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Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder

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Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder

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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.

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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 31 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Controls shine (9)
  • Easy to apply (8)
  • Doesn't settle in creases (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Blends well (6)

Cons

  • Messy (5)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (7)
  • All skin types (4)
  • Normal skin (4)
  • Sensitive skin (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (6), Budget shopper (3)

Reviewed by 31 customers

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3.0

Good not great

By Mari

from California

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Shine
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Messy
  • Settles In Creases

Best Uses

  • Oily Skin

Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

I have sensitive acne prone skin & although I am not sure if it's making me breakout more (been using for only 2 weeks) I am not impressed with how long it lasts. In the morning I apply & notice that I'm about 2-3 hours I feel as if I never put it on & My skin is crazy greasy again. I actually preferred my cheap drug store powder over this. I won't return it since I've used it too long but definitely will not purchase again.

 
5.0

It does the job

By Venus

from Norfolk, VA

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

  • Unnatural Color

Best Uses

  • Acne Prone Skin
  • Normal Skin
  • Oily Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

This was recommended by the sales associate as an alternate option for the product I orginally wanted, the Color Correct Primer with the tan pigment. The associate said it was the same product, just with a universal color. She was wrong. This product is for finishing, not priming, even though the packaging looks similar to the Color Correct. At first I was irritated, because when I went to do my routine, I discovered it was the wrong product. However, I decided to give it a try and used it as directed. I have very oily skin, sweat profusely, and it has been past 80 degrees lately. I have to say, my makeup did not run for the whole day. My face still looked relatively flawless after 8 hours. I am keeping it, and will go to another store asap to get the Color Correct. I am looking forward to seeing how the two work together.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

hydrating

By pc

from sc

Comments about MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Loose Powder:

this leaves your skin looking silky smooth. doesn't crease under the eyes! i love most mac products...they are expensive but worth the money!

 
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.

      (2 of 4 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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

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            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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