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MACPrep + Prime Skin

MAC

Prep + Prime Skin

1 oz Item 2510725

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A lightweight gel lotion formulated with special-effect silicones. Evens out skin redness and skin tone while adding radiance. Improves the laydown and application of foundation or powder.

Benefits:
  • Reduces appearance of skin redness by 14%.
  • Evens skin tone by 20%.
  • Improves radiance by 22%.
  • For all skin types.
  • Non-acnegenic.
  • Oil-free.
Smooth evenly all over the face or to the desired areas after moisturizer, right before foundation with fingertips, sponge, or brush.
Water / Aqua / Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Sucrose, Isopentyldiol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae) Extract, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Poria Cocos Sclerotium Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Algae Extract, Caffeine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Magnesium Myristate, PEG / PPG-18 / 18 Dimethicone, Saccharide Isomerate, HDI / Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Polysorbate 20, Alumina, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / VP Copolymer, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).

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 Skin
 
4.0

(based on 51 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (13)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Smooth (11)
  • Long lasting (10)
  • Blends well (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (11)
  • All skin types (6)
  • Sensitive skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (6), Classic style (4)

Reviewed by 51 customers

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5.0

I love it

By Mrosa

from Niles ill

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

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

    Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Skin:

    I love it this product makes my skin flawless and smooth

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it would buy it again

    By Bb

    from Cartersville

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Skin:

      Use it before applying foundation

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Love

      By Kayswizzles

      from Canton, OH

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday

        Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Skin:

        It's not a sticky primer like I prefer, but it so good. I have oily skin, and tend to have larger pores and make up doesn't stay in place long even with setting. Blends evenly, looks great under Mac pro fix, does mircles for tarte foundations that are known to separate on your face. I just hands down love this product, worth every dollar

         
        4.0

        Works well

        By Emily

        from Asheville, NC

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Skin:

        I switched to this from bare minerals primer because theirs wasn't doing anything for me. This primer works pretty well paired with Mac foundation however I don't like how it feels heavy and eventually my face still ends up getting oily afte a few hours

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great primer

        By Samantha

        from Baltimore ohio

        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

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday

          Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Skin:

          I read up on a lot of different primers and tried a ton too. This is my favorite so far. Fairly long lasting. Everyone complains because there is "glitter " in it. There is not. It's more "illuminating" if I was trying to find the right word. And it does not show up on my skin after applying. I will buy this again.

           
          3.0

          Great primer

          By Chema

          from Long Island , NY

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Skin:

            Great primer, reduces the appearance on pores

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By carmae

            from St. Cloud, MN

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Skin:

              Creamy, hydrating upon application, yet still lightweight.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              so soft

              By summer

              from Fresno

              Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Skin:

              this stuff makes my skin so soft and smooth for excellent foundation application. it does have sparkly stuff in it, but the second foundation is on, you cannot see the sparkles whatsoever. love it... my new go to primer

               
              5.0

              MAC Has Finally Arrived in Fargo!

              By TexasBorn

              from Fargo, ND

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Skin:

                  This Prime-Prep works very well underneath makeup!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Better with my powder foundation

                  By AngieA

                  from Indiana

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Easy To Take-off
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Noncomedogenic
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Skin:

                    I got a sample in a Birchbox box and am so happy that I did. Most primers leaving me look blah so I wasn't expecting much from this either. Whoa....this stuff makes my powder foundation look flawless (well, except for few dry flakies but not a deal breaker). My skin looked smooth, finished and natural - not powdery, blotchy, or greasy. I get greasy from most silicone-based primers and my skin is normal to dry. Now with my BB cream, it doesn't play so well resulting in the dreaded blotchiness and skin that looks older than I am. I am so tempted to splurge!

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                      Is this a good product for dry skin?
                      Asked on 2/1/2018 by Ashley from St. Paul

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                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi, Ashley!

                        MAC Prep + Prime Skin Primer is a great choice for any skintype. For best results for drier skin, apply a pea-sized amount, evenly over your face after a hydrating moisturizer such as MAC Studio Moisture Cream: https://www.ulta.com/studio-moisture-cream?productId=xlsImpprod15921244

                        We know you'll love the results!

                        Answered on 2/1/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
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