Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense SPF 30

Prime Time™ BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense SPF 30 - Medium

  • Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense SPF 30
  • Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense SPF 30


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A hint of skin-perfecting coverage immediately diminishes the appearance of discoloration, uneven skin tone and imperfections. See Details

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Colour: Medium

Perfect, protect and prime - at the same time. With a hint of skin-perfecting coverage, this multi-tasking BB primer-cream diminishes the appearance of discolouration, uneven skin tone and imperfections while providing SPF 30 protection and defense against environmental stressors. Plus the silky, smooth formula combats flaky dryness, excess oil and the appearance of pores to perfectly prep skin for a flawless foundation application.

Award-Winning BB Primer-Cream:

  • Harper's Bazaar Beauty Best of best 2014 - Best Primer
  • Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2014 - Best Alphabet Cream

"This lightweight cream calls itself a primer, but with its beautiful velvet finish and hint of coverage, you can wear it alone (just add concealer where needed). The best 'no make-up' base we've found."

NEWBY HANDS, Beauty director-at-large

Size: 30ml

  • Immediately diminishes the appearance of discolouration, uneven skin tone and imperfections
  • Combats flaky dryness, excess oil and the appearance of pores
  • Preps skin for a flawless foundation application
  • Apply one pump of primer, massaging an even layer all over your face for a skin-smoothing finish.
  • Wear alone or under bareMinerals Foundation.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Zinc Oxide, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Alumina, Silica, Tocopherol, Magnesium Silicate, Panthenol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hexyl Laurate, Stearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Stearyl Triethoxysilane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Canola Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polylactic Acid, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Retinyl Retinoate. May Contain : Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).


Q & A

Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense SPF 30 - null is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent primer, shame about the bottle Firstly, I would've given 5 hearts but the bottle let's it down badly. So only 4, sorry. I've used this primer since it's launch. I can't speak highly enough about it. I've got oily skin with some larger pores, and even prone to breakouts although I'm 43! It provides beautiful, flawless, light coverage. It doesn't look or feel false, goes on like a dream and you don't need to use much. It means I can wear makeup for more than 12hrs without touching it up. The problem is the bottle. The pump tube doesn't reach the bottom, and as you work your way down the bottle the product becomes fairly thick. The pump won't suck the primer up to dispense. This would mean wasting a lot of primer. No way!! When it first happens you can get it out by simply removing the pump and tube. There will be primer on it. If you need more, just pop back in and move it about slightly to get some. When it gets lower I use a cotton bud, and when it gets lower still I use the handle of a makeup brush. This means I don't waste any of the primer. Although it is very thick by that point, it still applies beautifully with the same coverage etc. So I would try this product, just be prepared to work a little bit to be able to use it all
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK primer in an awful bottle This is my second favourite primer, its a bit too thick and therefore doesn't pump very well in the bottle so when it does decide to come out it goes all over me or the carpet. I don't like the texture, its too silky but the coverage is quite good.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Base This is a lovely product. It glides on, covers imperfections, leaves a smooth even base tone and includes SPF. Brilliant for when I want a flawless finish with my bare minerals powders.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from worse packaging ever 5 star product in worse designed bottle. too frustrated using it. spurts out all over what you are wearing 2 thirds gets wasted as you cant get it out. why its not in a tube all reviews are the same bm clearly don't bother reading them such a massive shame
Date published: 2016-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant product, not so great packaging! Absolutely love this primer, buy again as soon as I run out, only problem with it is the pump :( Such a shame as it does disperse the ideal amount when it works..will it stop me from buying it though? NO! Marked it down by 1 star simply for the packing otherwise would be 5.
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! I work outside and in a very dry, dusty environment so although I have combination skin, I found I was getting dry skin. I hadn't been using a primer during the day but thought this might help and it really did. My skin stopped getting dry and looked so much better too! It does every thing you'd expect a bm primer to do- makes foundation apply and look better, makes sure foundation lasts all day and diminishes the appearance of pores and fine lines.
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wowowowow This is soooooo soothing and smoothing on my skin. It adds just that little extra coverage. Its weightless but looks amazing and makes foundation application so much easier. I recommend this to everyone out there
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Need this This is my top go to product. Even if I don't have time to put a full face of make up on I know if I put this on my skin looks smoothed out. It's a perfect base for my foundation. Couldn't live without it!
Date published: 2016-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Primer I love this primer, I wear it daily and wouldn't be without it. Perfect under any foundation. However, I agree with other comments about the pump which lets the product down. I have learnt to unscrew the lid and use the stick as an applicator however this can sometimes be messy and is not really ideal!
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic primer works a treat this is a great product that covers evenly and acts as a light foundation. this feels like a second skin i have tried many primers and it is nice to finally find a product that does not irritate my skin
Date published: 2016-02-17
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Q & A

I use the Ready foundation in R330 and R350 what shade of the BB primer should I use?

I am of Indian origin
Asked by: Sajda

If you wear alone what is the coverage?

Would it be, sheer, medium or full?
Asked by: BecksO84
I find that this gives a light to medium coverage on me, but it can be built up to give a fuller coverage.
Answered by: Jennywren7
Date published: 2014-09-17

gone very thick??

Love this product but I took at away on a (hot) holiday and now it has gone very thick and won't pump? do you have any suggestions on how to thin it down?
Asked by: sue27

Which shade

Hi I use the fairly medium matte foundation, which shade of the BB primer would you recommend?
Asked by: Marzzie18
I use fairly medium too! And I think the best shade match in this primer is 'Fair' (a bM person in store colour matched me). I hope you like it - I absolutely love it!
Answered by: janine
Date published: 2015-05-14

Can you use this under the original or matte foundation?

I have a greasy tzone and although I love the foundation and mineral veil, it doesn't quite hide my pores as well as liquid foundations. I think this Maybe the solution?
Asked by: Jowat
Absolutely - this works great under any of our foundations... however we have a new Serum Foundation launching in the next couple of months called bareSkin SPF 30 Serum Foundation which you may also want to try.
Answered by: bareMineralsUK
Date published: 2014-06-17

Shade match for using under the bareskin foundation

Hello, I live in the states but my friend wants to get me a present from the uk so that's why I am on the uk website. I am a shade Bare Shell 02 in the Bareskin Brightening Serum Foundation and I am planning on tanning a bit in the summer but I heard since primers and BB creams are so sheer that they somehow change to match your color a bit. What shade should I get?? Light??
Asked by: Amani92
Yes - light would be your best option for BB Primer if you currently use Bare Shell. Hope that helps x
Answered by: bareMineralsUK
Date published: 2014-06-17

Shade Help!!

I normally wear the Medium in the original foundation could you please advise which shade I would need to go for in the BB Primer Cream?
Asked by: Littlemissjd
We would recommend trying our Prime Time BB Primer-Cream SPF 30 in Medium if you wear Medium shade Foundation. bareMinerals x
Answered by: Official_bareMineralsUK
Date published: 2014-04-09

How long does the cream last in terms of primer and SPF?

I need a cream to last all day...
Asked by: Penny
This primer lasts really well - my make-up stays on all day.
Answered by: janine
Date published: 2015-05-14

Which colour should I order in the BB Primer-Cream ?

I normally wear the Original loose foundation in medium beige, but in the summer, my skin tans and I wear medium tan.
Asked by: LittleMissPink
Me too. Go for the Medium
Answered by: CorazonCat
Date published: 2016-07-19

Which colour is for me?

Can you advise which shade of your new BB primer I should use? I'm a medium beige in foundation, so am guessing the medium shade, but should be grateful for your advice. Thanks in advance!
Asked by: MrsSpud
You've guessed right! If you're wearing Medium Beige we would recommend using the Medium shade in our new Primer. bareMinerals x
Answered by: Official_bareMineralsUK
Date published: 2014-04-04
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