Size 1.0 oz|
MAC Prep + Prime Skin is a lightweight gel lotion that evens out skin redness and tone while adding radiance.
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Rated 4.19 out of 5 stars
This is the first primer EVER that I've tried, so clearly, I have nothing to compare it to...But either way, I loved this product! My skin type is oily at the T-zone, but dry wherever I get pimples - usually on my lower cheeks by the jaw. I got this primer two days ago, and the SECOND I put it on I felt/saw a difference. I was honestly becoming hopeless with my skin lately - I had no idea what to do to keep my makeup looking long-lasting, and keep it from looking oily. I'm gonna be honest, my makeup would look cakey and gross (I'm sure a lot of that was due to the humidity in NY) before I used this product. I would just cake on my powder because I didn't know what else to do. This really makes my makeup look very even and helps my skin from being oily. My skin feels 10 times better with this than with just foundation. It's so lightweight. I don't feel insecure with my face anymore. I don't break out from this either, and I do not have the best skin in the world... I have acne-prone skin. So basically, for the money I spent ($36, including tax & shipping) I am very satisfied! If there's something better out there I'd love to know what it is because I can't imagine what something better would do to my face if this is so perfect!! :)
I went to a MAC store last summer and purchased the studio fix foundation, the concealer, and this primer and everything was working well for a while. I ran out of primer and purchased more in January of this year and everything was still ok.
I just purchased another bottle of primer about 2 weeks ago and not only is the make up sliding off my face but the primer this time is too glittery. I have medium/dark skin and glitter or "luminescence" on my complexion looks a glittery mess. I also noticed that it didn't provide the oil control that it did before. After an hour my nose lose like an oil luge. This formulation of a primer has way more glitter than the last. I thought I was mistaken but I squeezed out a drop from my old bottle and compared it to the new bottle. I was right! The consistency and formula has changed.
I am disappointed, I am taking my bottle back for a refund.
Mari from Mesa, AZ
I have finally found a primer that does what it should balance my skin for application of any of my makeup!
Tracy from Las Vegas
I really noticed an improvement in my look when I used Benefit's Pore and a primer from Tarte. This one, not so much. But, perhaps it has nothing to work with.
Aliceee from New York
I used this primer back in late 2021, and I haven't gotten around to getting a refill! This primer was referred to me by an Ulta beauty specialist for my skin type, and I love the effects it had on my skin! It's really good at making your makeup matte- the sparkles you see in the primer actually REFLECT light from your face so that it doesn't look oily! For some it can be annoying to find on your hands, but it's a small price for a pretty makeup base.
Sabrina from Chicago
This is a great primer. My skin flakes a lot and looks horrible with foundation. No matter if I Exfoliate it still looks flaky, but this primer has helped my foundation look smoother and less flaky. I would recommend this product.
Jenna from California
This is my absolute favorite primer! NOTHING compares!!! I've tried many many other and I always come back to this one. I will never stray again!
Tosh from New Orleans
Really lovely product. I loved the way it made my base look however I work on camera and it's way too risky to have any shimmer in the base. I looked like that one Troll that's all sparkly lol.
Danni from Newington, NH
I decided on this primer when at the store-I love it! I'm definitely used to the more mate type primer however, this primer is amazing! It leaves your skin smooth and prepped for your makeup! It has a touch of shimmer, it doesn't show through my foundation though.
Ydmorena from NC
I've tried so many primers out there but they all made my skin look rough but not this one.. this gives me the most beautiful healthy glow ever! It makes me look like a have healthy and beautiful skin!
Heather J. from Fort Walton Beach, FL
I absolutely LOVE this primer! It was suggested to me after I couldn't get in touch with my consultant (from another company—using a different primer). It goes on so smooth and doesn't leave a film behind. It's fantastic! I just recently bought my 2nd bottle and will never go back to using my other product!
Tina from Florida
Is this for oily skin? I recently starting using this primer and my face feels dry. If it's for oily skin I would not want to continue using it. What type of skin is it recommended for?
Mars from Texas
The formula It's ok, but i look like a disco ball !! It had too many glitters on, i don't like that because i was looking for something more matte,and didn't say in the description the glitter situation. Now my brushes had glitter, my clothes, i don't like it. It looks pretty tough, but on my hands or the body when I'm in the beach... So, for my face, no thank you. But well, for my legs, arms and body, i like it...
Tasha from Detroit, MI
This is my favorite primer and I couldn't live without it. I haven't found a primer that compares to this one!
never writes reviews from albuquerque, nm
If I don't use this for a while, I forget how wonderful it is. It really makes a huge difference in my skin tone. Love Love it!!!
Jilldbeav from Fort Walton Beach, FL
I have used this for 10 years now and it definitely is a must-have! Try it out! You will not regret it! I freak out now when I run out of this stuff. It makes a world of difference having it on versus not having it on.
Add from Bay Area, CA, USA
The price is so worth it. It is so lightweight and it's a great base layer before foundation. If you're thinking of getting it- DO IT!
Kate from PA - Pennsylvania
Use as a base before makeup
Harrisc from Dothan, AL
I received two samples of this product a couple of years ago with other orders and I forget that I have the small tubes sometimes! When I use this - ANY time I use this - I love it. It feels good going onto my skin and I do think that it helps keep my makeup in place. I will honestly say I have not done a true comparison with and without the primer, but even just that "feel good" part when applying it is worth it. I can't wait to run out of my samples and buy the real thing, I just have to get my act together and wear makeup more often to remember it... :)
Stephanie from Cerritos, CA
Incredibly mediocre, doesn't really do anything. Also, in case you were wondering this DOES have SHIMMER in it leaning towards glitter/sparkles. I hate when products have sparkles if it's not a highlighter, I don't know if it's because of my uneven texture but it just intensifies that even more. Not a fan and Not worth the money.
OOHSOPHIIE from SAN DIEGO, CA
i have tried so many different primers for my large pores and oily skin. i finally tried this and it works!. my skin looked flawless for about 6 hours full coverage night out makeup.LOVE!!!!i didn't even have creases.( ive used tatcha, Fenty, toofaced,dermablend, benefit and smashbox primers)this is the one!
Gabi from Florida
I hardly ever write product reviews, but this product is incredible and truly does it all. It smoothes/blurs the skin, leaves the perfect amount of glow, and isn't at all drying on the skin. It creates the perfect, most flawless canvas for makeup. I also have extremely sensitive skin with eczema on my face and this product does not exacerbate it. I will continue to purchase this!
meg from SC
It's an okay primer, definitely not the best. There's shimmer and sparkles in it, so if you're wearing a bb cream or very light weight foundation you can see it.
Cider from Atlanta, GA
This product is similar to the famous "pore primer by benefit" without color. I was expected a cream type primer but it's okay. I think that I should have more concern about SPF and skin color control before purchasing.
Bella from SM
I loved the way it felt when i first got it. Very smooth. But I don't think this is for oily skin because my make up looks wet WET at the end of the day. Just feel like for the price, I don't see the difference of wearing it and no primer in general.
Jules from San Diego, CA
Works well but it's very small for the price point