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Prep + Prime Highlighter

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Prep + Prime Highlighter

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0.12 oz Item 2510685

Color:Light Boost (soft yellow cream)

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A pen-style highlighter that efficiently brings a soft, sheer wash of colour to the skin. With its precision application, it adds radiance just where you want it. Goes on smoothly for cushion-soft wear. Use over makeup for highlights, touch-ups, or under makeup to brighten and prime.

Benefits:
  • Provides instant radiance.
  • Lightweight.
  • Long-wearing.
  • Non-drying.
  • Dermatologist tested.
  • Non-acnegenic.
  • Ophthalmologist tested.

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Apply directly with package's brush tip to high planes of the face over bare moisturized skin or on top of concealer, or foundation. Blend well with fingertips.
Water / Aqua / Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polydecene, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Bis-PEG / PPG-14 / 14 Dimethicone, Hexylene Glycol, Diglycerin, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG / PPG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Hexyl Laurate, Alumina, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polysilicone-11, Silica, Laureth-7, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Please read the ingredient list on the packaging of your product to be sure that the ingredients are appropriate for your personal use.

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MACPrep + Prime Highlighter
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (12)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Blends well (10)
  • Easy to take-off (9)
  • Good pigmentation (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All skin types (8)
  • Everyday (8)
  • Going out (4)
  • Sensitive skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (7), Natural style (5)

Reviewed by 16 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Works well

By Lana

from Federal way wa

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Good Pigmentation

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

    Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter:

    I used this as a primer to help cover up my older brothers knuckle tattoos before foundation! Works very well and the undertone really helped to help cancel out the blueish tattoos

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Nikki

    from Pooler,Ga.

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Noncomedogenic
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter:

      All around great product.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Years and years of use

      By Evee123

      from Florida

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter:

          I have had this product for years and only used to use it sparingly because i dont wear a lot of makeup. However, lately i have been obsessed with it in a brand new way and i am looking to restock. I fair skin and i use radiant rose along with my concealer (about half and half) and acheive great results. I used the new becca illuminating concealer and it is a similar effecf i just HATE items that I need to apply with my fingers since more often than not i end up also applying to my clothes (UGHHH) bottom line this in NOT a full coverage concealer NOR is it supposed to be. People calling it "watery" had the wronf expectations and should try one of those thicker potted concealers! If you use it along with a little tab of regular concealer the results are beautiful

           
          2.0

          Disappointed

          By Vanna

          from Tulsa, OK

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Ineffective
          • Poor Coverage
          • Watery

          Best Uses

            Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter:

            I bought this after my makeup artist used it on me and I liked how it didn't cake under my eyes. Whenever I bought it, though, mine was noticeably thinner. I even started to doubt I bought the same product. It's too watery to do anything. I've shaken it, twisted it, no difference. I'll be returning. Not worth the money.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Oh my gosh.

            By Ashlee1902

            from Alabama

            Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter:

            I couldn't stop myself from trying this as soon as I got it. I ended up rolling it up way too far because the product is only visible on one side (the only con I have). I used it in all the areas I would to highlight my face and was definitely not expecting the coverage I got!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Too Watery

            By Lynn

            from Hampton

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter:

            This product is too watery and it doesn't cover up my blemishes.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love This!

            By DeDe3

            from WhiteLake Mi

            About Me Classic Style

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Noncomedogenic
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Travel

              Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter:

              I been trying different products for around my eye area for so long...this one is the best! Takes care of the darkness in the sides of your nose by your eyes, and brightens undereye area beautiful! Blends great, not cakey and last all day!

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Help greatly with darkening under the eyes

              By Jen

              from Jax Fl

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter:

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent But! Pricey

                By Shelley

                from Hot Springs AR

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter:

                  I've looked for a great creamy concealer and this does seem to be great after using for 3 days! I do wear it with foundation and no powder. I do have dark circles and my skin is aging I turned 50 in January 2018. I think as we age finding the best products that really work becomes more difficult!! I've tried about 25 different concealers in the last 3 years with the end in sight of loving any of them!
                  This so far is my favorite! It's a bit too pricey that's my negative! I'd prefer it be way less!
                  If I find something just as effective with a better price I will change this direction!

                   
                  5.0

                  I definitely will purchase this product again.

                  By NK

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out

                    Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter:

                    I apply this product under my eyes for tired dark circles. It blends beautifully and almost instantly gives me pop where I normally look tired.
                    My only issue with the product is not the product itself but the applicator. Sometimes too much product comes out which I feel is wasted so I have started using the excess on my cheekbones. Love it!

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                    • Q:

                      So I should this a concealer or a highlighter?
                      Asked on 3/29/2018 by Nurse74 from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter is a sheer, brightening cream formula that can be used under concealer to help cancel out dark circles, or over concealer for a highlighted effect. If you have concerns with dark circles pair it with a concealer.

                        Answered on 3/30/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
                    • Q:

                      I am Indian and have very dark circles and have tried everything to cover them up. I am wondering if this will help and if so which shade would be best? I am medium to tan. So far nothing has worked. It may lighten up my dark circles but you can tell they are still there no matter what product or color corrector I have used! I'm hoping this works!! Also my dark circles are not blue or purple they are just 4 shades darker than my skin color maybe even darker.
                      Asked on 3/17/2018 by Indy Queen from Buffalo NY

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We understand how frustrating this can be, Indy, and we're happy to help!

                        Instead of going too light, try a product with a lot of orange/peach that is closer to your natural skintone. This will neutralize best.

                        Based on what you've told us here, we suggest that the shade Peach Lustre in MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter for you.

                        Pro tip: Apply the Highlighter in thin layers, blending as you go. If you use Foundation we suggest applying this product after for the best results.

                        We think you'll love the look!

                        Answered on 3/18/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
                    • Q:

                      Hi, I use MAC color NC25 for my foundations and have been using the color "bright forecast" for this concealer for years. It turns a little dark from oxidation after a full-days wear I'm wondering if the lightest option for this concealer is a better fit for my skin tone? Or if it will make any difference at all.
                      Asked on 1/4/2018 by Vicky from New York

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Radiant Rose MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter, on its own or blended with Bright Forecast would probably work beautifully for you, Vicky!

                        Answered on 1/4/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
                    • Q:

                      Hey there! I'm looking for something that will hide my dark circles but still be a concealer- will this product do the trick? Or will I need to buy a concealer with this as well.
                      Asked on 12/29/2017 by Jojo from North Carolina

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter is sheer and will help to brighten. If dark circles are significant you may need to pair with a concealer.

                        Answered on 12/29/2017 by Brand Expert from MAC
                    • Q:

                      Hi, I bought this to brighten my dark circles under my eyes. Does this work for that and do I use it under or over my concealer? Thank you!
                      Asked on 12/6/2017 by Elaine from Florida

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter can be used under concealer to help cancel out darkness, or on top for a highlighted effect.

                        Answered on 12/6/2017 by Brand Expert from MAC
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