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MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance

A makeup primer that's specifically beneficial for oily and combination skin types.
Average Customer Rating:
4.077 out of 5
4.1
 out of 
5
(65 Reviews) 65
13 out of 15(87%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Review 1 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:04 01 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Takes some getting used to
Tags +Creamy, Long wearing
The first time I used this product it was terrible. It was supposed to control my oily skin, but made it worse. I read a review that had the same issue and she recommended using the Prep and Prime Transparent powder first, and then applying this over that, before putting on foundation. Worked perfectly for me with the Mineralize Powder Foundation. I have since switched to Studio Fix Powder + Foundation and this product does not work anymore. I will be going back to the Prep and Prime Skin, as that is what I used before switching to this product. I gave it 5 stars because it is an amazing product when it works with your foundation. I was very happy with this product for two years, but unfortunately need more coverage in my foundation. I am glad MAC has other options for primers.
0points
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 / Denver, CO
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Review 2 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:03 23 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Must Have
Tags +Creamy, Long wearing
This will make your makeup pop and your face glow! I am hooked!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Florida
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 3 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:03 22 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent
Tags +Creamy, Long wearing, Color true
I have been using this for about a week and I think it is wonderful. It has a little bit of sparkle when applied (I have been using the light pink) that gives a nice natural looking radiance that is not to over powering. It helps to aid in the application of my liquid matchmaster spf15 Mac foundation and seems to help with longevity of product. I would also be comfortable wearing this alone without foundation for a lighter feel in the summer. Would defiantly buy again this product again.
0points
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 / Mauston, WI, USA
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Review 4 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:02 03 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing
Tags +Creamy, Long wearing, smooth silky
I have been using this primer since summer through fall and Winter . I can use it by itself or with make up on . Every time I wear this I receive compliments that my skin glows . Best of all it doesn't even show like I am wearing anything . Looks so natural . I actually came here to pick the primer for my friends birthday since it seems like the perfect gift . I don't understand the reviews about choppy makeup because this is as smooth as it can get . I have and Asian Indian skin . I use the pink tinted one and it's gorgeous . This is what they recommended to me in the Mac store . Had I picked it online I would have gone with the yellow . Glad I tried it in store !!
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / USA
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Review 5 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:01 23 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"Prime" Primer!!
Tags +Long wearing, Color true
I've been using this primer for 3+ years now, and can't imagine using anything else. I have an oily t zone and this product gives your skin a beautiful natural glow while also combating shine, and helps keep my makeup lasting for HOURS. I've taken this primer in different climates and it works well everywhere I've been including in 100 degree heat. I'll never go back!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Portland, OR, USA
Product PurchaseMAC Store
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Review 6 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:01 07 2016
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Failed as a primer
Tags +Long wearing, luminating (sparkly) moisturizing, vitamin enriched sticky tacky slow drying
I wanted to love this product after seeing it on social media being recommended by trustworthy make up artists . It is a silicone free primer which is apparently what I really need of an ingredient. It went on pretty choppy, had to use a few pumps to cover my face. It felt like a simple illuminating moisturizer.
My main problem was that it did not cover my pores or my fine lines and most of all it did not help my make up applies smoothly or blend easily.
My foundation went on very choppy, patchy in some places, and difficult to keep in places. I need a sicone base to not only keep makeup over my pores, not seeping into them immediately. I also like when a smooth primer helps my makeup look flawless, easy to blend out and apply evenly. This product fell way short for me. At best, I'd use it as a pre-primer primer. Like as a primer's base. This product did not do anything i expect one to do. I exchanged for the basic, silicone old shool mac prime base visage. Hopefull when I try that out, I can write a much more positive review!
0points
4of 8found this review helpful.
 / San Francisco, CA
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 7 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:12 16 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Not my 1st choice
Tags +Creamy
This makes your skin more oily unfortunately. I am acne prone and although it does not cause me to get more acne, it does however produce oil on my T-zone half way throughout the day. It is not a very good base to minimize shine and lock in foundation, especially if you are acne prone like myself. Considering the price, it is definitely not worth the money!
+1point
4of 7found this review helpful.
 / Calgary, AB, Canada
Product PurchaseMAC Store
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Review 8 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:10 29 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My go to primer
Tags +Long wearing
I am someone who has very sensitive skin and I can barely use just any product. This primer gives my face a glow that no other primer has ever done. A little sparkle in it, but it adds to the finishing touch. Very smooth. I'd wait about 5 to 10 minutes before adding foundation but the studio water weight works fantastic with this product.
+9points
10of 11found this review helpful.
 / new york
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Reviewed as part of sweepstakes/contestNo
Review 9 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:10 20 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A Must Have!
Tags +Creamy, Long wearing
I love this product! A little definitely goes a long way. I've had my primer since May and I'm STILL on the same bottle. It's awesome for oily skin like mine and it doesn't feel greasy or thick at all. Definitely worth the $$ in my opinion.
+8points
8of 8found this review helpful.
 / Arizona, USA
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Review 10 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:10 15 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
AWSOME!
Tags +Creamy, Long wearing, Color true
Love this stuff!
All though I have oily skin, this product keeps my makeup in place all 10 hours.
I will never be with out this and you shouldn't either!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Ms
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 11 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:10 02 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +Creamy, Long wearing
I have a oily skin and I had purchased a lot of primers for a long time but they didn't work well for me, but I finally found such a wonderful primer.
this primer is working very well. I can't buy another primer anymore . Thank you MAC♥︎
+8points
8of 8found this review helpful.
 / Santa Monica,CA
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Review 12 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:09 03 2015
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
oily skin
Tags +Creamy, Long wearing
this product is good/ok i like the feel I like that it helps keep my makeup on. The whole this is ment for darker complexion is bull but the price for it ridiculous , but very long lasting
-9points
1of 11found this review helpful.
 / Moreno Valley, CA, USA
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 13 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:08 28 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
MUST HAVE!
Tags +Long wearing
The Prep and prime natural radiance is absolutely a must have in my makeup routine. I peronally have very oily skin and this product totally controls that without making my skin dry. It gives just the right amount of moisture to your face while still keeping your makeup in place and absolutely beautiful! The first time I tried this when I was going to a party about 3 months ago and I heard so many great reviews, so I went and bought it and I honestly don't know how I ever did my makeup without it. It made my makeup last the whole night. It honestly looked like I had just done my makeup. This is defiantly something I recommend
+1point
2of 3found this review helpful.
 / Vienna, VA
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Review 14 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:07 31 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Absolutely perfect for combination skin.
Tags +Creamy, Long wearing
I've been using this stuff for two days and I'm already in love with it. I have combination skin and its held my makeup all day while keeping it moisturized and even and VERY soft. Softest ever. Love love love.
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
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Review 15 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:06 20 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The name says it all
Tags +Long wearing
I love this primer! It's perfect for when you want that natural glow. Even without makeup it's awesome. I refer to it as my magic wand. A little goes a long way which makes it easy to pay $41 for it. It's well worth the price. Go into your local M.A.C. store and ask for a sample to try it out for yourself!
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / WPB,FL
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 16 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:04 18 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
natural radiance
I love it it gives a perfect skin glow .
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / California
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Review 17 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:04 08 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love this primer
Tags +dry skin
I have dry skin so my face tends to look dull by the middle of the day. This primer keeps me radiant all day long and makes my makeup last.
+2points
4of 6found this review helpful.
 / New York
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Review 18 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:04 03 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
AMAZING
Tags +everyday use
This is a great product and I recommend it to all my friends! I use this everyday with my face and body foundation! Love!!!
0points
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 / MA
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Review 19 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:01 24 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
1st Primer that works
Tags +oily skin; smooth foundation primer
I have oily skin and my makeup would never finish with a smooth look. I LOVE this primer. It feels thin which is important because my oily skin makes things feel thick very quickly. It also helps to create a smooth foundation for my makeup. I use it everyday and it has lasted for almost 2 months which makes it worth the money. I pair this with MAC's shine control and between the two my shine is a drastic reduction so now I only have to use shine control one time during the day (I have super oily skin).
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
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Review 20 for Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
Date:01 24 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Makes Foundation Look Flawless on Film
Tags +radiance, creating a healthly glow
This is a great foundation primer. it helps to bring the radiance back to the skin when you use something that's a fuller coverage. to the natrual eye it looks good but on Film and camera it looks Fantastic.
Depending on the type of foundation you may still have to set foundation with a powder.
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 / New York
Product PurchaseMAC Store