Friday, 13 March 2015

'Prime Time' by BareMinerals

Recently, I managed to get my hands on a mini version of the 'Prime Time' foundation primer from BareMinerals after my Mum visited the Feel Unique store over in Jersey. I am a huge fan of primers and I wear one almost every day because my combination skin means that my foundation can slip off of my face or become shiny very quickly. I have tried many in the past and my favourites include Benefit's Porefessional and Clinique's Superprimer. However, I am always up for trying a new formula and I was excited to finally try out 'Prime Time' for myself after hearing lots of raving review from fellow beauty bloggers.

A normal bottle of Prime Time is 30ml in size and costs £21.00, however, my mini comes in at half the size - 15ml (which is every generous in my opinion!) My Mum received this primer as part of a BareMinerals kit but she kindly passed this product on to me, as I would get a lot more sue out of it.

So far, I have been liking this primer quite a lot but not as much as my aforementioned trusty favourites above. I think the main reason why this might be the case is because Prime Time is traditionally supposed to be used under mineral foundations (which BareMinerals are of course renound for.) However, I only use liquid foundations and so it will obviously not be as effective. Although with that being said, I have still enjoyed using this product. Prime Time glides onto my skin with ease and creates a lovely, matte base that smoothes over my pores and imperfections. As far as the longevity of my foundation throughout the day goes, it does keep my oily T-zone in check for a relatively long time. 

Overall, I do like this primer but it will certainly not be replacing my usual primer just quite yet. Maybe if you do use mineral powder foundations on a regular basis (which is what this product is specifically designed for,) however, you might see much greater results!

Have you tried Prime Time before? What is your favourite primer? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment down below!


  1. Glad i have read this review, i have kept looking at purchasing it for a long time but i also only use liquid foundations too so i think i will stick with the holy grail primers! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

    1. I'm glad that you found this review helpful Emma :) thank you for commenting! xx

  2. I have a mini version of this primer and I really like it x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

    1. Which foundation d I you wear with t Heather? I'd love to know :) it's crazy how products can work so differently for people! Thank you for reading :) xx