MAC • Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35 • Tinted Moisturizer
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Purchased this in the palette packaging and whoa! i love how it is really an ALL in 1. I also love the SPF in it, the sun beams even on a 70 degree day in N. Florida. I recommend using the brush application with this product. The palette comes with a sponge but it is a waste considering it soaks up more than it actually puts on your face. ;)
Shade: Dark Deep
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I bought this stuff over the weekend and have worn it only a couple of times and I LOVED it! For once my makeup stayed on the whole day! I wore it with MAC pro long ware NW20 and MAC skin natural finish and was told numerous times over the day my makeup looked really nice.. And I never once had to worry about touch ups... I love that you can ware it on it's own on daggy days or under foundation to keep it on... You do need to apply it quickly because it starts to thicken while you speed it but who cares as long as it works right! It's so expensive in Australia but worth it I would buy it again for sure!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Brown Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Great if you're looking for light coverage. I have very oily skin but this along with macs oil control lotion is perfect for my skin, gives a semi matte but still dewy, long lasting finish which is exactly what I've been looking for, plus it holds up very nicely against very humid, Miami weather. Only complaint is I wish there were more shades to choose from as my skin tone varies. Overall, love and will definitely be purchasing again. For reference I am usually nw45 with very oily but mostly clear skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I like it as a primer. I wear NC 35 so it's wayyy too light for me. It does prime nicely and doesn't make me oily.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really love the way this product looks on my skin. I can use it alone or as a primer and its really beautiful. Unfortunately, it breaks me out. Which sucks because no one else seems to have this issue. I am also really oily and feel like by the end of the day my skin is super slick if I use this product without my foundation. Bummer because I really do like the way this looks in my skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Love it as a primer under my sfn powder. Needs to be applied quickly!!!! Must also use a light hand or it appears dry and cakey. I use a wet beaty blender. Not great for someone that needs heavy coverage. Overall great for evening out skintone :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is my favorite BB cream. I only own 1 asain bb cream, and its from skin79 and it really does compare! Similar in consistancy, coverage, and staying power. Don't be scared of the color, if you are N10 to N25 it should blend with no problem! Don't forget to set this with a powder, espeically if you have an oily T-zone like me. With a powder it lasts ALL day. I use this as a foundation, and sometimes I use it as a primer. Works great for both! It is kinda pricy but I think it's worth it! It's cheaper than buying asain bb creams online and paying rediculous shipping! Plus I bought found my back-up tube at my local CCO for 21 dollars. I believe the original price is 35 to 38 dollars, so definately check your local CCO. I know this isn't limited edition, my cco just carries some permanant MAC items sometimes. I don't like the fact it only has 1 oz. of product, but a little goes a long way, and I don't use it every single day (just to preserve it, as I love it so) I definately recommend it, and its alot easier to get ahold of than asain brands,
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
for me it's kinda heavy for my face. it's okay.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Blue
About me: NW13 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.
This product works well as a primer, sunscreen, concealer, and foundation. It is a multi-tasker. I sometimes need a product to swipe on really fast when I am running late or need to get ready in a hurry, and this works very well for me, especially because it has a sunscreen in it!
It blends in well with my skin, takes about a minute or two to warm up from an ashy color though. This product is very light-toned, and probably wouldn't work for someone beyond NW/NC15-20. Which works great for me, because I can wear this even when I am at my palest in the winter at NW10! But alot of other skin tones won't be able to.
It lasts all day without a primer, Can be a little stiff and dry if your skin is already dry, as its not moisturizing. Overall, it works great for me, but I could see this not being a good product for some skin types and tones.
Also, I love how high the SPF is!
It also controls oil very well. and is very buildable for decent medium coverage. Pretty much in love with this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I got it kind of on a whim, thinking that even if it wasn't useful as a foundation I could use it as a primer. When I tried it I was actually blown away by how much I liked it. I have trouble with both oil in my t-zone (and everywhere, really) after a few hours /and/ awful flaky skin around there that makes wearing foundation on my forehead really troublesome, but this manages to get around them both. It stood up to a day out in the heat yesterday- needed blotting, but didn't melt off my face or anything. And it has yet to give me any flaky grief. (For reference I use the 187 to apply and the finish is really good.) It's light coverage, which I prefer, and it's quick and easy to use. It's also comfortable to wear and it doesn't feel either drying or too 'wet', like some foundations that never seem to set. My one concern is the amount in the tube.The price isn't so steep compared to others, but I still don't want to be repurchasing too often, so I hope I'm wrong about how much I seem to be using- it's not actually a lot of product each time, but the tube seems small.
Colour wise, people have said it's greyish or ashy, but it's close to an exact match for me. I'm not really any shade of MAC's usual stuff but I'd estimate NW 5-10, so the pink/grey/beige is great for me.
Overall I really love it so far, it may become my go-to foundation.