Rated 4.26 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 163 customers Just ok for the price
KK from Colorado
It's just ok. The lady that sold it to me said it would blur and moisturize but it doesn't blur at all. It is moisturizing though.
Florida State from Spartanburg
I absolutely love this primer.
Love it but
mhmrcee from CA
Before this primer, I used the Milk Hydro- Grip Primer that made me broke out so bad. This Mac Primer has become my holy grail BUT it still breaks me out every now and then. I'm Literally on a hunt for a good primer that suits me best, but always come back to this one. My make up lasts all day and doesn't fall apart at all. I paired this primer with the MAC prolong wear foundation.
Only primer I'll ever use !
NattyL from Tempe , Arizona
I feel like this primer is underrated ! This primer is great for everyone ! I use this on all my clients for makeup application ! I use it on myself as well , I have very oily acne prone skin . It Doesn't irritate my skin or make it feel cakey . This will make your foundation last all day !
Melissa from PA
I love this primer. It's very Smoothing. Helps make up go on evenly and look great. And it lasts a long time as you don't need to use a lot. I usually use just 2 pumps.
yes, this is the second time i got is and I love it
Ula from Las Vegas, NV
I love this primer it makes my skin look and feel healthier.
Jess from Ohio
I love this foundation it makes my skin smooth and look more healthy. My foundation stays in place all day I've been using it for years and will continue.
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.