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Prep + Prime Skin

MAC

Prep + Prime Skin

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1 oz Item 2510725

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.

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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 56 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (17)
  • Smooth (14)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Long lasting (12)
  • Easy to take-off (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (12)
  • All skin types (7)
  • Going out (3)
  • Sensitive skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (8), Classic style (5)

Reviewed by 56 customers

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5.0

Love this

By Julie

from Virginia beach, VA

About Me Natural Style

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Skin:

    Love this prime!

     
    4.0

    Yes

    By Esme

    from Menifee

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Skin:

        Really covers my pores I love it.

         
        2.0

        There's nothing special about it

        By Lisa

        from Salinas CA

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Skin:

          My first few month's of using it I had no issues. It wasn't anything special just a regular primer to me but now I can't wear it without it giving me a burning sensation. I wouldn't recommend using this primer if you have sensitive skin.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Okay... Cheaper Stuff Out There

          By Hello

          from Virginia

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

            Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Skin:

            Nothing special. Found my normal-to-dry skin getting a bit oily with this primer. Foundation goes on smooth over top of this primer but it does not help with longevity of wear.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Gorgeous finish

            By Alix

            from La

            Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Skin:

            It gives you the most velvety finish ever! Reduces pores and your skin feels so soft. My makeup stays all day when i use this. I highly recommend! Im going to re buy!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

              (2 of 3 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

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Love

                By Kayswizzles

                from Canton, OH

                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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                  (3 of 4 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.

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                    • Q:

                      Is it vegan?
                      Asked on 3/18/2018 by Kassi from Ohio

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Please know that MAC products are not certified as Vegan. We appreciate the opportunity to further explain that very few animal-derived raw materials are found in MAC products; Prep + Prime Skin does not contain animal-derived ingredients.

                        Answered on 3/20/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
                    • Q:

                      How does this compare to Prep + Prime Natural Radiance in terms of consistency? I've tried that and want to splurge, but it's sold out. I like how moisturizing it was without being oily.
                      Asked on 2/25/2018 by Kayleigh from Grand Rapids, MI

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Great question, Kayleigh. MAC Prep + Prime Skin has a similar consistency to the Natural Radiance, and goes on translucent. It's slightly creamier than the formula you've previously used, but we assure you it won't feel oily on the skin.

                        Answered on 2/26/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
                    • Q:

                      Is this a good primer for fine lines?
                      Asked on 2/20/2018 by Renee from Chico .ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        MAC Prep + Prime Skin provides a light diffusing, soft focus effect when used on the skin. The special-effect silicones will help to minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores, leaving your skin with a smoother texture.

                        Answered on 2/21/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
                    • Q:

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

                      1 answer

                      • 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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