Makeup Reviews

Review: MAC Prep & Prime!♥

Hi beauties. ☼

Last month I received a sample of MAC’s Prep & Prime – I applied for it through MAC’s Facebook page; they must have had some sort of promotion for it as they were giving quite a lot of people the chance to apply for the sample. Anyway, I was soooo excited when it arrived in the post. Inside a shiny black parcel envelope was my MAC sample, it came in a cardboard box like casing (pic below) & obviously had MAC’s embellishing on it.

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I thought it looked so cute, the packaging is so sleek & small as this is a 6ml sample! Which to be honest, is a decent sized sample 🙂

What MAC claim:

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 lay-down and application of foundation or powder.

Do I agree with these claims?

Yes, I’d say I do agree with these claims. When you apply Prep & Prime you can feel that silicone feel to it, however, when you squirt out some of the product it looks more like a cream. This is what I think ‘calms and soothes the skin’, which I’d agree it does as I have felt no irritation on my skin what-so-ever since using it 🙂

The fact that this is a cream-y silicone formula does ensure your makeup glides on effortlessy, while smoothing over pores & any imperfections.

Does it keep oil at bay? Yes I’d definitely say it does. I get quite oily in the t-zone & when I’m wearing this my makeup stays perfect pretty much all day (or longer than it would without primer!)

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Here you can see that the formula of this product looks like a cream, however, the texture once you rub it on your skin is that of a silicone based primer (which it is!). The below image shows how smooth & soft it makes your skin look. Yes I did apply way too much on my hand, but I wanted it to be visible in pictures.

wpid-20140802_202737.jpgAs you can see it looks so soft on the skin. I used a bit too much on my hand as you only need a pea sized amount for your whole face.

Although I think Prep & Prime is a great product, I couldn’t ever justify spending £21 on the full size (30ml) as my GOSH Primer is soooo good. It practically does the same as this for a fraction of the price (click here for my GOSH Primer Review). Despite the fact I wouldn’t buy it, I would definitely recommend it if you can afford it. It is a fabulous primer & I will definitely continue to enjoy my sample!!

Overall I give MAC’s Prep & Prime a 4.5/5, I absolutely love the product, I just wish I could warrant spending the money on it. I highly recommend you give it a go if you’re wanting to try a high-end primer 🙂

Have you tried MAC’s Prep & Prime? If so, what did you think of it?

Thank you beauties for reading, have a fabulous day xo

Lots of Love Natasha ❤

 

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