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 579 customers 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
Mad scrumptious from Biloxi
Love the smell. This is a great primer that keeps your makeup looking fresh and glowing!
Not good for tan skin
Tj from Aldie Virginia
I wouldn't recommend it if you have tan skin like me. It comes on smooth but makes you look too light. I thought I could wear it alone to have my face look fresh and glowy but it did not do that. Left my face looking awkwardly lighter and greasy. Want to return
I will buy this again!
Kym from Dallas, Texas
Absolutely LOVE this primer!!!
Roxy from (Maryland)
This stuff is great. I give a nice glow and even look to skin for a great base for your foundation. It's even great on its own if I'm just running out and want a little something on my face.
Jenn from Fort Worth
I love this product, it makes my face look awake and bright!!!
Linz from Fl
Love this gives a georgous natural glow
My go-to primer for glow.
Liz from Greensboro N.C.
I love, love, love, this primer! This is the ONLY primer I use under my makeup when I want a glow. I switch between this one and the hangover primer from Too Faced.. this doesn't offer much hydration but gives me the glow I want.
Trey from Oregon
Does give you a somewhat nice glow, but not so great as a primer for pore coverage. I prefer Benefits pore filler and will return to that brand.
Brooklyn from TN
It is great primer that smooths our minor imperfections. Also, helps foundation to wear better throughout the day.
Lynda B from Texas
I use this daily as a primer under any foundation I choose. It gives my skin a glow and creates a smoothing effect. My foundation never looks as good without it! This is one product I always keep a back up of because I do not want to be without it! It is normally on sale during 21 days of beauty! Must have for me!