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Mac Prep & Prime Skin Primer Review

Sunday, December 14, 2014
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. 

MAC Prep & Prime Primer Review


MAC Prep & Prime Primer Review

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.



17 comments on "Mac Prep & Prime Skin Primer Review"
  1. I'm quite surprised at this actually, mac are normally a great beauty brand. Unfortunately i do have quite oily skin so i'm going to give this product a pass x
    great blog post xx

    megxnscott.blogspot.com

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    1. Iv been in love with every mac product iv owned until this one, such a shame x

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  2. I haven't even started my Christmas shopping, yet alone wrapping aha! I have heard soo many good reviews on this product that I was thinking about trying it - so glad that I came across yours as I have oily skin so I should probs give it a miss

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty Blog

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    1. I cant believe you havent started?! its only 10 days away! haha you should really try the rimmel or urban decay one both great for oily skin x

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  3. It's a shame this didn't perform as well as you hoped, my skin can get majorly shiny throughout the day so I love mattifying primers but I'll know to give this one a miss! At the moment I'm using No7's matte primer and it's fairly good, especially for the price. I'd love to try Benefit's Porefessional next, I've heard great things :)

    Meg at Meg Says

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    1. I really thought i would of loved it. I havent seen the No7 one! It sounds like the Rimmel one x

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  4. Lovely post! c: x

    http://liliummind.blogspot.pt/

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  5. I got the little sample of this and also wasn't too impressed! I saw no difference compared to not wearing a primer, thankful I didn't spend my money on it!

    Lauren x
    www.thefashionramblings.com

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    1. I'll probably give it to a friend as i wont use it again, such a shame x

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  6. I hate it when products are disappointing, especially when they are so expensive! x

    JordanAlice

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    1. I was so shocked as it says it works for oily skin and it doesnt! xx

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  7. I found that my sample of this turned out just to be so glittery, I looked like someone had blown glitter everywhere and my makeup just slid off! Just a disappointment!
    Mary-Ann xx
    Angel Flicks

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    1. If i had known it was shimmery i wouldnt of bought it. I hated it i looked like a disco ball!! haha x

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  8. Shame you didn't enjoy it as much as I thought you would. I'd like to give it a try myself though

    Anything & Everything

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  9. Oh no what a disappointment, I don't think I'd try this now xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  10. Such a shame its not lived up to what it claims:(
    www.misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk

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