Rated 4.76 out of 5 stars
Details: A primer formulated to illuminate skin, add radiance & hydration. Created to provide a smooth canvas, non comedogenic, with moisture reserve technology to hydrate & plump skin for 8 hours. Designed with ingredients that are good for your skin including hyaluronic acid, glycerin, olive oil, jojoba oil & vitamin e to moisturize & condition skin with a radiant finish. For all skin types. My experience: For reference, I have oily, acne prone skin with some sensitivity & redness. This primer has an opaque white with a medium thick creamy texture & a light fresh scent. It really does feel like a lightweight hybrid water-gel formulation that hydrates my skin without being too heavy. Leaves my skin smooth, plumped & hydrated with no sticky or greasy residue. My skin looks brighter & refreshed even before makeup application. Makeup layers over this primer beautifully, no pilling or silicone feeling afterwards. This protects & lengthens the time that I can wear this makeup. Overall: I have not always used primer prior to makeup application as it doesn't always give the advertised benefits. This one actually does. I've noticed it's extended the length of my makeup, brightened my skin, hydrated it & created a smooth canvas for makeup application. Definitely glad I've tried this & recommend you do if you're in the market for a primer. The only con is that it's more expensive than your average drugstore or even masstige primer but I would argue if you have the money to splurge, it's well-worth it.
For the past few weeks, I have been using this primer and it does not meet up to the standards I thought it would. It is natural looking, but that it is about it. Definitely not for oily skin, as it is too moisturizing and makes me look oily at the end of the day. The illumination it gives when I first put it on is on point, but as the day goes on, it loses its shine and fades away. If you like MAC products, give this primer a try, otherwise, there are better primers out there.
Anonymous from San Rafael, CA
This is a great primer. Before my nose makeup would smear but now it does not. My makeup lasts all day.
May from Whittier, ca
I love how moisturizing it is makes my makeup blend like butter and it stays on all day. Buying again.
Karen from Viera,Florida
Moisturize my skin very well
Katiahn_ from TX
my dry skin loves this primer i love the texture and it blends super well with my foundation.
Cheryl from Hudson, MA
Not too heavy and not too thin. Really helps my concealer and blush stick.
Gabby from New York
Good lightweight primer. I'm not usually a fan of fragrance in skin or makeup products, but the scent is actually quite lovely and non-irritating.
Arlene from Pooler, Georgia
Ary from Las Vegas, NV
It moisterizes my sking and gives it a soft glow look!
monica s from lakewood
I got this for winter when my skin gets extra dry and patchy. I don't like using moisturizer before foundation because it makes me look too oily so I got this to moisturize before foundation. I love it! I don't get dry patchy spots and it makes my foundation last for hours. I've tried 3 different foundations and they all work well on top of this. My only complaint is that I wish it came in a bigger size for the price.
AshDee from Newark, DE
I LOVE this MAC Studio Radiance Moisturizing + Illuminating Silky Primer! This primer is moisturizing and goes on smoothly and evenly onto my skin. It leaves me with a nice, radiant glow that comes through so beautifully after 1 apply my foundation.
My makeup doesn't budge at all either. The formula is lightweight and creamy, it smells nice, and it has some skin-loving ingredients: hyaluronic acid, glycerin, olive oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E.
This is now my go-to primer, for sure.
Norma from Boston, Massachusetts
Great primer, has a dewy finish.
Amy from St. Louis
Great product. So glad the sales people introduced this to me. This has made a huge difference with how my makeup stays on. Thank you. Love it!! I have very dry skin and it feels great to wear
Angie from Redlands
I've went through a lot of primers and none has ever felt like this one, best primer in the game! It makes your face feel really smooth while letting your face breathe, makeup on top of it feels so light. I love it.
Mandy from Bossier City, LA
Amazing Product. Absolutely will purchase again
AliEli from Bakersfield, Ca
When I first applied my skin instantly looked and felt hydrated. Then I applied studio fix liquid and was immediately disappointed in the look of the application. About an hour after wear my skin felt and looked very dry. For the price and the result I'd say there are better alternatives and this is coming from someone who LOVES MAC.
Riri from Cincinnati
I really wanted to love this primer. As it was expensive and had good reviews. BUT I have dry to normal skin and it made my skin look nice, glowy, and moisturized but once makeup is applied I just looked straight up oily. I'm in my 20's and it found it's way into every fine line I could have at my age and made me look 35. I've tried every which way to apply it differently. I use good products so it isn't the products I am using. Will be returning unfortunately.
Bglaze from WA
I would like to love this MAC primer. I was sold in store when sampled on my hand. Supper hydrated and soft. I love it alone as an extra moisturizer. However on my maturing skin in my mid 40's it doesn't look great. Settles in my fine lines and all my pores. :( I've spent the last week applying my makeup with different methods, fingers which I know is taboo, brush, and sponge. Every single time same results. After cleaning face and applying moisturizer as instructed as well. I'm so bummed out. I'll be returning this product.
Danita from Spartanburg sc
The best illuminating moisturizer, and the only product you need before applying foundation, excellent for dry skin, and to wear alone
Julie from Sheboygan, WI
I was recommended this primer from a Ulta employee and when I tried it on! IT IS SO GOOD! Made my makeup base so smooth and my under eyes didn't have a dry patch anymore. Love love this stuff.
Kat from Rockwall,TX
Love it makes my base foundation just glide on feels smooth and silky with just a little bit
Julie from NY
Water based awesomeness. If you're going to wear foundation, start with this. Superfly and you don't even know you're wearing it.
Tashina M from Apple Valley CA
I love this primer. I have moderately oily skin that responds well to moisturizing products. This hydrates but isn't oily. My makeup goes on so smooth over top. It hydrates enough that my skin doesn't overproduce oil when I wear it. It gives a glow but not a greasy look. It's healthy looking. I've tried it with several different foundations and haven't found anything yet that it doesn't play well with. I highly recommend this one!!
Kandy from South Carolina
I recommend to anyone, it does what it needs to do and I absolutely love it! I wanna buy more lol
Jnone from Pa
It looked like a good idea to combine moisturizer with primer. I have a dry to normal skin. It wasn't moisturizing enough for me. It looked good on its own without the foundation but not enough to make it go over super smooth. It does feel more comfortable on my skin than the slick/plastic wrap-like other primers.
Beauty Expert from Oregon
absolutely love this primer. for those saying it made your skin look greasy I recommend double cleansing with your face wash and using a lighter moisturizer before using this primer and then it would be fine. Try using it with different products before you knock it! it's stunning. works well under any foundation