Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review A lumininous primer perfect for my combination skin
I have used this primer non-stop since I recieved it. I have combination skin and would normally not use a luminous primer, but IF and WHEN I do, I like to use a very matte foundation on top. However, this primer has worked so well with both matte and semi-matte foundations, giving me a flawless non-cakey finish. My biggest concern was that it would make make me oily, specially on my T-zone. NOPE. I was wrong. The consistency of this primer is like a very lightweight moisturizer, and it feels hydrating on the skin but not greasy at all. When it sets down it feels the lightest bit tacky which grips my foundation allowing it to last long, yet it still blends beautifully. It gives my skin a flawless satin-like appearance. When used alone it gives the most beautiful glow which I can agree looks almost glass-like. If you swatch it you can see very finely milled shimmer particles but they are not visible on the face even after applying your foundation, and it has an iredescent shift to it. It does have a scent by the way and I like it. The pump packaging is an A+ for me and since a little goes a long way I have a feeling this is going to last me a very long time! I LOVE IT!
Most Helpful Critical Review It's alright
I've tried this primer about 3 times. Twice with makeup and once without any makeup. With makeup I didn't notice a glow under my makeup. It dried out my face rather quickly when I did a whole face of makeup and my face actually looked very dull. I didn't like it on my skin when I did a full face of makeup because it did dry it out and show many creases in my skin. I really loved the look it gave my skin without makeup. It had it shimmering & a great glow. It didn't dry out my skin as it did with makeup. I would only recommend using it without foundation. So a nice fresh clean face & this primer to give it that nice pop would be great. On the other hand I wouldn't recommend using it under a full face.
Reviewed by 2391 customers Best Primer on the market
Kryssie from Texas
I got a sample size of this amazing primer in an allure beauty box several months ago and I have been squeezing out every last drop. My skin craves this like water. I absolutely love the glass look it gives my skin. I wear this alone after I do my skincare routine each day and it gives my 33 year old skin a really smooth glow like I had as a kid. I definitely recommend this primer and I will continue buying it.
One of my favorite primers
Bri from Mobile, AL
I've used this off and on since 2015-ish, when I got it from Memebox back when they curated boxes, and it remains in my top 5. It gives a beautiful glow and layers well with skincare and BB cream. It does actually help face makeup stay on throughout the day, and despite my oily t-zone I didn't notice any excess oil or greasiness. I generally use this on my cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead and pat it in, too much of any skin product is going to make your skin seem oilier than it actually is, one pump is enough for your face.
It can seem kinda "glittery" but it dries down well and just has a slight highlight effect that will last most of the day.
Makeup doesn't move
Maddie from Norfolk,Va
So when I first received this, i was worried it would be TOO luminous and I'd look like a strobe light. Not the case at all, the shimmer is very subtle and blends nicely. I have oily/combo skin and always worry about my makeup melting off mid day (no matter how much setting spray/primer /setting powders i use) and this stuff keeps it all in place. PLUS it has a subtle shimmer that "glows" and doesn't look greasy . But again, it's subtle so great for daily use. I was honestly surprised how well this stuff works and how it blurs your pores. Cons? Don't really have any other than the price for the size of the bottle , but I'm a firm believer if something works well then so be it.
Would buy this again makes you glow
Jasmin from West sacramento
A little goes a long way
Love the product, packaging is lacking.
Stephanie Maree from Nashville, TN
I received this product as a free sample and I do love the glow effect it produces. It is so lovely underneath a foundation. The packaging does make it difficult to get the product out of the container and I would definitely have preferred a pump of some kind.
Nice, but nothing special
Ali VN from Baltimore, MD
It gave me a nice glow, but nothing a drugstore product can't compare too. I'd it were $10 cheaper I'd be happier. I received this product for free.
Shy from Sacramento
I love this primer if your skin is feel dull and dehydrated. It gives you life with a glow.
Glow Primer Glow!
Lexo from Los Angeles, CA
I recieved a sample size complimentary. I had never heard about this brand but was very excited to recieve it complimentary. I am so glad I did because it worked really well under my foundation and gave a nice glow. Being from southern California need something to help keep my foundation in place!
My new favorite primer!
Dalia V from Bronx, NY
I've been looking for a new primer and found this to be a really nice option for a more luminous look. It applied nicely to my skin and left a beautiful glow beneath my foundation. It's gives a very youthful glowy effect while still helping the makeup last. I definitely recommend and will continue using this.
Beautiful Glow / Radiance
finebeautyfind from Washington, SC
I use this primer under my makeup. Love how it gives this beautiful glow / radiance on the skin! It makes my makeup lasts longer. It works great under my foundation without pilling. Good primer!
Best primer on date night!
Patty from Los Angeles CA
Best primer on date night loved it I don't use makeup daily but on date night this primer looks just right now this primer will be my go to primer!
Great dewy glow
Jessica from Houston, tx
This is a great dewy glow to either go under foundation or alone for highlight. I feel like most primers make you look like a disco ball when they claim "glow", but not the case at all for this primer.
I received a sample complementary in exchange for an honest review.
Erin from Rochester NY
This went on very easily. Didn't hug my dry spots. Didn't leave a residue or weird texture on top of my skin. My foundation looked really natural and Dewey. The bottle could be easier to dispense the product ....
Vanesa from California
I did receive this item free to test out. I had ever heard of this brand before but I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I have dryer skin and I prefer using glowing skin product. I used this on top of my moisturizer and it mixed very well my foundation did apply on smoothly over the primer. It doesn't makeup my makeup last longer but it does give my skin a beautiful glow.
Maria m from Cherry valley ca
This is such an amazing primer I have combination to oily skin and this works well gives a nice glow and helps makeup last long
Sparkling and smooth
Shriya from Los Angeles
I like this product for it's base consistency which takes away the excess oil from the skin and helps to keep the makeup in place. 3 stars for having a whitish base.
Not really for me
gnavD from Fresno,CA
Was excited to try this primer out but it was okay only. I don't hate it but I don't love it either. It does give my skin that instant radiant look but I noticed that it had super tiny little glitters in it. I like glitter but not all over my face though.
rachael from sacramento
I always use a primer before I will apply my makeup foundation. This is a very nice primer, it helps to cover stubborn pores and will give astounding results. I only applied a thin layer all over my face after moisturizer.
Received this product as a complimentary
Product is good but hard to get out of bottle
Roxann from Brooklyn NY
Received complimentary. It's a good product. But the bottle is hard to get product out of.
Glow glow baby
Ashley from Virginia
Using this primer I was afraid I might look too dewy as I was using a luminous foundation but the glow it gave my skin was on point. I looked bright and radiant. My skin looked healthier and it gave a flawless appearance
Nice sheen to the skin
TayTay from California
To be honest, when I received this, I started wearing less makeup since most of it gets wiped off on the face mask. Nonetheless, it adds a nice sheen to the skin. It makes your skin glowy. However, I'm not a big fan of the perfume scent. It's not overwhelming but it's definitely evident. I would repurchase this in the future but I would like it more if the company removed the perfume scent.
Val24 from San Antonio Tx
I really liked VDL. It is really a lovely way to make your skin look luminous. With that being said it's just a little to expensive and I would probably go with something cheaper.
#received it complementary
I really like this primer
Hannah87 from Los Angeles, CA
I received this product complimentary in exchange for my honest opinion. I really like this primer! I've been trying to wear less makeup, and using this in addition to the velvet blur primer, I can achieve better looking skin without a full face of foundation. I use this one to highlight the areas I want to catch light and velvet blur to even my skin tone and make my pores appear smaller. Overall, I definitely recommend!
Try this out!
Kimy from Shafter, Ca
First of all, I love how lightweight this product is. It makes your skin look like you have a filter without making it look fake. The products adds a nice luminosity that makes your skin look and feel healthy.
great for that subtle dewy look
Wellmade Amerikanpie from New york
I use it under makeup for when I want more of a dewy look and it works wonders for that. I've been using the VDL luminizing primer for about a year and it never pills under makeup and feels so lightweight