Rated 4.36 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Goes on Smooth!
I bought this when it was in a nice jar, I haven't used the new applicator but I plan to buy it to try. It goes on smooth and provides nice moisture. I wear it alone and then apply blush on top. The only thing I wish is that it had more bronze glow to it. I really miss the illuminizing glow lotion that Smashbox discontinued, but this will do for now. Hopefully they bring it back!
Most Helpful Critical Review Not compatible with my skin
The product in the beginning does give a very nice glow but as the day goes on it builds up on the skin and gets very oily (I have dry skin so I know it's not me). I am also extremely fair skinned so it did make me face a shade darker than the rest of me. I would not recommend to people with my skin tone.
Reviewed by 104 customers Formula changed
Olivia from Sheboygan
Had to return because it's very drying . Also To much glitter in it was making my lines more visible .
Best Primer I've Found!
Inntrigue from Wisconsin
I've been using this primer for year. I mix it with a dab of moisturizer and a dab of foundation, then apply with a brush. It gives my foundation a smooth, slightly radiant glow that lasts me all day. I used it in heat and cold, no problem wearing for me
SC from Az
This has totally transformed my makeup! Sometimes I even wear it just alone when I go out and do errands. It gives me a nice glow and just looks great. I have dry sensitive skin, Will def use this a lot!
I love this so far !
Ellie from Wa
This product was nice and creamy ! Didn't feel too thick and didn't feel oily on my skin. Also doesn't clog my pores. I really like it !!!
TraseeInTN from West Nashville TN
As I've gotten older, my skin has gotten drier. My regular primers really highlighted my fine lines. I gave this a shot after receiving a sample with y PhotoFinish Primer. I loved the Radiance Primer so much more. It moisturizes and never makes me oily, it still leaves my skin flawlessly smooth with a beautiful glow. My foundation (Estee Lauder DW) goes on perfectly and stays put all day. I'm a tough customer when comes to primers and foundations staying power due to some broken capillaries on my cheeks. This primer keeps my foundation and concealer (when I use it on cheeks for extra coverage I.e. spec occasions) exactly where I put it. I will always use this primer. Thanks Smashbox!!
Best primer ever!!!!
Cook from Turnersville
Tried many brands & found this to be the best by far!
carol from seattle
i've used high end and cheap primers, this is the best. it's amazing. my skin has improved since i started using it on my mild rosacea. dimethicone really irritates my skin and i love that this primer doesn't have dimethicone (which will clog pores over time). it deserves to be more popular than the original photo finish primer.
Best hydrating primer
PC from Orange county
It leaves your skin smooth and flawless plus it helps your make up not look patchy dry
Very Very Radiant
MiaF from Nh
I loved the finish of this primer and how glowy it made my face look
I am making this a staple in my makeup wear
crystal from spring city, tn
It has great coverage
Integrativemom from South coast, MA
This is often the remark I receive from everyone even without this primer. Obviously way more compliments when I wear this with a medium coverage foundation and setting powder. I highly recommend for those with red undertones to their skin. Make sure to wear a foundation over this.
Love this primer!
Nickle from Pennsylvania
One of the nicest primers of used. Love the finish! Only con would be size could be larger. A little on the expensive side.
Give It a Chance!
Bear329 from Atlanta, GA
Believe me—I know this looks dark going on and I recoiled when I first tried it but once I added my foundation, my skin looked beautiful! It really does create a radiant finish that is fantastic for me with my dry and often dull complexion. Full disclosure: I did apply a bit too much once and needed to add a bit of translucent powder to keep it from being shiny. I've got the hang of it now though and have literally thrown out my other primers. This is THE primer for me.
Recommend for everyone!
Stacey J. from Chattanooga, TN
I received this in my ipsy glam bag over a year ago. Have been using it ever since. I do not have to use foundation with it, or powder. It gives you just the look you need, I have freckles so it doesn't cover them up. I also have sunspots and it does even them out! Absolutely love this ptoduct!! It is enough by itself.
Easy adjustable radiance
travel bird from chicago
Applied a lot in the store and seemed greasy. Applied less at home for everyday and liked it better. Gleam can be subtle or bold, depending on how much you apply. Seems lightweight. Doesn't feel like I'm wearing another layer. Looks best if you have good, clear skin. Can put all over face or just in areas. I do like the product, especially in cooler months.
Jessica from Minnesota
I love the way my foundation looks with this primer. It's the perfect level of Dewey and smooth!
My absolute FAVORITE primer!
Pineapple Pie from South Carolina
I use this everyday, sometimes as a primer for foundation and sometimes as foundation. It gives my face a sun kissed glow and smooths my pores. I've tried a few of the other Smashbox primers and they are all wonderful, but this one is my favorite.
Love this product.
Overachiever from Barstow Ca
Love this product. Part of my daily routine product
Only primer I will ever use
Kel from New Iberia,Louisiana
Everything is great with this product. The glow is unbelievable. Love,Love,Love
Great primer for aging skin
Carrie from Corpus Christi, TX
I'm really surprised some folks don't like this! I keep going back to this primer over and over again. Yes, it obviously has a sheen to it, but it looks incredible under full coverage matte makeup... gives it a glow so it's not so flat. Definitely keeps makeup in place. I turn 40 this year, and have some lines forming around my eyes and forehead. This primer seems to diminish the look of these... not chemically speaking but because of the glow and light reflecting formula. It's so creamy too, and doesn't feel greasy like silicone primers.
Worth every penny!
mwise from Dallas, TX
I DO NOT ever buy makeup items over $12 or so, except for foundation. I received this as a sample awhile back and never used it. I recently switched from foundation to a BB cream and needed a little extra something for it to hold onto during the day. Before I had a chance to buy a drug store brand primer, I found this gem hiding in a bag of unwanted makeup items. I decided to use it and see how a primer would do. I've since used the entire sample and just purchased the full size. It really is amazing! It gives a natural glow to the skin and keeps your face looking bright and fresh. My face also breaks out VERY easily and this hasn't cause any issues with breakouts. If you are unsure about this one, at least try the travel size. You won't regret it!
Mary from Chicago, IL
Best primer ever... Makes my make-up look flawless all day... honestly this is the only primer I will use.
Not For Oily/Combo
SaltyMom77 from CA
Got this in PR. Great for dry skin. Bad for oily/combo.
Not for everyone
Kimaya from South Africa
I love Smashbox because of the amount of primers that they have for people and their personal needs from a primer and I would have to say that the radiance primer does it's job by giving you a radiant complexion however it is not for everybody and must be worn sparingly for a more natural look to compliment your foundation. If the primer proves to be too much for your liking, the Primerizer and Primer Oil gives you a subtle dewy look without the added glitter or shiny nature of The Radiance Primer.
I love it
louhoy65 from new freeport,pa
I use to buy a highlighter from estee that i loved and of course they quit making it but this smashbox is awesome and love it, gives just enough glow to your face and not heavy feeling