Rated 4.01 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Phenomenal!
I absolutely LOVE the timecheck lotion! I really like the fact that it's a hybrid between a moisturizer and a primer so if you want to, you can eliminate that extra step. But what really makes me love this product is that it blurs out pores and lines but without that nasty silicone/silky/greasy feeling that most pore reducing primers feel like. Makes your makeup glide right on and sits beautifully throughout the day. A must have!
Most Helpful Critical Review It's okay
It's an okay product. The label mentioned "hydrating", not sure about that. I had to use a light moisturizer under it because my face felt a little dry (especially during the winter). One thing for sure it definitely reduces the appearance of pores and it gives your makeup a smoother finish. *Keep in mind there's other products that can do the same for less money.*
Reviewed by 70 customers Great!
Europegirl from Ny
This is a nice primer because it is very moisturizing, and it has really nice beneficial anti-aging ingredients for older women, as a skin changes as you get older and it gets drier drastically; it provides lots of moisture to really help older skin, and it works well with the water weight foundation. I haven't tried it with other foundations. it does give a blurring affect similar to other such products I have tried, but maybe a bit less than others. If you're not older and your skin as if it comes suddenly very dry then you might not need to use this type of primer perhaps you don't need as much moisture in your life while it is blurring there are other products out there that might be more blurring I don't provide as much moisture so I guess you have to just figure out what you're looking for where do you need both and this might be the product for you whether you prefer more blurring where you can find other products to do so! My one gripe is that it's very expensive I think it's a primer it should be less expensive than this you don't get as much product as other primers on the market.
Whit from Kenucky
I use this product as a primer over my moisturizer once is drys. I make sure it has time to set so my beauty blender doesn't soak up the product.
My holy-grail "Primer"
Flash from UT
Was a little confused about what exactly this product was? It's labeled as "lotion" but I can't see anyone just wearing this as this their only moisturizer?
But then claims you can use it as a "primer."
I have very dry skin and even tho I have a great moisturizer on, my makeup can dry out my skin and regulars primers would make my makeup look even worse, so I had stopped wearing primers all together. More recently I had been seeing a lot more companies offering "hydrating primers" not containing silicon aimed towards dry skin and have tried them as well and i just still felt that to many lawyers of products and makeup on dry-skin is just a recipe for disaster. I stumbled across this product, literally on the bottom shelf at the Mac counter in-store. Wasn't being advertised or recommend by any employees. I grabbed the tester and pumped some onto the back of my hand and...O...M...G! It felt so soft, light, hydrated, and even a little blurred. I immediately purchased it and I'm soooo happy I did. I used to get so frustrated with my foundation and powder settling into my pores and creating creases that looked as if I had fine lines making me look older! I'm only 27! I spray some fix+ on my clean-moisturized face, apply this time check lotion as "primer," do my makeup and finish it off by setting my face again by spraying some more fix+. I get soooooo many compliments on how fresh my makeup looks and it seems to even look better through out the day!! This is now a staple product in my routine. Can't be without!
BEST IN MY BOOK
MK from Sarasota, FL
I use this daily and it covers, blurs pores & fine lines. Would love to find it in a larger size!!
Damselfly Chick from USA
I use this with my MAC powder and it gives a flawless application. It goes on nice and smooth and evens out my skin. Not crazy about the smell!!!
Not good for oily skin!
Tresa from WI
I went in to resolve my Oil Control moisturizer which was the BEST moisturizer I've ever had only to find out it was discontinued. It was suggested that I try this, so I purchased it. Finished up the good stuff? And finally had to try this. It absolutely sucks if you have oily skin! It makes me skin overly shiny and does nothing to control the oil in my skin. My makeup looks awful because I am so shiny, and then I have to keep applying powder to dull the shine which cause so many other issues. Not everyone wants to be shiny...dewy...or glossy; it's not cute. I wish you bring back the oil control moisturizer, so I can stick with just MAC products for my face. But I need something with oil control. On the hunt again...
Amazing moisturizer/primer before makeup!
Nico from Philly
Until recently I was using the Mac Oil Control Lotion as my moisturizer and the Prep and Prime Natural Radiance as my primer. The Oil Control Lotion was recently discontinued and I was recommended this product. I absolutely love it and it has completely replaced my moisturizer + primer routine. This is all you need before applying your makeup for a flawless finish. It does only slightly moisturize the face and with my combination/oily skin it's great to not overdo it with lotion before applying foundation. Highly recommend! Definitely helps to extend the time of my makeup through the day. The finished look is a natural, healthy looking finish and I've received a lot of compliments on my skin lately! Always remember to wait at least 5 minutes after applying before applying foundation.
POPtartes from Colorado
Overrated and overpriced
Jillian from Toledo
I was excited to try this moisturizer/primer because I would get to stop spending money on moisturizer. This in fact is not a good moisturizer to replace a moisturizer especially with super dry skin. Now after a different moisturizer and then applying it the primer portion is pretty nice. Very overpriced for just using it as a primer though.
I iive amd breath this!
the lady s from D.C.
I'd never received compliments about looking younger until I started using this wonderful and great feeling product. I agree; the container is challenging but I use a Q-tip to get the very last drop. They're flexible enough to get into every corner!
Make up will stay on forever
Kimberly from Fort Payne, AL
The lotion is my favorite primer. After I put it on, I use a light brush and use circles to blend it in and wait at least 5 minutes before putting my foundation.
Great night time routine additive
GamerWife from Hesperia CA
I have oily skin- I use other MAC products for my make-up routine- BUT this is a go to for my nightly routine. I use it after washing, applying toner, and then it's time to apply my Time Check Lotion to my crow's feet areas, T zone, and neck. I'm in my early 30's, I've upped my skin care regiment...preventing wrinkles and keeping my skin moisturized during harsh weather is not only a must- but a pampering moment I can enjoy to myself.
Probablly best for dry/combo-dry skin types.
Dee from New York, NY
So, I'm torn here. For background, I'm in my early 30's with combo skin that usually airs on the oily side. When I initially purchased this product, I was excited because I was looking to up my skin care routine - I've entered a new age bracket, and that's important for graceful ageing. I do really love MAC and trust their products, and the description of this one is almost too good to be true...and it seemed worth a try. So, again, when initially purchased this product, it was summertime and I was looking for something light to use daily that would be kind to my skin and help it's appearance (I don't typically wear face makeup daily). This product was not helpful - the consistency was too thick, did not help with oil control and caused me to break out. I put this aside on my shelf, upset because I purchased a full size. But now, it's October, the weather is different, and I've spent a few months adding retinol to my routine, which has changed my skin type to be combo, airing on the side of dry. I recently picked up this product to try again...and find that it works very well as a daily, very light moisturizer (with benefits of blurring and helping with some oil control). I find that it still is not great as a primer for me, so I use a different product for that when I am applying foundation both for staying power and also for oil control. Ultimately, I think my plan of action here is to continue finishing this bottle, but won't buy it again. I think by the time winter hits, I'm going to need a heavier type of moisturizer, anyway... So if you have dry or combo/dry skin, I think this might be worth a try for you. Combo/Oily - seek something else.
Weightless moisturizer, clunky bottle
lily-meow from portland, or
Ok, so the frosted glass of the bottle is pretty, feels nice to hold, and suggests that one's skin could be as even-textured and satiny as the glass (if only!) So the bottle design works aesthetically. But as others have said, it's not practical- it's difficult to get the last few days' worth of product out of the bottle.
I took this on a trip through two national parks where I was doing a lot of day hikes and wearing barely any makeup (MAC Tendertalk lip balm, hooray!) Despite dry air and high elevations, my skin looked and felt great the entire trip! However, the bottle was easily the largest, heaviest object in my travel cosmetic bag. I would continue to buy Timecheck lotion if it came in a smaller, lighter container that let me get at the last drops. A travel size would be great as well.
This product it GREAT
Summer L. from Minnesota
I would definitely buy this again. I noticed wrinkles go away in literally one day!! They come back but I also don't use this everyday.
Good but not as a moisturizer
Young "grammar " from Orange County California
I bought this a couple years ago. The sales girl at Mac said it could be used as a moisturizer/primer. Well I have very dry skin and it isn't moisturizing enough for dry skin. Maybe if u r oily. That being said I do remember it giving a nice finish to my foundation. I would consider buying again but only if I couldn't find a less expensive primer option.
My sister loves it
Abee from Palm Springs
I purchased this item for my sister. She has oily and dry skin. This helps moisturize her dry skin but also keeps her matte. This is an amazing moisturizer/primer.
I would not buy this again.
MelissaB14 from Ohio
I was recommended this product and the consultant said it would be a great primer since my face was oily. It made my face like a grease pan. Beyond oily, didn't hold my makeup on at all. I've used a lot of primers, and never had issues with one making my makeup not last longer than an hour until I tried this one.
Makes my face glow!
Kendra from Rice lake WI
I got my makeup done for my birthday and the artist used this under my makeup. It made my complexion so smooth and glows! Love this stuff!
Works All Day!
Suzannealmost from Ventura California
Goes on super smoothly and dries quickly. Keeps foundation from setting in fine lines and my makeup lasts all day.
Not for me
Kml94 from Keyser, WV
This product did not work for my combo/oily skin. I was encouraged to use this as a good base under my foundation, which caused my foundation to break up in my oily areas.
Love this primer!
Kim from Corbin KY
Love the primer & it can be used without moisturizer as it contains moisturizer in it so you only have to apply this wait a few seconds then put your makeup on.
I like this product I just can't get passed the smell.
Debbie from West virginia
I use this as my everyday primer. It minimizes my pores dramatically. 🙌🏽
Love this MAC lotion!
Katie from Rochester MN
I use this product after moisturizing and prior to applying the foundation. It gives a smooth over all look for me. I even use it when not wearing make-up, on those days when I need be on the run.
LOVE THIS PRODUCT
Saloma from TN
I absolutely love this moisturizer/primer!! I put it on right after I clean my face and let it set in for about 10 minutes before I apply my makeup!! It works fantastic!! It doesn't make my skin oily and my makeup looks so much better now that I'm using this product!! I absolutely love this product!!