Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Gotta Make It Work For You!!
ok. let me first say that this is my FIRST review and I was actually going to return this product. But I was DETERMINED to make it work for me. This product is AMAZE-BALLS! It gives your face a NATURAL glow and makes your foundation look and feel like Beyonce (FLAWLESS... I woke up like this). But after a few hours, my face looked like CRISCO! and I am not the BEST fan of blotting cause I feel that it cause your makeup to look either cakey or just takes it off completely. So everyday I would try to apply this product a different way hoping that each way I wouldnt end up looking shiny. After the 6th try, I packed it up ready to return it to the store but I told myself I NEED to make this work because I hadnt ran across a primer that makes my foundation look like skin. Then low and behold I found a way! This is a tip for my combination/oily skin gals! After you put on your moisturizer, dab some MAC transparent powder on your oily spots BEFORE you apply this primer. The transparent powder keeps your oils at bay but you still get the effects that the primer has to offer. Your natural oils will always seep through but you'll get more of a dewy look rather than a greaseball! Which was the look I was going for. If you are looking for a matte finish primer, then this is NOT for you. But if you are searching for that "glow" you know the type of "pregnancy" glow that most mothers-to-be naturally have, then this is for you!
Most Helpful Critical Review Made me an oil slick
Normally, I have normal to dry combination skin. I've never had a problem with oil and I normally only use powder on my under eye area to prevent creasing. A MAC artist put this on me before using Studio Fix Fluid in the store. When I got home a few hours later, I was a complete oil slick! I thought maybe it was the foundation that'd made me so oily, so I tried it with a different primer and didn't have the same problem. The artist gave me a substantial sample of this primer when I was in the store, and I tried it with another foundation I know well and it definitely made me oily. I don't know why, and it might work for other people, but definitely not me. I also didn't find that the color correction aspect of it helped at all.
Reviewed by 156 customers I really like it
Susu from Michigan
This is the best primer ever
Amanda from St. Louis
I went from wearing no makeup to coming into Ulta and getting this, Mac foundation, and Mac powder. Thing I may have set myself up for failure Bc now I'm not even willing to try anything else. This applies very smooth and great coverage for face. I use four pumps to cover entire face and holds my makeup well.
It's alright - I still reach for it if i have nothing else
Kenz from Florida
This was one of the first primers I ever used. I loved it at first and it's lasted me a VERY long time. It feels good on the skin and I find it to be moisturizing. It does give you a little glow and makes your makeup look nice going on. I personally don't think it makes my makeup last any longer than normal and it absolutely does not fill in pores if that's what your looking for. Good primer - just depends what you want out of your primer. I reach for it still if I have nothing else but it's not my "go to" primer.
Perfect to create that luminous "pregnancy" glow.
Luz from Langhorne
I was looking to mimic my pregnancy glow and this helped with the process. I apply this and use my matte stick studio fix foundation and it helps with blending and creating that luminous glow, without looking greasy or oily.
Love it! It feels so smooth when applying it.
Mel from Elkins, WV
It was easy to order, came quickly in the mail and arrived undamaged. I love the product and will order it again once I need a refill.
A makeup staple!
Mare from Orlando Florida
Mamaroo04 from Southern PA
I have tried A LOT of different primers and this is my favorite hands down so far. I am 35 with a little wrinkles starting around my eyes and forehead and this really smoothed out my face overall where a lot of primers almost seemed to make it worse. I got a sample of it in one of those sample packs and just bought the full size!
Gina from Cazenovia
Loves this under cc cream. Creates a great base.
Works best with Powders
Free from LA, CA
This primer doesn't play well with SFF, but is BFFs with MSF powders. A mist of Fix+ sets it, and the finish is gloriously skin like. I can't explain how, but it makes a creamy, buttery, kinda finish. Perfect for those who wanna take their face on the go. lol.
I couldn't be happier
Blaze from MI
I don't even remember I used to have oily face ever since I started using Radiant Yellow.
Broke me out
Morgan from Wisconsin
I still gave this three stars because I really loved the way my makeup sat on this primer. I have oily skin and this actually didn't cause me to get too oily. I used it for about 5 months, I even repurchased it. My chin started to breakout and, for some odd reason, I never connected that it could be because of this product. I've discontinued use and I'm still dealing with fixing my skin. It's too bad my skin hates it because it makes my foundation look beautiful.
Perfect for dry skin
Rachel from New York
I have combo skin with yellow undertones and this product has saved my life. It hydrates my skin while laying a good base for the rest of my makeup. Will definitely buy again.
Saving a little moola
Bonnie from South Florida
I had received a sample in a little bag that starts with "I'. I love it. Having just run out of my expensive Murad primer product, I decided to Gmail the switch. Love it and for about half the price. It's proved to be just as good.
Probably Won't Purchase
MStr7 from Madison, WI
I got a sample of this. Overall, its a good primer; it's very hydrating, it helps with makeup application and durability, everything that a good primer should do. The natural radiance is pretty weak for me, and I prefer Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer if I would like some shimmer in my look. It's a great product, but I don't think I'll ever purchase.
Yellow Undertones... Anyone?
Hottie Tottie 69 from Marina Del Rey, CA
I'm 69 and have relatively nice skin. I don't use a lot of MAC products, except lipstick, lip pencils, eyeshadow and blush. This Natural Radiance prep + prime in Radiant Yellow is "the bomb"! Try it ... you'll love it!
my perfect primer
Cap from Sacramento,Ca
i hate silicone based primers as they tend to just slide right off my oily face. this one feels nice and makes my makeup last much longer.
Deep skin from Savannah Georgia
The best primer for for all day wear
the best of the best - test of time!
wvmountains from back creek valley wv
I have been using this for YEARS under my makeup. It was actually my very first primer. Because I am an obsessed makeup addict, of course I had to buy over 50 high-end primers over the last couple of years, just to make sure it couldn't get better than this. I am here to say that it cannot. Don't waste your money on other primers.
I went to reorder this last week but accidentally ordered the other pink primer (cheaper one). It is confusing as they are both makeup bases in same looking bottle and called pink. When I got the incorrect bottle in the mail I tried it on my hand. Then I held my hand to the window and was shocked to see the other version has massive amounts of glitter in the primer. That is the LAST thing I need for my aging face. Glitter... would look like I don't realize my own age. lol.
SO THIS primer is the one. It does illuminate but without any glitter. It is a toned-down illumination but enough to fade my imperfections before foundation even hits. Often times, I just wear this alone and it makes my skin look so much more radiant and healthy.
I hope they never stop making this as there is truly nothing and I mean NOTHING that i have found to be comparable. I used this when I was younger and it even still works for my skin that's starting to age. Just like that...yesterday I was 25...today I am 49. Thank goodness for having some help along the way with fine products like this one.
Just for reference, I have combination skin (can really get oily), fine lines and face skin starting to sag, light/medium skintone, redness and sun spots forming on forehead, big pores. This helps with all of these things.
Not for oily skin
amj9893 from Ohio
My makeup was literally sliding off my face within two-hours of putting this on. Will be returning!
Best primer ever!!
Maddie from Wisconsin
My first encounter with this primer was at an airport MAC store. I had to leave my primer at home because it wasn't under the limit for liquids. So I sought out the help of an employee there, hoping there would be something travel sized. While there wasn't a travel size container, I did get a few sample containers, enough to last my trip. WOW! This primer not only did everything I needed it to, but it did more! It held my makeup in place far better than my old primer, and within days of using it, it actually eliminated my acne! I've struggled with really terrible acne since I was maybe 10 years old and it's been such a relief to finally have clear skin to the point where I don't actually need makeup, so long as I wear the primer every day! This primer is a godsend. Thank you for giving me some confidence back!
Completely changed my foundation application for the better!
Michele The Belle from Paducah, KY
I originally got a sample of this product in a monthly subscription bag. It completely changed the way my foundation looked making it smoother and more evenly applied. It also makes it last much longer. The difference with it and without it is dramatic. I highly recommend it!
Not what I was hoping for
Ms from Fort Wayne, IN
Was hoping this would help keep me matte, but it was ineffective. My skin gets extremely oily, and this didnt seem to help. The MAC Skin Visage base was more effective than this. Also it felt like this didnt really sink into my skin all that well so my pressed powder would not spread easily. Not worth the price if you have really oily skin. Going to return and either get the Base Visage or look for another brand.
JB from Greenville, SC
Absolutely love this primer! I usually have no makeup left on my chin by the end of my work day, ughghg. I have tried many primers, and I can honestly say using this primer was a game changer for me bc it kept my make up on for my entire work day! I also use mac prep and prime fix+ for my setting spray and u.d. all nighter as well. It's my perfect combo.
First time using Mac products!
Zex from Calhoun, ga
This is the first time I have bought a Mac product. I feel like it is an awesome product. I also bought the Mac foundation and concealer and I have no complaints about it. I feel like it does what it is suppose to do.
lyloster from New York, NY
It's an ok primer but my face feels sticky all day after I apply it. Wouldn't recommend