Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
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!! :)
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.
Lynne from Silver Spring, Maryland
I used to love the old Mac primers. I just tried this for the first time and it is filled with a ton of sparkly glitter/shimmer. As an adult I don't think I can wear it. The test patch on my hand is embarrassing.
NYteacher93 from New York City
This is the best primer I have ever found. The feel is like silk, but without that slip off feeling! It helps to tone down some of my redness,too! I have worn it alone or with my foundations. Perfect buddy to their foundation line! Mature woman here, and this helps me feel my best!
Angel Ehi from USA
This is the best primer MAC has ever produced! I actually redeemed this full size primer with my Mac lover's 500 points just to give it a try, as most other primers have failed me in time passed. And to my awe it is the only primer which actually kept my super oily face in place for over 12 hours. It blended my foundation so well, unlike other primers which makes my face super greasy, oily and ruin my makeup. Please MAC I hope this formula has come to stay and thank for inventing this magic in a bottle! 👍
Makeup Lover from Shakopee, MN
This is an excellent primer. It is very smooth and makes foundation look amazing. Works well smoothing out foundation on my neck also.
Marlene from Tampa, FL
I love this stuff!! Makes me skin soo soft and smooth. Makeup goes on like silk :)
Laura from Wyckoff, NJ
I love the way my skin feels after applying this lotion and it helps makeup stay put
Drea from California
The primer is so creamy! It leaves your face looking and feeling great! It last all day and keeps your makeup on.
Sowji from Frederick
Love this product, absolutely happy with the purchase
Patty from Peterstown wv
I love this primer it makes my face feel smooth and soft.
Joan from New York
I have been using this prep and primer for years. It makes my liquid makeup go on easier, smoother, and looks so natural. I just love it The only thing I would change is that they also make a primer with sunscreen in it for the hot months.
Maria from Dallas, TX
At this point, I have spent so much money on so many different primers for my oily skin and didn't find anything that gave me the results I wanted. I decided to give this one a try a while back ONLY because it was a beauty steal so at least I wouldn't be spending a lot of money again. Since then, I haven't used anything else. It does look very shimmery, which intimidated me at first because my face is already shiny, but it was very subtle on the skin and hardly noticeable once you put your foundation on. My foundation applies smooth and stays on all day and my face doesn't get super oily. If I don't set with powder then it does get a little oily by the end of the day but nothing compared to how it would be without it. If I do set with powder, my makeup looks fresh all day. I've using this for over a year now and will never go back!
Brandon from Dallas
The sale rep was very very nice. She help and made me comfortable and easy. Because I am a male shopping for make up.
Tdavis from Idaho
I don't write reviews often. I started using this a month ago as part of my skin regimen. I use the fast eye response cream first, then time check moisturizer, I then apply prep & prime skin before my foundation. I noticed an immediate difference in my skin and application of my foundation. Skin is so smooth and foundation stays on and looks amazing. Highly recommend this primer
sona from newyork
dont buy it.everytime i use it before foundation all the foundation sticks on brush only 1% foundation stays on face.The worse lotion on mac brand.
Mari from Mesa, AZ
I have finally found a primer that does what it should balance my skin for application of any of my makeup!
Tracy from Las Vegas
I really noticed an improvement in my look when I used Benefit's Pore and a primer from Tarte. This one, not so much. But, perhaps it has nothing to work with.
Aliceee from New York
I used this primer back in late 2021, and I haven't gotten around to getting a refill! This primer was referred to me by an Ulta beauty specialist for my skin type, and I love the effects it had on my skin! It's really good at making your makeup matte- the sparkles you see in the primer actually REFLECT light from your face so that it doesn't look oily! For some it can be annoying to find on your hands, but it's a small price for a pretty makeup base.
Sabrina from Chicago
This is a great primer. My skin flakes a lot and looks horrible with foundation. No matter if I Exfoliate it still looks flaky, but this primer has helped my foundation look smoother and less flaky. I would recommend this product.
Jenna from California
This is my absolute favorite primer! NOTHING compares!!! I've tried many many other and I always come back to this one. I will never stray again!
Tosh from New Orleans
Really lovely product. I loved the way it made my base look however I work on camera and it's way too risky to have any shimmer in the base. I looked like that one Troll that's all sparkly lol.
Danni from Newington, NH
I decided on this primer when at the store-I love it! I'm definitely used to the more mate type primer however, this primer is amazing! It leaves your skin smooth and prepped for your makeup! It has a touch of shimmer, it doesn't show through my foundation though.
Ydmorena from NC
I've tried so many primers out there but they all made my skin look rough but not this one.. this gives me the most beautiful healthy glow ever! It makes me look like a have healthy and beautiful skin!
Heather J. from Fort Walton Beach, FL
I absolutely LOVE this primer! It was suggested to me after I couldn't get in touch with my consultant (from another company—using a different primer). It goes on so smooth and doesn't leave a film behind. It's fantastic! I just recently bought my 2nd bottle and will never go back to using my other product!
Tina from Florida
Is this for oily skin? I recently starting using this primer and my face feels dry. If it's for oily skin I would not want to continue using it. What type of skin is it recommended for?
Mars from Texas
The formula It's ok, but i look like a disco ball !! It had too many glitters on, i don't like that because i was looking for something more matte,and didn't say in the description the glitter situation. Now my brushes had glitter, my clothes, i don't like it. It looks pretty tough, but on my hands or the body when I'm in the beach... So, for my face, no thank you. But well, for my legs, arms and body, i like it...