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bareMinerals Prime Time™ Foundation Primer

What it is: An amazing preservative-free foundation primer that's great for all skin types. What it does: Developed to combat flaky dryness, rough patches, fine lines, excess oil, enlarged pores, and uneven texture, this mineral-infused, satin-finish formula glides on seamlessly with no tacky feel to provide a skin-smoothing complexion before you apply foundation. For added age-defying power, it is infused with soothing plant extracts, antioxidants, and nourishing vitamins C and E.
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Questions & Answers for bareMinerals Prime Time™ Foundation Primer

Question
do I appy this over my moisturiser
do I appy reverupper first then moisturiser then prime time then mineral makeup?
asked 6 years, 3 months ago
1LIZZY
(PETALUMA, CA.)
on Prime Time™ Foundation Primer
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
The correct order is after cleansing and toning the skin, use Rev-ver Upper, then moisturize. At this point I let things soak into the skin. Depending on the day I put an additional sunscreen on (SPF 15 is not good enough for the bright sun around here) Then after that soaks in use Prime Time then Bare minerals. I have dry skin, so none of this overly builds up for me. My skin needs all the hydration it can get. Rev-ver upper alone is not enough, I definitely need a moisturizer in addition to it. So if you skin is like mine, that is what I do and it works great. People say I have porcelain skin and I am forty.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
aprilk
(Reno, NV)
answer 2
I use this with Revver-Upper, but no other moisturizer, before make-up.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
Elektratx
(Houston, Texas)
answer 3
I have used the moisturizer first then the rever upper product and it worked well although I did find using the moisturizer was too much and the Rever upper moisturized well for me. experiment with it and see what works best for you :)
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
jovilady
(Concord, New Hampshire)
answer 4
Laura Gellar's Welcome Matte seemed too thick to me. It was also hard to get out on the bottle. When you put on the tiniest amount it was ok, but it didn't seem to cover without getting flaky, especially around my nose, chin and eyes. Prime Time never gets flaky.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
Tbird
(Auberry, CA)
answer 5
I use it right before applying makeup so I let some time elapse after moisturizing and or using serums so that it absorbs better.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
mspic
(Eldersburg, Md)
answer 6
I don't know if that's the "proper" order, but that's how I use it...
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
alphadog
(Boise, ID)
answer 7
I don't know about reverupper, but you would apply Prime Time after moisturizers. (after sunscreen, before foundation!)
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
sensitivegirl2
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 8
i use prime time over my moisturizer. just a little goes a long way. I sparingly use it all over my face and around my eyes.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
oakkec
(peckville,[a.)
Question
Does this make cystic acne worst?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
pinkgirl86
(Paterson, NJ)
on Prime Time™ Foundation Primer
8 answers
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answer 1
The primer did make me break out terribly, and it made my skin super oily. I now use the hourglass mineral veil primer and that stuff is magic in a bottle it's a bit pricier, but ever since I haven't had problems with my skin.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
allorigional
(Fullerton, CA)
answer 2
Sorry to say this made my oily skin even more oily and did aggravate breakouts. The Skin Revver Upper is a light moisturizer/primer that did not break me out and felt good on my face. It doesn't function that well as a primer though.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
jacks72
(White Plains NY)
answer 3
I struggle w/ cystic acne also at times (birth control is the only thing keeping it in check) but NO it has not aggravated my acne (cystic or otherwise) - that's why I like it so much, and a little goes a long way.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
sami12
(Idaho Falls, ID)
answer 4
No, it does not. A primer is supposed to be a layer between your skin and foundation so that your foundation can sit on top of the primer and not sink into your fine lines, pores, or wrinkles. I used this even when I have active/cystic acne because it actually makes me feel safer knowing that my foundation and any bacteria won't go into my pimples. Also, this product is supposed to be organic so it shouldn't make your acne worse.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
lidyadewii
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
This Prime Time actually made me break out more then ever. Everyone's face is different so I'm not 100% sure if this will make your cystic acne worst. It also made my forehead very oily looking, so I had to return it. If anything, I'm sure Sephora can give you a sample to give it a try before you decide to purchase the product.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
cheapet
(Lakewood, CA)
answer 6
I thought the same thing when I first was introduced to this product. never have had a problem with acne while using Prime Time.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
mollarose
(Ventura, CA)
answer 7
it didnt make mine worse no, and i have to tell you i think in conjunction with the Retin-A cream my doctor prescribed me, it cured my cystic acne and i barely ever get them now.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
janie82
(NJ)
answer 8
No, this product will not make any kind of acene worse. Depedning on how red your acene is or how much/how it looks when you apply it it'll go on smooth and light then apperance of the bumps. It'll be noticeable somewhat but overall it'll make it look a little better :)

use it with the rets of the make-up and you'll look pretty okay
I have had bad acene and it actually made mines way better
:)
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
goldenxgirl
(Baltimore, MD)
Question
What is the difference between the skin revver upper and prime time?
I bought the Skin Revver Upper product in the starter package for BE makeup and I like it, am out of it, and am wondering if I should re-order it or get Prime Time instead. So what is the difference between the two and should I use one or both?
asked 6 years, 3 months ago
katem33385
on Prime Time™ Foundation Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
The Skin Rev-Upper is basically vitamins/glycolic/salicylic acids which exfoliate your skin. The Prime Time is a primer.

Personally, I prefer the skin revver-upper, because it's made my skin MUCH clearer - I've been using it every day before my moisturizer for the last couple of months and have not had a single breakout (which is totally not normal for my skin - usually I have them fairly often).
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
velvety
(Atlanta)
answer 2
For me personally, the rever upper caused me to break out pretty bad, whereas the primer did not. The primer states oil free on the bottle, which works better for my skin type.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
mizcv
answer 3
I personally use both!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
Elektratx
(Houston, Texas)
answer 4
I don't honestly know the difference between Prime Time and Skin Rever Upper but I have used both and prefer the Prime Time. I think the Skin Rever Upper is more of a moisturizer and Prime Time prepares your skin for longer-lasting makeup. I prefer this product because I like the consistency, it is thick and dries quickly while the Skin Rever Upper is watery and takes longer to dry. It also makes my skin so soft.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
jovi
(Marietta, OH)
answer 5
I also started with the Rever upper product from the kit and felt it wasn't enough as I have oily skin, the Rever upper product is sort of a base for your BE products. I bought the Prime Time and found that it gave a better coverage for the BE productswhere I didn't have to make ANY touch ups.I tried using the products at the same time and I got a more matte look to the make up, and was amazed at how well the BE products lasted through out the day/night. Just need to let both products dry well before applying powders. Hope this helps.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
jovilady
(Concord, New Hampshire)
answer 6
The Skin Revver Upper is more like a vitamin cream, instead of a Primer. It is a very nice product, and good for your skin. But, the Prime Time actually prepares your face for a perfect application of your foundation. I use both!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
Tbird
(Auberry, CA)
Question
Gel?
Does this primer come out in a gel form?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
hugthecookies
(San Francisco, CA)
on Prime Time™ Foundation Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
it is a thick gel. it is awesome.
answered 4 years ago
cuppy
(clover sc)
answer 2
it's a clear gel, a little goes a long way.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
ladybug22
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 3
Yes, it's gel form but not stickey at all. Once applied, it vanishes instantly and leaves you face soooooooooooooo smooth.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 4
Yes.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(D.C)
answer 5
Yep, it's a nice, smooth gel that blends well with the skin.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
perpetualprimper
(York, PA)
answer 6
yes it does, its a thin gel
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
juliafoolia
(new york, new york)
Question
Do I use this instead of my moisturizer or after my moisturizer?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
ctjules1
on Prime Time™ Foundation Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
use this product after your regular moisturizer. This product feels like it will act like a moisturizer but you need to use another product.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
krissymissy
(Fresno, CA)
answer 2
i use it after applying moisturizer, i just wait a few minutes for my skin to absorb all the moisturizer first.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(frederick, md)
answer 3
I use this after I put on a moisturizer. I have oily skin, but I find that the primer only isn't enough.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
cg722
(Washington, DC)
answer 4
After. I use this right before I apply my makeup for the day. You want your moisturizer to soak directly into your skin.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
equani
(CA)
answer 5
I use it after my moisturizer.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
lilacwords
(Mountain Brook, Alabama)
answer 6
Use it after your moisturizer and before applying your foundation.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
midnightslullaby
(Kent, WA)
Question
Does this work well with other brand foundations?
I'm pretty much a virgin to primers. I prefer using liquid foundation (Clinique) over mineral foundation. BE tends to link their products together (meaning, they say that one product works REALLY well if ONLY you use it with THEIR products). You know what I mean? Will it work just as well if I use it with my Clinique liquid foundation? I received a nice size sample from Sephora's brand and I really like it. If you know anything about their version versus BE's, I'd really appreciate you opinion. Thanks!
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
peacelovekate
(Trenton, NJ)
on Prime Time™ Foundation Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes, you can use this with other products. I have done so with excellent results
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
kingram
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 2
Yes, this works no matter what moisturizer or foundation you like to use. You may skip foundation all together if you have an even skin tone. Just be sure to apply after your moisturizer. Wait about a minute and apply a small amount of the primer. Watch a new you transform before your eyes.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 3
Absolutely YES! I previously used a Clinique foundation with it...and have switched to a Dior foundation, but both have worked well with this primer.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
mommafern
(New Hampshire)
answer 4
As you will see in numerous other reviews, Prime Time will work with liquid foundations as well as the mineral foundations. Now, each individual foundation varies slightly however, I have used BM to Chanel to Dior and never have I experienced a negative result.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(D.C)
answer 5
I used to wear Bare Minerals make up but now I wear Being True mineral foundation and this products works just as well with it. I've never had a problem using a different brand in combination with the bareVitamins Prime Time.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
midnightslullaby
(Kent, WA)
answer 6
i also like the laura mercier primer, but have used both with only BE.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
hanoibelle
(malibu, ca)
Question
Do I spray directly on my face or my hands?
I'm a little confused.
Do I spray it on my hands then rub on my face?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
Krissybaby327
on Prime Time™ Foundation Primer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It pumps out like a lotion. You don't require very much. I apply it to my finger and smooth it onto my face.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
owens14
(Moore, OK)
answer 2
This primer is not like a mist you spray on. It looks more like a gel and you would use one pump and apply it to your finger and rub on your face prior to putting on makeup. It fills in fine lines and larger pores. Makes your face really smooth.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
GSelly
(North Mankato, MN)
answer 3
I apply it to my middle finger and smooth it onto my skin.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
equani
(CA)
answer 4
As the saying goes, "a little dab will do" - you just put a dab on your finger and apply - you'll find the right amount of "dab" after using it the first time.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Grandkidsrus
(MILLERSVILLE, MD)
answer 5
Pump a small amount on fingertips and apply evenly to face. A small amount goes a long way!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
BoomerBabe
(Mt.Holly,NC)
answer 6
I just put a dot on my finger tip and apply to face starting from the chin and spread upward. The product is like a thick gel.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
ctea
(Fort Walton Beach, FL)
Question
Does this work just as well when applied underneath liquid foundation or is it meant to be used with bare minerals powder foundation only?
I use a liquid foundation for oily/normal skin. I'm wondering if anyone has or does use it with any other type of foundation. Does it slide off or feel too greasy being applied over top of this primer? Or should it be used with the bare escentuals powder foundations only? Thanks!!
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
rootbeeriiz
(Wyomissing, PA)
on Prime Time™ Foundation Primer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've noticed that it actually helps keep the foundation in place
answered 4 years ago
spainbabe
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 2
I use it under a liquid foundation. It is awesome. I also use a powder on top of my foundation, and my makeup looks great and lasts through anything.
answered 4 years ago
cuppy
(clover sc)
answer 3
I use this with both my bare minerals and liquid foundation and it works well with both. I just experimented and so far so good.
answered 4 years ago
nocogirl
(Redding, CA)
answer 4
I tried this under liquid foundation and didn't like the results at all...too slippery and shiny-looking. I'm now using bareMinerals SPF 15 foundation and love how they work together to give a smooth appearance to the complexion without a greasy look.
answered 4 years ago
mienke
(Springfield, MO)
answer 5
I use it with Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and there is no problem with an over-greasy feel or slippage.
answered 4 years ago
yuminy
answer 6
I use liquid foundation as well. While it doesn't slide off, it may not be matte enough for a liquid or cream, I believe this works best with powder foundation.
answered 4 years ago
mitz1984
(tulsa, ok)
Question
Can this be used with regular liquid/cream foundation?
Can this primer be used with liquid/cream foundation or only mineral powder makeup? Thanks!
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Christina4444
(Dallas, TX)
on Prime Time™ Foundation Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes! I use this with my Maybelline Dream Mousse foundation every day, and it works beautifully!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
dancingrose
answer 2
I use it with a liquid foundation. I haven't been that pleased overall with the Prime Time, but it can be used with liquid or mineral.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
cg722
(Washington, DC)
answer 3
I use liquid Lancome makeup and this primer works great!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
GSelly
(North Mankato, MN)
answer 4
It works really well with both. I use a liquid for certain places, like my eyes and the primer helps it.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
equani
(CA)
answer 5
I use this product before I apply Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (liquid - medium coverage) The Primetime helps my face look smooth and not cakey. So I would definitely recommend this product before applying liquid foundation.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
babydoll317
(Rome, Ga)
answer 6
Although this primer was formulated specifically for the bareMinerals foundation, it can be used with any foundation.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
I tried the BE Prime Time Brightening Primer and it broke me out all over my face. Will this one?
I have combo skin; oily in the t-zone, kinda dry everywhere else.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
on Prime Time™ Foundation Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
I've been using this product for years and I have very sensitive skin. No breakouts at all..
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
I have never used the brightning one before, but i have very acne prone skin and this has NEVER broke me out. I love this primer! its so amazing! its my HG primer for mineral makeup.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
benarslove
answer 3
bareVitamins Prime Time and my Bare Minerals Foundation have never broken me out. This primer is the 1st primer and only primer I use. Plus, its one of Sephora's top rated products!! I tried their primer for oily skin since I am very oily only in my t-zone, but I DO NOT recommend it! It leaves white peeling flakes all over my skin as well as tightens it.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
lanabobana
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 4
We have the same type of skin and this did not break me out. Never tried the brightening.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
heidi7
answer 5
no you wouldn't 'cause I've the same type combo skin and it's just wonderful and very light. Plus it's very good for your skin so don't wait any longer, start using it.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
kaisorg
(Jersey City, NJ)
answer 6
I have the same kind of skin, but I haven't had that sort of problem with this primer!! If anything, it's made my skin smoother, and it's also helped control shine in my T-zone.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
dovelove212
(Los Angeles, CA)
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