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MAC Prep + Prime Lip Primer is a color-free lipstick base that adds light moisture, smooths and refines.
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Rated 4.41 out of 5 stars
Oh, I do so LOVE this product!
This was introduced to me by a MAC artist when I was in-store looking for a matte red lipstick.
I'm not usually someone who does much with her lips. A bit of gloss here, some cremesheen there, nothing fancy. Having said that, looking for siren red lipstick for a "new look" for me was an eye opener.
I tried Ruby Woo without the primer, because I thought the primer to be a little superfluous and also thinking lip liner would be sufficient... Well, I thought wrong. The lipstick stayed somewhat, but my lips got so dry because it's a super matte lipstick. putting lip balm underneath eased the drying, but nixed the staying power of the lipstick... not good
So off I went and ordered the primer online. It is the epitome of "Stay Put"! =) Wore the lipstick with everything and it stayed throughout dinner AND dessert. WOW!
here's how I did it: Lip balm when applying my foundation, just to it has enough time to sink in (I do my lips last). Lip primer, letting it "dry" properly, lip liner, lipstick.. done..
I first purchased this primer over two years ago and after losing it, bought it again two months ago. When I first purchased it I noticed that my lips were getting chapped to the point that if I didn't wear lipstick my lips looked terrible, but I didn't think it was due to the primer. Fast forward to two months ago when I tried it again, I'm having the same issues with my lips and now I can't help but think that it is in fact this primer that's causing all of the problems.
a555 from Ohio
This really helps the lipstick to stay on and not transfer off for a bit of time. Made lips feel soft too.
Melodee from Queens
I had a really good experience with this primer, I normally never use primers before lipstick and I don't know why not because it generally does work to keep my lipstick from fading and rubbing off. There is transfer even with this primer but there was a lot less transfer then I would get not having a primer on at all and I still had a good amount of lipstick on my lips after eating or drinking so I wouldn't necessarily need to apply again if I didn't want to. I will experiment with other lip primers to see if I like other ones more for the price but as for now I definitely will be using this primer any time I wear lipstick.
Louise from Indiana
I use this every day as a part of my morning make-up routine. It's the last thing I apply before I set my makeup. I don't use it under lipstick, necessarily; I'm not a big lip color person. I like it as an alternative to lip balms, which can feel too thick. I can't stand my lips to feel dry, and I keep one in every purse and in my make-up bag.
Mel from Michigan
I spent 2 hours testing shades, and wear length at the store. (All different brands, because I wear very specific darker colors.) Finally decided on a MAC matte, and I got the primer half off because of a promo. I asked the MAC lady, "is this going to extend the wear of my lipstick." She was very extra, saying, "yeesss!," so I bought it.
Wore both yesterday. Great creamy, moisturized feel, but it took LAYERS of lipstick to get the color to even show halfway decent. Then the lipstick wore off in about 2 hours. Major color transfer when drinking and eating. Super disappointed. Definitely returning. Too much money, not enough result.
Cassie from Las Vegas
This makes my lips so soft and my lipstick/gloss stay on longer during the day.
May from Virgina
I love this stuff my lips are very sensitive and swell up with just about all chapsticks and lip moisturizers. This is the only product that moistures my lips safely! For that alone I would wholeheartedly recommend to family and friends.
Neesh from texas
Very small product.Not worth the price even with the discount. This primer fully extended is much taller than my small coffee cup. Maybe 1 1/2 inches of actual product.
Conya from Coast
I have stashes of this good stuff. It's the ONLY thing I wear on my lips under MAC matte lipsticks. It's moisturizing and when it wears off I re-up. I keep spares in all my bags I never want to leave without it.
Kiki from Ohio
This makes your lips feel smooth and amazing under lipstick and liner. I have used this for years and stock up whenever it goes on sale. Somehow, it makes your lips just look better.
WilmaJ from SC
This does not fill in lines on my lips like many reviews stated. It does help keep lipstick in place if you let it dry some before applying lipstick. I'm glad I bought it half price. I will not be purchasing again
AmBeR from Oregon Coast
Works exactly as I expected it to! Moisturizes, smooths and preps the lips for lipstick amazingly! It's MAC, I didn't expect anything less than perfection!!
Mara from texas
I have used this primer for years and many more
D from NY
It was good experience
Fitnurse09 from Okc
Definitely use this every time before applying any lip color.
Angelamia from Brighton, MI
I got this Prep + Prime for lips because it was made by MAC and I love their products. IT WORKS…REALLY.
Last several years I'm noticing feathering on my lips…not good!
I apply Prime and then line my lips and apply MAC lipstick. It does not run and feather. My lipstick stays on for hours even through a dinner. I don't care what it costs… I can't be without it. My lips stay moist and a little plumper as their not sell chapped. It's the best. There are no cons with this product
great product! from Escondido CA
I'm a more mature woman. This is a great lip primer that helps fill in the fine lines in the lips themselves. Lipstick lasts much longer with this product. Younger women may not get as much benefit. Please note this product is not intended to plump your lips, but it will keep your lipstick in place (you can go slightly outside your lips - wear you would apply lip liner - it works wonderfully)
Lexi from New York
I really did notice a difference in terms of smoothness and how long my lipstick lasted. The only downfall is you have to be really precise with lip liner (perhaps apply liner first then primer) otherwise it can look messy. Overall recommend!
Naphat from Honolulu
My texture lip so smooth!
Busy lady 58 from Hilton Head SC
I like this as a base under lipsticks! I wish it had SPF Protection.
jktejas from North Bergen, NJ
As mentioned above, I need more time to judge a consistent performance.
BEK from Chicago
Easy to see why this is a Best Seller. I've been using Prep+Prime Lip for several years. Makes lips feel great... also improves the look and feel of your lip colors and liner when applied over this amazing product. When I saw it on sale while walking past the MAC store, I stocked up! Thanks MAC:)
LAURIE from NV
I love this to help maintain wear, soften lip wrinkles and smooth my lip liner and lipstick.
Chlo from STL
This is definitely one of those products that you didn't know you needed until you used it for the first time and now you can't live without it! It instantly blurs your lips to make them look smooth and plumper. Perfect under a satin or matte lip in which ridges in your lip will be super noticeable and you need a really smooth surface
Sexy Mama from Anne Arundel County MD
I bought this after reading reviews about lipstick feathering. Mac is a good brand so I thought I'd try it. It's worth the purchase. I can use it alone for lip hydration or for its intended purpose which is under a lipstick. It goes on smooth and doesn't change the shade of your lipstick. So glad I made the purchase and will buy again.
LMB from Massachusetts
Love this lip prep! It makes my chapped lips so smooth and fills in the lines before applying lipstick. Definitely worth the price.