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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 251.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This is the first primer I've ever tried and wasn't sure I even needed it. Well, I do. It makes my makeup look flawless.
    Date published: 2018-08-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite primer! Ive been using BM for years!! Im 66 yrs old and still love trying new products,however Im also one that when I love something, I don't want it to change. This is my favorite primer of all time and thanks BM for still carrying it!!!
    Date published: 2018-08-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Leaves your skin feeling fresh and smooth! When I first started using Bare Minerals products this was the primer I started off with, I was a little skeptical at first - I had never used primer, didn't really think it was necessary, was I wrong! Prime Time Original leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and soft, your makeup will have that just applied fresh look throughout the whole day and you'll never start your makeup routine without it again! And just a little bit goes a long way for long lasting wear so use sparingly!!
    Date published: 2018-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have I was unsure I would ever use this product, but I tried it and now I can’t go without it. Foundation looks so much better when used over this primer. Love it.
    Date published: 2018-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth skin I have been using this product for almost a year now. I love the way it helps make my skin look smoother once I apply my foundation!! I’ve received so many compliments on how nice my skin looks!!
    Date published: 2018-07-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Primer So happy with this purchase. It goes on smoothly and a little goes a long way. I apply it in the morning before my makeup and it helps it stay on all day.
    Date published: 2018-07-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Primer This primer works very well with my dry skin. With this primer bareminerals goes on silky smooth.
    Date published: 2018-07-02
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from THE REVIEWS SAY IT ALL!!! FIX THE PUMP!!!! Let me start by saying that this is my favorite primer on the market right now but I am going to stop buying it until the pump issue is fixed. There have been numerous complaints about the pump for YEARS and nothing has changed. I originally, years ago, received a sample of this in a tube so I know it can be put into a tube and it was wonderful but I refuse to buy this again until you fix the problem with the pump!!! There are so many complaints about the pump on this site and nothing has been done to fix it. It makes us feel as if you don't care so I will be buying my second favorite primer until this comes in a tube.
    Date published: 2018-06-18
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  • What do you use first, face lotion or primer?

    Asked by: Whyareyouaskingforthis
    Hello Whyareyouaskingforthis, We recommend using your moisturizer first before applying primer.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-07-09

    Is this gluten and paraben free?

    Asked by: rebajeansy
    Hello rebajeansy, The Prime Time Foundation Primer is not formulated with Gluten or Parabens.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-06-29

    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
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