Reviews for Prep and Prime Skin by MAC
Rating: Nov 29, 2012 10:20pm
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.
Rating: Oct 19, 2012 12:24am
Soft, gives a smooth finish! I don't think I could use everyday though, need something lighter.
Only use a small amount!
Rating: Oct 16, 2012 11:22am
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.
Rating: Jun 13, 2012 2:20pm
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)
Rating: Jan 6, 2012 11:17am
I love this primer, it is light & makes my skin smooth - and makeup lasts longer. Definitely recommend it.
Rating: Sep 14, 2011 3:27pm
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!
Rating: Aug 29, 2011 2:29am
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!).
Rating: Aug 14, 2011 9:19pm
Maybe I'm using it wrong
I bought this under pressure from a MAC saleswoman, who convinced me that I NEEDED to use P&P under my newly-purchased foundation. So, I bought it, and found out that not only does it not help my foundation to look better or last longer, but it also made me look greasy and gave me a few milia with repeated use. I took a break for a few months, then tried again, using different application techniques and different foundations over it, but still didn't see enough benefit to continue using it. I ended up throwing out about 1/3 of the ridiculously overpriced bottle. I can't recommend it to anyone based on my own experience, but please read other people's reviews before deciding whether to try and/or buy.
Rating: Aug 13, 2011 1:02am
Not MAC's best... Turned me into a greaseball!
I'm seeing a lot of rave reviews of MAC's Prep and Prime Skin here on BeautyHeaven. I must say, this perplexes me. This is the most expensive primer I have ever purchased; and I have purchased a lot, I repeat, a lot of primers.
First off, I have combination skin (with an oily T-zone and skin, with the odd acne spotting here and there) so maybe this effects it. However I doubt that... This is a silicone based primer that is thicker than your average, it is more viscous than Napoleon's Auto-Pilot, and it is much less thick than Benefit's POREfessional. I had no troubles with either of these products in terms of becoming too oily.
MAC's Prep and Prime contains finely milled glitter. I see some people reporting that it wasn't too bad, but maybe they have duller skin than I do. I prefer a matte look when I can help it.
Sooooo I wasn't exactly impressed when 4 hours later my makeup had faded and my forehead was shiny. What gives! I never had this problem with even the cheapest primers out there! Arrrrgh!
But because of the price I kept using it, and I suppose if you've got drier skin than me this wont be too bad for you.
It does seem to correct the blotchiness in my skin. It kind of had a pink-tone to it, which is nice, unless you're like me and have a yellow undertone (and most Western foundations are too pink to begin with!)
Rating: Aug 11, 2011 9:38pm
pump a little bit of primer on to fingertips, warm it up and and gently press on to skin!
Rating: Jul 29, 2011 11:33pm
This primer is amazing and the best one I've tried. I don't need to use much and my make up last me a whole day. Plus it makes my skin feels so nice and smooth. I always use this before applying foundation and it just makes applying my foundation so much easier because it has prepped my face and made my face smooth! This is a must-have!
Rating: Jul 25, 2011 9:39am
perfect primer! thats all i can say..
Rating: May 8, 2011 11:37pm
Best Primer I've Tried Yet!
I shopped around trying to find well-priced primers but honestly, now that I've tried MAC's Prep and Prime I don't think I'll look any further! It can be pricey at $45 a pop but you don't need a lot to cover your face and it looks like it will last forever. It evened my skin out beautifully while feeling very light, and my makeup glided on and stayed on all day! Love it, would absolutely buy again.
Rating: Oct 30, 2010 8:05pm
One of the best
I think this is one of the MAC's best product ever. It is must have for me if I am applying makeup. It holds my makeup very well that I don't even need a touch-up and makes skin smooth and flawless. I highly recommend it to everyone.
Rating: Oct 7, 2010 3:05pm
One of Mac's best
This is the first primer I have tried and I love it. My makeup appears smooth and lasts longer.
One pump is plenty and this product is worth every penny.
Rating: Aug 5, 2010 12:27am
Worth its weight in gold
I think this product is amazing it definitely is a must.. i have gone through 3 bottles and i am going to by a fourth - i used use Napoleon but found it too oily..the mac consistency is alot better
Rating: Apr 27, 2010 3:45pm
I really enjoy using this product from MAC cosmetics. It smells good and you only need one pump to cover your whole face, sometimes less. It dries quickly and works with all other make up brands.
Rating: Feb 3, 2010 12:19pm
primed and perfect
I love this primer, you can feel the difference to your skin as you apply it, and foundation goes on so nicely afterwards. It gives your face a nice glow and everything looks so smooth! Love it. It is a little pricey but as primers go its not too bad, and a little goes a long way.
Rating: Nov 23, 2009 2:53pm
I love this. Simple, easy to apply, you only need a tiny bit.
Makes me skin smooth and foundation is easy to apply. Had a slight shimmer. Makes my skin feel comfortable when applying foundation. I wouldn't wear foundation without this primer.
Rating: Oct 21, 2009 2:13pm
MAC: Prep and Prime
It does what it says except keep my make up last longer. I didn't notice any improvement on making make up last longer until I went through a bottle. I used 1-1.5 pump all over may face. I loved that it event out my skin and gave a bit of glow. My skin felt smoother and it's easier for foundation to guild on. I like the product but not a fan of using primer before foundation. Just want to keep my face routine simple, so I won't repurchase it
Rating: Apr 2, 2009 6:11pm
I love this stuff, I have it in my professional kit and works great on all clients regardless of age and skin type. It's non-fragranced and low irritant and gives the skin a gorgeous feel after application. Makes foundation glide on and blend perfectly! Wonderful product!!! ; )
Rating: Mar 13, 2009 10:46pm
Pretty darn good
i love the illuminating, shimmery affect. it also tones down the redness in my face, overall a great product, too bad its a little pricey, but its worth it
Rating: Dec 8, 2008 8:51pm
Foundation goes on better and lasts longer
This is a nice primer which makes skin smooth. Foundation goes on really well over it and a little goes a long way.
Rating: Sep 15, 2008 6:28pm
this would have to the best primer i have used. I have tried it in the warmer days too-my foundation doesn't budge. i have combination skin and it manages to keep foundation looking fresh. highly recommended
Rating: Jun 20, 2008 12:40pm
Im not normally a Primer girl...
But I do love this, it really improves the look when foundation is applied. Although I don't recommend that it's used everyday as it can make your skin break out.