Item# US80468

Prime Time® Foundation Primer

Face Primer

Prime Time Foundation Primer US80468


Create an ultra-silky, smooth canvas and extend the wear of your mineral foundation with our breakthrough face primer. Read more

Size: 30 mL/1 fl. oz.


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What it is:

FACE PRIMER MADE WITH NATURAL INGREDIENTS Engineered to be the perfect companion to our award-winning ORIGINAL Mineral Foundation, Prime Time® is an effective face primer that is suitable for all skin types and forms of face makeup. Formulated without preservatives, oil, fragrance or skin irritants, it glides on like silk with no stickiness and helps to smooth out your complexion instantly before you apply foundation. Infused with nourishing natural ingredients including vitamins C and E, soothing plant extracts and antioxidants, our popular foundation primer is an important prep step of your daily makeup routine that helps to reduce excess oil and the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores, giving you a seamless satin canvas for your foundation of choice.

Why you’ll love it:

*Extends the wear of face makeup, including mineral foundation *Silky formula glides on without any stickiness *Combats rough patches, flaky dryness, excess oil, uneven texture and the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores *Soothes and nourishes skin with vitamins C and E, plant extracts and antioxidants *Dermatologist tested *Formulated without preservatives, parabens, oil, fragrance or skin irritants *None of our products are tested on animals

Our team suggests:

For best results, shake the bottle well before each use. A little goes a long way with this powerful foundation primer. Apply one pump to your fingertips and spread the lightweight primer all over your face and neck in an even layer with sweeping upward motions. Allow the face primer to absorb into your skin before applying foundation.

What’s inside:

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


  • Prime Time Foundation Primer is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 239.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the product but not the bottle Couldn't live without this primer but, like others, after about a week or two the pump quits dispensing & have to remove the top. When I first started using this about 6 years ago I did not have a problem with the pump - one pump would dispense the exact amount needed to apply until level got too low for pump which usually took about 3 months. At that time I would have to remove top & "shake" or use q-tip to use rest of the product Would like to suggest your quality control address this issue or possibly go to a squeeze tube.
    Date published: 2018-04-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product, frustrating package Glad to know it is not just me, I have reached out to customer service a few times about the problem with the bottle. I was told to return it to the store that it must be defective. Clearly it is not me or a one time problem. Please fix the packaging, perhaps a container vs. a pump. So much wasted time digging out the product and wasted product. I have and am considering changing product line because of this issue and the lack of customer service.
    Date published: 2018-04-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the Primer Hate the delivery of this product. In my opinion, a jar would be the best option to successfully use it all without a struggle. I have to use a q-tip every time I apply this. Once the packaging is corrected, I will give it 5 stars!
    Date published: 2018-03-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product, horrible design Would love to give this product 5 stars, but I can't because of the low bottle design. Some days I've forgotten to put primer on first and you can tell the difference. The makeup doesn't last as long and it leaves smudges on everything I touch. The primer is MUST. I just can't settle on the bottle design. After about a week or two, the pump no longer dispenses the product. I have to take the top off and pound into my hand. For $25 a bottle, I expect better design. Maybe a squeeze bottle is better, like the sample size design? I will be looking for another primer because I just can't see myself spending another $25 on product that I may/not get out the bottle.
    Date published: 2018-02-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fix the packaging!! The product itself is great - makes my makeup stay put and feels smooth going on, BUT - the bottle/pump packaging is a HUGE pain and almost makes it not worthwhile. I'm not happy about paying $25 for a primer that I have to constantly scrape out of the bottle because the pump doesn't work after a few weeks of use. Annoying!!
    Date published: 2018-01-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from face primer- bought this product several months ago and must say the pump is absolutely awful. Love the product and all that I bought, but this pump need re-vamping immediately. thanks
    Date published: 2018-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the product...not the delivery system! My daughter recommended this product and she was right, it is great....feels so smooth and makes my foundation last all day, however, everyone is right the bottle/pump are terrible! Come on Bare Minerals surely you can find a better delivery system for this great product!
    Date published: 2017-12-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE change the bottle Love the product itself but the product is to thick for the pump and and so the pump stops working half way through the bottle. I end up cutting the bottle in half and transferring the contents to another little container that I can get my fingers into.
    Date published: 2017-12-14
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  • Did they fix the bottle? Would like to know before I order.

    Asked by: Yram
    Hello Yram, If you would like to provide more detailed information to our Customer Service team regarding this product, we would be happy to look into this for you.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-04-06

    What are the colors for the Primer? Some stores have Light and some have Fair but they are very different. Your website needs to improve. Not user friendly. I typically do not order from companies that have a timer. We still like to shop for makeup e

    Asked by: betty and jane
    Hello betty and jane, We thank you for your feedback. Please note that the PRIME TIME® BB PRIMER CREAM DAILY DEFENSE Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is available in 4 shades. It can be found here:
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-02-16

    Is this primer tinted or clear?

    Asked by: Bethf
    Yes. I use this, and the primer is a clear matte.
    Answered by: rayofsunshine
    Date published: 2018-01-30

    Why did you discontinue the neutralizing foundation primer (the yellow one)?  I can't find anything as good and light for hiding redness.  PLEASE bring it back.

    Asked by: mad78
    Hello, The neutralizing foundation primer was discontinued within the past few years. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. We recommend trying one of our newest additions: Combo Control Milky Face primer as an alternative:
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-01-03

    Does this primer expire or when is the best time to replace this. I use so little of it and it goes a long way for me.

    Asked by: MelissB
    Hello MelissaB, The Prime Time Foundation Primer has a shelf life of two years unopened, and two years opened. If you have any concerns about timing, please feel free to reach out to our customer service team directly with your batch code (5-6 digit stamp on item).
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2017-12-04

    Is PRIME TIME® FOUNDATION PRIMER non-comedogenic?

    Asked by: TLO6
    Hello TL06, The Prime Time Foundation Primer is non-comedogenic.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-05-02

    Are the ingredients in this product identical to what used to be sold as "skin rev-er upper"?

    Asked by: Leter
    Hello Leter, The ingredients differ between the Prime Time Foundation Primer and the SKIN REV-ER UPPER. Details can be found here: and
    Answered by: BECustomerService
    Date published: 2017-08-15

    I thought I was running low on this because it wouldn't pump out. I opened the bottle and it was pretty full. Is there something that can be added to this so I can use the pump? There's too much product left to throw it away.

    Asked by: Barbi719
    Hello Barbi719, We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues with your primer. We would suggest reaching out to customer service directly for assistance.
    Answered by: BECustomerService
    Date published: 2017-10-07
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