Rated 4.18 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review How did I live without this?
This is the first primer EVER that I've tried, so clearly, I have nothing to compare it to...But either way, I loved this product! My skin type is oily at the T-zone, but dry wherever I get pimples - usually on my lower cheeks by the jaw. I got this primer two days ago, and the SECOND I put it on I felt/saw a difference. I was honestly becoming hopeless with my skin lately - I had no idea what to do to keep my makeup looking long-lasting, and keep it from looking oily. I'm gonna be honest, my makeup would look cakey and gross (I'm sure a lot of that was due to the humidity in NY) before I used this product. I would just cake on my powder because I didn't know what else to do. This really makes my makeup look very even and helps my skin from being oily. My skin feels 10 times better with this than with just foundation. It's so lightweight. I don't feel insecure with my face anymore. I don't break out from this either, and I do not have the best skin in the world... I have acne-prone skin. So basically, for the money I spent ($36, including tax & shipping) I am very satisfied! If there's something better out there I'd love to know what it is because I can't imagine what something better would do to my face if this is so perfect!! :)
Most Helpful Critical Review Oily, Greasy, Disco Ball
I went to a MAC store last summer and purchased the studio fix foundation, the concealer, and this primer and everything was working well for a while. I ran out of primer and purchased more in January of this year and everything was still ok.
I just purchased another bottle of primer about 2 weeks ago and not only is the make up sliding off my face but the primer this time is too glittery. I have medium/dark skin and glitter or "luminescence" on my complexion looks a glittery mess. I also noticed that it didn't provide the oil control that it did before. After an hour my nose lose like an oil luge. This formulation of a primer has way more glitter than the last. I thought I was mistaken but I squeezed out a drop from my old bottle and compared it to the new bottle. I was right! The consistency and formula has changed.
I am disappointed, I am taking my bottle back for a refund.
Reviewed by 324 customers A little goes a long way!
Harrisc from Dothan, AL
I received two samples of this product a couple of years ago with other orders and I forget that I have the small tubes sometimes! When I use this - ANY time I use this - I love it. It feels good going onto my skin and I do think that it helps keep my makeup in place. I will honestly say I have not done a true comparison with and without the primer, but even just that "feel good" part when applying it is worth it. I can't wait to run out of my samples and buy the real thing, I just have to get my act together and wear makeup more often to remember it... :)
Stephanie from Cerritos, CA
Incredibly mediocre, doesn't really do anything. Also, in case you were wondering this DOES have SHIMMER in it leaning towards glitter/sparkles. I hate when products have sparkles if it's not a highlighter, I don't know if it's because of my uneven texture but it just intensifies that even more. Not a fan and Not worth the money.
Perfect for my oily skin!!
OOHSOPHIIE from SAN DIEGO, CA
i have tried so many different primers for my large pores and oily skin. i finally tried this and it works!. my skin looked flawless for about 6 hours full coverage night out makeup.LOVE!!!!i didn't even have creases.( ive used tatcha, Fenty, toofaced,dermablend, benefit and smashbox primers)this is the one!
The perfect primer!
Gabi from Florida
I hardly ever write product reviews, but this product is incredible and truly does it all. It smoothes/blurs the skin, leaves the perfect amount of glow, and isn't at all drying on the skin. It creates the perfect, most flawless canvas for makeup. I also have extremely sensitive skin with eczema on my face and this product does not exacerbate it. I will continue to purchase this!
meg from SC
It's an okay primer, definitely not the best. There's shimmer and sparkles in it, so if you're wearing a bb cream or very light weight foundation you can see it.
It is just good but not excellent.
Cider from Atlanta, GA
This product is similar to the famous "pore primer by benefit" without color. I was expected a cream type primer but it's okay. I think that I should have more concern about SPF and skin color control before purchasing.
Bella from SM
I loved the way it felt when i first got it. Very smooth. But I don't think this is for oily skin because my make up looks wet WET at the end of the day. Just feel like for the price, I don't see the difference of wearing it and no primer in general.
Too small for the cost
Jules from San Diego, CA
Works well but it's very small for the price point
I love this product for my skin!
Heather from TX
Great for skin primer, glow and lotion for face.
Kokomo from Las Vegas
I can't believe how much this primer is & how little the packaging it came in. Definitely not used to the size. Maybe the company is trying to save due to covid-19? Definitely not worth it anymore
LMMCc from Springfield, MO
I have very oily skin and this product does an amazing job of controlling the oil on my face as well as Creating a glow on my skin. It also does a great job of making my skin look and feel smoother. It does exactly what the description says. I would definitely recommend this!
Lindi from Florida
I use this every day, sometimes by itself
Finally a good primer!
Adrienne from Chicago
I'm very happy with this product. It smooths out my makeup and helps to keep my makeup on all day looking fresh!
Love this product
Heat from Fort Worth
Works well putting on my face. And my makeup
Kennedy from St. Peters, MO
After using up a sample of this primer, I had to purchase the full size item! It's lightweight and feels good going on. It makes my skin feel silky soft. The slight glitter is an interesting effect.
Loved how it feels, but not for oily skin
Lauren from IN
I absolutely loved this primer when I tried it at the Mac store. Very light weight and natural. However, it doesn't work well with my oily skin. My makeup ends up spreading a couple hours after I put it on, and by the end of the day it looks like I don't wash my face.
My new favorite primer
Emma from Tennessee
I don't know what it is about this primer but my makeup looks amazing and lasts all day. I don't know why it's not talked about more !
Will turn foundations orange
Katie from NY
The ONLY reason I gave this two stars is because it doesn't make me break out. I added this into my makeup routine and all of a sudden, a foundation that had looked amazing on me, started looking orange and patchy. As the day wears on, this broke my foundation up in giant patches and made me look like I had patches of foundation on my face. I couldn't blend them back in and fix them either. I think the worst part might be how orange it turned my foundation though. My fave was a completely different color than my neck. I tried using less to see if I had used too much, but nope! This is no good. This is expensive to have those issues. I won't buy this again.
edith from Chicago
This is the best primer I have come across. I received this as a sample with one of my orders and now I can't live without it. It is light and has a slight shimmer. If you want a simple look, moisturizer and this primer alone will work. If you need a full face, the shimmer will not be noticeable after you apply foundation. My makeup stays put all day which is amazing because I have oily skin. This is definitely a must have and I hope MAC does not change this formula at all!
Why did it leave my skin glittery?
Steph from USA
I received a sample of this in the mail and when I went to try it on there was the smallest sparkles that aren't getting off my face now. My skin is burning from the amount of makeup remover and oils I've used trying to remove it
I'm soooooo not a makeup girl...
KayGirl from Jersey
I'm a moisturizer and walk out the door kinda girl. I've noticed redness over the last few years. Like others I've searched high & low for something that works. Went into the store and had an artist show me how it works. I purchased the primer and a light powder. I LOVE it!! It gives me great coverage and I feel more confident!
Been using this for years
Kate from PA
Helps keep makeup from "melting" off even in the rain
Works so well!
docserena from Augusta, Ga
It moisturises while prepping my skin. Works well with liquid and powder foundation. Only requires one pump to cover the whole face. My favorite so far, and I've used Lancome, Smashbox, Stila, etc
Not too good
Tiff from Clarksville TN
I have combination skin but this made me break out in the spots that I applied it. Didn't really do what I expected for my skin.
Kari from Denver
Love how smooth it leaves your face