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Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder

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Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder

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0.32 oz Item 2510726

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A silky finishing powder that provides an invisible way to set makeup and reduce shine. Available in one universal colour that suits all shades. Wear over makeup or on bare, moisturized skin for a velvety smooth finish.

Benefits:
  • Non-drying.
  • Controls shine.
  • Oil-free.
  • Safe for contact lens wearers.
  • For all skin types, including sensitive skin.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Dermatologist tested.
  • Non-acnegenic.
  • Ophthalmologist tested.
Apply using a brush. Can be used to set foundation or on bare moisturized skin if foundation is not desired.
Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Silica, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol.

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 Transparent Finishing Loose Powder
 
4.3

(based on 28 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Controls shine (7)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (6)
  • Easy to apply (6)
  • Blends well (5)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (5)
  • All skin types (4)
  • Normal skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (5)

Reviewed by 28 customers

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5.0

Perfect for Baking

By Maddy

from Grand Rapids, MI

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Shine
  • Covers Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Silky Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Normal Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

    I use this product to prevent creasing under my eyes, on my eyelids, and on my smile lines. I have super dry skin so I was happy when this did not dry anything out more than it already is. This powder definitely eliminated any creasing and helped cover my pores.

     
    5.0

    I would buy the product again

    By Jess

    from Dallas, TX

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Controls Shine
    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Silky Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

      I love this product! Works like a charm. First time buyer but will sure buy again and recomend. My makeup looked so smooth and silky. Only issue is the size, the container is pretty small and can get a bit messy.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      flashback!!!

      By alb19

      from dallas texas

      Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

      terrible flashback. will never buy again

       
      5.0

      Go to setting powder

      By Kandice

      from CA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Controls Shine
      • Covers Well
      • Doesn't Settle In Creases
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

      This is my go to finishing powder. I have super oily skin so I use this in my priming steps, I use it to bake, and I set my make up with it when I am finished. It does tend to be a bit messy but I rather use the loose powder over the compact.

       
      4.0

      Nice!

      By HVan

      from Salt Lake

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Controls Shine
      • Covers Well
      • Doesn't Settle In Creases
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Normal Skin
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

        Very smooth application and it is controlling the shine very well.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Works but messy

        By AmandaThom

        from Clarksville, TN

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Shine
        • Silky Finish

        Cons

        • Messy

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

        This powder works well to control shine, but it is very messy. I feel like I waste a lot of product each time I use it. I wish the container had an open/close mechanism like the powder for bare minerals.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this powder!

        By jillyp409

        from Chattanooga, TN

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Shine
        • Covers Well
        • Doesn't Settle In Creases
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Silky Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types
          • Normal Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

          This is my favorite setting powder. I have oily / acne prone skin and this powder controls shine and does not irritate my skin. The price point is also a plus. I have purchased this powder multiple times.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Smaller than I anticipated.

          By Drayugh

          from Upstate NY

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Doesn't Settle In Creases
          • Easy To Apply
          • Silky Finish

          Cons

          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

          Container is so small and difficult to use.
          I waste a lot of product trying to get it out.
          Otherwise it does what it promises.

          (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          An essential piece in my makeup collection

          By Sweet Tea and Sunshine

          from Cincinnati, Ohio

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Controls Shine
          • Doesn't Settle In Creases
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Prevents Transfer

          Cons

          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

          I consider myself to be a brand buyer, well over 95% of my make-up table bears the MAC label, my deviations being mostly brush cleanser, moisturizer, and a few eye-liners and mascaras from those "oh darn, I'm out and won't be to a make-up counter/store in time" moments. I've been buying the brand for almost 12 years when I was introduced to the brand my freshman year of college, thank God for Sorority sisters!
          During my 12 year love affair with MAC (and even prior buying drug store brands) I found that I dealt with an issue of makeup transfer onto my hands or fingers when I touched my face. I've always worn liquid foundation, and it seemed that no matter the type of coverage I used, the way I applied it (sponge, brush-including type of brush, even fingers) that darn transfer would occur and inevitably after touching my face and then my paper or books would have a shadow of my foundation color on it. So annoying! Many sales associates told me I needed to try something different for my coverage, but I loved my look and knew there had to be something else I could try. Cue the finishing powder. It can be a bit messy until you figure out how it works for you. The powder is loose in the bottom with a "grate" that you shake some of the powder through. I found it best to use like a Kabuki brush and shake off the excess and then buff into my skin. Then I just go on with my regular makeup and couldn't be happier.

          (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Deal-breaking flash-back

          By Michelle

          from New Zealand

          Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

          I appreciate that it's dermatology and ophthalmology tested, and is safe for sensitive skin and eyes. But that flash-back is a deal-breaker.

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          • Q:

            Could I bake with this? Thank you!
            Asked on 2/22/2018 by Cherry Pie from charitys1997@gmail.com

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            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Yes, MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder is perfect for 'baking'! This universal colour that suits all shades sets makeup and reduce shine, leaving a velvty soft finish.

              Answered on 2/23/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
          • Q:

            Does this powder cause flashback? Does it minimize the appearance of pores? Is it waterproof at all? (I'm not oily so much as I perspire a lot.)
            Asked on 10/22/2017 by KaraGibbyBeauty from US

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Excellent questions,Kara!

              MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder applies completely invisibly on the skin and won't cause flashback in photography. It reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines and while not considered waterproof, it will minimize overall shine. Bonus: it can be reapplied as needed without adding additional texture.

              We think you'll love it!

              Answered on 10/22/2017 by Brand Expert from MAC
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