Hello lovelies! Hope you are all well and having a lovely weekend. I live in Lancashire and the weather is awful. Heavy rain and wind…which means a cosy day in. I started wrapping Christmas presents this weekend, I think I wrapped about 8 then gave up. I have so many to wrap and I love putting bows and ribbons on but I just couldn’t get into it. Im going to try and wrap a lot tomorrow. Have you started wrapping?
If you read my blog then you know I love to use a primer before applying my makeup. I use one everyday as I find it really helps my skin and makeup. Before buying a primer check it if works for your skin type. If im buying online I always read some of the reviews first before making my mind up.
Today I decided to review Mac’s Prep & Prime Skin Primer which retails for £21.00. I love mac products its one of my favourite brands. My favourite product is the Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation. Firstly I love the packaging. It comes in a bottle which has a glitter effect all over and comes with a pump. It is very much like a moisturiser in texture. Once applied I noticed it had a slight shimmer too it which I didn’t mind too much as I apply foundation on top anyway.
What Mac Says: “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 and powder"
I have to say im not very impressed with this product. When I applied this to I found it took a while to sink in but still felt “tacky” on my skin. It didn’t reduce or even out the redness in my skin, which I only have a little bit of redness on my cheeks due to the weather. I used my Seventen Stay Time Foundation which I have used with the Urban Decay & Rimmel primer and it lasted all day. 4 hours later after checking my foundation after using the Mac primer I found my makeup not to be as flawless as usual and more oily.
Overall I really don’t think this primer is good for anyone with oily skin. I think it would be better suited to dry skin types.