MAC Cosmetics Prep+Prime Skin Base Reviews

3.5/5
75% OF CHICKS DIG IT
8 reviews
Ranked #313 out of 323 in Primer

An ultra-fluid lotion formulated with special-effect silicones. Calms and soothes the skin, blots away excess oil, and evens out skin redness. Improves the laydown and application of foundation or powder.

Average Price:  $19.99

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March 10, 2016


I really like this product and use it daily. I have oily skin and usually need to apply powder by mid day to remove the shine. This product prevents that oiliness from showing up almost all day. I don't break out with my sensitive skin. I find it leaves my foundation looking really smooth and it stays put all day until I remove my make up at night time.

3.5/5
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August 14, 2014


I love this primer! One of my favourites.



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July 16, 2014


This stuff was really average, I don't think it really did anything at all... except for maybe cause an acne flare up? I'm not sure, but I wouldn't really recommend this if you have pimples..

3/5
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August 27, 2012


I am a huge fan of MAC cosmetics, but I don't think there is really anything special about this primer. It feels more like a moisterizer when you put it on, and doesn't really give me a soft/smooth feeling face like other primers do. It has a little glitter in it so it does lighten up your face a bit, but other than that I don't think it does much. I don't find my makeup goes on any smoother with this.

2.5/5
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June 21, 2010


It works 'OK' .... nothing special. It feels silky and smooth but thats about it. I had very oily skin when I used this product and it didnt seem like it made my makeup stay in place.

3.5/5
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July 22, 2009


This is an okay primer. It's really smooth and satiny like a primer should be. I think there's a hint of shimmer/sheen/gleam on it. It doesn't have any skin care properties, it just acts as base. It does a good job at prepping the face. Makes it nice and smooth. You do have to wait or it to dry for about 2-4 minutes before using so that it doesn't ball up your foundation. I found that it works the best with creamy/liquid foundation. I'm not that oily so i can't comment on that. But i won't really buy this to use as a staple. The price is a bit steep for a small bottle. I also use mineral foundation and it doesn't work as well. But if you're looking for a satiny smooth base for apply liquids and cream foundation, this is a good candidate.

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January 31, 2009


I love this. It makes my face feel like satin whenever I put it on, and it makes my foundation pop and apply evenly. I love putting it on after a generous dose of Studio Moisture Fix Moisturizer. Make sure to use a foundation brush to apply it, as you will save more product (it is pricey), and your foundation will apply more evenly. Love this.

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October 09, 2008


This primer works great feels amazing but at almost 20.00 for 1oz I honestly can say it's not worth it I have found many foundation primers do not work on me but I have found another primer at 9.99 that is amazing and at half the price I would only buy mac prep and prime if I couldn't find my other primer..

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