand that comes in a tube that you can squeeze out. Much better. 10/20/2013
Best Primer Ever I never thought I needed to use foundation primer, but once I tried this, I realized why I should have. It creates a nice smooth canvas. Although this primer cannot eliminate the bumpiness of my blemishes, it makes them easier to hide by giving them enough moisture underneath my makeup. 10/04/2013
I never used foundation primer....until now!!! I had never used foundation primer until I went into my local BM boutique to have a make-under. My beauty consultant let me feel the primer before putting it on my face. It is so silky smooth and just glides on! I have noticed that it truly helps my foundation to go on more smoothly. Love it! 10/02/2013
HORRIBLE CONTAINER I love all Bare Minerals products! This primer is great. Helps your makeup go on flawlessly, makes it last throughout the day. HOWEVER, the pump is horrible. After just 4 days, my pump doesn't work! Very frustrating. Have to get the straw from the cap to scrape out the primer. I know when I can't get any more out that there will be left over in the container. Change the packaging - use a tube like the other brands do!!! The container is my only complaint. May be the one issue that will drive me to use another product. 09/26/2013
Best primer out there Remember ladies, a little goes a long way! Every other primer I've used has made me feel oily and I've dealt with that because of the long lasting make up. I didn't know I had an option out there that held my make up on all day and didn't make me feel greasy. I also tried the oil free option but I didn't even need it the regular one did the trick! 09/16/2013
The Best In 2005 my daughter had a 60th Birthday Tea for me and instructed the guests to buy me Bare Minerals make-up. They did and it was the beginning of a wonderful relationship. I have even skin tones, no more red blotchie, pealing, dry flaking burning skin only hours into my day. The eye make-up does not give me red itchy, swollen almost shut eyes "Allergy" eyes and the mascara is creamy, smooth and wonderful to wear. Two things I need. A larger bottle of Prime Time Foundation Primer and a remake of your Make-Up Carrier that was red in color, measured 8.5" long by 5.25" wide by 5.5" tall. At the 3" height a zipper zips 3/4 of the way around for access. Inside are three-tiered plastic "fishing" type connected trays for make-up storage that pull out sideways for access to items that are below. My plastic tray set-up was accidentally smashed by a nurse in the post-operation area following my back surgery. I have used a tube of Super Glue to put it back together, but it is a mess and very fragile. Please re-make this wonderful, handy, useful item for make-up storage. My Daughter Sells Bare Minerals at her shop in Tillamook, but is unable to locate the trays or larger Primer for me. Thank you for any help you can give. Grandmommy 09/01/2013
Stays put This primer is wonderful for your makeup and truly makes it stay put for the whole day. Only a little dab of this product is necessary. 07/20/2013
Prime Time Foundation Primer - What a difference I just received my order including the Prime Time Foundation Primer and I am VERY pleasantly surprised. I did not expect the results I got. Even before I applied the foundation, my skin had a youthful look and even color. Applying the foundation was noticeably easier and even and the final result was beyond my expectations. I highly recommend this product and it has turned a skeptic to a believer. I love, love it! 06/14/2013
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! 04/29/2013
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. 04/02/2013
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. 03/25/2013
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. 03/06/2013
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
Can't Go Without It! Due to severe oily skin and acne, I had a lot of really big enlarged pores on both sides of my nose, and I have a couple of "pits" from acne that turned bad in my teen years. I always hated how makeup settled into these places, but with this product, I get that smooth air-brushed finish. I absolutely love the silky feel of the product and the results I get. One thing I will mention is I recently saw a video on Facebook where the Global Education Director (I think was her title) said something about rubbing the product between your fingers to warm it up before applying it. I would say I've never done that, but what I do is put one pump on my finger and dot it on my face, let it sit a few minutes, and then go back and smooth it over my entire face, which is probably the same thing as what she's doing. My product works fabulous :) 01/26/2013
Prime Time Foundation Primer I have been using this product for quite a few years. It is one of the best and makes my skin feel so good and ready for the foundation. Would not trade this for anything. I just love, love, love it. 01/18/2013
Wonderful Primer I got a smaller container of this primer in my Starter Kit and it is absolutely amazing. I will be buying this size when I run out! I love how smooth my skin feels after I put it on and how it keeps my makeup on all day while I'm at work. Yesterday I forgot to put it on before putting on my makeup and by the end of the day I noticed a huge difference. Love this product! 01/10/2013
Love This Just a dab covers your entire face and keeps your foundation on for long wear. My makeup usually falls off halfway through the day, but this primer keeps it on well into the night! 12/31/2012
Prime Time Original Foundation Primer I absolutely love the way this primer makes my skin feel, and how my makeup looks initially. However, after a couple of hours I am shiny and unfortunately it causes me to break out. I've tried the oil-free version, the neutralizing and the brightening.....same thing with all of them. I would love to have a primer that does not cause me to break out. I know it's the primer because if I stop using for a week, my skin clears up. It's a great product.....just not for me. 12/30/2012
SO SILKY I love this primer! I use it everyday before I put on my foundation and it is so silky. The best way to use the primer is to rub the primer between your fingers to warm it up, then put it on your face. 12/24/2012
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