M.A.C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
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M.A.C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Natural Radiance


4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars60%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%


Full Description:
A Silky Gel Emulsion, Rich In Natural Ingredients, That Hydrates And Primes To Improve Foundation Or Powder Application, Control Oil And Promote Smooth Texture. Vitamins E And C Protect With Antioxidants, While Caffeine Calms Skin. Illuminating Pearl Powders Reflect Optic Radiance. Now In Two Shades: Radiant Yellow Is Especially Effective On Deeper Skin Tones And Radiant Pink For Fairer Skin Tones. The Formula Disappears Upon Application, Resulting In A Beautiful Glow.
Key Claims And Benefits:

  • Controls Oil
  • Provides Long-term Hydration
  • Smoothes And Softens Skin
  • Improves Radiance
  • Refines Skin
  • Silicone-free


  • Smooth Evenly All Over The Face Or To The Desired Areas After Moisturizer (Right Before Foundation) With Fingertips, Sponge Or Brush.
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M.A.C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
M.A.C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Natural Radiance
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  • "i received a sample of this in my latest ipsy bag. it didn’t too much for me. i am more into a matte look, however, this added a slight amount of shine. i did think it smelled good. also, this product works good for natural looks and more simple. it adds a natural looking glow." in 227 reviews
  • "really nice consistency ! absorbs well on the skin. slight radiance but if i need more i will add the strobe cream and mix it in. i would say it would work for all skin types because the consistency is pretty light and hydrating without being greasy " in 58 reviews
Jessica C.
Newport News, VA
326 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Purchased at: Sephora
Review for: Radiant Yellow more...
Out of all of the MAC Cosmetics prep and prime bases this is my favorite. It dries really quickly which is important for me because I have a really small amount of time to apply my make up in the morning before work. It smells really good and also plays a pretty decent bass for my make up. Also it feels slightly tacky after application which is great when you’re trying to apply foundation and have it stay
Ashley B.
Des Plaines
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Radiant Pink more...
I would give this product 5 out of 5 stars because it really does hold and set my foundation and concealer. For me it really does last all night up until I am ready to take off my full face. A pro is that it makes my face look smooth and clear, but the con is that it is kind of expensive though. But I would recommend to others and I will keep repurchasing this product.
Alicia R.
El Campo, TX
190 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Radiant Yellow more...
I never tried M•A•C before and was happy to get something by them in ipsy. I have been starting to get into makeup more and trying to find what's right for me and decided to give this a try. I didn't know what to expect but I felt like it didn't really give my face a "glow". I won't be buying the full size as I don't think this is right for me.
Kelley M.
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Radiant Yellow more...
I guess I should have read the label more carefully when I bought this. I have oily skin and this is for “skin radiance”. I honestly have been using this for 6 months and never had an issue with this other than it made me look more oily. But i guess I know why. I’ve found that, for my skin type, this works best under a blurring primer. It definitely moisturizes my skin but when I add a blurring primer on top it doesn’t make me oily.
Katherine W.
San Francisco, CA
276 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Radiant Yellow more...
I received a sample of the MAC Prep+Prime Natural Radiance in Radiant Yellow from a MAC order I placed. The formula and consistency of this is more like a moisturizing primer. I didn’t notice any radiance from this though. But when I compared side by side with and without this product and applying a highlighter, the side with this product made the highlight stronger and applied better.
Molly S.
13 reviews
This is a great lightweight primer that works perfectly under liquid foundation. It has the consistency of a light moisturizer, and doesn't leave a powder finish, like a lot of other brands, which works better when applying your foundation, in my opinion. I have dry skin, so this helps even out my skin, moisture-wise, and allows my foundation to go on evenly. 
Lauren J.
25 reviews
I don't notice a huuuge difference when I use this product because it has more of actual little glitter sparkles in it rather than a glowy finish. My main use for primer though is to just make my foundation last longer and have something for it to grip to which this does. It goes on really smooth and makes your skin feel good so overall it's a good product.
Leila R.
Salisbury , MD
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Radiant Yellow, Radiant Pink more...
I absolutely love this product!!! I don’t really feel like the yellow and the pink are very different from each other, I’ve had both and they seem to do the same thing. I have combination skin and it can feel dehydrated and look dull. When I use MAC prep and prime natural radiance it adds such a healthy glow to my skin! Looks great as a primer under foundation but also makes your skin look and feel great when you don’t want to put makeup on. It’s hydrating but not too much, so I believe it would be great for all skin types! Love it! I do wish it had packaging where you could see how much you had left but that’s my only complaint.
Denise H.
Wilmington , NC
225 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Radiant Yellow more...
I received this as a deluxe sized sample in an ipsy bag.  I was worried at first being that this has the word "radiance" on it, since that usually equals oil slick for me, but I was pleasantly surprised and happy that this kept me shine free throughout the day!  It comes out of the tube in a light yellow shade, but disappears as soon as you apply it.  It provided a great base for my foundation and also felt moisturizing.  Very happy with this product, even though my first choice for MAC primers would be the  M.A.C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Skin  since it gives a slightly more velvety feel!  
Heidi C.
Laurel, DE
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I loved this primer so much (i ran out)!!!! It was super moisturizing but didn’t leave you looking oily. It also has little flecks of glitter in it which would be gorgeous on the skin without makeup on top! However, it’s not so overpowering that it looks like a unicorn threw up on you. Such a great primer!
Jackie C.
New York, New York
8 reviews
If I've never used primer do you suggest I try this product?
Katelyn C.
4 reviews
I use primer but I have a hard time with oil and shine control. Does this primer help with shine?
Chloe N.
Fullerton, CA
44 reviews
I've recently gotten drier skin & dry patches due to the weather, does this work with drier skin?
Fiona B.
60 reviews
Does this provide a matte finish? My main concern is oiliness
Lilet O.
Goose Lake, IA
79 reviews
I've been looking for primer, is this work on oily or sweaty face?

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