MAC - Prep and Prime Skin


Prep and Prime Skin

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MAC Prep and Prime Skin is a fluid lotion formulated with silicones to calm and soothe the skin, blot away excess oil, and even out skin redness. This primer improves the look and application of foundation or powder.


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Make-up stays fresh all day

Best Primer i have used. My make-up stays all day and looks fresh. I love it. Only thing I would say, is it is very sparkly. I like this, but I know that there are people that don't. When you apply it, you can see the shimmer, but with foundation over the top you can not see the sparkles at all. My friend gave this to me because for her the Primer made her skin break out, but for me it has worked perfectly and hasn't made my skin break out.

Ideal for

I have oily/normal skin, and it works great. My friend has combination skin that is prone to breaking out easily, and it had a negative effect on her.



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My most used primer

I absolutely love this primer, I love the texture and how it feels and sits on my skin. I it does not feel heavy like most primers I have used and I feel it actually moisturizers my skin which is amazing. Although I love this primer I do feel like you can get cheaper ones that do exactly the same thing. But there are many other things that I love about this primer, I love that it does what it's meant to do such as reduce redness which especially works for me cause I have acne so when I use this the redness doesn't show as much unlike other primers and find that it makes my foundation last all day especially when the weathers hot.



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I use the Prep & Prime 'Moisture Infusion'. It does what it's supposed to do (evens my skin tone and ensures my foundation goes on much smoother). It doesn't break me out (I have acne prone skin!) and it doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy or oily. In fact it's a very light-weight formula.
It doesn't completely stop my skin from getting oily, however my foundation does appear nicer than if applied over moisturiser or on the skin itself.

A little goes a very long way - I've been using it for almost 12 months, about 3/4 times a week, and it's just under half full! So I guess you do get your monies worth (I spent about $50 for a bottle).
I'm hesitant to repurchase however, as I can easily get a cheap brand primer for a quarter of the cost (Face of Australia makes a great dupe for about $10!). Although - if this is ever on sale, I will probably get a bottle (or two...)



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okay i guess.

this primer does make it easier for your foundation to slide on but it doesn't make it last longer. i find i can get a different primer for $30 cheaper that does the exact same job and more.



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Soft, gives a smooth finish! I don't think I could use everyday though, need something lighter.

Only use a small amount!


Those who prefer a high coverage.



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I bought this after a SA recommended that I start using a primer to even out my skin tone and to make my make-up stay longer. I read some reviews on this product and thought I'd give it a try. This primer is amazing at keeping my make-up on all day and does a good job at evening out my skin (apart from the really dry parts).

HOWEVER: this product causes my skin to break out! It took about a week to start breaking out. At first I didn't want to believe the primer was the cause but I have not changed my skincare routine or make-up or anything whilst constantly using this product. It is such a disappointment because this product costs $45, and I've barely been able to use it.



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Great primer - works well on my sensitive skin

I'm quite suprised by how well this primer works for me. I bought this after a make over at the DJ MAC counter in Melbourne. I stopped using it after I noticed how much my skin hated the foundation and concealer I bought. Now that I'm using Rimmels Wake me up foundation I started using this again and love it!
It glides on easily and sinks into my skin with a velvety finish! (It's the only bit of make up my bf actually likes!) It also reduces the redness on my cheeks and nose which is a great bonus.
I'm going to be trying out some different primers after this runs out, however would definately re purchase if I was unsuccessful in my quest (i'm not geek haha :D)



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The best

I love this primer, it is light & makes my skin smooth - and makeup lasts longer. Definitely recommend it.



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SPF savior!

This is a lovely product, I love the SPF 50! I am very pale and my skin needs that sort of protection in the Aussie sun. Not greasy and sits nicely on the skin. I am not sure this is the greatest product for providing all-day hold though, as I do seem to lose a lot of my makeup by the end of the day!



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I really love this primer. I have quite oily skin on my nose, but normal-to-dry cheeks and chin. M.A.C.’s Prep and Prime keeps makeup lasting much longer than usual, and it also seems to keep the oiliness on my zone under control (reducing shine). I’ve also found that, when I apply M.A.C.’s Prep and Prime, that my makeup (not just foundation- I’m talking eyeliner, eyeshadow, the works) glides on nicely and evenly, without congealing or concentrating in one spot (like the sides of your nose!).

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