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bareMinerals bareMinerals Prime Time™ Foundation Primer - Oil Control

What it is: An oil-free foundation primer for creating a shine-free complexion. What it does: Create an ultra silky smooth canvas and experience your most flawless foundation application ever. PrimeTime™ Oil Control Foundation Primer combats excess oil and absorbs shine while minimizing the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. Our mineral-infused formula glides on seamlessly while helping to extend the wear of your foundation with a shine-free finish. Great for oily or problem-prone skin, this formula contains no oils or fragrances.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- Triclosan
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Questions & Answers for bareMinerals bareMinerals Prime Time™ Foundation Primer - Oil Control

does this primer actually minimize pores, or does it not?
I have a light to mediam skin tone, brow hair and eyes.
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
on bareMinerals Prime Time™ Foundation Primer - Oil Control
10 answers
answer 1
Yes it does. minimized mine
answered 8 months ago
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I noticed no difference as well.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
(New York, NY)
answer 3
it doesn't close up pores...I have big pores. it just control your oil. I'll use a good cleanser or with a brush to clean out the dirts rather than keep using the primer to hide my pores cos they'll cause breakouts. I've experienced that too often and never came across when i was younger... good luck!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
(Walnut, CA)
answer 4
yes but nothing drastic if you want something to minimize pores i would recommend a different primer such as tarte :( If you add a moisturizer or even natural coconut oil it is amazing about 100x better than the original product so if you add a moisturizer then yes
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
answer 5
Slightly, it more so controls oil, you're best bet for minimizing pores is a cleanser or mask like Philosophy's mattifying mask,
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
(Denver, CO)
answer 6
I didn't notice a significant change in pore size. This product really dried my cheeks out.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
answer 7
I haven't noticed a difference in pores, but your makeup will go on smoother.
answered 3 years ago
(houston, TX)
answer 8
Keep in mind, pores are hereditary. If you have very big pores, nothing will shrink them or give you miracles. They key is to makes sure your pores are clean from the oil so they do not expand more. A skin care plan is important and so are facials. With that being said, this is a primer that works with the foundation. I think the foundation and the primer work well together to help conceal large pores.
answered 3 years ago
answer 9
Really makes your skin look and feel healthy if it's on the oily side. I think it helps with pores.
answered 3 years ago
(Virginia Beach, VA)
answer 10
I saw no difference in my pores. BIG THUMBS DOWN.
answered 3 years ago
Am I applying this product wrong because I always get white streaks on my face after application.
Help, I love this primer but I always get white steaks after application. Any tips or thoughts why this is happening?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
(Holland, In)
on bareMinerals Prime Time™ Foundation Primer - Oil Control
4 answers
answer 1
Maybe you're using too much? I use about one and a half moderate sized squirts each day. Also, do you moisturize prior to using? It makes it much easier to spread across your face.
answered 7 months ago
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
No! thats what its supposed to do! :)
answered 8 months ago
(New York, NY)
answer 3
it's happened to a lot of people, myself included... I think that it's the primer, not any specific form of application, that creates the white streaks.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
answer 4
Same thing happened to me. I returned it and got the regular version.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
I have a primer sample that has a yellow hue to it all the cap says is neutral primer can you tell me which primer this is?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
on bareMinerals Prime Time™ Foundation Primer - Oil Control
2 answers
answer 1
This has no yellow color to it at all. Please read the reviews before you purchase.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
(Kula, HI)
answer 2
It is the Neutralizing primer. It has a yellowish tint to help offset any redness, therefore giving your face a neutral skin tone.

Prime Time Original is clear and goes on velvety. Prime Time Brightening has a bit of a pearlescent tint.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
(New York, NY)
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