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Prime Time Foundation Primer by Bare Escentuals

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.

Key features

  • 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

Honest reviews


Doesn’t Work

I not just if this is only for Bare escentuals but I tried this with my powered and liquid foundation and both time it failed.

Lauren Alabama, NY

Good Product, Beware of Size!

I like this product but its way expensive for the size! I was sure I would get a larger container! But it does work well with the makeup

Carmela Dearborn, MO

Perfect foundation primer and NOT a price rip off

As a consumer, I believe that I need a foundation promer, and this one is very nice, with good ingredients. But I still am not sure why I need a primer. Perhaps someone can write me back and explain. But as for price, I just found this on in the 1 ounce size, and it costs $23.00. Half of $23 is $11.50

Emilia Dodson, MT

Amazing product!

I purchased this product for my wedding makeup and haven’t stopped using it since I was thinking it wouldn’t last long as the bottle is small but it’s lasted four months now with pretty much daily use. It helps my makeup stay put and feels great.

Lina Victoria, KS

Love this primer

I would hate to think what I’d do if they stopped making this product. It glides on smoothly makes your skin feel very soft and when foundation is applied over it, your skin looks fantastic. It seems to smooth out fine lines to where they aren’t very noticeable and makes putting on the rest of your makeup a breeze.

Lynne Millbrook, NY

Great product for a very reasonable price! 👍

Fast service at an excellent price! I look forward to doing business with this supplier in the future! I absolutely love this product…it’s prob my favorite Primer!!! It works miracles on my skin!!! The only negative comment I can make is that it was smaller than expected-but that’s my fault for not reading the fine print well enough…still have no regrets about my purchase! Love love love!

Ruby Coatesville, PA

Maybe I got a defective one?

It never seemed to dry down, and feel soft and smooth like many other primers I have used. I tried it under 2 different foundations, and they both dragged terribly upon application over this primer. Sent it back. Too pricey to just throw away.

Lucile Campo, CO

Tiny tube

Although I do like this product, I could not believe how small the tube was for the price. Apparently I did not pay attention to the size information when I purchased it. I just purchased more but did so through Sephora. Same price, larger size.

Eliza New Haven, KY

Nice primer, does the job

The consistency seemed a little strange at first, since I had been using one that was more like a cream. They say it doesn’t clog pores, but I am not sure about that. However, it is preservative free which is nice.

Harriett East Canaan, CT


I like this stuff, guess when I ordered it though I didn’t take note of the size. I paid $ for the same exact size tube I got for FREE when I ordered other items from BareMinerals.Won’t go this route again.Andddd,,I see they charged my credit card 17.73 for this tube, really? Like $6 in mailing charges?? For a tube the size of my thumb? Seller is deceptive.

Karin Bowdoin, ME

Pallaguna – Fantastic

I have used this product for years. Put it on before my makeup.Suggest adding your moisturizer or serums then put this onlast followed with bare minerals powder.

Ashley Oasis, UT

Would never have guessed this could work miracles

Wow! This is a perfect foundation primer compared to others I have tried. Others, by mid-day, my make-up would be either faded or blotchy. Using this primer my make-up stays in place all day even in high humidity. Only use a tiny drop as a drop covers a lot of facial areas. It is not sticky, no odor, goes on smooth, clear and I can put my make-up on immediately after covering one facial area. Besides the all-day coverage, the primer gives a glow to my skin and just makes my face feel lighter.

Darla Clipper Mills, CA