bareMinerals Prime Time Primer

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 Enlarged pores, uneven texture, flaky dryness? We've all had complexion problems. That's why Bare Escentuals have 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.

It will make your make-up stay put and last longer.

Eligible for International Delivery
Foundation Finish
Foundation Type
Prime Time

Brand Story

We can’t get enough of them. Minerals are the fundamental ingredients that make every bareMinerals® product effective and unique—and every specialized mineral blend delivers one-of-a-kind beauty benefits. The vital sun-protecting power of our Foundation? Minerals. The vibrant, glistening pigments in our Eyecolors? Minerals. The cell-renewing power of our Skincare? You guessed it: minerals. Minerals are at the heart of everything we do—and you’ll love what they can do for you.
bareMinerals Makeup and bareMinerals Skincare were created to enhance your skin from the outside in.*For years, we’ve researched the power and potential of minerals to nourish, energize and renew—our 24-hour mineral care system is purposefully designed to continuously bring these benefits to you. Every mineral in our proprietary formulations is carefully selected to deliver proven results. bareMinerals Makeup utilizes naturally derived minerals to give you exceptional long-lasting coverage, breathable lightweight wear, rich pigmentation with creamy blendability, and broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection. ActiveSoil Complex, the exclusive ingredient in our bareMinerals Skincare line, incorporates a comprehensive blend of potent macro and micro minerals to increase cell turnover, improve luminosity and help your skin defend against environmental stressors. Best of all, we created all of our mineral formulas to work together in harmony to improve your complexion instantly and over time, day and night.
As the mineral experts, we believe makeup and skincare should not only make you look good, but they should also be good for your skin. That’s why we started the mineral makeup revolution with our award-winning Original SPF 15 Foundation, and it’s the reason minerals remain an essential part of every innovation that we develop for your skin. Experience the transformative power of bareMinerals.
* affecting surface layers of the skin


  • Click & collect

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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
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We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Staple Product I used this product as it was included in my Bare Minerals starter kit, but it started to run out so I just omitted it from my make up routine and applied the foundation over my moisturiser instead. I noticed that at the end of the day my make didn't look as fresh or smooth so I went back in to JL to ask for advice, the lady told me that I must use primer (seems pretty obvious now but at the time I thought the make up must be getting old..). I used what I had left in the tube yesterday and was amazed at the difference! Infact, my skin looked so smooth and baby soft at 11pm I didn't want to wash it! I'll definitely be buying this from now on and not just using moisturiser as a base. 18 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Prime Time My new best friend, would recommend this product :-) 11 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flawless base Provides a much improved base for Bare Minerals makeup giving a much smoother finish than you can get without it. 08 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Primer It's the only one I have tried and I really like it been. Using it for some time. Now 01 September 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good to use I very much like this product having used it previously it works very well with the other Bare Minerals products I use on a dally basis. I would however like to see the manufacturer provide it in a a bigger size. 26 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by You need this product It really is worth buying this product if using the matt powder foundation as it gives a better finish. Well worth the money 27 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by fantastic I am getting married in a couple of months, and have been looking for a primer to use on my wedding day. This is it! I have oily skin, and at first when I applied it it felt really greasy (you only need one pump-at the most), but it soon absorbed. my make up lasted the whole day. totally in love with it. it is now my new make up essential!! 05 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Prime Time Primer I was totally amazed by how smooth and flawless it made my skin. All my friends were so impress with my flawless foundation. I think I am new fan of this product! 13 September 2012
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