Rated 4.48 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My go-to primer
I was motivated to write this review because I skipped this primer one day and saw a huge difference in the appearance of my foundation midway throughout the day, and that sold me on its effectiveness. I have tried numerous primers and had very limited success. The silicones made my T-zone oily and they never fully absorbed into my skin. I don't have this problem with this BECCA primer. The primer itself is very lightly citrus scented. It is non-greasy, and absorbs easily, When it dries down, it feels a bit like it has toned/tightened my skin - but in a good, non-drying kind of way. Before applying foundation, it does look a bit too shiny on its own for my taste. However, it gives my foundation a natural glow, and keeps it looking fresh all day. I have tried it now with no less than seven different foundations, from drugstore brand to high end, and it works well with all of them. I do not recommend this primer under BB or CC cream because the formulas don't seem to want to play nice together. I ended up with streaks and overall patchy coverage with two different brands of BB/CC creams.
Most Helpful Critical Review May Have Caused Allergic Reaction
I was so excited to try this product. I almost always read tons of reviews before buying new products - and this product had rave reviews. I bought it on a Saturday and proceeded to use it - mixed with my normal foundation - on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday morning when I woke up - my face was so swollen, puffy and red that I called into work and had to go get steroid shot and steroid pack for the week.
Doctor said I put something on my face that irritated it and this was the only new thing that I had tried in the last week or so (it can take a few days for your body to really freak out with an allergic reaction). I did more research and found that it contained fragrance mix - which I have been shown to be allergic to. I use some other things with fragrance mix, but haven't had this happen before. I returned the primer to the store. I know to be more careful and read labels WELL before purchasing.
I will say - aside from the reaction - the product was nice. Easy to apply and provided that shimmer without being glittery. Didn't make my makeup break up (I use Tarte Amazonian Clay full coverage). The product was nice - I am just unable to use it due to allergies.
(I've attached photos to show the reaction - I'm sorry, it's not good, but I just want you to be aware and make an educated decision by reading ingredients. I woke up at 6:30AM, Had the shot around 10AM, and you can see where the redness and swelling decreases later. The other photo is me normally - without the allergic reaction.) Hope this helps!
If you don't have allergies or skin sensitivity - this is probably a good product for you.
Reviewed by 589 customers Amazing on dry skin!
Sda489 from Illinois
My skin changed from oily to dry after having a baby, and my normal skincare and makeup products no longer worked for me. I was at a loss as to which products to purchase to make my dry skin glow, and I am so glad I decided to try this primer! It is amazing and makes me look like a have a lit from within glow even when I have foundation on. And it makes my makeup last all day without caking or breaking up. This is amazing and a must try for dry skin :).
Sweetlittleredw from Alabama
It does give you a beautiful glowing look, but it does not keep my makeup on all day long. I only bought it because it was on sale, but I would not repurchase
Love this product
Jessica from Illinois
Makes my face look smooth with a subtle glow - I love this so much!
I would definitely buy this again!!!!
Des from Charlotte NC
If you have dry skin and want luminous skin under your makeup! This is the product for you!
angel mom from Minnesota
This "primer" was a disappointment in that it doesn't help makeup stay on all day. I have normal skin and tested this several days to ensure it wasn't working. My makeup felt like it melted off. It looks good on skin by itself and that may be how I use this up. I won't buy again for a primer.
Chelles from St. Louis, MO
This was my first time purchasing this product. I've had issues with other primers flaking and was worried this would do the same. It doesn't! It goes on so smooth and makes my skin look so dewy. On days I don't feel like wearing a full face of makeup I just apply this and skip the foundation. It gives a nice 'blurring' effect and makes skin look so good!
Anne from Pittsburgh
I love this primer! It immediately brightens my skin and evens it out enough that on good skin days I don't think I even need foundation. I can just put this one. I love it. The smell is a little odd but not terrible. I've been using it for about a week and I love it.
My favorite primer
Hereismonica from North Dakota
I absolutely love this primer and have been using it now for over a year! It almost feels cool when I first apply it after my lotion dries and feels refreshing when I rub it in. It has just the right amount of shimmer and does offer a tiny bit of coverage. It's perfect to go under some light concealer and then powder. Definitely helps give you a glow and with powder, full coverage without looking "cakey." I always like to try different and new primers but always make sure I have this on hand! Each bottle lasts a long time too! Great value!
Good product, but caused breakout
BLH from Salt Lake City
I was excited to try this product because of the raving reviews. The first couple days I used it I loved it. Made my foundation go on way smoother and created a nice glow. However after the couple of days my skin got irritated. I am thinking it was from this because it is the only change I have made in my diet and skin care regimen. I am bummed because I loved the results from the first couple of days prior to my breakout.
Tina from Florida
I use this as a "foundation" on my no makeup days.
It smoothes out imperfections and gives my skin a natural golden glow without looking fake.
Also usable under foundation. It does make my skin pretty oily fairly fast and touch ups are needed.
A bit on the pricier side but well worth it.
Secret to a Great Base
aea037 from USA
I have been using this primer since 2016. Applying foundation without it feels like sleeping on a bed with no mattress cover, or like wearing an expensive dress without proper undergarments, it's just not right. It somehow blurs the skin, to the point where I feel foundation isn't always necessary, it's that nice. I think if you are oily, you may not be so happy with the sheen it adds. It's also very helpful to exfoliate or cleanse the skin since it is not matte and may highlight texture at first. However once you apply foundation, CC, or BB cream, it all comes together to create a beautiful soft base.
Yvonne from San Jose ca
This product is truly amazing. It's light on your skin and gives a shimmering look. Love love love this primer. It's leaves my makeup looking flawless. Gives me a nice natural glowing look which I love. It's not heavy super light on my skin. This will always be a must that will not disappoint. I have sensitive skin and this did not irritate my skin as I thought it would due to the fragrance smell it has. Love the smell not too much just a nice pleasant smell.
Ireland from Kentucky
I was expecting it to do more but I guess it's okay if you want a bit of glow under your makeup, it definitely feels nice on the skin but it doesn't make the makeup application any better or help the makeup last longer, maybe pairing it with another primer would be best and I find I have to use a lot of it just to get any glow from it also , I will use what I have but I won't be buying again
Holly from Alaska
Amazing product. Highlights and covers pores. Makes my skin look flawless.
Not much of a difference
Lanny poo from Michigan
Honestly was expecting more from this product. It give a decent healthful shimmer on it's own, but doesn't make much of a difference with foundation on top. I thought I would use it more than I have, so most likely won't repurchase.
works well but probably not the best for oily skin!
Sammie from Cincinnati, OH
my skin is combination but mostly oily and i find that this makes my face looks more shiny so this might be better for someone with dry/normal skin! smells very good and does the job. i'll purchase the purple version of this and see if i like it more.
FALITI from Eureka CA
Makes my face shine from the inside!
i love this
jenna from mi
it's a great product!! it's worth the money, i will be repurchasing.
Best Primer, EVER!
straydoll from Los Angeles, CA
I regularly use this primer alone, under my foundation, or I mix one pump of this primer with one pump of my foundation for a sheer coverage look. It applies beautifully and tones down the redness on my cheeks. I apply this with my finger tips, my foundation brush, or beauty sponge. It is long-lasting (8hrs+) and resistant to both cold and warm weather.
Worst product ever
Perla X. from California
My product was beyond flaky. It fell off my skin in small flakes, embarrassing to wear.
Joanna from Mass
Amazing primer ! I've tried so many and this one is great. Makes your skin glow. Makes your makeup stay all day too.
Not for sensitive skin
KutieKat from St. Louis, MO
I got this as a sample. I loved the fresh glowy look of the primer! After two days of use my skin broke out and I now have patches of eczema on my forehead and chin. This primer does contain fragrance so beware if you have sensitive or dry skin.
barbi from oregon
I get so many complements on my skin when I wear this, sometimes I wear it alone, other times I wear under makeup, best primer I've ever tried , it really does make you glow. If you have oily skin though I would not use.
Sample led to full size purchase!
gidget from Richmond, VA
Received a sample and loved it so much, bought the full size bottle which says a lot since I am working form home and rarely wear makeup these days. The "glow" is great and feels very nice and light but just adds a touch of highlight without sparkle.
lulu from LONG BEACH CA
NICE TO ADD TO MY FOUNDATION FOR A GLOWLIKE SKIN LOOK