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MACPrep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder

MAC

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder

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.

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MACPrep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder
 
4.3

(based on 24 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Controls shine (4)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (4)
  • Blends well (3)
  • Easy to apply (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

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

Reviewed by 24 customers

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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.

     
    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.

     
    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.

      (2 of 5 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.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Im obsessed with this

      By Kathie710

      from Fort Campbell KY

      Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

      First time using MAC product's, I was always past by to the store by never buy anything from them. Well I was wrong, I felt in love with all the products I bought. I have combination skin Normal to Oily and sometimes a little dry in my chin. Overall this powder works amazing with my studio fix foundation, (also with other brands as well) I'm so happy, I do recommended. One of my favorites so far. Yay ❤

       
      5.0

      I love it!

      By Tonya

      from MS

      Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

      This product is perfect! I look so flawless with it on.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great For Theater

      By Sam

      from New York, NY, USA

      Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

      Keeps me shine free for entire performances on its own! Keeps makeup in place and on my face under the hot stage lights. Also great for gluing down eyebrows. Would recommend to anyone in the theater industry or anyone looking for a completely matte face the entire today.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Prep + prime translucent powder

      By Nikkkie

      from Cali

      Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

      One of my FAVORITE products. I like to use it before and after I apply my foundation and concealer. Keeps the shine away for long periods of time which is a problem for me as I have oily and dry skin. I'll use it to touch up my make up throughout the day although I find I don't need to touch up as often as I used to since the product works so well after the initial application.

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      • 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

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          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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