MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (Pressed)

3.9

76 reviews

73% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Mica, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Wax, Calcium Silicate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Acetate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-1, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol /- (CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77163/Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 42090/Blue 1 Lake, CI 75470/Carmine, CI 77289/Chromium Hydroxide Green, CI 77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77742/Manganese Violet, CI 15850/Red 6 Lake, CI 15850/Red 7 Lake, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, CI 15985/Yellow 6 Lake)


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I bought this powder looking for a new setting powder for my eye area. I experience a lot of creasing, and I think that this powder does help to control it for 5 hours or so, and then I start to notice lines appearing. I have an oily t-zone and oily skin in general, and I think that this does help to control shine, but does not make me completely matte, which I like because it's more natural looking that way. I keep this in my bag for touchups, since it can be added without looking cakey. I don't think I would repurchase, however, because of the price and the generous amount of product inside. Since I only use this in small areas and not my whole face, I don't really use much and this lasts forever, so I don't think that when I actually run out of this I'll get it again, only because of it's high price point.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I like the cute packaging. Works beautiful with the Mac Pro long wear waterproof foundation. I have oily skin and the combination of those two together keeps me matte all day. Love.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Nice powder for finishing and for touch ups. No sponge included, so use a nice fluffy brush. Very fine milled and reminds me of a pressed version of MUFE HD loose powder. Seems to perform the same way. Yes I would repurchase.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

If you're a men with oily skin stay away from this, even it's transparent and nobody could tell you have anything in your face it won't do much for oil control, in fact, didn't do anything for me, no matter how I apply it would last at much 2 hours and then the shine is coming up.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Grey

So I tested this powder for a month and I'm really pleased with it. For the amount of oil my skin produces, this powder is sufficient enough to control my oily t-zone for 8 hours.
I used it over my foundation and Cc cream but also on its own over my spf and moisturizer.
I buff it in with my real techniques buffing brush because the powder would otherwise lay on my skin.
After buffing it gives a lovely non-cakey smooth finish that is not super mat which I really really like.
Love the sturdy packaging.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm

Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have combination to oily skin. 4N1 Shell Beige Estée Lauder DB.

Before I bought this I had extremely oily patches on my face. I would look like I had my face dipped in oil and even small children would comment

You can't (and don't need to) apply too much of this as it leaves a white residue. I apply it with a Make Up Store (swedish brand) fabric sponge on my T Zone, and also under my cheekbones as a type of highlighter/contour *thing*

First time I tried it, I dabbed it on to my whole face on top of my foundation. That left me looking like low blood pressure patient. I go for a more natural look where you accentuate your own features and that's why I only apply it in the areas I know I'm going to get oiliest. Sometimes I use a smaller brush to apply it like Mac recommends you to, but I believe it's better to 'press' it in if you have very oily skin. It hasn't made me breakout a single time which is a miracle for me.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

lovely packaging. it gives an airbrushed look to my skin. i have extremely oily skin and it keeps oil at bay for an hour which is ok for me. whats sad is it broke me out terribly so i wont be repurchasing. plus the price is crazy


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I used this product alongside the loose version of this powder and I have to admit I reach for my loose one more as it does a much better job of setting my makeup in place. However, this pressed version is great for touch ups throughout the day as it comes with a little compact mirror and you don't have to be messing around with a loose powder whilst out and about.
Handy product if you can afford both, definitely a good addition to my handbag. A dupe for this would be Rimmel stay matte, does just as good a job (if not better).


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I was sick of my powder being darker than my foundation (even after countless times of being colour matched) and I was also sick of my make up looking cakey so I thought I'd give this a go and I absolutely love it. I've got sensitive skin but I've also got a really oily tzone and really dry cheeks but I find that this is suitable for all over my face. It stays put throughout the day so there's no need for touch ups. If you're looking for a natural colour but with a matte finish if definitely give this a go. My only negative point would be that you need a rougher brush to apply or a sponge, soft brushes don't seem to work.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

I bought this as an alternative to loose powder because I'm sick of the mess I make with loose powders- I'm just too clumsy! I have dry skin so wanted something lightweight to set my concealer without looking powdery or cakey. I use a small soft brush to apply this sparingly to areas where I need to set or knock back shine and this works a treat. I've not experienced any flashback but I imagine if you piled lots on you might have a problem with flash photography. This is very matte on me but might not be enough for oily skins .


Recommended for Normal Skin



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